Home of the Indiana University Hoosiers, Bloomington, Indiana is known as a Big 10 college town with one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. Most IU campus buildings are constructed out of limestone – a natural stone mined from Bloomington. The economy of Bloomington is anchored in the university and has spurred a robust business community in healthcare, technology, real estate, and the arts our Indiana personal injury attorney adds.
Due to the large student population in Bloomington and the inherent culture of college towns, alcohol-related cases are common as are pedestrian cases. Our attorneys have handled all kinds of cases for our Bloomington clients including wrongful death cases, pedestrian vs. car accident cases, drunk driving cases, semi-truck cases, and motorcycle accidents.
Indiana State Road 37 runs through the City of Bloomington and is a four-lane divided highway. SR37 is a common location for the most serious motor vehicle wrecks due to its pathway through several small towns and rural sections. The most common causes 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 a 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 wildlife. Collisions with deer are a very real concern for residents and have sometimes proven to be fatal.
Settled 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
Email: [email protected]
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 every day, 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.