Archive for the ‘ Auto Accident ’ Category

3
Aug

Move Over for Stopped Emergency Vehicles

August 03, 2017

Indiana law requires that all drivers change lanes when they approach stopped emergency vehicles on two or four-lane roadways.

“Move Over Laws” are on the books in states throughout the country to protect police officers, firefighters, paramedics, utility, and rescue workers who often work just a few feet from speeding vehicles.

If you see any of the following vehicles stopped on the side of a street, highway, or interstate, you should change lanes as soon as it’s safe to do so:

  • Ambulances
  • Fire trucks
  • Highway incident-response vehicles
  • Highway maintenance vehicles
  • Highway patrol cars
  • Police cruisers
  • Rescue vehicles
  • Tow trucks
  • Utility service vehicles

Changing lanes can help you avoid the risk of striking a stopped vehicle, pedestrian, or emergency responder, but it’s important to be cautious when you follow the law. If you don’t have room or time to change lanes, reduce your speed and proceed near the stopped vehicle with caution.

Drivers who violate the state’s “Move Over Law” by failing to change lanes or slow down can be charged with a fine and lose their licenses for up to two years if they cause an accident that damages property or results in the injury or death of an emergency worker.

Were you or someone you love injured in an accident that could have been prevented if the driver changed lanes? If so, you can contact Stewart & Stewart’s team of Indiana auto accident lawyers for a free consultation. You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. Let us fight for your rights to compensation.

19
Jul

Saving Your Financial Future After an Accident

July 19, 2017

A car accident can change your life instantly. Suddenly you’re facing the costs of car repairs, medical bills, and other expenses you didn’t see coming. Your financial future can start to feel much less secure. At Stewart & Stewart, we help car accident victims find a better future. We do this by fighting for maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. Getting that level of results takes diligence and dedication to the profession, as well as meaningful connections to our clients.

At Stewart & Stewart, we pride ourselves on our professional experience. We approach every case as if the future of our client depends on the outcome, because it often does. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, your financial future will be directly impacted by what happens with your injury claim. You’re going to need substantial compensation to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Our job is to help you get every dollar you deserve in the least amount of time.

Call our experienced Indiana car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost or obligation in an effort to set you up for success moving forward. You don’t need to go through this process alone. Contact us today so we can help you take your next step.

28
Jun

Your Future Is Worth Fighting For

June 28, 2017

We all spend a lot of time thinking about our futures. For most of us, that future holds possibilities we’re willing to wait for. From financial freedom to personal achievement, the plans we make for our futures can have a positive influence on our present. It gives us something to look forward to and yes, even fight for. For accident victims in Indiana, that future is immediately put at risk, and it may not be a fight you can weather alone.

At Stewart & Stewart, we handle all types of personal injury cases. Our main goal is getting maximum compensation for our clients. The reason we fight so hard for that compensation is we know it may be the only way you can recapture the future you’ve always imagined. We’re not just fighting for fair compensation. We’re fighting for the dreams and aspirations that were threatened when that careless driver turned your whole world upside down.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, give us a call today for your free consultation. Our experienced Indiana car accident attorneys have been helping the injured in Indiana get the compensation they deserve for decades, and we’re ready to do the same for you. Your future is worth fighting for. Contact us today.

9
Jun

Do You Feel Protected by Your Insurance Company?

June 09, 2017

Be honest. How do you feel every month when your car insurance premium is deducted from your bank account? Do you feel protected? For the amount of money you pay every year, you should, but in actuality, it’s easy to question whether or not your best interests are protected in the event of an accident. The reason you feel that way is insurance companies need to make profit. They do that by taking in more premiums than they pay out in claims. It’s that simple. If you’re involved in a serious accident, do you really think the insurance company is going to automatically pay you maximum compensation for your injuries?

At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve been fighting insurance companies for our clients for decades. We know how they operate, and we’re not afraid to take them to court if they don’t play fair. Car accident victims have enough to worry about with their physical recoveries. They don’t need the added stress of dealing with an insurance adjuster looking out for the company’s bottom line. That’s why an experienced Indiana car accident attorney is so important in your situation. Our legal team can fully investigate your case and fight to get you maximum compensation.

If you’ve been injured, call the car accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart. Let us put our experience to work for you.

17
May

Car Accident? You Have a Legal Advocate in Indiana

May 17, 2017

Car accidents are scary. Plain and simple. If you’ve ever been in one, you know that firsthand. If you’ve only driven by them, you know that sinking feeling you get when you see the flashing lights of emergency services doing their best to get the injured out of harm’s way. We get that feeling in our gut because we know that any of us could be in a serious car accident every time we get behind the wheel. No one is immune. The good news for accident victims in Indiana is they have a legal advocate ready to help.

At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve been helping the injured people of Indiana for decades. We know how to maximize your injury claim, and we’ll work to do so as quickly as possible so you can move on with your life. That includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. After a serious accident, you need to concentrate on getting better, not fighting with the insurance company. Let us deal with the insurance company on your behalf.

Contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation. We’ll review your case for free and give you the information you need to take your next steps with confidence. We can’t imagine the nightmare you’ve been through already, but we can help you escape it. Call today and we’ll get started on your case immediately.

10
May

Your Top Priorities After a Truck Accident

May 10, 2017

A big truck accident is one of the most terrifying things you can go through on the road. 18-wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. and can crush a car in an instant. Given the power and force behind these rigs, surviving a big truck accident is remarkable in itself. Far too many haven’t been so fortunate over the years.

Although your recovery is your top priority, the financial implications of your accident should be a close second. Your recovery could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, and you can’t expect the at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover all the costs.

In our experience, truck accident injury claims are some of the most complicated types of personal injury law. In a car accident, you only have the at-fault driver’s insurance company to deal with. In a truck accident, you have the truck driver, the trucking company, their insurance companies, and teams of lawyers all trying to pay you as little as possible for your injury claim. Do you really think you can take them on by yourself?

If you’ve been injured in a big truck accident, give us a call today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our experienced Indiana truck accident attorneys are ready to fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today.

19
Apr

Distracted Driving is on the Rise in Indiana

April 19, 2017

If you own, operate, or ride in a car, consider this. Distracted driving is on the rise, and there’s not much you can do to protect yourself and your family. From checking the phone to putting on makeup, nearly every driver out on the road has engaged in distraction while behind the wheel, and nearly every time they’ve put themselves and others in danger. Thousands of accidents every year are caused by distracted driving, leading to serious injuries and even death. Is reading that text or watching that Snapchat while driving worth someone’s life?

At Stewart & Stewart, we believe in justice. If a negligent, careless, or distracted driver has severely altered or ended the life of a loved one, we believe that driver should be held responsible for the pain they’ve caused. As your car accident attorney, we’ll do more than handle the heavy lifting associated with your injury claim. We’ll fully investigate why your accident happened and whether or not it could have been avoided.

If you or someone you love was hit by a distracted driver, call our experienced Indiana car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll fight to get you maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today.

29
Mar

Car Accident? This is Your Next Step

March 29, 2017

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you’re probably wondering what your next steps should be. Well, it depends on who you ask. The insurance company may offer you a settlement check soon after your accident and advise you to take it, as it’s all you’re going to get. From their perspective, that makes sense, because once you sign for that check, they are no longer responsible for future expenses. If you have further medical needs due to your injures or are out of work longer than you thought, don’t expect the insurance company to cough up any more money. You’ve officially released them from their duty.

The personal injury lawyers at Stewart & Stewart would tell you to never take an insurance company offer without first consulting with an experienced car accident attorney. It’s worth a call to discover if the insurance company’s offer is fair or not, and at Stewart & Stewart, that call is always free. We offer free, no obligation consultations to every Indiana car accident victim who gives us a call, because we believe it should be easy to get the help you need.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call us today for a free consultation. Our experienced Indiana car accident attorneys are ready to hear your story and fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t be fooled by the insurance company. Call us today.

8
Mar

Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve

March 08, 2017

Personal injury claims exist to compensate accident victims for the expenses they have or will incur due to their injuries. The majority of that compensation will pertain to the medical treatment they receive. That’s relatively easy to calculate. After all, hospitals and medical professionals usually keep pretty good records and are almost never shy about sending you a bill for their services. But what about the other costs of your accident—those less tangible things that don’t come in bill form?

An equal component to the financial burden a car accident causes is the physical pain you experience due to your recovery. What about the hours of painful physical therapy you must endure to regain mobility and lost strength? What about the loss of social ties or depression that result from being incapacitated? Although not expenses from a financial standpoint, these hardships take a significant toll on your quality of life, and we believe you should be compensated for them.

That’s why at Stewart & Stewart, we consider pain and suffering for every accident case we handle. Getting you the compensation you deserve is more than recovering expenses; it’s about recovering your quality of life, and we’ll fight to ensure you do.

If you’ve been injured, call our experienced Indiana car accident attorneys today for your free consultation. We’re ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so you and your family can put this accident behind you. Contact us today.

15
Feb

Car Accident: The One Mistake to Avoid

February 15, 2017

No one wants to pay more taxes than they owe. That’s why so many folks hire an accountant around this time of year to make sure they maximize their refund while minimizing the amount they owe the IRS. Sure, you could file your taxes using an online resource, but there’s just no substitute for an experienced professional looking out for your best interests. They know the system and how to make sure you don’t pay more than you absolutely have to.

The same is true in personal injury law. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Indiana, you have the option to attempt to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company on your own. That’s absolutely your right, and we’d imagine the insurance company would applaud that decision. After all, if they can convince you to take less money than your case is worth, that’s more money for their bottom line. It might put you and your family at financial risk, but going it alone is an option.

Another option is calling an attorney. Just like with your taxes, an experienced car accident attorney knows how to determine what your case is worth and will fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, give the experienced Indiana car accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart a call today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no risk or obligation to you, so you can be confident in your next steps.

Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today.