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Brownsburg is a community of 27,000 residents located just minutes from Indianapolis. Located in Hendricks County just northeast of the city, Brownsburg is known for being home to drag racing hotspot Lucas Oil Raceway.
As Brownsburg continues to grow, it is also seeing its fair share of truck accidents. Brownsburg is situated in Hendricks County, which has a high incidence of traffic collisions in the state. In 2018, there were almost 500,000 trucking accidents in rural areas in the U.S., such as the area surrounding Brownsburg. If you’ve been involved in a semi-truck accident, reach out to an experienced truck accident attorney at Wilson Kehoe Winingham today.
Being in a semi-truck accident is scary and possibly life-changing. If you or a loved one are seriously injured in a truck accident, you’ll want to hire an attorney who can get you the best settlement possible. The experienced truck accident lawyers at WKW know how to fully investigate every facet of the accident to come up with the best case possible for you.
Given the complexity of semi-trucks, there can be numerous reasons as to why an accident occurred. However, statistics show that most often driver error plays a role in the crash. Common negligent behavior by truck drivers includes:
Other causes of truck accidents may include:
The majority of truck accidents happen on highways and interstates. Given its rural surroundings and with I-74, I-465 and I-65 all nearby, trucking accidents are not uncommon in Brownsburg.
Given the size and weight of semi-trucks, injuries from accidents tend to be severe. Many victims have life-changing injuries, making it all the more important to work with an experienced lawyer to help get you the best settlement possible. Injuries sustained in truck accidents may include:
If you’re involved in a truck accident, there are several steps you should take following the accident if you are able:
Emergency police, fire, or ambulance: 911
Brownsburg Police Department: (317) 852-1109
Brownsburg Fire Territory: (317) 852-1190
Hendricks Regional Health Brownsburg Hospital: (317) 456-9051
IU Health Urgent Care Brownsburg: (317) 858-7566
It’s very important that you receive a medical evaluation following a truck accident. Of course, many accidents result in severe injuries with victims being taken by ambulance to the hospital for immediate treatment. But even if you think you feel ok, go get a medical checkup as soon as possible. It’s common for ailments and injuries to appear days or weeks following an accident, so having a baseline evaluation to show how conditions have worsened is imperative.
The lawyers at WKW are here to help if you’ve been involved in a Brownsville trucking accident. Filing a claim is more complicated when a corporate trucking agency with a team of lawyers is involved. Their job will be to minimize your settlement, plain and simple. Our truck accident lawyers have the experience needed to pursue a full and fair settlement for you.
Accidents with a semi-truck are complex cases. It could be that a party who is liable is someone you’ve never even heard of. The experienced truck accident lawyers at WKW know to dig deep and look at every possible cause of the accident, whether it be driver error, improper loading, dangerous trucks due to improper maintenance, or a combination of all three.
Settlements following a trucking accident can be significant. The claims mainly fall into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are those with a fixed dollar amount associated with them, such as medical expenses, lost wages from missing work, or property damages (such as your vehicle).
Non-economic damages are a bit more abstract but no less meaningful. Examples of non-economic damages commonly sought following accidents may include pain and suffering, loss of companionship, trauma, fear, and a lower quality of life following the accident.
We mentioned documenting the aftermath of a truck accident above by taking photos of the vehicles involved and the surrounding area. But that’s only part of what an experienced truck accident lawyer at WKW will turn to. There’s much more to seek out.
It’s possible that there are multiple people or entities liable. We would look at driving logs, personnel files, loading dock records, vehicle maintenance files, and anything else that could possibly be relevant. Some modern 18 wheelers even have the equivalent of a “black box” you hear about in plane crashes, which we would work to secure and uncover any information that could reveal.
The aftermath of a truck accident is very different than a more typical fender-bender type accident. When it’s just two citizens, they both approach negotiations from a similar standing. With a truck accident, you’ll be negotiating against a team of seasoned attorneys whose job it is to reduce payouts. They have years of experience with it, so make sure you have a truck accident lawyer on your side with the same level of experience.
Working with an experienced truck accident lawyer increases your odds of getting a full and fair settlement. We have what it takes to negotiate with the team of lawyers working for trucking companies and insurance adjusters. The truck accident lawyers at WKW are local and have helped numerous clients obtain favorable results to help get their lives back on track. We’re also right here and can meet at a location that’s convenient to you.
But any individual may file a claim on their own. We definitely don’t recommend it—especially with a truck accident. Why? In a word, experience. Don’t leave money on the table that an experienced lawyer would have uncovered on your behalf.
The main component you’re after when selecting a truck accident lawyer to work with is that they have the experience that’s relevant to your case. There are all kinds of competent lawyers out there, but you don’t want to be a test case for someone who is looking to get into truck accident law. It’s also good to know that experienced truck accident firms, like WKW, will work on a contingency basis, meaning that there’s no cash upfront, and the attorneys only get paid as a percentage of your settlement.
The Brownsburg truck accident lawyers at WKW are experienced in negotiating favorable settlements with trucking companies and others involved. We have also taken many cases to trial when a settlement could not be reached. Our firm limits the number of cases we accept so our focus is on you. We’re local and available to meet when and where you choose. We regularly work with industry leaders in animation technology for accidents. And we work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if you receive a settlement, so there’s no upfront cost to you.
You must file a claim within two years of the date of your accident per Indiana State Statute 34-11-1-4.
Truck accidents are traumatic, and having an experienced lawyer alongside you can help ease some of the pressure you’re feeling. Our lawyers at WKW in Brownsburg are here to help so you can focus on healing. We have the experience you need and also the compassion to work with you as you struggle to move forward. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, so why not reach out today? You can also call us at (317) 576-3859.
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