Legal Professionals Representing Car Accident Victims And Their Families
Auto accident injuries and fatalities occur every day on Indiana’s roads and highways. Sadly, most are preventable. They are the result of poor decisions and irresponsible behavior.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured by a negligent driver, the attorneys at BP&M are here to help you seek compensation and justice. We have been advocating for the rights of injury victims for more than 35 years, and we can do the same for you.
Representing Victims Of Any Car Accident Scenario
No matter how you were injured, our firm is here to help you seek maximum recovery and to hold the at-fault driver accountable. We represent those who have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, including:
- Reckless driving accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Texting while driving and distracted driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicyclist accidents
- Truck and commercial vehicle accidents
- Rear-end and T-bone accidents
- Fatal accidents
Calculating Damages And Seeking Full Compensation
The costs associated with an auto accident are staggering. We are here to help you calculate and recover the full costs of your injuries, including those related to:
- Medical bills (past, present and future)
- Physical therapy
- Lost work time
- Reduced earning capacity due to permanent disability
- Loss of income due to a family member’s wrongful death
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced enjoyment of life
Understanding Indiana’s Liability Laws
Every state addresses negligence and liability slightly differently – specifically when it comes to victims contributing in some way to their own injuries. Indiana recognizes a legal doctrine known as modified comparative negligence. Under this doctrine, you can only file an injury claim against the person who harmed you if you are less than 51 percent at fault for the accident.
For most car accident victims who file a lawsuit, meeting this requirement is not a problem. It’s important to note, however, that if your case is successful, your monetary award will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. If, for instance, a jury found that you were 10 percent responsible for your own injuries (because you weren’t wearing a seat belt), you would be entitled to 90 percent of the full award.
Discuss Your Legal Options In A Free Consultation
With an office in Fort Wayne, Benson, Pantello & Morris, LLP proudly serves clients throughout Northwest Indiana. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with our compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys, call 260-702-9200 or send us an email.