When you’re looking for a Bloomington injury lawyer to help you with your personal injury claim, one of the first considerations should always be given to experience and statewide representation. Fortunately, Keller & Keller is located a short distance from Bloomington and has handled several personal injury claims for the residents of Monroe County.
Our Bloomington injury lawyers are able to settle the majority of our client’s claims without having to make an appearance at the court located on 301 North College Avenue in downtown Bloomington. However, if your attorney believes that the insurance company hasn’t satisfied our demands, we’re fully prepared to file a complaint and try your case in front of a jury in the Monroe County Civil Court.
Unique to Bloomington is the number of cases we have settled involving car accidents that involved alcohol. In some instances it can be attributed to the younger demographic associated with Indiana University, however, we have also settled a number of alcohol-related accident claims that involved non-students.
State Road 37 Dangers
State Road 37 (SR 37) is a common location for the most serious motor-vehicle accidents. The most common cause of car and semi-truck accidents on SR 37 include: speeding, driving under the influence, distracted driving, and fatigued driving.
SR 37 can become very congested throughout the school year due to the large amount of traffic from in-state and out-of-state sports fans traveling to Assembly Hall or Memorial Stadium to watch the Hoosiers compete. Unfortunately, we've seen instances of the higher volume of traffic leading to an increase in car accidents involving injury.
Of course, SR 37 isn’t the only concern in Bloomington. We've worked on several accident claims that have involved other major highways and county roads in and around Bloomington.
In addition to the busy roads, some of the other common hazards facing drivers in Monroe County include inclement weather and the wildlife. Collisions with deer are a very real concern for residents, and have sometimes proven to be fatal.
Bloomington, Indiana Car Accident Case
A client from Bloomington, Indiana contacted our office after having been involved in a four-car accident that left her with serious neck and back pain as well as anxiety.
Our client had been sitting in stopped traffic on Atwater Avenue near the intersection of Faculty Avenue when an adverse driver failed to stop in time and rear-ended a vehicle directly behind our client, pushing that vehicle into our client’s car. The collision was hard enough to cause our client’s car to be pushed into the car in front of her, causing thousands of dollars in damage to the vehicles.
The severity of our client’s neck and back injuries required her to complete several rounds of physical therapy to help ease the constant pain in her neck and back.
Once the client was released from treatment and her health had improved to pre-crash condition, her Bloomington injury lawyer was able to negotiate a settlement amount with the insurance company that was in excess of our client’s authority level and also allowed us to avoid a trial by jury.
Bloomington Emergency Services and Contacts
Bloomington Police Department
Address: 220 E 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: (812) 339-4477
IU Police Department (IUPD)
Address: 1469 E. 17th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: (812) 855-4111
IU Health Bloomington Hospital
Address: 601 W 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN 47403
Phone: (812) 353-6821
Bloomington Fire Department Headquarters
Address: 300 E 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47402
Phone: (812) 332-9763
How a Bloomington Injury Lawyer can Help You
In most instances, having an attorney help you with your accident claim is going to allow you to net more money than you could ever receive by handling the claim on your own. One of the primary reasons for this is because of the experience we have in handling these cases everyday, as well as knowing their true value.
Additionally, insurance companies know our attorneys have the power to take them to court if needed, though we settle most cases without having to present them before a judge.
Your attorney will work to recover three types of compensation:
1. Medical Bills
2. Lost Wages
3. Pain and Suffering
Another valuable asset the attorney can sometimes provide is their ability to negotiate liens and/or medical bills, thus increasing the size of your settlement.
If your accident happened in Bloomington or Monroe County, call us for a FREE consultation. You'll never pay us a dime until we make a recovery for you.
And if you would rather meet in person, our attorneys are happy to visit with you at your home, the Bloomington hospital, in our offices, or wherever is most convenient for you.
Hello, I'm Jim Keller, Managing Partner of Keller & Keller, and I want to take a moment to answer some questions I receive from callers looking for a personal injury attorney in Bloomington, Indiana.
The questions are usually #1) "Do you handle cases in Bloomington?", #2) "How much does it cost to hire Keller & Keller?", and #3) "Will I have to go to court?"
Starting with #1) Yes, we handle cases in Bloomington. In fact, we've settled a number of big cases in Bloomington that have involved things from auto accidents to social security disability claims to even wrongful death lawsuits.
A lot of people think that their attorney needs to have an office in their hometown and that's simply not true. If you live in Bloomington and need a personal injury lawyer, you should be more concerned with the lawyer's credentials, their experience, and making sure that they limit their practice to personal injury.That's more important than location, and in the vast majority of cases, you'll never even need to make a trip to your attorney's office.
Second is cost. "How much will I have to pay Keller & Keller?"
We offer everyone in Bloomington our Zero Fee Guarantee. That means no matter the size or circumstances of your case, you'll never pay us anything until we make a recovery for you.
Third, some people assume that if they hire a lawyer to help them they'll eventually have to appear before a judge in Monroe County Courthouse. Again, that's not true. Most people are relieved to learn that when we settle the majority of our cases we settle them out of court without our clients ever having to go to court.
Last, if you're thinking of hiring an attorney to help you with your case, please call or email me. I graduated from IU and do visit Bloomington throughout the year to see friends, and of course, attend games at Assembly Hall. In fact, we have several attorneys that all graduated from IU, so our office is very familiar with the city of Bloomington and we're happy to help.