Car Accident Lawyers in Anderson You Can Trust
We can handle your injury claim or take legal action in Madison County
Car accidents caused by other drivers often result in serious injuries. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a concussion, whiplash or another type of injury in a rear-end accident or head-on collision on Columbus Avenue, East 53rd Street or another busy road. Or perhaps you’re dealing with an intersection accident caused by a distracted driver on Ohio Avenue or another street in Anderson.
Whatever the circumstances of your crash, it’s critical that you take certain steps right away to protect your rights. Otherwise, you might not get the money you rightfully deserve for medical care, vehicle repairs and other accident expenses. That’s why our experienced attorneys want to meet with you.
For more than a century, the lawyers at Vaughan & Vaughan have been helping injury victims demand the financial compensation they need to get their lives back on track. Founded in 1913, our law firm can work with you and provide the legal assistance you need after your accident. Whether it’s negotiating a settlement offer or filing a lawsuit on your behalf in Madison County, you can count on us when it matters most.
How did your accident happen?
Motor vehicle accidents caused by other drivers often involve reckless or negligent behavior. Specific examples often include:
- Distracted driving, including looking up directions while driving, operating a GPS, eating while driving and other dangerous behavior by drivers on Scatterfield Road or another street.
- Texting while driving, even though it’s against the law in Indiana.
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
- Speeding, especially on I-69 and other limited-access roads.
- Reckless driving, including changing lanes without warning, running a red light, tailgating and other dangerous behaviors on Nichol Avenue or another street.
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, make sure you take your crash seriously right from the start. Have a medical professional examine you right away, including an emergency room doctor if necessary at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital or another medical facility. Then talk to an attorney right away to learn more about your legal rights.
What can I be compensated for?
If another driver clearly caused your accident, you should be financially compensated for all your accident-related expenses. Unfortunately, many insurance companies (particularly ones representing at-fault drivers) often only take into account short-term expenses, like emergency medical care.
You should be compensated for all your accident expenses, including long-term needs related to your crash years from now. Expenses may include:
- All vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Ambulance fees
- Emergency room care
- Hospital fees
- Surgical procedures
- Follow-up doctor’s appointments
- Physical therapy
- Follow-up surgery
- Replacement income if you cannot work while recovering from your accident
- Lost future income if cannot return to work due to a permanent disability
It’s also important to keep in mind that you often can only obtain financial compensation once for all past, present and future expenses. As a result, you should carefully consider whether to accept a settlement offer for your crash. Even if your accident expenses increase dramatically in the future, you cannot ask for more money years from now. Insurance companies know this. That’s why they often make lowball settlement offers soon after an accident.
An experienced attorney can help you review any settlement offer you receive and provide an accurate estimate for how much your case could be worth and how much you deserve to be compensated.
What are my options?
First, it’s important to understand how compensation for at-fault accidents works in Indiana. The state has a fault-based insurance system. As a result, the at-fault party must pay for all accident-related expenses for all injury victims.
So what are your options if another driver caused your crash? In many cases, you often have three options available for obtaining the money you deserve for your accident expenses:
- Accept a settlement offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company
- Ask for more money and negotiate a better settlement offer
- File a lawsuit or take other legal action, especially if the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to negotiate and acts in bad faith
Whichever option you choose, an experienced lawyer can help guide you through the process every step of the way and explain which approach makes the most sense based on your particular circumstances.
Take a stand after your accident. Contact our law firm in Anderson.
The stakes are high after a serious accident caused by another driver in Anderson. Your injury claim could be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible.
When you have Vaughan & Vaughan on your side, you can an aggressive approach right from the start. Our law firm can carefully investigate your accident and pursue the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your crash.
Get the law firm that’s serious about your case. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation in our office after your car accident. We’re conveniently located on Columbus Avenue near East 38th Street in Anderson.