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A personal injury can have devastating consequences, financial as well as physical.  If youíve been hurt in an accident, contact, David P. Murphy, Attorney at Law.  I can help you with all of your claims.  With over 40 years of experience, I know how to fight for my clients.  I have years of experience dealing with difficult insurance companies and their defense attorneys.  Donít let big insurance companies push you around.  Get help, and contact me with any personal injury question.

Contact me, David P. Murphy to schedule an appointment and get your questions on personal injury answered.

Representing clients from Greenfield, Indianapolis, Shelbyville, Anderson, New Castle, Rushville and Richmond as well as the surrounding Indiana communities.

Vaccine Compensation

If you or a loved one has an injury resulting from a vaccination, I am one of only four attorneys in the State of Indiana registered with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to assist you with your claim for compensation. I will assist you with filing your claim, obtaining medical records and filing the appropriate paperwork for compensation. As with every case, time is of the essence. If a death has resulted your only have two (2) years from the date of the death to file your claim. If an injury has resulted, you have only three (3) years from the date you first became aware of the reaction to the vaccine to file your claim.

Motor Vehicle Accidents - An Overview

Motor vehicle accidents cause the loss of time, property, health and even life. Such accidents occur because of elements including driver error, negligence, and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with a lawyer can help you sort out your rights, your options and your future. Contact an attorney to find out more.

When you have been in an auto accident, you may have a sense of who caused it. Issues of fault, however, can be complicated by who acted when and which laws governed the situation. If the other driver was negligent, you may have to prove that the driver breached a duty of care to you and that the breach caused your damages. The assistance of an attorney can be immensely valuable at this time, whether you are battling an insurance company, seeking compensation for your injuries or defending yourself in court.

Sources of information on the accident include police reports, witnesses and the condition of the vehicles involved in the accident. They could reveal what happened and why.

Actions, on the part of either driver, that may have contributed to the accident include:

  • Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failure to compensate for dangerous weather conditions
  • Driving above or below the posted speed limits
  • Driver distraction caused by texting, use of a cell phone, passenger distraction, radio noise or another source
  • Failure to obey traffic laws regarding turn signals, right-of-way and other rules

Sometimes the at-fault driver is more than merely negligent; he or she may have acted recklessly or even intentionally. A reckless driver acts with conscious disregard for the probable consequences of the driverís actions. Road rage incidents often involve reckless behavior, and they can escalate into intentional behavior. Road rage in particular can be extremely dangerous, leading to injuries and criminal charges. Generally, aggressive drivers are a serious threat to safety. Speeding and taking other risks contributes significantly to highway and other fatalities.

It is important to avoid confrontation with road-rage drivers and aggressive drivers. You have a better chance of staying safe if you:

  • Get out of the way
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Refuse to make or return obscene gestures
  • Let go of your pride for a while; donít challenge the other driver
  • Report the aggressive driving to the authorities, stopping in a safe spot to use your cell phone if necessary

Drunk Driving

In the US, someone dies every 30 minutes in an alcohol-related crash; someone is non-fatally injured every two minutes. Drunk driving can lead to both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit. Additionally, the business that sold alcohol to the drunk driver may be held liable if it served the driver when he or she was visibly intoxicated. This, however, does not take any responsibility from the driver who drove while intoxicated. If you have been in an accident involving alcohol or drugs, seek the help of an attorney who will explain your legal options.

Auto Accidents Not Caused by the Drivers

Sometimes, no matter how carefully you drive, you cannot avoid an accident.  A mechanic who improperly repaired the car that caused the accident could be legally responsible for the damages. If the mechanic was employed by someone else, the mechanicís employer could also be liable to pay compensation.

Finally, poorly maintained roads, messy and confusing construction, unclear signage, improperly designed roads and similar problems can contribute to an accident. Government entities are typically responsible for the roads and highways; they may, therefore, be liable for accidents caused by the above factors. Special rules, however, apply to lawsuits against government entities; a lawyer will be able to explain them in detail.

Schedule a Consultation

It is important to take prompt action if you have been injured. The first step is a consultation to discuss the facts. Contact an attorney for help.
 


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Greenfield, IN 46140-2057
Telephone: 317-462-2222
Fax: 317-462-0176

 

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