Too many families put off their right to civil action out of fear of how much that action might cost them. Our team understands that. We know that you are in a difficult financial position, having to fund a loved one’s funeral and compensate for lost income. That’s why Vaughan & Vaughan operates on contingency.
We want to make it as simple as possible for you to access the justice you deserve. You can come and learn more about the ways our Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers get paid during a free case evaluation with our team.
These consultations do not obligate you to take legal action. They open the door to better allow you to decide how you want to get justice for a loved one’s death.
Wrongful Death Attorneys Offer Survivors a Range of Services
The services that our attorneys offer families in the wake of a loved one’s wrongful death are flexible. You determine what services you want to benefit from and how you want us to put our experience to use. With that in mind, the various forms of representation and legal guidance we can offer you can include the following:
Representation in Conversations With Insurance Providers
It’s more likely than not that you will have to interact with insurance providers in the wake of a loved one’s passing. Unfortunately, insurance providers and insurance claim adjusters aren’t always compassionate in the face of your grief. These parties prioritize their own financial well-being. They may do so at the cost of yours.
If you have an attorney on hand while filing a claim and communicating with a provider, you can get ahead of these parties’ bad-faith behavior. Our team can appeal denied claims and even threaten legal action against an uncooperative provider.
If you don’t receive the compensation you deserve from an insurance provider and want to take legal action against a liable party, our team can help. We primarily do so by investigating the circumstances that led to a loved one’s accident.
Our team has an expansive professional network that we can call on to gather evidence that we believe may prove relevant to your loved one’s case. This network can put you in contact with expert witnesses who can contribute that expertise to your complaint as well as your time in court should you move to trial.
We use the evidence that we find in the investigative period to establish liability for your loved one’s death and prove the overall value of your case. You can trust our team to keep you up to date throughout an investigation.
Representation in Out-of-Court Negotiations
Even if you choose to take legal action against an offending party, you may not have to go to trial to win compensation for a loved one’s death. There are circumstances wherein a liable party may recognize the role they played in your loved one’s passing and communicate with you accordingly.
If you work with a cooperative liable party, you may request that said party meet with you for out-of-court settlement negotiations. You do not have to undergo these negotiations on your own. Our attorneys can calculate the total value of your loved one’s losses ahead of time. We can then bring that value into out-of-court negotiations.
Having an attorney on the scene throughout the negotiating process can prevent a liable party from becoming belligerent. Attorneys can help guide a conversation about a settlement back toward our pre-established estimate of your case’s value. In doing so, we can minimize the liable parties’ attempt to undervalue your losses.
Representation Throughout the Trial Process
There is always a chance that you may have to see a wrongful death claim through to trial. The trial process doesn’t have to be intimidating, though. If you have an attorney on your side, you can trust that lawyer to walk you through the trial process ahead of time.
The steps involved in a wrongful death trial usually involve the following:
- Opening statements
- Closing statements
Our team takes the time to prepare you for any questions that might come up during examination and cross-examination. When your trial begins, you can count on our representation and trust that we will continually prioritize your right to the most possible wrongful death compensation.
Vaughan & Vaughan’s Attorneys Are Paid on Contingency
You, as a wrongful death client, do not see a bill from Vaughan & Vaughan unless we win your case. We establish this policy in our attorneys’ contingency fee agreement. This contingency fee agreement states that should we win you a fair settlement, our team may receive a percentage of that settlement.
That percentage of your settlement comes to our office prior to that settlement appearing in your bank account. This means that even if we win your case, you do not have to go through the process of paying us.
You can learn more about our contingency fee agreements and the process of fee assessment during your free, no-obligation case evaluation.
You Can Book a Wrongful Death Case Evaluation Today
You and your family shouldn’t put off getting justice for a loved one’s death out of fear of how much that justice might cost. Vaughan & Vaughan understands that you are in a tough financial position. We want to make it as simple as possible for you to bring your concerns before a civil judge. That’s why we work on contingency.
You can learn more about the contingency fee agreements that our Indianapolis wrongful death attorneys operate on during a free case evaluation with our team. Contact us online or by phone to book your appointment with an experienced lawyer today.