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Indianapolis Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Anyone can become a victim of a motor vehicle accident. Whether you are a driver or passenger, you will likely cross paths with a negligent driver at some point. The term “accident” is used but crashes are typically no accident. Most motor vehicle accidents in Indiana are caused as a result of negligence such as drunk driving, distracted driving, or texting. At Batesky Law Office, we believe victims of motor vehicle accidents should receive maximum compensation for their injuries. If you have been in an accident that resulted in an injury, do not hesitate to contact our office today!

We have represented thousands of clients and recovered over $100,000,000 in our 28 years of practice.

You Might Have A Case If...

Over 11% of all crashes in Indiana are the result of dangerous driving.

You have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident.

You were not at fault but insurance will not pay.

There is a dispute over who is at fault.

You have suffered serious loss as a result of the accident.

A settlement cannot be reached.

Our Personal Approach

Motorists, passengers and pedestrians are involved in serious motor vehicle accidents every day. It is crucial to immediately collect and preserve evidence for your case including police reports, accident photos, witness statements, driving records and medical records. An experienced attorney like Richard P. Batesky, Jr. will come to your home or hospital for a FREE CONSULTATION. We are only a Toll Free call away – (317) 638-8888.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and you think an Indianapolis Car Accident Lawyer could help, Contact an Indianapolis car accident lawyer now!

Injured people incur medical bills, property damage, lost wages and pain and suffering for which they are entitled to compensation under the law. We know that injuries affect the entire family through loss of services, love and affection of the injury victim.

Richard P. Batesky, Jr. is a Indianapolis car accident lawyer committed to investigating your case immediately so that we can protect all of your recovery rights available under the law. We handle claims against trucking companies, uninsured motorists, drunk drivers and anyone else causing serious injury or loss of life. We have the experience and resources and work with experts in accident reconstructionist to help re-enact the collision prove your case in Court. We understand that your injuries can affect you and your family for life. Trust a firm that has handled hundreds of motor vehicle accidents. We offer sound advice and vigorous representation.

If you need an Indianapolis car accident lawyer, contact Batesky Law Office today!

Since an initial case consultation and evaluation of your Indiana personal injury claim is free of charge, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by having us review your claim.

Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car Accidents

Car accidents occur on roadways every day. There are many different situations in which a car accident can happen. Traveling at high-rates of speed, distracted driving, and drunk driving are a few of the many causes of traffic accidents. Often times, these accidents result in the serious injury or death of one or more person(s). The most common types of car accidents are:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Low impact collisions
  • Sideswipe
  • Rollover
  • Head-on collisions
  • Single car accidents
  • Multi-vehicle pile-ups

If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of negligence on an Indiana roadway, do not hesitate to call Batesky Law Office today! We will fight to get you maximum compensation for medical bills and lost wages.

Truck Accidents

Crashes involving tractor trailers and semi trucks are often accompanied by severe injuries and total vehicle loss. Going against big truck companies can be messy and expensive so hiring an experienced attorney is extremely important. Indianapolis attorney Richard Batesky has the necessary skills and experience to protect you from the hounds of the big truck companies.

In addition to all of the common reasons of accidents such as distracted driving, reckless driving, and speeding, truck drivers also face several obstacles such as:

  • Fatigue from long hours on the road
  • Improper load
  • Unsafe load
  • Inadequate inspections
  • The size and weight of their trucks increase the danger

Contact Batesky Law Office today if you have been a victim of a truck accident. We have won millions for our clients and will fight to get you all the compensation that you deserve.

Pedestrian Accidents

Roadways are used by a number of entities including motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. It is the responsibility of all parties to navigate safely and legally. When a negligent driver hits a pedestrian, the injuries are often severe. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Indiana are:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Running a red lights and hitting pedestrians who have the right of way
  • Right turn on red without looking for pedestrians
  • Distracted or reckless driving
  • Illegally parked cars making it difficult to see pedestrians who have the right of way
  • Proceeding into the crosswalk when pedestrians have a walk sign

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, contact Batesky Law Office to receive full compensation for lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience fighting for victims of accidents as a result of negligence.

Motorcycle Accidents

While many motorcyclists have a bad rap for unsafe lane changes, speeding, and being reckless, not all motorcycle crashes that occur are the fault of the rider. Motorcyclists have the least protection of any other vehicle on the road and they can be difficult for other drivers to see, especially at night. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:

  • Swerving in front of motorcycles
  • Cutting off motorcycles
  • Failing to follow posted speed limits
  • Failing to yield
  • Following at unsafe distances
  • Failing to see a motorcycle
  • Distracted or negligent driving
  • Driving under the influence

When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced injury attorney who will fight for you. Batesky Law Office has over 30 years of experience in handling motorcycle accident claims for victims who have suffered serious injury. Contact our office today for a complimentary case review.

Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • The number one cause of motor vehicle accidents is distracted driving. A distracted driver is any driver who diverts his or her attention from the road , typically to check their cell phone.
  • Traveling above the speed limit is an easy way to cause an accident. Drivers reaction times are slowed when they travel at higher rates of speed which leads to more accidents.
  • When a person is under the influence, the ability to focus and function properly is severely impaired. Drunk driving causes car accidents every day, even though they are easily avoidable.
  • There will always be a time when you need to change lanes. Often times, aggressive drivers make unsafe lane changes by not using turn signals, checking blind spots, or proceeding into the next lane.
  • Drivers that run red lights take a risk of causing a wrongful death because they often cause side-impact collisions at high speeds. Look both ways for oncoming cars as you approach a green light.
  • Drivers who fail to yield at intersections can cause serious accidents. This can be at crosswalks, red lights, or stop signs.
  • When a driver fails to read the posted signs and turns down a one-way street, the results can be serious.
  • Thousand of accidents occur each year due to a driver failing to stop at a stop sign. When someone runs a red light, the resulting crash is typically a rollover or side impact collision.
  • When a driver fails to follow the posted road signs and makes an improper or unsafe turn, it can cause serious accidents. Always be aware of the markings on the street and road signs to prevent being involved in a collision.
  • Drivers can be impatient and reckless, and often this results in following too closely behind a car. When a driver is tailgating, they do not have enough time to react in the event of a sudden slow down. This almost always results in a rear end collision.


Drunk Driving Related Accidents in Indiana each year

Roughly 10% of all accidents in Indiana are caused by a speeding driver.

Legal Steps for Motor Vehicle Accidents in Indiana

Occasionally, a settlement can be reached before a lawsuit is filed. An experienced attorney can determine the best approach for sending demand letters. If your attorney believes your case can be settled, he will send a demand for payment to the person at fault, or their insurance company. If the demand is unsuccessful, your attorney will proceed with filing a lawsuit.

When your attorney files a lawsuit, your case has officially begun. An experienced attorney in Indiana will notify the court and the defendant that a personal injury case has been filed and that they are your counsel. The defendant is required to send an answer to acknowledge that the case will be proceeding.

The investigation and process of gathering information are included in the discovery phase of your lawsuit. This is where attorneys depose the plaintiff and the defendant to gather all evidence to present a solid case in court. Your attorney will prepare you for the deposition ahead of time and will always be present to prevent you from answering unfair or irrelevant questions.

Often, insurance companies choose to settle cases before going to trial since settlement is far less costly than litigation. After the discovery phase, the attorneys on both sides of the case will determine whether a settlement can be agreed upon. If no agreement can be reached or you attorney feels that you are not receiving maximum compensation, then your case will go to trial.

Personal injury claims can take months or years to settle or resolve. Evidence requests, schedule conflicts, and other conflicts may arise that push your trial date. An experienced attorney will keep you informed and do his best to expedite proceedings so that you can be compensated for your loss.

FAQs for Motor Vehicle Accidents in Indiana


If I have been involved in a car accident, should I contact the other driver's insurance company?


Prior to giving a statement to insurance companies, you should contact a car accident attorney in Indiana. The insurance companies are known for using this information against you to reduce or deny compensation. Experienced, professional attorneys like Richard Batesky can help protect you against the insurance companies and get you the full compensation that you deserve.


Can I receive compensation for pain and suffering after I have been involved in a car accident in Indiana?


Absolutely! Laws in Indiana protect victims of car accidents and allow them to seek recovery for damages for pain and suffering along with property loss, emotional distress, disability, and more.


If I have rear-ended someone, am I automatically at fault?


Not necessarily. Drivers who make quick, aggressive lane changes or are being reckless on the roadway can cause an accident in which they get rear-ended but it is not the tailing drivers fault. Attorney Richard Batesky has extensive experience in gathering evidence to help victims of car accidents.


What kind of evidence should I gather at the time of the accident?


Always exchange information with all parties involved including name, phone number, insurance information, vehicle information, and license plate number. If possible, get statements from any willing witness and document their names and contact info. One of the most important pieces of evidence is photos. Take as many photos as possible of the vehicles, injuries, and damage so that your experienced Indiana car accident attorney can submit them into evidence to help you receive maximum compensation.


Should I see a doctor after I have been involved in motor vehicle accident?


Yes! You should always see a doctor to document any injuries sustained in the accident.


How will I know if I have a personal injury case as a result of a motor vehicle accident?


If you sustained injuries as a result if the accident, contact an experienced car accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Richard Batesky has over 30 years of experience in helping car accident victims receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

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Cases We Have Represented

Rear End Accident

We have represented hundreds of rear end accidents and received maximum compensation for our clients.

Semi Truck on Highway Accident

Trucks are notorious for reckless driving and are the cause of many accidents on the roadways. We have helped truck accident victims in our nearly 30 years of practice.

Drunk Driving Accident

Every day people choose to operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. Batesky Law Office has helped hundreds of victims who have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

Benefits of Hiring an Accident Attorney

  1. Settlement advances available
  2. Complimentary telephone, home or hospital consultation
  3. Convenient office location in downtown Indianapolis
  4. No fees until we win
  5. Extremely high success rate

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