Car Accident Attorneys in South Bend
Seeking Justice for Drivers, Passengers, & Pedestrians
Car accidents can result in a very wide range of injuries, from minor aches
and pains to
life-changing injuries. Survivors of a crash may have to deal with long-term complications, including
being unable to work, experiencing physical and mental trauma, and paying
costly medical bills.
If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries or death due to the
fault of another driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
However, it is critical that you
take legal action as soon as possible. In the state of Indiana, victims have
only two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Discuss your case with us in a free initial consultation. Call (574) 281-0142
to schedule yours today.
Why Entrust Your Case to Us?
At Wruble Law Group,
we have over 40 years of combined experience in handling
personal injury cases and can advise you on the best course of action to take, according to
your unique situation. Immediately following your initial consultation,
our car accident lawyers will launch a thorough investigation into the accident.
We will collect accident reports, medical records, and even firsthand witness
accounts that can help strengthen your case and prove that the other party
was at fault. From settlements with insurance companies to lawsuits in
court, our priority is fighting for the damages that you need and deserve.
Recovering Damages for a Wide Range of Injuries
Many accidents can result in serious, painful injuries. Often, victims
of car accidents can take weeks or months to recover, while their life
is forced to be put on hold. In more severe cases, patients may never
fully recover from their injuries. Because car accidents can cause incredibly
life-changing injuries, it is important to ensure that you have the funds
to cover your medical bills and to help support you if your injury requires
lifestyle changes or a lengthy recovery.
Some common injuries that occur in automobile accidents include:
How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Indiana utilizes a system known as “modified comparative fault” to determine who is responsible for an auto accident. This system assigns
a percentage of fault to each driver in an accident. Because car accidents
are rarely black and white, comparative fault allows for each party to
be liable for their contributions for an accident.
Here's an example!
A driver who cuts off another vehicle and is rear-ended will likely be
responsible for some of the fault. However, a driver who was exceeding
the speed limit and drives through an intersection on a green light, only
to be T-boned by a driver who ran a red light, may not be found at fault
at all, since their actions, though illegal, didn't contribute to
the cause of the accident.
What does this mean for you?
As a plaintiff in a claim,
your liability is directly related to the amount of compensation you will
be able to recover. If you are found to be 45% at fault for your accident, your settlement
amount will be reduced by that much to reflect your responsibility in
the accident. If your share of the fault is greater than the share of
the other driver, you will be unable to claim damages. You attorney will
strive to prove that the other party is at fault and holds a greater amount
of responsibility for the accident.
We understand the role negligence plays in car accidents. We are committed
to proving that the other party’s negligence caused you pain and
Learn more about the role
negligence plays in car accidents.
Indiana Insurance Requirements
Auto accidents have various causes, and Indiana drivers are required to
carry a minimum amount of insurance for damage to property, bodily injury,
and death. The insurance coverage of the driver at fault will play a substantial
role in your case. These
minimum insurance requirements are designed to ensure that drivers have enough coverage to handle damage
and injuries you may cause in the event of an accident.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney at the Wruble Law Group Today!
Our firm has over 40 years of collective experience defending the rights
of injured victims. Car accidents can have lasting effects on those involved,
which is why we are dedicated to fighting for the best interests of our
clients. We can provide you with high-caliber legal representation.
The types of auto accidents we have experience with include:
If your case is won, you can recover medical bills, lost wages, pain and
suffering, and more. Reach out to us any time. We represent clients throughout
the St. Joseph County area.
Contact our firm today at (574) 281-0142 and let our South Bend car accident attorneys
begin working on your case!
Schedule a confidential consultation today -- initial appointments are free!