Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Millions of people are injured in car accidents every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 5,615,000 police reported car crashes in the United States in 2012. Approximately 6,454 people are injured in car accidents every day – nearly 5 people every minute. And motor vehicle accidents continue to be the leading cause of death in the United States for ages 11 through 27.

Life is very precious and you have to protect it. Unfortunately, careless drivers and corporations that put profits before safety make that impossible. As a result, their dangerous acts can cause serious injuries, excruciating pain, substantial medical bills, lost income, or even worse. We hope you're never in that position. But if something happened – Attorney Dave Cox is ready to go to work.

At Cox Law Office, Attorney Dave Cox is dedicated to getting quality results for car accident victims and their families.  We aggressively handle car accident cases in Northwest Indiana. And we only take a limited number of cases to ensure your case is very well prepared – which helps lead to full compensation. It’s important that you stay focused on recovering from your injuries. We’ll help you find the right specialist to help you recover from your injuries. And if needed, we’ll work with them to delay your medical payments until your case is resolved.

In car accident cases, negligence law usually determines who’s liable for damages. In Indiana, drivers must exercise the same care that a reasonable person would exercise under similar circumstances. If a driver failed to exercise that reasonable care and caused damages – he’ll likely owe money to the victims. Also, car accidents can be caused by an auto-manufacturer’s negligence or another party’s negligence.

Car accidents are caused in many ways. But they’re most commonly caused by a careless driver that: (1) drove distracted – which includes: texting, talking on a cell phone, grooming, etc.; (2) drove behind someone too closely; (3) disregarded weather conditions; (4) disregarded traffic signals; (5) drove too fast; or (6) drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault – you’re likely owed money under Indiana law. Negligent drivers can be responsible for damages such as: (1) pain and suffering;  (2) physical impairment; (3) disfigurement; (4) medical expenses; (5) lost wages; (6) lost earning capacity; (7) loss of enjoyment of life; (8) property damage; (9) your vehicle’s diminished value; and (10) possibly other damages you’ve suffered.

The insurance companies’ adjusters are trained and focused on minimizing their company’s liability. In other words, most of them are focused on paying victims as little as possible. Insurance companies are corporations. And they’re primary objective is usually to maximize their shareholders’ profits. So, they collect as much as the market will allow and pay out as little as the law will allow.

Car accident victims are entitled to recover the damages they suffered and will suffer in the future under Indiana law. And victims that don’t have a capable injury attorney are unfortunately taken advantage of everyday by being short-changed. Generally, there are no mulligans in car accident cases. You generally have one shot at a fair recovery. Northwest Indiana Car Accident Lawyer Dave Cox is seriously dedicated to representing car accident victims and making sure they’re paid the money they’re owed. If you need a car accident lawyer, please call or text Cox Law Office at (219) CALL-COX -- (225-5269) -- or you can request a case evaluation here at DaveCoxLaw.com.