Personal Injury

    Auto Accidents


    Common and Serious Indiana Auto Accidents

    The auto accident lawyers at Duepner Law know that driving can be dangerous and auto accidents are far too frequent:  Millions of dollars every year are racked up in damages to cars and medical injuries to driver and passengers. A personal injury attorney is here to help.

    An auto accident can very easily be the most stressful and nerve racking incident to ever happen to you. You were simply running an errand and now find yourself in the position of facing mounting medical bills, the inability to work, and possibly the mental anguish of wondering how your situation will ever be rectified.

    Car and truck accidents occur the most often, and there are definitive steps that you should take should you find yourself involved in one

    • Get the contact information of anyone who may have been a witness to the accident itself
    • Seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident. Even though you may feel that your injuries are minor, it is possible that you may develop new or more severe symptoms after time passes
    • The insurance company will often want to rush you into a settlement of your claim and make you sign a release. It is in your best interest to contact an auto accident lawyer to ensure this settlement is in your best interest.
    • Request a copy of the accident report and ensure that it contains the correct information.

    If you have been involved in a car accident, contact Duepner Law and we will review your claim for free and assess your case.

    Indiana Truck accidents

    You see them every day on Indiana highways. Semi trucks carrying products and goods across the state and country. Most are unassuming as you pass them on the interstate, but it may not always be that way. Large trucks combined with any number of factors can ultimately be a recipe for disaster. Without cargo a semi can weigh up to 30,000 pounds. That’s fifteen tons of metal, plastic, glass, and rubber traveling at interstate speeds. That massive amount of weight plus high speed can equal catastrophic injury or perhaps even death if an accident occurs due to negligence on the driver’s behalf or from improper maintenance on the truck itself. Perhaps the driver isn’t giving the road and traffic pattern undivided attention. Or perhaps shortcuts were taken with brake repairs on the truck to save time and money. These are just some examples that can contribute to negligence.

    Either way, injuries sustained from any accident can be devastating and you then find yourself in what seems to be the unending cycle of increasing medical bills and the inability to work. The stress of such a situation only compounds the physical pains of the injuries themselves. It may seem as if that cycle has no end, but the attorneys at Duepner Law can help. If you have been injured or had a loved one die due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler, semi truck, tractor-trailer, trash truck, or a commercial delivery truck call us today and speak with an Indiana Personal Injury Attorney to discuss your rights to compensation. Compensation varies on a case to case basis; however, it’s possible that your case may entitle you to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

    Indiana Bicycle, Boating, and Motorcycle accidents

    Recreational vehicles are fun and exhilarating. Although they provide entertainment and excitement, they can be extremely dangerous. For example, motorcycles are less stable and in some cases, less visible than automobiles. This compounded with the absence of an enclosed vehicle means there is a higher risk of serious injury if an accident was to occur.

    Inexperience and inattentiveness can cause senseless accidents leading to injuries and in some cases even death.  The structural differences between a motorcycle and a car can mean that the injuries sustained are often very severe. Potentially permanent disabilities including head injuries, loss of limb, and brain/spinal cord injuries are common.  If you or if a loved one has been injured or died as the result of a motorcycle accident call Duepner Law today for a free assessment of your case including possible compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.

    Indiana Train Accidents

    Covering more than 1.5 million miles per day, trains are often considered to be one of the safest modes of transportation. Although rare, collisions do occur and due to the size and speed involved the magnitude is usually great. The Federal Railroad Administration reports that 407 people were killed in train accidents across the United States last year. Thousands of others were injured. Statistics from the Federal Administration state that nearly 38% of these accidents can be attributed to human factors including negligence. Know your rights if you or a family member were involved in any train accident in Indiana. Call Duepner Law today.

    Indiana Bus Accidents

    Whether it is a charter bus for a special occasion or a mass transit to visit grandmas, a person boards a bus trusting that the vehicle is in proper working condition and that the driver is appropriately licensed. Despite this, bus accidents do happen, and there are times when it can be due to negligence in the areas named above. If you have been seriously injured due to a bus accident in Indiana, you may be able to utilize Indiana law in order to hold the responsible party accountable.

    There is also the possibility that a bus accident may be caused by another drive on the road. Duepner Law is capable of handling your case in either situation and safeguarding your rights.