Frankfort may not be one of Indiana’s most notorious accident sites, but that doesn’t mean that the roads can’t be treacherous. Compound Indiana’s lake effect weather with drivers’ roadway negligence, and you may rapidly find yourself contending with the aftermath of an unexpected accident. Unfortunately, these accidents can put your personal and financial health at risk.
You’re not alone after an accident, though. Vaughan & Vaughan can help you address the negligence that resulted in your car crash losses. You can schedule a stress-free consultation with our personal injury lawyers in Frankfort. We can use these consultations to discuss the process of filing a claim and how said claims can secure you the support you need to recover.
Recovering from Your Financial Car Accident Losses
It costs a lot of money to recover from a car accident. If you don’t have a safety fund, those expenses can see you wrack up significant debts, all while you’re dealing with new injuries and reduced opportunities to work. You deserve the opportunity to demand that the party liable for your losses help you address the cost of your recovery.
Before you can issue your demands, though, you need to know what kind of support you’re asking for. Specifically, you need to estimate the value of your car accident case. To do so, you can work with a car accident attorney to calculate the sum total of your economic and non-economic losses. These can include:
- The cost of replacing your car
- The cost of repairing vehicular damage
- Your medical expenses and related treatment needs
- Lost wages and opportunities to seek out alternative employment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If your car accident resulted in the untimely passing of a loved one, you can meet with Vaughan & Vaughan to discuss your right to a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits give you the right to demand compensation for loss of consortium, companionship, and income. You can also demand help paying for your loved one’s funeral.
Holding the Right Party Accountable for Roadway Negligence
When it comes time to file your car accident claim with a judge, you need to hold the appropriate party responsible for your post-accident expenses, not to mention their initial negligence. You may be inclined to hold another driver accountable for a roadway accident, but the other parties that may bear fault for your losses can include:
- Truck drivers
- Government officials
- Construction crews
- Corporate parties
When in doubt, follow the evidence found at the scene of your accident. A Frankfort car accident lawyer can gather physical debris, bystander testimony, and other forms of evidence to help establish a trial back to the party responsible for your losses.
Anticipating Your Car Accident Claim Timeline
Your right to a car accident case is dictated by Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations. This statute of limitations, as defined by Indiana Code §34-11-2-4, notes that you have no more than two years to act on your losses. You must use that two-year period to gather the evidence you need to hold another party accountable for your accident-related expenses.
You cannot file a civil claim outside of its statute of limitations. An attempt to do so can see a judge waive your right to compensation without considering the circumstances of your accident. Fortunately, you can connect with an attorney early into that two-year timeline to make the most of your investigative period.
Car Accident Settlements Versus Civil Trials
One of our primary purposes, as your attorneys, is to ensure that you have control over your approach to your car accident recovery. That’s why we make it possible for you to either negotiate for a car accident settlement or pursue one in court.
If you want to negotiate a settlement, let our team know. We can establish out-of-court meetings during which we can argue the value of your case with the liable party. You can count on us to argue for your maximum possible compensation during these meetings, as we can systematically point out the losses that a liable party may have missed.
Liable parties who refuse to see the value of your case are most often best met in civil court. Whether you transition from negotiations to a trial or skip negotiations altogether, our car collision attorneys in Frankfort can prepare you for discovery, opening statements, and examinations accordingly.
When to Call on a Personal Injury Attorney
Indiana’s statute of limitations may be the only official deadline that applies to your investigative period, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t move quickly after a car accident. Unfortunately, there is a myriad of parties who may take an interest in obscuring the truth of your losses from a judge and jury.
The sooner you’re able to get a professional on your team, the sooner you’ll have the opportunity to gather the data you need to make your case. With that in mind, consider contacting an attorney within days or weeks of your initial car accident. Our team can step in even as you’re in the process of recovering from severe injuries.
You do not have to commit to a car accident lawsuit when you call on an attorney. Instead, you can schedule a stress-free case consultation, during which you can learn more about the services a personal injury lawyer can provide you and your family.
Overcome Car Accident Losses With a Lawyer’s Guidance
Motor vehicle accidents vary in their complexity. These accidents can involve many liable parties and leave you with questions about your long-term financial security. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to stabilize your finances after a car crash. You can contact Frankfort car accident attorneys to discuss your right to financial support.
Let’s work together to establish the value of your losses. Schedule your low-stress initial case consultation today to get your civil accident claim to a judge within Indiana’s statute of limitations. You can reach us by calling Vaughan & Vaughan’s office or reaching out through our website.