After suffering a severe injury due to the actions or inaction of another party, hiring an experienced attorney to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve can be critical. Attempting to recover damages on your own can be challenging. Fortunately, an experienced lawyer will know exactly how to help.
At Vaughan & Vaughan, we have been helping injury victims recover the compensation they need and deserve for over 100 years. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys will work diligently to ensure you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Reach out to us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were involved in an accident where you suffered minor property damage and little or no physical harm, you might not need to hire an attorney. In these cases, the insurance company or liable party may cover your costs without too much hassle.
However, it is critical to be sure you fully understand the extent of your damages. Some injuries are not immediately apparent. Seeking medical attention immediately can be critical.
If you sustained more severe injuries, hiring a lawyer can be critical. While you can technically represent yourself in these cases, you are unlikely to recover compensation anywhere near the full amount to which you are entitled.
Focus on Your Health
Following an accident where you sustained a serious injury, it is critical to focus on your health and avoid stress. Unfortunately, this can be challenging when faced with a growing list of expenses and an inability to work.
The good news is that an experienced personal injury lawyer can take over every aspect of your case so that you can focus on healing from your injuries. With your legal concerns being handled by an experienced professional, you can relax with the knowledge that your legal and financial future is in capable hands.
When you hire an attorney to help you recover compensation after suffering an injury, you will likely collect far more money than you would receive if you chose to represent yourself. While you might be able to recover some damages on your own, you would likely receive far less than the full value of your claim.
Those who hire lawyers to help them recover damages typically receive significantly more than those who attempt to represent themselves. Even after subtracting your attorney’s fee, you will likely end up with far more money for your personal injury claim than you would have managed to secure on your own.
Self-Representation Is Never a Good Idea in a Case Involving Significant Damages
It’s essential to keep in mind that even lawyers tend to hire other attorneys to represent them in their own legal matters. Pursuing compensation can be complicated and taxing. Without specific knowledge of how cases like yours are handled by the court and a thorough understanding of the law, you are unlikely to secure a favorable resolution to your case.
By hiring an attorney to help you recover compensation, you can ensure you collect money for all of your damages, including:
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Lost earning ability
- Property damage
- Permanent disability
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Punitive damages
Filing Your Case on Time
An experienced attorney can help you ensure that your case is filed on time. Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations typically gives injury victims two years to take legal action against the liable party. Missing this deadline can result in the loss of your right to recover compensation. Your lawyer can ensure that all the necessary paperwork gets filed on time.
Your attorney can also identify whether any exceptions apply to your case that alter the amount of time you have to take legal action. Depending on the particular details of your case, you could find yourself facing a much smaller filing window than normal. In this situation, your lawyer can identify the filing deadline and expedite the filing process.
Your lawyer can also determine whether an exception permits you additional time to take legal action beyond the standard two years. Because of this, it is critical to consult an attorney even if you believe you have already missed your chance of collecting damages.
Reach Out to an Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm Today
After suffering an injury caused by another party’s negligence or intentional actions, it is critical that you secure the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Vaughan & Vaughan, we have secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We know how personal injury claims are processed by the court and can give you the best chance of recovering the compensation you need and deserve. We are not afraid to take your case to court and have a proven track record of winning big for our clients both inside and outside the courtroom.
Contact us today by phone or through our website to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team.