Drunk Driving Accidents
Experience that gets results in Lafayette
It's well-known that drinking and driving is dangerous. But sadly, drunk driving remains a serious problem, one that often has life-changing consequences. The experienced car accident attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan help people injured in drunk driving accidents in Indiana get the compensation they need to help rebuild their lives.
Alcohol affects a driver's judgment, concentration and reaction time. This greatly increases the risk of getting into a car accident that can leave someone with serious injuries. These injuries can range from cuts, lacerations and broken bones to traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Medical expenses can very quickly become overwhelming.
Determining fault in a drunk driving accident seems like it would be pretty straightforward, but it's not always so simple. The police are focused on holding drunk drivers responsible for breaking the law. Their job is not to fight to get you financial compensation for your injuries. That's where it can get complicated.
Insurance companies are supposed to help victims injured in drunk driving accidents. But they will likely try to pay you as little as possible. They may even question the extent of your injuries and demand that you be examined by one of their doctors. Or they may pressure you to accept a lowball settlement offer, claiming it's the best they can do.
We take your accident seriously
We know the games insurance companies play, and we don't put up with them. Our firm has been fighting for the injured since our founding in 1913. We focus on building strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously, and on recovering the compensation you deserve.
At Vaughan & Vaughan, it's all about the client. That means that we will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your case. This means holding the drunk driver responsible and demanding that the insurance company provide compensation. We may also pursue other possible sources of compensation, including from the bar or restaurant that served the drunk driver.
We will determine the total amount of the damages you have suffered. This includes all past and future medical expenses for treating your accident-related injuries. It includes lost wages while you were unable to work. And it may also include other damages, such as pain and suffering, disability and emotional distress.
We help clients get justice
Insurance companies know us. They know we have a reputation for getting results. When they see we are determined to fight for our clients, they often agree to settlement discussions. But we are only interested in a settlement that meets your needs. If necessary, we will fight for you in court, where we have won significant awards for clients. Results matter here.
If you've been injured in a drunk driving accident, it's important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Over time, evidence can be lost and the memories of witnesses can fade.
Take steps today to protect your rights. Call us at 765-742-0056 for a free consultation with a Lafayette car accident attorney. We can review your case, answer your questions and go over your options.