Catastrophic injuries tend to severely alter the way you meet your everyday needs. That said, you don’t have to let the financial fallout of these accidents add more stress to your life. You can work with experienced catastrophic injury lawyers in Pendleton, IN, to hold a negligent party financially responsible for your recovery.
Vaughan & Vaughan has decades of combined experience helping survivors like you win fair compensation for their losses and civil court. You can meet with a Pendleton personal injury attorney to outline what your fight for economic support may look like in the wake of your losses.
Contact us today to book a free case evaluation.
You Can Recover from a Catastrophic Injury
It can be difficult, but not impossible, to recover from a catastrophic injury. Working with experienced medical professionals can make the process simpler, as can working with an experienced attorney. Where medical professionals give you the tools you need to address your physical losses, legal professionals help you address your economic losses.
If you want to use legal tools to recover from a catastrophic injury accident, you can work with a Pendleton catastrophic injury attorney to:
Investigate Your Case and Go to Court
You may have the right to take the party liable for your accident to civil court. That right, however, hinges on your ability to meet Indiana’s burden of proof. You have an obligation to indicate that another party’s negligence contributed to your losses through comprehensive evidence.
How do you gather that evidence? If you opt to work with a catastrophic injury lawyer, that lawyer can return to the accident thing and bring forward the debris needed to elaborate on someone else’s misconduct. We can also reach out to bystanders and expert witnesses so that they can contribute their testimony to your case.
Once we have the means to indicate that someone else’s negligence contributed to the complications now complicating your life, we can present that evidence to a judge in the form of a claim. So long as a judge moves your case forward, we can then fight for your right to fair compensation, either in private negotiations or a civil trial.
Work With Insurance Claims Adjusters
There’s a good chance that the party liable for your catastrophic injury had some manner of insurance at the time of your accident. This means that you may have the right to file a claim with that insurance provider requesting Fair compensation for your losses.
It’s in your best interest to file an insurance claim within a few days of an accident. When you have to contend with catastrophic losses, you may elect someone to do that for you. This person can be your personal executor or an attorney.
Having an attorney on hand when working with an insurance provider can prove useful in the long run. Many insurance claims adjusters want to protect their company’s finances more than they want to help you recover. If you find yourself contending with an insurance claim adjuster acting in bad faith, an attorney can step in and minimize that bad faith’s impact on your life.
You Have a Limited Amount of Time to Bring Your Case Forward
Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4 dictates the amount of time in which all personal injury accident survivors may bring claims forward in civil court. Catastrophic injury accidents fall under the umbrella of personal injury cases. Thereby, these cases must abide by this statute of limitations.
The aforementioned code notes that you have no more than two years to find the data necessary to prove your right to a catastrophic injury claim. You cannot file a claim after your personal injury statute of limitations expires.
What does this mean for somebody contending with the aftereffects of a catastrophic injury? It means that it may be necessary to rely on a community of experts to meet your deadline. Our catastrophic injury attorneys in Pendleton can work to stay ahead of your statute of limitations without compromising your right to a comprehensive medical recovery.
How to Create a Comprehensive Catastrophic Injury Claim
If you want to build a comprehensive catastrophic injury claim, you need to find the evidence necessary to prove another party’s negligence and elaborate on what that evidence says about your case. In other words, creating a claim requires a lot of analytical work.
You are equally obligated to bring forward evidence proving your right to certain damages in the wake of a catastrophic injury accident. You must both prove the value of those losses and how those losses tie back to your accident if you want to include them in your claim.
The more evidence you have on hand to elaborate on another party’s negligence and go into detail about your desired compensation, the better.
Attorneys Make It Easier to Outline Your Losses
The state of Indiana does not obligate you to work with an attorney if you want to bring a catastrophic injury claim forward in civil court. That said, working with a legal professional can make the process simpler.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience helping families like yours complete comprehensive civil claims. We understand what kind of limitations you may find yourself facing in the wake of a catastrophic injury accident. You can count on us to accommodate those limitations without making your recovery more stressful.
What’s more, our team offers free case evaluations to catastrophic injury survivors. These case evaluations do not obligate you to future action but instead introduce you to the possibility of pursuing a civil claim. You get to choose whether or not you move a case forward.
Book a FREE Case Evaluation With Our Team Today
Do you want to learn more about your right to legal action after a catastrophic injury? Turn to Pendleton’s catastrophic injury attorneys. We offer survivors like you the opportunity to schedule free case evaluations with our team of experienced lawyers.
You can use those case evaluations to discuss the nature of your accident and what right you might have to fair compensation. Once our team outlines the basics of the civil process, you can decide whether or not you want to move forward with your fight for compensation.
Contact Vaughan & Vaughan today and book your free personal injury case evaluation.