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When Aggressive Drivers Cause Car Accidents, Victims Can Often Recover Compensation

Indianapolis Aggressive Driver Accident

Driving in a city the size of Indianapolis can be a frustrating experience. There is always traffic somewhere, and stoplights, stop signs, slow-moving drivers, and other issues can be maddening—particularly when you need to get somewhere in a hurry.

Sometimes, these difficulties (or a person’s problems at work, home, or other issues) result in aggressive driving. According to the Indiana State Police, aggressive drivers are defined as “those who operate a motor vehicle in a manner which endangers or is likely to endanger person or property.” In fact, aggressive driving is a Class A misdemeanor under Indiana law, and occurs if a driver, during one episode of driving, commits three or more of the following offenses:

  • Following too closely
  • Unsafe operation of a motor vehicle
  • Passing on the right by driving off the roadway
  • Unsafe stopping or slowing of a vehicle
  • Unnecessarily using the horn
  • Failing to yield
  • Failing to obey a traffic control device
  • Driving at an unsafe speed
  • Repeatedly flashing headlights

Aggressive Drivers Can Cause Serious Injuries

When people drive aggressively, it puts everyone around them at risk of a serious injury. Some of the injuries that can occur in accidents caused by aggressive drivers include broken bones, serious soft tissue injuries, facial fractures, burn traumatic brain injuries, contusions, and even spinal cord injuries. When these injuries are serious, they can affect victims for weeks, month, years, or even for the rest of their lives.

Fortunately, under Indiana law, people who are injured by aggressive drivers are typically able to recover compensation for their injuries. Obtaining a settlement or award does not occur automatically, however, and injured victims are often required to jump through significant hoops in order to get the compensation they deserve—all while dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of a serious accident. For this reason, it is highly advisable for anyone injured by an aggressive driver to retain an Indianapolis car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

How Much Does Legal Representation Cost?

If you’ve been hurt by an aggressive driver, there is a good chance that you are dealing with medical bills, vehicle repairs, and even lost income from being unable to work. With all of these financial stresses, the idea of hiring a lawyer to represent you might seem foolish—especially if the insurance company has expressed that it wants to settle. Fortunately, our lawyers take all of our injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no up-front costs associated with hiring a lawyer, and you only will pay legal fees if we win your case.

Call Our Office Today to Speak with a Car Accident Attorney in Indianapolis

If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, you should speak to one of our experienced attorneys as soon as you can. In many cases, we can help victims recover compensation for their losses, including their medical expenses, lost income, lost quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call the Law Office of William W. Hurst today at (317) 636-0808 or send us an email through our online contact form.

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Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney