Indiana Car Accidents Attorneys Fighting For The Rights Of The Injured
The aftermath of being in a car accident can be overwhelming. Having to deal with insurance companies, finding a replacement vehicle and recovering from injuries can take a lot out of a person. That’s why when you’re involved in a car crash, you need to work with an experienced car accident lawyer.
At Sachs & Hess, we have decades of experience fighting for the rights of people who have been hurt in car crashes. Our office is in St. John, Indiana, but we represent clients from all over Lake County and Porter County, especially Crown Point and Schererville. We know northwest Indiana from practicing law here since the 1960s, and our attorneys can help you with your injury claims.
Motorcycle Accident Cases Requires Special Handling
Isn’t a motorcycle accident and injury claim like any other traffic accident claim for compensation? Yes, and no.
Yes, motorcycle accidents share similarities with car accidents. In any accident on the road, traffic laws and road conditions may be relevant. A motorcycle accident, like a car accident, can injure someone badly or prove to be fatal.
And no, motorcycle accidents are unique, with many special issues to consider. For example:
- Motorcycle operation may fall under certain laws, like the law in Indiana stipulating that a motorcycle should have a headlamp or reflectors when operated after dark.
- Injuries are typically severe and may be quite different from injuries suffered in a car accident. For example, a motorcycle accident may cause road rash, which can be a serious and painful skin injury.
- Motorcyclists do not have the protection of a car or truck body. For this reason, a motorcyclist may be tossed in the air like a rag doll when struck by a motor vehicle.
- The police, judges and juries tend to be biased against motorcycle users. “They were asking for it,” they may think when hearing about a motorcycle accident and injuries.
- Insurance tends to be inadequate to cover the costs of a very serious injury. Injured motorcyclists may be able to recover compensation, but often it is not nearly enough.
When a lawyer from our law firm represents you, you can rest assured that we have years of experience overcoming these difficulties for our clients who were injured in motor vehicle accidents. Since Indiana is an at-fault state, we work hard to prove that our clients were not at fault and/or that drivers of other vehicles were at fault. This distinction can affect how much you can recover after your motorcycle crash.
Getting The Compensation You Need To Recover After A Truck Accident
There is rarely such a thing as a minor truck accident. When a truck collides with a car, another truck, a motorcycle, a bicyclist, a pedestrian, a bus or a train, the result is usually serious injury for the other party to the crash. This is the case because of a truck’s size and momentum, compared to other vehicles or people on the road. Even if you are fortunate enough to be reading this after a truck accident, you may be dealing with serious injuries that will take a long time to recover from. Or you may be a family member of someone injured or killed after a truck accident, wondering how to pursue the compensation your family needs to move forward after this terrible blow.
Who Will Be Your Advocate? We Are Ready.
Sachs & Hess P.C. is well-prepared to impart the knowledge you need at this time. After years in the practice of law, we have heard many stories and helped many people cope with the aftermath of serious accidents. We are efficient at identifying all liable parties after a truck accident, as well as determining the seriousness of injuries, which will, in turn, help determine the dollar amount a claim or lawsuit should aim for.
From our law offices near the intersection of Highway 41 and U.S. 30 in northwestern Indiana, we are continually aware of the hazards of truck accidents. Except for in-town delivery trucks and service trucks like garbage trucks, many trucks used for shipping goods spend a great deal of time traveling at high speeds on highways like the ones near our office. We are ready to begin an investigation into the causes of any truck accident or another type of traffic accident and work to bring maximum compensation to injured parties.
How A Lawyer Can Help
Wherever and however the truck accident happened that left you with injuries or the loss of a loved one, you should have a lawyer advising you as soon as possible. Sachs & Hess P.C. can be a valuable resource for you as you face:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
You may have a long road ahead of therapy and personal care needs. Or you may be a surviving family member struggling to recover a sense of equilibrium after the loss of a loved one in a truck accident. A funeral, burial, the expenses of settling affairs of a deceased person, and adjustment to a restructured family are all pressing emotional and financial needs. Recovering from a serious injury or the death of a loved one can take much longer than you may imagine. Getting the compensation you need requires skillful legal advocacy.
Let Us Help You Through The Difficulty Of An Accident
Auto accidents come in all shapes and sizes. A minor fender bender will not cause the same injuries as, for example, a commercial truck accident or a pedestrian who has been struck on the street while walking. We will investigate your case and make sure that your voice is heard. You deserve to be compensated for an injury you suffer because of someone else’s negligence.
Please contact us at Sachs & Hess, P.C., today to learn more about what our experienced attorneys can do for you when you’ve been hurt in a car accident. Call our office in St. John at 219-227-4259 to speak with us and schedule a consultation for your injury claim. You can also complete and submit an online contact form.