Hammond Car Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered a serious injury in an auto accident, you need timely help from first responders, doctors and a reliable legal team. The team of car accident lawyers at Westland & Bennett P.C. are dedicated to obtaining the right result for you after an accident. We represent clients in Hammond, throughout Lake County, Indiana and Illinois.
Experienced Car Accident Attorneys Working Hard To Help You Recover
Many people have the mistaken idea that it is too soon to contact a lawyer right after a crash. In fact, an attorney can help most effectively in the immediate aftermath of a serious accident and can prove most valuable, if they are with you every step of the way.
Some of the ways we can help are by pursuing witness statements and obtaining your doctors’ evaluation of your condition, information about insurance coverage and more.
Our Lake County personal injury lawyers are proven litigators with more than 100 years of experience. We have helped many clients find a way to move on after an accident. We understand how to gather and present the right kinds of evidence to benefit your case. We work to help people recover the compensation they deserve for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
There are no cookie-cutter answers at this firm. We look at all facts with an open mind until we discover the key to a successful injury claim or lawsuit. We use the information we gather through investigations to develop creative, effective arguments on behalf of our clients.
What Are Common Types Of Car Accidents?
Common types of car accidents include:
- Rear-end collisions
- T-bone collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Multicar pileups
- Collisions with semi-trucks
- Collisions with pedestrians
- Collisions with bicycles
- Collisions with motorcycles
Any of these accidents can result in significant injuries and complicated legal issues.
The Most Common Causes Of Car Crashes
There are many different factors that could have caused your car accident. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, intoxication, speeding, reckless driving, bad weather, ignoring traffic signs and driving at night. We take the time to review your case to determine what caused your accident and who is liable for your injuries.
What To Do After An Auto Accident
After your accident, there are several steps you can take to protect your best interests, including:
- Determine if you or anyone else needs immediate medical attention, and call an ambulance if necessary
- Report the accident to the police and your insurance firm
- Collect the contact and insurance information of the other driver, as well as their vehicle information
- Gather as many pictures and videos of the scene as possible
- Record any witness testimony of the accident
Lastly, be sure that you reach out to us for the legal representation you need to maximize the compensation from your injury claim.
Common Injuries From Car Accidents
Car accidents commonly result in some of the same catastrophic injuries. Typical examples of these injuries include concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, nerve damage, spine injuries, paralysis and death. Our goal as your legal representation is to identify the full costs of your injuries and secure a settlement that accurately reflects the current and future costs of those injuries.
Factors That Can Affect Compensation Numbers
Numerous factors can influence how much compensation you get for an auto accident, including:
- The damage to your vehicle
- The extent of your injuries
- The amount of medical bills and related expenses you’ve incurred
- The amount of missed work and other accident-related financial repercussions
- How severe and lasting the injuries are
- Whether you suffered any permanent impairments or disfigurement
- The extent to which you were at fault (if at all)
When you work with our legal team, you can expect an upfront opinion about how these factors might impact your prospects for a financial recovery.
How Can Fault Be Proven In An Indiana Or Illinois Car Crash?
Proving fault often comes down to the strength of your evidence. Depending on your situation, key evidence might include:
- Traffic cam footage
- Witness statements
- Physical damage to the vehicles
- Photos of the accident scene
- Police reports
- Testimonies of those involved in the accident
It’s common to run into obstacles when trying to prove fault. The other side or their insurance may try to shift the blame back onto you. Our attorneys can anticipate these tactics and proactively build a strong case to prove fault with as much evidence as possible.
How Much Does A Hammond Car Accident Attorney Cost?
After your life has already been upended by an auto accident, you should be able to get legal help without adding to your financial worries. At Westland & Bennett P.C., we offer contingency fee representation. That means you won’t owe us any attorney’s fees unless we obtain compensation for you. The fee will be taken out of the compensation as a set percentage. By charging nothing upfront, we make high-caliber personal injury representation accessible and affordable to all.
Contact A Car Accident Lawyer For A Free Consultation
Your initial consultation with an auto accident lawyer at Westland & Bennett P.C. will be free, and we will not charge attorney fees until we recover compensation for you.
Get in touch today by calling 219-809-6670 or completing our easy online form.