An accident in Indiana can leave you with severe injuries and high expenses. In this situation, you may wonder how much compensation you can expect from a personal injury case. The truth is that available compensation can vary significantly based on your circumstances.
An experienced personal injury lawyer in Indianapolis can review your claim and provide more personalized information about available damages. You can turn to our team at Vaughan & Vaughan for professional help and support.
Find out more about the value of your claim by calling or completing our online contact form.
How Much Compensation do You Get After an Accident?
The funds available after an accident in Indiana vary based on factors like the extent of your injuries and the amount of time you had to take off from work. Therefore, it’s challenging for lawyers to provide accurate information without discussing your situation.
You can contact our team for a risk-free consultation to discuss the facts of your claim and the losses you’ve sustained. We believe in helping clients secure maximum damages for their losses.
Our personal injury team has brought millions in damages to clients like you, including a recent claim for $4.4 million for a semi-truck accident. You can review our successful claims through our case results.
What Kind of Compensation do You Get Through a Personal Injury Claim?
If you sustained injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a chance to file a legal claim in Indiana. Under these circumstances, you could qualify to receive funds to fully cover your:
Current and Future Medical Costs
You may end up facing high healthcare expenses if an accident leaves you with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, broken bones, burns, or other injuries. We can help you seek funds to cover the costs of your:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Time in the hospital
- Medical tests and procedures
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
You can help your lawyer track these losses by keeping records of all the medical care you require as part of your recovery.
Your attorney may also help you seek funds to cover your lost earnings as you recover from an accident. We’ll look at your lost pay, raises, and bonuses when calculating this part of your personal injury claim.
Your accident may leave you with a permanent disability. In this situation, you may qualify to receive funds to cover your lost earning potential.
We’ll need copies of your old paychecks and information about the specific time you took off from work when calculating the value of your lost wages.
Pain and Suffering
Some individuals qualify for non-economic compensation after an accident in Indiana. These funds cover things like your emotional pain and mental suffering caused by your accident. We can factor the impact of these losses on your life into your claim.
In some cases, you may receive funds to cover property damaged in an accident. We often see property damage involved in motor vehicle accidents, as these funds can cover the costs to repair or replace a vehicle.
If your accident involved property damage, make sure that you keep copies of any bills or charges to provide your lawyer with a full accounting of your losses.
Do You Get Punitive Damages for a Personal Injury Case?
Indiana’s court system may sometimes offer punitive damages after an accident. However, it’s challenging to qualify for this kind of compensation, which serves as a way to punish individuals for their dangerous actions.
You can speak with a personal injury lawyer to determine if you qualify for punitive damages to increase your final financial award.
How do You Secure Compensation After an Accident?
The at-fault party may attempt to get out of covering your financial losses after an accident in Indiana. Fortunately, you have legal options that can allow you to secure fair damages to address your losses.
Your lawyer may advise you to:
Settle Out of Court
You may have a chance to settle with the insurance company after an accident. In this situation, your lawyer can conduct negotiations, assessing all settlements to see if they fairly cover your expenses.
File a Lawsuit
Your attorney may also recommend a personal injury lawsuit in some cases. However, lawsuits can take longer to resolve and may add court fees to your claim.
What Fees Come Out of Your Compensation?
Generally, legal fees for personal injury claims come directly out of a client’s final financial award. Therefore, you only pay these legal fees after the law firm resolves your claim.
You can learn more about this payment system – called contingency pricing – when you reach out to our team for a risk-free consultation.
Speak to Us About Compensation to Expect from a Personal Injury Case
How much compensation can you expect from a personal injury case? The funds available to cover your losses can vary significantly based on your circumstances and the extent of your injuries. A personal injury lawyer from our team at Vaughan & Vaughan can tell you more.
Call or fill out our online contact form for more information.