It may be a difficult summer for you as you navigate through local Carmel, Indiana, roads. Carmel has several construction projects that will temporarily affect traffic patterns for the next three years. The project includes making improvements to the 100 roundabouts, widening of streets, and adding bike paths. Ultimately, the city roads will be safer and the community, in general, will have a more aesthetic appeal.
Although roundabouts result in 80 percent fewer roadway injury accidents, accidents still happen. In 2017, 4,911 vehicles were involved in traffic accidents in Carmel. Two people were killed and 277 were injured. There were 208 hit-and-run accidents.
Accidents on the roads are not the only ways that people suffer personal injuries. Thousands are hospitalized or die from other types of avoidable incidents. People fall and suffer a head injury or break a bone. Surgeons operate on the wrong body part, health care professionals give patients the wrong medicine or the right medicine in the wrong dose. Doctors fail to diagnose a serious illness. Merchandise falls off of shelves in retail stores and either wound or kill unsuspecting shoppers. The list could go on and on.
What do all of these things have in common? The deaths and injuries were almost all caused by someone’s negligence. Those who were injured, and the family members of those who died, are entitled to be compensated for their losses. The person or business responsible for the injuries may be legally required to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Carmel Accident Statistics
The number of personal injuries in Carmel remained relatively constant from 1996 to 2005. After an increase in 2006, personal injuries each year fell substantially till about 2009. From 2009 to 2016, the amount of personal injuries each year leveled off roughly at the same amount observed form 1996 to 2005.
Since 1996, the amount of accident fatalities has stayed between 0 and 3 for any given year. However, in 2007, there were 5 accident fatalities.
Although the amount of personal injuries in Carmel has been increasing each year, it has not been increasing at the same rate as road growth. In other words, roads are being built at a faster rate, meaning that there are less personal injuries per road mile in Carmel.
The amount of accident fatalities in Carmel per road mile has decreased slightly since 1996 with a few upward spikes in 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2007.
Why Hire the Carmel Personal Injury Attorneys at Doehrman Buba?
At the Carmel, Indiana, law firm of Doehrman Buba, we understand the pain and suffering that comes from suddenly being injured. We have years of experience winning cases at trial or obtaining settlements for our injured clients, or in wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the family of those who died from their injuries.
No matter how you were injured, or what type of accident you were in, we can help. Some examples of the areas we work in and have a track record of success include:
- Carmel Car accidents.
- Pedestrian accidents.
- Premises liability injuries.
- Product liability cases.
- Wrongful death caused by another’s negligence.
- Medical malpractice due to the negligence of health care providers.
- Traumatic brain injury no matter how it was sustained.
- Birth injuries, which often have life-time and life-changing issues for parents and the injured child.
- Slip and fall accidents, often also premises liability issues are involved.
Although there are no guarantees in the law, your chances of having a successful outcome in a personal injury or wrongful death are better if you have experienced attorneys working for you. At Doehrman Buba, we have more than 50 years of combined experience as litigation attorneys. Our two partners are:
Thomas C. Doehrman, founder of Doherman Buba. Doehrman has 30 years of litigation experience. He is admitted to practice in all the state and federal courts in Indiana.
Daniel J. Buba began his career 24 years ago as in house counsel for an insurance company defending personal injury claims, so he knows exactly how the other side works. This gives him a “leg up,” as the saying goes, when it comes to representing plaintiffs. Buba is admitted to state and federal courts in Indiana.
Carmel Personal Injury FAQs
How much is my personal injury case worth?
Every case is different, and a number of variables will affect the amount of money available in a settlement or judgment. However, a good starting point in estimating the value of a case is the cost of medical bills relating to the injury. The amount of an eventual settlement will be increased by factors including permanent effects from the injury and pain and suffering. The value of the case may decrease if liability is unclear or disputed.
Can I recover in a personal injury case even if I didn’t go to the doctor right after the accident?
If you get hurt in an accident it’s a good idea to seek medical treatment right away, even if you feel your injuries are only minor. This is not only the safest thing for your own health, it also documents the cause of your injury. However, you can still file a personal injury case even if you waited before going to the doctor, as long as there is some indication that your injuries were caused by the accident.
Do I have to go to court for a personal injury case?
Many personal injury cases settle before anyone steps foot in court–sometimes before a lawsuit is even filed. However, a good personal injury attorney is always prepared to go to court if it’s necessary to obtain the compensation that the victim deserves. That being said, the injured party often does not need to appear in court unless the case goes all the way to trial.
What do I need for my initial consultation with a personal injury attorney?
In the initial consultation, a personal injury attorney is mostly gathering facts about your case. You should bring with you any documents you have relating to your case, such as an accident report or medical records, as well as any photo evidence you may have. The initial consultation is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the lawyer and the legal process, so come prepared with some questions to ask the attorney.
What Our Clients Say About Us
I retained Doehrman Buba almost 6 years ago for a personal injury case for my minor child. We recently settled the case and I could not be more pleased with our outcome. They went above and beyond working very hard to make sure my son and I got through this. They always made us feel respected and important. Anytime I spoke of them I only received great compliments which all proved to be true. They take their time and make sure things are done thoroughly. If I ever needed a personal injury attorney or knew someone who did, I would refer none other than Doehrman Buba. They are very humble yet the best at what they do. These guys ROCK.
We Have a Track Record of Success
At Doehrman Buba, we have obtained positive results for thousands of those who have been injured and have come to us for help. We always act in the best interest of our clients. We focus our attention on the approximately 92,000 Carmel, Indiana, residents.
We know how to put a value on a case so that awards and settlements are maximized. If we decide to work together, we will not rest until we receive for you all the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
When our investigation shows that negotiation is the best option, we are good negotiators. We have obtained settlements for millions of dollars for our clients who have been seriously injured. In just one case for example, we negotiated a settlement for approximately $5,000,000 against an ambulance service and the care that they provided to a mother on the way to the hospital where she gave birth to a child.
If taking your case to trial is in your best interest, we are both skilled trial attorneys and you will be glad to have us standing by your side in the courtroom fighting for you to receive just compensation. We have obtained numerous in excess of $1 million for clients that have had the misfortune of suffering a trumatic brain injury as a result of the negligence of another.
It is important to remember that each case is different and the amount of an award at trial, or settlement without trial, depends upon the specific and unique facts of the particular accident and injury. Past performance does not mean that a future case will have the same outcome.
The law requires you to file your compensation claim within a certain period of time following your accident. Do not let the time run out. If you have been injured in any type of accident, contact us at our Carmel personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.