It’s time for you to hold the party responsible for your most recent catastrophic injury accident liable for their misconduct. Let a Franklin catastrophic injury attorney take that liable party to civil court. The civil process can help you win fair compensation that you can then go on to use while recovering from your injuries.
Vaughan & Vaughan has years of experience fighting for personal injury accident survivors in and out of civil court. You can schedule a free case evaluation with our Franklin personal injury lawyers to learn more about our process.
Don’t let your case’s statute of limitations expire. Get in touch with our team today.
How to Recover from a Catastrophic Injury
How do you go about getting your life back on track after a catastrophic injury? When in doubt, you can take the following steps:
Work With Medical Professionals
Medical professionals are going to be your best friend in the wake of a catastrophic injury. These parties can help you elaborate on the nature of your accident and provide you with the care you need to get back on your feet again. You can also turn to medical professionals for help learning to live with new limitations.
What’s more, medical professionals help you create a paper trail addressing the severity of your accident. Whether you want to file an insurance claim or go to court over your losses, that paper trail can elaborate on the severity of your accident. It can also help you demand fair compensation for your losses by elaborating on the cost of your recovery.
Visit an Experienced Attorney
It often takes a community to recover from a catastrophic injury. While that community can primarily consist of your friends and family, it can also include an experienced Franklin catastrophic injury attorney.
Our attorneys can help you tackle your recovery by addressing it from multiple fronts. First and foremost, we make it easier for you to communicate the nature of your losses with police officers and other parties who responded to your accident. We can then help you file an insurance claim.
Our primary responsibility, however, is to outline your right to a civil case following a catastrophic injury accident. We can take on the work necessary to prove your right to a case while calculating the possible value of the damages you may receive.
You can meet with a catastrophic injury attorney for free immediately following your accident without committing to legal action. Instead, you can use a free case evaluation to learn more about our services and determine which, if any, you think you may benefit from.
File a Claim With an Insurance Provider
As mentioned, you may have the right to file an insurance claim against the party liable for your losses should said party have comprehensive coverage. If you get into an accident with an uninsured or underinsured party, you may not have the opportunity to demand compensation from an insurance provider.
That said, insurance providers should offer their covered clients the financial support they need to help them pay for their most pressing expenses. If you want help filing an insurance claim or getting ahead of insurance providers’ bad-faith behavior, consider requesting an attorney’s help with the claim filing process.
You Need to Meet Indiana’s Burden of Proof to Move Your Case Forward
If you decide that you want to bring a catastrophic injury and your related losses to civil court, know that you don’t automatically have the right to assume a case. You have an obligation, instead, to meet the state’s burden of proof if you want to hold a party liable for your losses.
If you want to meet that burden of proof, you need to bring forward enough evidence to reasonably prove that another party engaged in avoidable negligence and caused your accident. This burden also requires you to prove that you endured certain losses as a result of that negligence should you want to request compensation for said losses.
In other words, meeting Indiana’s burden of proof can prove tricky on a good day. When you’re contending with a catastrophic injury and resulting limitations, it may feel impossible. Fortunately, you have experienced attorneys on your side. We can tackle the investigative process necessary to meet the state’s burden of proof while you rest and recover.
Keep the State’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Mind
All personal injury claims need to abide by Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations, or Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4. This statute of limitations strives to keep the cases that come before the state civil judges as up-to-date as possible.
That said, the deadline that the statute of limitations can apply to catastrophic injury claims can feel particularly pressing. According to the statute of limitations, survivors have only two years to gather all of the evidence needed to prove their right to civil action. Failure to bring a claim forward within that two-year period can see a family waive their right to compensation.
What does that mean for you? Do you personally have to push through your injury to gather all of that data? No. Franklin catastrophic injury attorneys can undertake the leg work necessary to build your claim without missing your deadline. Our decades of combined experience help us file comprehensive civil claims well before your statute of limitations expires.
Get in Touch With a Franklin Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Soon
You don’t have to let a negligent party get away with the wrongs they did to you. You can hold these parties responsible for their misconduct in civil court with help from Franklin’s catastrophic injury lawyers. Our team wants to help you fight for the fair compensation you need to pay your accident-related bills.
We offer free case evaluations to catastrophic injury survivors and their representatives throughout Indiana. You can reach out to Vaughan & Vaughan online or by phone to book your evaluation today. Don’t wait another minute. Let Vaughan & Vaughan give you the legal tools you need to recover from your injuries.