A Personal Injury Team That Cares, Representing Those Injured In Car Accidents
More than 37,000 people die in road crashes each year in the United States, with an additional 2.35 million injured or disabled. From law offices in Terre Haute, our attorneys represent clients harmed in car accidents throughout Indiana and Illinois.
McGlone Law employs a full-time investigator to investigate the incident and determine who is responsible for our clients’ injuries. In cases where the other driver is not negligent or reckless, other factors may play a part in the accident. These could include mechanical failure of the car, improperly maintained roads, malfunction of traffic signals, or driving into a construction zone that was not properly blocked off.
Contact our firm today to get started with your free consultation after a car accident of any variety.
Common Causes Of Car Accidents
There are so many reasons for car accidents. It’s becoming common knowledge that texting while driving has become a common cause of car accidents, but that isn’t the only cause. Other causes of auto crashes include the following:
- Driving while distracted (using a GPS device or conversing with passengers, for example)
- Driving while drunk or under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs
- Swerving in and out of lanes
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Driving at an unsafe speed – too slow or too fast
- Reckless and erratic driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Faulty brakes, tires and other vehicle parts
- Road conditions
- Weather conditions
- Faulty signs
‘What Should I Do After A Car Accident?’
If your injuries allow, the most important thing to do after an accident is to write down the information of witnesses and take pictures of the scene. Multiple pictures from different angles can be very beneficial to a car accident claim, helping to prove cause and injury. Take photos not only of the damage to the cars, but also of your injuries and the surrounding area, and make note of the time and precise location of the accident.
It is also important to complete and save a copy of a police report, which can be valuable evidence if your case goes to court. In addition, you should go to a hospital as soon as possible for treatment. Even if your injuries are minor, you should get follow-up medical care and keep records of all your appointments and your doctors’ recommendations. These medical records may provide strong support for your claim, so it is important not to ignore your physician’s advice or postpone or refuse treatment.
Uncovering Evidence Of Negligence and Injuries
Everyone who operates a motor vehicle is required to act with reasonable care while driving. In cases of negligence, we follow a three-step process to support your claim in court:
- We prove that the other driver acted with negligence.
- We prove that the negligence caused the accident.
- We prove that the accident caused your injuries.
Our Law Firm Is Here For You
With eight decades of experience, the lawyers at McGlone Law in Terre Haute are well-prepared to represent you from the first consultation until your case is resolved. Contact us immediately at 812-650-5584 or email us to get help filing your car accident claim.