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If there is one thing Indiana is known for, it is speed. There is a town in Indiana called Speedway. With this love for speed, it is no surprise that Indiana has several racing tracks, including the Indiana Speedway. Unfortunately, these racing tracks can become deadly.
Getting hurt in a speedway accident can be life-changing. Many of these accidents are fatal. If you are lucky, you may escape with a serious injury. To determine whether you have a case against the Indiana Speedway, contact a speedway car accident lawyer from Stephenson Rife.
Why Choose Us?
At Stephenson Rife, we are dedicated, prepared, and driven. Our lawyers know the devastation that you face following your accident. We also know how much your severe injury will cost you in the long run. That is why we are prepared to fight aggressively for the compensation that you deserve. We work tirelessly on behalf of all of our clients.
How We Can Help
We understand the financial pressure that you are under. You may have suffered a serious injury that will require long-term medical treatment. You may have lost a loved one from a speedway accident. If you have a case, you must go up against several insurance companies to fight for compensation. That is where we come in. We never settle for less than your best interests. We take your case, put a team of experienced Indianapolis car accident lawyers on it, and handle it. No excess. No fluff. Just results.
The Speedway is a Dangerous Environment
There are so many opportunities for a fatal speedway accident to happen. The environment itself is very dangerous. Drivers are racing at up to 200 miles per hour. Cars can experience mechanical issues at any moment. One of the biggest misconceptions is that drivers are the only victims of speedway accidents. Innocent spectators have also been hurt in speedway accidents.
Injuries Caused by Flying Debris
One of the most common causes of speedway accidents is equipment failure. Even though race cars are expected to meet safety standards, malfunctions in the equipment can still happen.
When these malfunctions happen, the race cars can crash into each other. These collisions can cause debris to hit innocent bystanders. Some of the injuries that can be caused by flying debris include:
Fatalities Caused by Speedway Accidents
Another common cause of speedway accidents is road conditions. Gas and other debris spills onto the tracks as the track personnel and mechanics work on the cars. These obstructions can cause serious injury to drivers and spectators. Drivers can get killed in a multi-car pile-up. Spectators may slip and fall if the gas or oil splashes off of the tracks. Spectators can also die if they are struck by one of the race cars or debris from a severe crash.
Can You Sue Indianapolis Speedway for an Injury?
Yes. Since the early 1900s, serious accidents at the Indianapolis Speedway have occurred. Many families have had to sue the Indianapolis Speedway for their loved ones. However, it is not easy to sue the Indianapolis Speedway.
Indiana’s laws are complex. Getting compensation for a speedway accident will require specialized knowledge and skill. The Indianapolis Speedway also has many resources to protect them from liability. The organization has the power to hire as many lawyers as possible.
How Does Negligence Affect My Speedway Lawsuit?
You need to prove the other party’s negligence to receive the most compensation from your speedway lawsuit. Negligence is the failure to exercise a certain level of care for a specific person. It starts with a specific duty of care. The other party must have been responsible for exercising a certain duty of care toward you.
If the other party fails to provide a duty of care toward you, that is known as a breach of duty. You would have to establish a connection between this breach of duty and the damages that you suffered.
What Damages Can I Receive from My Indianapolis Speedway Injuries?
If you are successful in proving the other party’s negligence, you may be able to receive the compensation that you deserve. Compensation can be in the form of economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the financial damages you suffer, like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are intangible damages like loss of enjoyment of life.
How Can Speedway Car Accident Attorneys Help My Case?
A speedway car accident attorney can be your legal guide throughout your speedway lawsuit. Being seriously injured can leave you distraught. You may feel overwhelmed by the expensive medical bills and your physical recovery.
You may not be in the right frame of mind to take on a large corporation like the Indianapolis Speedway. That is why you need someone willing to help you in every possible way. Some of the ways that our speedway car accident lawyers can help your case include:
Establishing All Liable Parties
In a speedway car accident, several parties can be held liable. You may be able to sue the driver, the driver’s company, and the car manufacturer. Our legal team is thoroughly prepared for all of our cases. We can examine your case and determine if you have a lawsuit.
Reconstructing the Accident Scene
Our lawyers can reconstruct the accident scene and determine what caused your injuries. We can access different tools like 3D animation, copies of police reports, and eyewitness testimony.
Gathering the Strongest Evidence
We can also gather the best evidence to build your case. To help prove the negligence of the other party, you will need the most credible evidence. Some of the evidence that our legal team can gather are photos of the accident scene, eyewitness testimony, and medical records.
Negotiating with Insurance Companies
Our speedway car accident attorneys can help you negotiate for the best settlement. Because multiple parties may be involved in your accident, these parties may want to settle out of court. But settlements are not as simple as they seem.
Even though you can agree to a settlement amount with several parties, this amount may not cover your damages. Many parties will take their chance and suggest the lowest amount possible. Our lawyers can make sure that your settlement is fair to you. Because your injuries are severe, you will need the maximum compensation possible.
Providing the Best Legal Representation
If your speedway lawsuit goes to trial, our legal team can provide the best legal representation for you. In a trial, you may have to testify and provide evidence to support your claims. Adjusting to these changes can make you feel anxious.
Our lawyers are dedicated to pursuing positive results, regardless of the legal challenge. We can connect with experts who can provide credible testimony on your behalf.
Winning Major Settlements
Our attorneys are no strangers when it comes to securing large settlements. We resolved a settlement for $4 million in less than eight months for an elderly client after she was involved in a semi-tractor trailer accident.
The client wanted to resolve the lawsuit immediately and focus on healing. She suffered from a mild traumatic brain injury and severe orthopedic and degloving injuries. Our legal team worked diligently to secure the largest settlement for our client.
Another major settlement was a $15 million settlement for our client, who suffered a leg amputation in a truck accident. We secured this settlement for our client within 10 months of filing a lawsuit.
Determining the Value of Your Damages
Our speedway car accident lawyers can help you determine what your damages are worth. Every speedway car accident does not have the same value. Different factors determine the actual worth of your damages. Some of these factors are:
- The liability of the defendant(s)
- The severity of your injuries
- The credibility of the parties
- The number of parties involved in your case
- Witness testimony.
All or some of these issues may be used to measure your compensation. One of the factors that may increase your compensation is the severity of your injuries.
Making Citizens “Whole” Again
In personal injury law, any compensation that you receive will be financial. This is done in an effort to make the victim “whole” again. When you have suffered a permanent injury from a speedway car accident, you may be unable to make someone “whole” again. There is little chance of recovering from a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. That is why these victims deserve greater amounts of compensation.
Call Stephenson Rife to Discuss Your Speedway Injuries Today
At Stephenson Rife, we have been meeting the needs of people throughout Indiana since 1976. Our legal team is so reliable that other law firms turn to us for help in legal matters. We are confident that we can meet your needs in your speedway lawsuit.
Call our office, or submit our contact form, or call us at (317) 680-2501 to schedule a free consultation with a speedway injuries attorney. We are ready to take on your case and fight for your right to compensation.