Indiana Car Accident Attorneys
A driver falls asleep at the wheel after a long week at work, gets distracted while driving and talking on the cell phone, or is unable to see the road clearly because of bad weather—all of these unsafe situations could lead to an auto accident.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you need an experienced Terre Haute car accident attorney. A car accident lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin understands the aggravations that result from being involved in an auto accident, and will work to minimize your frustrations while maximizing your chances of a favorable settlement.
Don’t let mounting medical bills, expensive car repairs, and an unconcerned insurance company get you down after an accident. Contact the Terre Haute car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin today.
Procedures to Follow After an Auto Accident
When you are involved in an auto accident, it can be hard to remain calm. Follow these steps to help prevent panic and protect your health if you become the victim of an auto accident:
- Pull over.
Stay composed and drive your car to the side of the road as soon as possible without blocking traffic or colliding with any other vehicles. After pulling over, check to see if anyone was injured in the collision.
- Call the police.
Report the auto accident to the police, and call 911 if someone needs medical attention.
- Collect information.
Talk to everyone who witnessed the accident. Gather names, contact information, and any statements they make regarding the collision. These pertinent details could be helpful to your case later.
- Call a doctor.
Visit your physician even if you feel you weren’t injured in the auto accident. Tell your doctor specific information regarding your accident and how it happened.
- Inform your insurance company.
Report the auto accident to your insurance company, but make sure not to sign anything.
- Contact a lawyer.
Call the Terre Haute auto accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin so they can guide you through this complicated legal process and secure the compensation you deserve.
If you were injured in an auto accident, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can handle the insurance company—so you can focus on getting better.
Terre Haute DUI Accident Attorneys
Were you or someone you love a victim of a drunk driving accident because of another driver’s choice to drive drunk?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the United States is injured in a drunk driving accident every two minutes—and every 31 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver. You shouldn’t have to suffer because a thoughtless and irresponsible person got beyond the wheel when they were intoxicated.
Besides the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your drunk driving accident, the increasing costs from medical bills, car repairs, lost wages, rehabilitation, a rental vehicle, and hired help, can be overwhelming.
Get the experienced help you deserve—get a Terre Haute DUI lawyer from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.
The Legal Limit
How do you know when one drink is too many? The legal limit is measured by blood alcohol content (BAC)—or the percentage of alcohol in a person’s blood. BAC can be measured by a breathalyzer test or a blood alcohol test.
Legal limits are defined by state law, however the United States has adopted 0.08% as the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle for people aged 21 years or older. Drivers below age 21 are prohibited from operating a vehicle with alcohol in their system.
Although the United States has established legal limits, the limits do not define the level at which it is safe to operate a vehicle. For many drivers, even the legal limit of 0.08% is unsafe for driving, therefore the best idea is for people to avoid drinking and driving all together.
Drunk Driving Prevention Strategies
When people drink alcohol, their reaction times are slowed, their judgment is impaired, and their coordination is decreased. The following strategies are effective measures to help prevent drunk driving accidents:
- Aggressively enforcing existing 0.08% BAC laws, minimum legal drinking age laws, and zero tolerance laws for drivers younger than 21 years old
- Prompt suspensions of driver’s licenses for people who unlawfully drink and drive
- Sobriety checkpoints along roadways
- Health promotion efforts that use an ecological framework to influence action among the community
- Multifaceted community-based approaches focused on alcohol control and DUI prevention
- Substance abuse assessment and treatment mandatory for all driving-under-the-influence offenders
The Terre Haute DUI lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize the profound mix of emotions that drunk driving victims can encounter, and we’re here to fight for you. We have a zero tolerance policy for people who choose to drink and drive, and we’ll do everything we can to hold the driver who caused your accident accountable for their negligence.
We Care About Car Accident and Drunk Driving Victims
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand the impact a car accident or drunk driving injury can have on your life. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you get the best possible results for your claim.
Contact us today if you are looking for a law firm that will stand firm and fight for your rights. You don’t have to worry about paying us any attorney’s fees—our No Fee Guarantee® means we don’t get paid unless you get paid. Contact us for a free initial consultation by dialing (800) 477-7315.