We Take Indianapolis Car Accidents Seriously
Our firm has been fighting for victim rights since 1913
Life changes fast following a bad car accident.
Every year there are more than 215,000 traffic accidents in Indiana - about 800-900 are fatal.
In Indianapolis, there were about 32,200 collisions in 2019.
Accidents happen across the city: from the 465 Loop to Mile Square and the backroads of Eagle Creek.
At Vaughan & Vaughan we know that many accident victims are still reeling from pain and shock in the days following a wreck. Maybe you’re out of work, watching the bills pile up, and stressed out about what to do next. A lot of insurance companies try to take advantage of this difficult time. They may try to pressure you to accept a too-small settlement that won’t even cover your ambulance ride to IU Health.
Don’t fall for it. You have rights - including the right to reject insulting settlement offers and negotiate for the maximum money you will need to recover.
Whether you’re feeling too worn out to fight for yourself or you’re fired-up and ready to aggressively pursue the compensation you are owed, let Vaughan & Vaughan do the heavy lifting and fight for you.
We have helped thousands of Indiana accident victims since Vaughan & Vaughan was established in 1913. To learn about how the law applies to your specific case, contact Vaughan & Vaughan for a free case review.
Types of car accidents
There are many types of car accidents, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Intersection crashes
- Hit and runs
- Distracted drivers
- OWI (operating while intoxicated)
No matter the type, almost all car accidents come down to determining fault. This can get complicated and contentious.
Indiana is a “modified comparative negligence” state with a 51% rule. This means that when assigning blame, insurance adjusters, lawyers, or courts must compare the actions of the drivers involved to see how much each one contributed to the crash.
If you are found to be 50% or less responsible for the wreck, you can claim damages; if you are 51% or more at fault, then you cannot.
Indianapolis’ most dangerous roadways
Indiana tracks the location of serious car accidents to identify and mark the most dangerous roadways and intersections for improvement.
In Indianapolis, it’s no surprise that the closer you get to central Indy, the more crashes there are, but the streets where they happen may surprise you.
The following is an incomplete list of city streets that often experience multiple fatal accidents every year.
- South Madison Avenue
- East English Avenue
- Cossell Road
- South Kentucky Avenue
- East 86th Street
- East 96th Street
- East Washington Street
- South East Street
The original personal injury law firm
Even if you think the accident, you were in was minor, trips to hospitals like Community East, IU Health add up quickly. The insurance adjusters have lawyers - you should, too.
If you were recently in a car accident, the time for action is now. The longer you wait to call a lawyer and get started on your claim, the more difficult it will be to prove. Evidence can get cleaned away, witnesses’ memories get fuzzy, and documents may get misplaced.
It is critical that you have a lawyer negotiate your amount of “fault” in a crash so that you don’t get stuck with all the blame, payments, and higher insurance rates.
With Indiana being a modified negligence state, your settlement or verdict is reduced by the amount of fault you are assigned in an accident.
At Vaughan & Vaughan we know the Indianapolis insurance and justice system because we’ve been working with them every day for years. We understand accident law inside and out and will fight hard for your rights.
Your needs come first
You can learn more about the strength of your case by calling Vaughan & Vaughan for a free case consultation.
Car accident lawyers Charles V. Vaughan and Charles R. Vaughan often represents accident victims on contingency. This means that we only get paid when we win, and our fee is covered by the insurance companies.
Contact us today. We are ready to hear from you.