Gary is located in Lake County, Indiana, and is located along the southern shore of Lake Michigan just 25 miles from Chicago, Illinois. Gary is considered to be part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The city has historically been dominated by industrial activity and is home to home to the largest steel mill in North America – U.S. Steel Gary Works, our Gary personal injury lawyer adds.
In fact, Gary was actually founded by the United States Steel Corporation. Perhaps Gary’s biggest claim to fame is that it is the hometown of the Jackson Family. You can actually visit the Birthplace of Michael Jackson if you ever find yourself passing through Gary.
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Unfortunately, Gary’s other claim to fame is its violent crime rate which is 21% higher than the national average, and a homicide rate of 12 times higher. Gary became notorious as one of the most dangerous places in the Nation back in the 1990s. However, in recent years, Gary’s city leadership has been taking steps to rebuild, revive, and restore the community.
With high crime rates come high rates of traffic accidents, drug, and alcohol-related wrecks, and wrongful death cases. Since Gary is located in such close proximity to Chicago, it may seem reasonable to contact a Chicago attorney. However, if you or a loved one were involved in an accident in Gary, you need an Indiana personal injury attorney to represent you.
Keller & Keller’s attorneys licensed in Indiana are familiar with Indiana state-specific laws and have represented hundreds of clients from Gary. An attorney with an Illinois license would not be able to bring a case to trial in Indiana unless they are also licensed in Indiana.
Keller & Keller has represented Gary accident victims in Lake County for over 85 years. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Gary car accident, truck accident, or other personal injury accident, contact Keller & Keller for a free consultation. Remember, the insurance companies are not on your side. Download our free Auto Accident Guide to learn more.
Gary Emergency Services and Contacts
Gary Police Department
Address: 555 Polk St., Gary, IN 46402
Lake County Sheriff’s Department
Address: 2293 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
Address: 600 Grant St., Gary, IN 46402