Evansville, Indiana is located in the southernmost part of the state along the Ohio River and is an active metropolitan area as it borders Kentucky and Illinois. It is the 3rd largest city in Indiana with a population of 118,000. Evansville and the tri-state area that surrounds it have become a regional center for industry and trade. Evansville itself has set itself apart as the Tri-State's major center for healthcare with large hospital groups Deaconess Health Systems and St. Vincent Evansville. Evansville is also home to University of Southern Indiana and one of Indiana University Medical School’s campuses.
Due to Evansville’s location on the Ohio River combined with its strong rail and highway infrastructure, our Indiana personal injury lawyer explains, it is an ideal hub for the transportation and transport of cargo. Business, commuter, and residential traffic can therefore create congestion along Evansville’s busy roadways leading to serious accidents. Evansville’s most highly trafficked roadways include Highway 41, State Road 66 (The Lloyd Expressway), and Interstate 69. However, we have also handled several cases on smaller roadways in Evansville like the case described below.
Hiring the Right Injury Attorney in Evansville
If you’ve been in an automobile accident, or are looking for an Evansville injury lawyer to represent your family in a wrongful death lawsuit, you should make sure the attorney you hire offers the following:
When an attorney offers statewide representation, it typically means the firm has multiple offices throughout the state and has an impressive history of positive results on behalf of their clients.
A Flat Fee
Some law offices will have what is known as a "sliding-fee" scale, meaning that the fee increases if they are forced to try your case in court. The retainer you sign with your attorney should be for a standard, flat fee.
There are a large number of law firms and attorneys who work as general practitioners. This means the attorney will handle a variety of case types, including bankruptcy, divorce, wills, etc. It's critical that you choose a law firm whose primary focus is personal injury law.
Evansville’s roadway, railway, (Evansville and Terre Haute Railroad) waterway (Ohio River), and air transportation (Evansville Regional Airport) make it a popular destination point for several companies whose daily business operations rely on delivery and transport of goods. However, the combination of business traffic and everyday commuter and residential traffic can create congestion that leads to serious accidents.
The roadways that we commonly receive calls about, and are likely the site of the most serious accidents in Evansville, are Highway 41, which runs through the center of the city; State Road 66 (the Lloyd Expressway); and Interstate 69 (I-69), which borders the eastern side of Evansville and then turns westward as it approaches the southern boundary line of the city.
And though we receive the majority of calls from Evansville residents who were injured in an incident on a major roadway, we've also settled many cases for clients who were hurt on the city's side streets and smaller roadways, such as the case example below:
Evansville Bicycle v. Car Case
The team at Keller & Keller received a phone call from a mother whose son had been struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. He was near Columbia and Main Street in Evansville when the Adverse vehicle attempted to turn left on a red light and struck her son in the crosswalk.
The resulting collision left our client with multiple abrasions to his face, arms, knuckles, side, and shoulders. Emergency medical services quickly took our client to Deaconess Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and referred to orthopedic follow-up care.
Anytime a case involves an automobile vs. a pedestrian or bicycle, the insurance company will aggressively try to place all or most of the fault on the victim. With that fact in mind, our team made it a priority to obtain the police report and all investigative materials from the Evansville Police Department so that we could locate a witness. Fortunately, from the information obtained, our attorney was able to locate a witness and get a statement solidifying the case for our client.
The team of attorneys at Keller & Keller was able to settle this case for an amount that not only covered all of our clients' medical bills, but also awarded him pain and suffering and a new bike.
Though our offices are centrally located in Indiana, we have over 85 years of experience handling cases all over the state of Indiana, including Evansville. If you were involved in an accident in Evansville, reach out to Keller & Keller today for a free consultation. We are available to schedule a call or visit you at your home or at the hospital.
Evansville Emergency Contacts
Evansville Police Department
Address: 15 NW Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD
Phone: (812) 436-7896
Email: [email protected]
Address: 600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47747
Phone: (812) 450-5000
Evansville Fire Department Headquarters
Address: 550 S.E. 8th Street, Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: (812) 436-4412
Results Matter When It Comes to Personal Injury Claims
No matter the size of your case, or where it happened in Evansville, we work to make every step of your experience with us as convenient and professional as possible.
We offer first consultations in the following settings:
- At your home
- At any of Evansville's hospitals
- Keller & Keller's southern Indiana office
- Video conference