Legal claims that arise from vehicle accidents are typically governed by the law of negligence. Any individual who negligently operates a motor vehicle may be required to pay damages to an injured victim. A personal injury case involving a vehicle accident may become formalized through civil court proceedings, or may be resolved through an informal settlement before a lawsuit is filed. Personal injury cases can also involve: aviation accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi tractor trailer accidents, school bus accidents, train accidents and truck accidents, to name a few. Anyone injured by a drunk driver in a traffic accident, or surviving family members of a fatally injured accident victim, may be able to bring wrongful death charges against the defendant.
Since 1996, the Indianapolis, Indiana personal injury law firm of Benkie & Crawford has represented clients who have suffered significant injuries in motor vehicle accidents of all kinds. The Firm works closely with doctors and other health care providers to discuss the short and long-term medical consequences of an injury. The Wrongful Death Attorneys of Benkie & Crawford are familiar with Indiana's automobile insurance and liability laws and understand the different sources of recovery available to car accident victims and their families.