Car Accident Lawyers in Lafayette You Can Count On
We have extensive experience handling accident claims in Tippecanoe County
Car accidents in Lafayette, Indiana, can be complicated legal cases. Whether you’re dealing with a rear-end accident on McCarty Lane caused by a distracted driver or a head-on collision caused by a speeding driver on South Street, it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side building the strongest possible legal case. Otherwise, you might not get the money you deserve for your accident.
We understand what’s at stake at Vaughan & Vaughan. That’s because our Lafayette lawyers have decades of experience dealing with such complex cases in Tippecanoe County and throughout Indiana. Founded in 1913, our law firm has more than a century of experience obtaining large settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. When you have our law firm on your side, you take an aggressive approach after your accident.
How did your accident happen?
Accidents caused by other drivers often occur because the other driver was behaving in a negligent or reckless manner. Examples include:
- Distracted drivers not paying attention while driving on McCarty Lane or another busy street, resulting in whiplash or a concussion caused by a rear-end accident.
- Texting drivers, resulting in a head-on collision on South 18th Street or another road in Lafayette.
- Speeding drivers weaving in and out of traffic, especially on busy highways like I-65.
- Drunk drivers or drivers under the influence of drugs, especially late at night.
- Reckless drivers who run a red light or don’t stop at a stop sign on Sagamore Parkway South or another busy road, resulting in an intersection accident with severe injuries.
Is this how your accident happened in Lafayette? Or are you dealing with a different type of car accident? Whatever the circumstances of your crash, don’t simply assume you will be fairly compensated just because the other driver was clearly at fault. Make sure you talk to a lawyer right away to learn more about your rights and the legal options available to you.
Who pays for my accident?
Like many states, Indiana has a fault-based insurance system when it comes to car accidents. That means the at-fault party is responsible for compensating injury victims for their accident-related expenses.
In terms of your accident, that means the at-fault driver’s insurance company will most likely be responsible for paying all your expenses related to your accident. That might seem straightforward. But the reality is the other driver’s insurance company will likely do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim, especially if you have a serious injury like a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a spinal cord injury due to your crash.
This is why it’s critical that you have an experienced legal team you can trust, standing up for your rights after your accident. It’s also important that your lawyer knows the area and understands how the legal system works in your community. In Indiana, you only have two years to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. Don’t miss out on your opportunity for the money you deserve. Talk to an attorney right away to learn more about your legal options.
How much is my accident worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. Some injury claims might be worth a few thousand dollars. Others might be worth significantly more, especially if you or a loved one sustained severe injuries that require surgery or emergency medical care at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Emergency Room or another medical facility.
The bottom line is you should receive financial compensation for all past, present and future expenses related to your accident. This includes accident expenses years after your accident, including physical therapy for chronic pain or replacement income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability.
Many insurance companies only take into account short-term expenses immediately after an accident. An attorney working for you can make sure your accident gets the attention it rightfully deserves. This process often includes carefully investigating your accident for evidence in support of your injury claim. That way, you can demand the money you deserve to live your life with dignity after your accident.
Get the Lafayette law firm that gets results. Contact us.
Experience matters when it comes to choosing a law firm to represent you after your accident in Lafayette. That’s why many people choose Vaughan & Vaughan to fight for their rights. We know the area and understand how the legal system works here. We know what questions to ask and what evidence matters most in such complicated legal cases. This is why we have such a strong track record of success.
Once insurance companies see we’re serious about your case, many agree to negotiate in good faith and make a settlement offer that fully addresses all your needs. If they refuse to do so and act in bad faith, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf and fight for your rights in court.
Get the law firm you can rely on after your car accident. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation in our Lafayette office. We’re conveniently located on Main Street near Columbia Street and the Wabash River.