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Evansville Car Accident Attorneys

Injured in a car accident? Do you have life-changing injuries that may never fully heal and may require significant lifestyle changes, constant care, and astronomical medical expenses? Chapman Injury Lawyers is here to help.

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Car Accidents may be common, but they can be devastating

Indiana calls itself the “Crossroads of America” and is home to the world’s most famous car race, but Indiana’s roads and cars are the source of thousands of accidents every year that cause serious injuries and deaths. In 2012 alone, 731 people were killed on Indiana roads and highways. Common as car accidents may be, the physical, practical, and financial consequences of accidents can be devastating.


Because a large majority of auto accidents are caused by another driver’s carelessness or negligence, people injured in accidents not only fight to recover from their injuries, they also can find themselves fighting with insurance companies who often do everything they can to minimize the amount they have to pay out and who stand in the way of paying for medical bills and property damage. In the most heartbreaking cases, family members must file lawsuits to recover compensation for the death of a loved one.


When you’re forced to cope with serious injuries and expenses because of another driver’s carelessness, know that you are not alone. The experienced Indiana lawyers at Chapman Injury Lawyers are here to make sure that you have the support that you need at this time. Being the victim of a car accident is never easy, reach out to our office today at (812) 461-6261 to learn how we can help.


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Compensation for “Pain and Suffering” After an Indiana Car Accident: How Are Such Losses Valued?

I often get asked by clients who’ve been in serious car accidents what kind of compensation they might be able to recover in a lawsuit against the person responsible for causing their injuries.

WHY CHAPMAN INJURY LAWYERS?

Don’t Face Insurance Companies on Your Own

I am committed to fighting for the rights of those injured in car accidents. Having worked for insurance companies early in my career, I’ve seen first-hand the strategies and tactics they use to try to get people to settle for significantly less than they’re entitled to. Don’t face the prospect of dealing with insurance companies and large corporations alone. As you are struggling to put your life back together, I will work to ensure that you get the assistance and compensation you deserve. Let me fight for you while you concentrate on healing and moving forward.

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Contact a Lawyer As Soon As Possible

After you’ve been in a car accident, it is extremely important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Without experienced counsel at your side, you could end up compromising your legal rights. Under Indiana law, you must file a personal injury or wrongful case within two years of the date of the accident or within two years of discovering the injury. Failure to file a lawsuit within this timeframe may result in you losing your claim entirely.

An experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney will also guide you through important steps to take that could be critical to the success of your claim down the road. You need to preserve proof of medical expenses, keep track of time off work, and assemble other evidence to support your claim. Memories fade and evidence at the scene of the accident can disappear quickly; working with a skilled lawyer as soon after the accident as possible will help you preserve evidence and make sure that you don’t take any actions that could harm your claim.

Why Hire Chapman Injury Lawyers to Handle my Case?

When you hire Chapman Injury Lawyers we work to make your life as simple as possible. We know all too well the various ways in which one car accident can complicate your life. For this reason, we will do anything that we can to take the burden off of you.

We understand that the financial burden caused by car accidents can quickly overwhelm every aspect of your life. A strained financial situation shouldn’t prevent you from hiring the best lawyer. For this reason, we work on a no recovery-no fee basis, which means that unless we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict for you, you do not owe us a dime.

Our team also offers free consultations to discuss your case, your options, and how you may benefit from the guidance of a skilled car accident lawyer. This allows you to reach out to us, with no expectations or obligations.

We fully understand that making the decision to hire a lawyer is something that requires trust, and we are happy to be as transparent as possible so that you feel comfortable knowing that we are the right firm for the job. We tailor our communication to your preferences. If you hire us to handle your case, feel free to reach out to us the same way you communicate with everyone else in your life, text us.

Car Accident Cases We Handle

According to the Indiana Crash Facts 2017, published by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, the number of car accident fatalities reached a 10 year high in 2017. In 2017, 50,042 people were injured in car accidents, and 911 people suffered fatal injuries.

The unfortunate truth is, car accidents are almost always preventable. The following factors are common causes of serious auto accidents in Indiana, and across the United States as a whole.

If the careless actions of another party have left you with physical limitations, pain, and financial losses, reach out to a lawyer to discuss how to recover what you’ve lost.

Motor Vehicle Accident Damages

Every accident is different, and the injuries and consequences caused by an accident vary from cases to case. Because so many factors contribute to the damages awarded in car accident cases or the amount obtained in settlement negotiations, it is impossible to predict how much a judge or jury will award or an insurance company will agree to pay.

One thing that is for sure is that without a personal injury attorney who understands the law, knows insurance company tactics, and is prepared to take the fight to the courtroom, the amount that you’ll recover, if anything, will likely be significantly less. While each case is different, financial recovery for your case may go toward covering losses you’ve incurred relating to the following:

  • Medical expenses – Before a proper injury settlement is reached, medical bills often throw accident victims into financial distress. Your settlement should accurately take into account past, present, and future medical expenses.
  • Income – Depending on the severity of the injury, an accident victim’s ability to work and make a living is either temporarily or permanently impacted. Financial recovery should compensate for the wages that you have already lost and are expected to lose.
  • Pain and suffering – Damages can cover non-financial complications caused by your injuries. Both physical and mental suffering can have a costly impact on an injury victim’s quality of life. These damages may be applicable in serious cases in which the injury survivor experiences ongoing psychological distress, anxiety, fear and lost sleep.
  • Loss of Consortium – One of the ways in which a serious injury can disrupt a victim’s quality of life is the success of their relationships. The spouse of an injury victim may be able to file for loss of consortium when the impact of the accident has damaged the quality and strength of their relationship.

As a skilled car accident lawyer committed to protecting the rights of the injured, I will take every step necessary and available to get you the maximum possible compensation for your losses. When you retain me as your lawyer, you are retaining an ally who will be by your side and fighting for you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you are looking for the right lawyer to take your case, we know you have questions. At Chapman Injury Lawyers we’ve worked on a variety of accident cases and are confident we can address any concerns you may have. Read over some of our frequently asked questions and reach out to us today at (812) 461-6261 to speak about your situation with one of our lawyers.

How Long Will My Case Take?

The timeline for your case will depend on the specific factors of your situation. Reaching out to a lawyer as soon as possible helps the process along because it gives your attorney better access to witness statements and other important investigative resources. The motivation of the at-fault party’s insurer will also influence how quickly a settlement is reached. Insurers may attempt to shift blame onto you or delay the process. While we hope to reach an expedient settlement out of court, if that isn’t a possibility then we will fight your claim at trial.

How Long Do I Have to File?

While there are some exceptions, by and large, injury victims have up to two years to file a claim for their injuries. This timeframe is referred to as the statute of limitations. If you fail to file your claim within this period of time, you have effectively forgone your ability to collect compensation for your losses. For some people, two years may seem generous, but do not wait to the last minute. If you want to recover compensation as soon as possible, then acting quickly and reaching out to a skilled lawyer is your best chance of doing so.

What is Modified Comparative Negligence?

While the responsibility of some accidents falls entirely on one person, some injury victims share responsibility for the collision. Indiana has a modified comparative negligence system, which means that you can still recover compensation for your accident-related injuries as long as you are less than 51% at fault for the accident. In the event that you are found mostly responsible for your accident (51% at-fault or over), then you will not be eligible to collect compensation for your injuries. If your actions may have contributed to your accident, it is critical to have a lawyer investigate your case and accurately represent your interests.

Reach Out to an Indiana Car Accident Lawyer Today

The Indiana lawyers at Chapman Injury Lawyers have the experience, skill, and tenacity needed to go up against insurance companies and win. When someone else’s negligent or careless actions have compromised your health, financial stability, and quality of life we are ready to fight for you. Call one of our car accident lawyers today at (812) 461-6261 to discuss your case.

Don’t face this alone.

Insurance companies handle thousands of claims each year. They treat you like a number. We treat you like family. We take care of your case so you can take care of you.

We represent people on a no recovery–no fee basis. This means we front all the costs of taking on the insurance company and if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. We are always available to discuss your injury case with you. Call, text or email for a free consultation.

NEIL CHAPMAN, LAWYER

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Ashley Ratcliff

I was so grateful to have Neil Chapman on my side when I was involved in a car accident. Thank you for everything!

Daniel Farris

Neil Chapman took care of everything for me. If I had any questions they answered them and got back with me quick. If I had to recommend anyone in town I would recommend them. I’m very happy with the way they took care of my case and me. If your looking for a good law firm then they are the ones to go to. I hope this help anyone who needs them.

Anthony Beamon

They treat you like you should be treated

Lisa Yates

I am so blessed to have had Neil represent me after a really bad car accident. He was always there every time I needed to talk. It took me a long time to heal physically from my accident. Neil was there the whole time.

Walter Frost

Neil was excellent and so was his staff. Got me more than I expected. Very satisfied with Chapman Injury lawyers will definitely use him again if ever needed and would recommend him to anyone.

Jean Mayberry

Noah did an amazing job! He was very informative and thorough in all the processes of the injury lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.

Rebecca Stock B.

Noah did a marvelous job representing me. I feel like he went above and beyond taking care of my interest. He is a fine young man and a great attorney.

Kaide Pine

They showed care and concern about my situation and were willing to freely give advice more than once without asking for anything in return.

Brina Vidal

Steve Thomas has been my go to attorney for any of mine or my families legal needs. I also suggest Steve to my clients who feel they have been wronged by the insurance companies. He is conscientious and professional in everything he does!

Stefan Jacquot

The attorneys that work for this firm are top-notch. Steve and Neil are incredibly knowledgeable and took the entire burden of my case off my shoulders. These men are incredibly personable and were there for me any time I had questions or concerns. Over a two year working relationship I never had to wait for a returned call.

Starr Sands

My daughter and I were ecstatic with the results of our case. Neil and Steve were both extremely professional and helpful. No question went unanswered, no matter how many times I asked them the same question.