Construction crews consistently introduce dangerous tools and materials into motorists’ everyday lives. Mooresville, in particular, has seen more than its fair share of construction and construction-related traffic, particularly in the wake of recent I-69 renovations and I-465 construction.
What can you do, though, if construction crews lose control of their sites and put you in harm’s way? Vaughan & Vaughan makes it easier for construction accident survivors like you to recover damages for your losses. You can work with a Mooresville construction accident lawyer to get your life back on track ASAP.
Contact the personal injury lawyers in Mooresville today to book your free construction accident case evaluation.
What to Do After a Construction Accident
Getting your life back on track after a construction accident doesn’t have to take years. You don’t have to compromise your financial security, either. When you work with Mooresville construction accident attorneys, you can take the steps you need to address your most pressing expenses while also prioritizing your health and well-being.
These steps can include the following:
Document Your Losses
Construction accidents can do a considerable amount of damage to your personal property, not to mention your health. While you may not be in a state to acknowledge those losses right off the bat, it’s important to have someone you trust immediately begin documenting the nature of your accident and your related expenses.
Fortunately, some of the documentative processes are addressed by the emergency responders and officers who come to the accident scene. Emergency responders assess the severity of your physical injuries and help you categorize those losses accordingly. Officers can then file a police report detailing the severity of the property damage you endured.
If you don’t have anyone in your immediate circle who you want out at the accident scene, consider asking Mooresville construction accident attorneys to conduct the initial documentation process for you.
Reach Out to an Insurance Provider
Construction crews and related parties often have insurance looking out for them and their equipment. This means that you may have the right to file a claim with an insurance provider in the days following your accident. Be careful when sharing information about your accident with an insurance claims adjuster, though. These parties often prioritize their well-being over yours.
You can request that Vaughan & Vaughan step in to mitigate an insurance provider’s bad faith behavior as you fight for the construction accident compensation you deserve.
File a Personal Injury Claim
If you want to secure damages for your construction accident losses but aren’t getting the support you need from an insurance provider, you can bring your case to a civil judge’s attention. You must file your construction accident claim within Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations or Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4, if you want your case to move forward.
Indiana limits your actionable time to two years following your accident. The sooner you connect with an experienced attorney, the more investigative work you can do within that two-year timeframe.
Attorneys Make Filing Construction Accident Claims Simpler
You have the right to represent your own best interests throughout the civil process if you wish to do so. Breaking into the world of civil law can prove challenging if you don’t have a legal education, though. Today’s civil attorneys must go to law school, pass the bar, and maintain their knowledge of updated statutes to remain sharp in court.
If you choose to work with an attorney, you’re fortunate enough to work with someone who’s dedicated a not-insignificant portion of their life to the study of civil law. That means you’re working with someone whose expertise can eliminate some of the more frustrating parts of building a civil claim, not to mention defending one.
The Mooresville construction accident lawyers with Vaughan & Vaughan can specifically help you:
Assign Accident Fault
Who do you hold responsible for a construction accident? Before you answer, you have to consider evidence of negligence as well as the contracts relevant to your case. To start, our team can investigate the incidents that led to your accident by bringing forward related data, including the following:
- Video footage of the accident
- Statements from witnesses
- Construction equipment black box data
- Photos from before and after the accident
- Damaged equipment and/or property
- Expert witness insights
Even if we think we know who to hold liable for your losses based on the evidence, we need to account for any contracts that might influence your case. Many construction workers today operate as independent contractors. This means that they see corporations as clients, not employers. Independent contractors must subsequently represent themselves in civil cases.
Employees, on the other hand, may benefit from a corporation’s legal protection. If the evidence says that an employed, on-duty party caused your accident, you may have the right to sue an entire construction crew or corporation.
Calculate the Damages You Deserve
Our team also knows how to find the value of the economic and non-economic losses you can integrate into your construction accident claim. Your economic losses generate a paper trail immediately following your accident. These can include the following:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Pain management
- The cost of emergency services
- Lost wages and lost opportunities to return to work
Your construction accident’s non-economic losses don’t generate a paper trail but still have a notable impact on your day-to-day well-being. Our team breaks these losses down, establishes their dollar value, and integrates them into your complaint. Construction accident non-economic losses can include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death, if applicable
It’s Time to Get Your Life Back on Track
You don’t have to let a construction accident dictate how you live the rest of your life. You can work with a community of empowered, insightful experts to fast-track your recovery. The construction accident lawyers in Mooresville, IN, want to help you get back on your feet as soon as you can in the wake of these dangerous accidents.
You can meet with our team free of charge to discuss a path toward financial recovery. Our team can then represent you on contingency, ensuring that we won’t add to your financial stress. Do you want to learn more? Contact us today, and let Vaughan & Vaughan help you get your life back on track.