The personal injury lawyers in Mooresville know how life-changing a catastrophic injury accident can be. We know, too, that you may not feel up to taking legal action against a negligent party if you’re contending with the physical losses and bills that tend to come with these accidents.
That’s why our Mooresville catastrophic injury lawyers offer to do the heavy lifting for you. You can turn to our team in your hour of need for help demanding fair loss compensation. Our team can bring your losses to a judge’s attention and advocate for your right to the financial support you need to recover.
Contact us to book a free catastrophic injury case evaluation today.
What to Do After a Catastrophic Injury Accident
No two catastrophic injuries look the same. The recovery process will be different for different people. That said, if you want to hold a negligent party responsible for your catastrophic injury accident, there are steps you can take to make the process simpler.
You can take these steps alone, with a community, or with the help of a Mooresville catastrophic injury lawyer. If you want to take these steps alongside an attorney, make sure you get in touch with a professional as soon as you can after your accident. Attorneys can join you at the scene of an accident or in the hospital, depending on how quickly you reach out to a representative.
If you want to go to civil court after a catastrophic injury, you can:
Build Your Medical Paper Trail
If you were injured in a catastrophic injury accident, you likely worked with emergency responders to address your most pressing losses. You can request that those emergency responders write down the extent of your injuries and submit those reports as evidence of negligence if you choose to go to civil court.
Moreover, you should schedule appointments with any and all recommended medical professionals following a catastrophic injury accident. The reason for this is two-fold. First and foremost, you need to prioritize your health. If you want to restore your previous quality of life, you need to work with medical professionals who can get you back on your feet.
Secondly, working with medical professionals to address your losses allows you to establish a paper trail of those losses. In other words, working with various medical professionals to address your injuries verifies the severity of those losses. You can take that proof of severity to a civil judge to better argue for your right to a civil case.
What’s more, you can request that the medical professionals who helped you recover serve as expert Witnesses in a civil trial should you choose to move forward with one.
Investigate Your Right to File an Insurance Claim
If the party responsible for your accident has insurance relevant to the nature of the accident, you may have the right to file an insurance claim with our provider. Before you do, though, make sure that the liable party has comprehensive coverage.
Be wary of the penny-pinching nature of today’s insurance claims adjusters. Insurance providers may choose to act in bad faith in an effort to save themselves money in the face of severe losses. Should you find yourself contending with a bad-faith insurance provider, let an attorney know.
Mooresville catastrophic injury attorneys can step in and make sure that your conversations with an insurance provider are as productive as possible. We can appeal denied claims if necessary. We can even sue a bad-faith insurance provider for refusing to acknowledge the severity of losses covered by a liable party’s protection.
Determine Your Best Path Forward
There’s no one way to win compensation for your losses. For example, if the party responsible for your accident refuses to acknowledge the role their negligence played in your losses, you can go to trial. The trial process requires both you and the defendant to undergo Discovery before moving into the courtroom.
Our attorneys can walk you through that process and ensure that the case you bring forward accurately represents the severity of your accident and your beliefs regarding liability. We can then keep you on top of legal deadlines and dates to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
You can alternatively work with a cooperative liable party to discuss your right to fair accident compensation. Our attorneys can often arrange out-of-court negotiations with cooperative liable parties who acknowledge the role their negligence played in your accident.
Catastrophic injury accident settlement negotiations tend to resolve more quickly than civil trials. That said, neither process is better than the other. Make sure you consider your specific circumstances before you determine your best path forward.
When to Take Legal Action After a Catastrophic Injury Accident
Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4 Dictate the amount of time you have to file a catastrophic injury claim. According to the statute of limitations, you must bring your complaint forward within two years if you want Indiana civil courts to allow you the right to argue for fair compensation.
That deadline can seem particularly tight when you’re contending with the life-changing aftereffects of a catastrophic injury accident. Fortunately, you have Mooresville catastrophic injury attorneys on your side. Vaughan & Vaughan can help you compile a claim without compromising your opportunities to seek out physical therapy or advanced medical treatments.
Vaughan & Vaughan Can Look Into Your Case Today
You can fight for fair compensation in civil court after a life-changing accident. The Mooresville catastrophic injury attorneys with Vaughan & Vaughan have the experience to make your experience with Indiana’s civil courts as stress-free as possible.