Vaughan & Vaughan wants to make it as easy as possible for you to get your life back on track after a catastrophic injury accident. You can schedule a free case evaluation with our catastrophic injury lawyers in Beech Grove within hours of your accident to secure comprehensive legal representation.
Our attorneys can host conversations with a liable party on your behalf while you prioritize your recovery. We can even step in and manage your conversations with police officers, insurance claims adjusters, and Indiana’s civil representatives.
Are you ready to fight for catastrophic injury compensation? Let Beech Grove’s personal injury lawyers investigate your case today.
When do You Have the Right to a Catastrophic Injury Claim?
Catastrophic injuries temporarily or permanently transform the way you have to meet your daily needs. These injuries often require attention from specialists and may force you to undergo several surgeries. Even so, if you want to take legal action against a liable party, you must prove that your injuries entitle you to civil action by meeting the state’s burden of proof.
Indiana’s burden of proof requires you to prove that a named party owed you a duty of care at the time of an accident through the use of hard evidence. That evidence must also elaborate on the ways the named party violated that duty of care and caused you marked economic losses.
Finding the evidence you need to meet the state’s burden of proof while also contending with the aftermath of a catastrophic injury can feel impossible. Fortunately, you have Beech Grove catastrophic injury attorneys on your side.
You can work with us to gather the evidence needed to move your case forward without compromising your right to schedule doctor’s appointments, attend physical therapy, and get your life back on track.
When do You Need to Take a Catastrophic Injury Claim to Civil Court?
Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4 serves as the state’s personal injury statute of limitations. This statute of limitations controls how much time after an accident you have to bring your losses to a Court’s attention. You must stay on top of your personal injury statute of limitations if you want to take civil action against the party responsible for your catastrophic injury accident.
Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations gives survivors like you no more than two years to file a claim. Civil courts will not consider claims filed after a case’s statute of limitations expires.
You can discuss your case’s statute of limitations when you first meet with an attorney after an accident. Our team can then recommend an investigative timeline that can keep you on top of your statute of limitations while also giving you the space you need to recover.
How Can You Prove Your Right to a Catastrophic Injury Claim?
A Beech Grove catastrophic injury attorney can prove your right to a catastrophic injury claim by bringing forward evidence of an offending party’s negligence. That evidence can take a variety of forms.
If a bystander collects footage of your accident, we can submit both photos and video of your losses to an attending judge. We could also use that bystander’s testimony to outline your right to a case. Police reports, medical assessments of your losses, cell phone data, black box data, and expert witness testimony can all help you demand compensation in civil court.
You can count on our attorneys to gather this evidence on your behalf while you focus on getting the care you need to get your life back on track.
How Can You Prove Your Right to Catastrophic Injury Damages?
The evidence you gather to prove your right to a catastrophic injury claim can serve two purposes. First and foremost, this evidence proves that someone else’s negligence permanently transformed the way you live your life. Second, this evidence can help establish the value of your catastrophic injury case.
Catastrophic injuries often entitle survivors to both economic and non-economic damages. Attorneys can base the value of those damages on the losses a person endures in the wake of a catastrophic injury accident.
The losses that most often appear in Indiana’s catastrophic injury claims can include the following:
- Catastrophic injury emergency care
- Long-term treatment, including physical therapy
- Mobility aids and pain management
- At-home care
- Future surgeries
- Property damage
- Lost wages or opportunities for employment
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
You can work with an attorney during a free case evaluation to determine which losses you can integrate into your claim.
Can You File an Insurance Claim After a Catastrophic Injury Accident?
You may have the right to file an insurance claim after a catastrophic injury accident. That right depends on whether or not the party liable for your accident has coverage. There is a chance that the liable party may be underinsured or uninsured, in which case taking up a claim with an insurance provider may not see you receive the settlement you deserve.
You can ask that the representative you leave behind at an accident scene have a conversation with a liable party about their insurance. Police officers can also gather insurance information on your behalf should it prove relevant. If the party in question does have reasonable coverage, you can work with a Beech Grove catastrophic injury lawyer to file a claim.
If the liable party does not have applicable coverage, our attorneys can help you file a personal injury claim with Indiana’s civil courts. You can count on us to continually advocate for your right to comprehensive catastrophic injury compensation.
It’s Time to Book Your Free Personal Injury Case Evaluation
Are you ready to fight for catastrophic injury compensation? Don’t let your statute of limitations expire. You can connect with Beech Grove catastrophic injury lawyers within hours of your initial accident. Our team strives to make it as easy as possible for you and your loved ones to get the financial support you need to pay for your recovery.
You can book a free case evaluation with Vaughan & Vaughan’s team of attorneys today. Contact us by phone or online to set up your first appointment.