In an auto accident, you may encounter various injuries such as internal injuries, broken bones, bone fractures, and more. But you’ll also encounter damage to your car, on top of your medical bills. So what do you do when the insurance won’t play nicely?
You reach out to an auto accident attorney in Warren Park, IN, like the ones available at Ward & Ward Law Firm. Whether you’re trying to sue the other driver for damages to your car, or for your medical bills, we’ve got your back.
With over nine decades of experience between us, we’re prepared for anything you can bring to the table.
You can come in and tell us that you were at a stoplight, and you stopped at the appropriate time but the vehicle behind you did not stop. We’re going to tell you that you were definitely not at fault and deserve compensation for damages to your car.
You could come to us and tell us that you ran a red light, but you’re pretty sure you’re not at fault for the accident that occurred. We’ll help you—albeit running a red light makes it pretty easy to pin an accident on the driver who ran the light. That doesn’t mean you’re at fault. In fact, we’ll work with you to try to prove whether you were at fault or not.
The most common reasons that drivers run red lights might stem from the 1984 movie, Starman. An alien driver caused an accident in the film, and he says: “Red light means stop, green light means go, yellow light means go very fast!” This quote is funny, absolutely, but it’s correct. A lot of drivers do not realize that yellow means caution and prepare for a red light—but they believe it means they should speed up to beat the light. This mentality is behind a lot of accidents caused by running red lights.
Another common reason that driver’s run red lights is because they were driving under the influence of alcohol or another type of addictive substance. There’s also distracted drivers—driving while eating, drinking, smoking, texting, or talking on the phone are the culprits of distracted driving.
The best way to avoid an accident where you’ve run a red light is to pay attention—don’t try to beat the yellow light, don’t try to race anyone to the light, keep your eyes on the road and don’t rush. You’ll get there when you get there, if you get there alive. If you’re injured or dead, you’re definitely not going to get there.
Even the best lawyers, like the auto accident lawyers in Warren Park IN, don’t want to meet their clients because they disobeyed the laws of the road and got injured. We want to see you healthy, and we want to see you safe. Ward & Ward Law Firm promotes an open door policy, so if you have questions about your lawsuit or claim, reach out.