Indiana is notorious for its never-ending construction season. While construction crews have the right to take years to repair state-wide highways, they need to take safety precautions to keep you safe from their dangerous equipment. Crews that fail to mark their sites or otherwise watch out for passersby can cause life-changing accidents.
How can you hold construction crews accountable for that dangerous negligence? Should you find yourself recovering from an accident, you can meet with a New Castle construction accident lawyer. Vaughan & Vaughan’s personal injury lawyers in New Castle and beyond can walk you through the process of filing a claim against a negligent party.
Reach out to our team today for the opportunity to win comprehensive loss-based construction accident compensation.
Construction Accidents May Entitle You to a Personal Injury Claim
State supervisors and related parties oversee all of the work that construction workers do throughout Indiana. Those parties, alongside federal agencies, put forward safety requirements that construction crews have an obligation to operate within if they want to uphold the duty of care they owe to Indiana residents.
Unfortunately, on-site negligence and lack of supervision can lead construction crews to violate that duty alongside state and federal regulations. It’s in these cases that Indiana residents may find themselves falling victim to dangerous accidents.
Should you believe that negligence led to your construction accident, you may have the right to accuse a construction crew of misconduct in civil court. You have an obligation to submit a personal injury claim to Indiana’s civil judges within the state’s statute of limitations, as outlined in Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4.
A personal injury claim can help you fight for the compensation you need to overcome your construction accident-related expenses.
Evidence Outlines Your Right to Legal Action After a Construction Accident
You have an obligation to meet the state’s burden of proof if you want a construction accident claim to move forward in Indiana’s civil courts. This means that you must bring forward evidence that your accident only stemmed from negligence but that said negligence violated the duty that a construction crew owed you.
You can request that New Castle construction accident attorneys return to your accident scene to gather the data needed to make your case against a company or group of individuals. Our team relies on consummate investigators to bring forward video footage of your accident, statements from bystanders, and physical debris from the scene.
We can also call on our extensive professional network to add expert witnesses’ testimonies to your case. You can count on our team to disclose these efforts to you as we develop your case, ensuring that you’re aware of the means we’re using to fight on your behalf.
Securing Due Compensation for Construction Accident Losses
The evidence you bring forward in a personal injury claim can open doors toward fair construction accident compensation for you. That said, there’s no one way to use that evidence to argue for support. You can work with an attorney to determine what path toward fair compensation suits you the best.
You can fight for construction accident compensation by:
Negotiating for a Settlement
You have the right to meet with a liable party outside of the courtroom if you want to negotiate for the construction accident settlement you feel that you deserve. The liable party has to be willing to meet you to move negotiations forward, though. Moreover, the liable party has to acknowledge that their wrongs contributed to your injuries and other losses.
You can request that an attorney represent you throughout this process, ensuring that you continue to argue for the most possible construction accident compensation. Our attorneys can keep negotiations civil without compromising your right to support.
Going to Trial
Unfortunately, the party liable for your construction accident may refuse to acknowledge the role they played in your losses. If you find yourself struggling to meet with a liable party out of court, it may be time to transition into a civil trial.
Civil trials can take a considerable amount of time to resolve, but they’re effective. The trial process puts you in front of an impartial jury and gives that jury the chance to award you not only your due damages but also punitive damages. You can expect a legal representative from our team to prepare you for each of a trial’s states, including the following:
- Opening statements
- Closing statements
If the jury comes to a conclusion about your case that you disagree with, don’t panic. Our team can appeal a denied construction accident claim on your behalf should the need to do so arise.
Filing an Insurance Claim
There’s a good chance that the company or individual that caused your accident has some kind of insurance protecting them from undue harm. If they do, you may have the right to file a claim with that provider demanding a settlement based on your losses.
Construction accident insurance claims do not have to take the place of personal injury claims. Rather, you can file both at the same time, particularly if you find yourself contending with an insurance provider’s relentless bad-faith behavior. That said, know that the settlement you receive from an insurance provider may reduce your civil settlement and vice-versa.
You can have a construction accident lawyer from New Castle on hand throughout conversations with an insurance provider should you find yourself struggling to get the fair compensation you need.
It’s Time for Our Team of Attorneys to Go to Work for You
You don’t have to wait to hold a negligent construction crew responsible for your recent losses. You can connect with New Castle construction accident lawyers today to discuss what right you have to take a construction crew to civil court.
Our team specializes in helping survivors like you exercise their civil rights in full. We can prioritize an investigation into your losses while you meet with doctors and discuss how to get your life back on track. Are you ready for your free case evaluation? Contact us today by calling Vaughan & Vaughan or reaching out through our website.