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Indianapolis has seen a massive resurgence in recent years, making it one of the country’s top choices for people who place a premium on livability and favorable work opportunities.
Downtown and its surrounding areas have ushered in a transformation by way of new construction and innovation. The city’s large number of new apartments, condominiums, and hotels has reshaped its landscape. One-of-a-kind restaurants continue to make their home in our city. And eco-friendly, technological advances like BlueIndy’s electric car rental now offer commuting choices and flexibility to Indianapolis residents and visitors alike.
And while it is an exciting time to be living in or near downtown Indianapolis, the city has also seen a number of undesirable effects related to its growth and rise in popularity, specifically in terms of serious personal injuries that arise from incidents such as auto accidents and pedestrian mishaps.
Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer
Before founding the Boulton Law Group, attorney Boulton spent several years as the lead litigation attorney for a large Indianapolis personal injury law firm.
During his time at the mega-firm, he was responsible for overseeing client consultations, negotiations with insurance companies, and trial strategy related to the high-profile accident cases that occurred in and near Indianapolis.
After founding the Boulton Law Group, attorney Boulton continues to help Indianapolis accident and injury victims who are searching for award-winning legal representation. However, he and his staff also make it their priority to provide every client with an unforgettable experience in terms of personal attention, empathy, and old-fashioned customer service.
Boulton Law Group routinely investigates Indianapolis case types that include:
- Car accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Dog bites
- Negligent security
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip & fall injuries
With several years’ experience of investigating and speaking to accident victims throughout downtown and the surrounding areas, attorney Boulton is aware of the analysis required to quickly and successfully analyze accident patterns and liability factors specific to incidents that occur in Indianapolis. As a result, he also has a keen understanding of how the Marion County Court systems work.
His experience as an Indianapolis injury lawyer has proven to be a desirable and valuable asset for his clients, ensuring them that no matter the size, complexity, or type of injury case, they will have a tested and successful litigator on their side.
Indianapolis Car Accident Statistics
According to a publication from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Marion County saw a total of 36,963 vehicle-related crashes in 2017.
A closer look at the total number of crashes reveals that 102 people suffered fatal injuries and 8,632 others incurred non-fatal injuries.
Fatal injuries by victim type:
- Driver 57
- Passenger 15
- Bicyclists 2
- Pedestrians 28
Non-fatal injuries by victim type:
- Driver – 6,147 2,071
- Passengers – 2,071
- Bicyclists – 102
- Pedestrians – 312
When broken down by municipality, the number of crashes per city are as follows:
- Beech Grove – 301
- Clermont – 17
- Homecroft- 11
- Indianapolis – 31,251
- Lawrence – 1,091
- Meridian Hills – 23
- Southport – 83
- Speedway – 530
- Rural – 3,415
- Unknown – 241
The Indiana State Police have developed a crash risk prediction tool that illustrates hot spots for potential accidents based not the time of day.
Below is a screenshot that shows the crash risk for Indianapolis and its surrounding cities between the hours of 6am-9am:
By comparison, we see an increase in crash risks between the hours of 3pm-6pm:
Indianapolis Transportation Network
Indianapolis’s interstate and highway system has become more complex in recent years, leading to more people on the roads and increased congestion.
Bolton Law Group has helped accident victims throughout Indianapolis, and while a crash can happen on any road at anytime, examples of some high-risk highways, interstates, and streets that run through our city include:
Interstate 465 – Indianapolis residents are largely familiar with our city’s 53-mile I-465 loop. Rectangular in shape, the interstate encircles downtown Indianapolis and offers several exits and on-ramps for Circle City residents that live in the surrounding metro areas.
Interstate 65 – As drivers travel through Indianapolis using I-65, they will eventually reach an overlap with I-70. This area of overlapping interstates can be dangerous for drivers not familiar with the travel patterns and road conditions associated with what is known as the “North Split” and “South Split.”
Interstate 69 – Connected to -I-465 and running along the outer edge of northeast Indianapolis, I-69 has long been the site of a number of Indianapolis crashes in and around the Castleton and Fishers area.
Interstate 70 – As I-70 approaches downtown Indianapolis from the west, it runs south along the city before connecting to I-65 N, and traveling north to northeast.
Interstate 74 – As I-74 approaches downtown Indianapolis from the northwest it connect to I-465 south, traveling along the south border of downtown before splintering off to the southeast.
Ultimately, each of these interstates continue to serve as popular roads for Indianapolis commuters, semi-truck drivers, and out-of-state travelers.
A large number of factors contribute to crash risks on Indianapolis’s interstates, but the majority of accidents investigated by Boulton Law Group revealed the following to be the main cause or contributing factor:
- Distracted driving
- Seasonal weather conditions that can quickly prove dangerous for drivers
In addition to our well-known interstates, we regularly receive calls from accident victims who have been involved in incidents on a number of downtown city streets, such as:
Meridian Street – Running through the middle of downtown, Meridian St serves as an address for a wide variety of entities, including restaurants, nightclubs, businesses, and upscale homes/condominiums.
Because of its popularity, Meridian St continues to be the location of accident scenes throughout Indianapolis.
College Avenue – Located to the east of downtown, College Avenue is widely known as a connector between the city and outlying neighborhoods such as Broad Ripple.
We have spoken with a number of Indianapolis residents who have been involved in car accidents on College Avenue that were the result of another driver who was speeding, not yielding the right of way, and/or driving under the influence.
Capitol Avenue – Another busy downtown street, Capitol is located to the west of Monument Circle and is a popular route for commuters, students at IUPUI, and football fans who travel to Lucas Oil during the Colts season.
Illinois Avenue – Similar to Meridian Street, Illinois runs through a highly commercialized area of downtown, with restaurants, shopping and upscale hotels and living spaces existing on either side the road.
Of course, every Indianapolis street poses unique risks, as there are accidents and incidents that occur regularly throughout downtown and in the surrounding areas.
In addition to the number of car accident claims we have investigated, it is also important to know that Boulton Law Group receives regular calls from injured people who are involved in incidents that are especially unique to our downtown area.
Specifically, attorney Boulton consults with victims who suffered injuries in crashes involving Indianapolis’s IndyGo city buses, passenger trains, bike-sharing programs, taxis, and electric scooters.
Emergency contacts for Indianapolis accident victims
No one can predict the type of help they may need following a serious accident and injury. However, we have collected a list of common groups and resources that are involved in the initial rescue and ongoing support commonly associated with Indianapolis personal injury claims:
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters (IMPD)
50 N Alabama St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Indianapolis Fire Department Headquarters (IFD)
955 Ft Wayne Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
IU Health Methodist Hospital
1701 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
St Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
2001 W 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital
720 Eskenazi Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Community Hospital East
1500 N Ritter Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Community Hospital North
7150 Clearvista Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Community Hospital South
1402 E County Line Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Marion County Trustee’s Office
863 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Choosing a Top-Rated Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer
The attorney you choose to represent you for your accident will make a difference. We recommend that you hire a lawyer who focuses exclusively on personal injury claims and not a general practitioner.
Additionally, there are a number of questions you should ask a lawyer before hiring them.
Attorney Boulton has more than 20 years of experience helping accident victims recover for their injuries. He has investigated and settled claims on behalf of clients for a wide variety of Indianapolis accidents and incidents.
To speak to attorney Boulton direct, call 317-350-2680, or you can write to us with the details of your accident and injuries using our confidential contact form.