Lafayette Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights
Take a stand after your accident. Contact us. We can handle your injury claim
Motorcycle accidents caused by other drivers in Lafayette, Indiana, might seem straightforward. Another driver was clearly at fault. As a result, you should be fairly compensated for your medical bills, lost income, and other accident-related expenses.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Often, motorcyclists get wrongly blamed for causing crashes caused by other drivers. Worst of all, insurance companies sometimes side with the other driver, even though you didn’t do anything wrong.
That’s not right. That’s why our lawyers work tirelessly on behalf of injured motorcyclists in Lafayette and throughout Tippecanoe County. When you have Vaughan & Vaughan on your side, you can take an aggressive approach right from the start. Founded in 1913, our law firm has extensive experience dealing with serious injury accidents. As a result, we know what evidence to look for and how to build strong, effective legal cases.
How did your accident happen?
Motorcycle accidents often occur because another driver was acting in a reckless or negligent manner. Some of the most common causes include:
- Distracted drivers who don’t see motorcyclists because they’re not paying attention while changing lanes or turning at an intersection on McCarty Lane or another busy road.
- Texting drivers who drift into oncoming motorcyclists or cause rear-end collisions because they were more focused on their phone instead of the road.
- Speeding drivers who change lanes or try to pass motorcyclists too close on highways like I-65 or Sagamore Parkway South.
- Drunk drivers or drivers under the influence of drugs.
- Tired drivers who fall asleep and cause head-on collisions, high-speed crashes and other types of serious crashes.
Is this what happened to you or a loved one in Lafayette? Or are you dealing with a different type of motorcycle accident? Whatever the circumstances of your crash, an experienced attorney working for you can gather evidence in support of your claim and demand the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Who determines who’s at fault?
You might think that the police officers or state troopers investigating your accident determine who was at fault in your accident. But in reality, it’s what your insurance company and the insurance company for the other driver decide that often matters the most. That’s because they’re the ones who determine who gets financial compensation for accident expenses.
Indiana has a fault-based insurance system. That means the at-fault party is responsible for paying for the injured party’s accident expenses. In your case, this means the insurance company for the at-fault driver will likely be responsible for paying for your accident-related expenses. As a result, the other driver’s insurance company will likely do everything it can to reduce or deny your injury claim.
This is why it’s critical that you have an experienced lawyer on your side. When you have an attorney working for you, your lawyer can be part of these important conversations with the insurance companies and their attorneys. Otherwise, your claim and your accident might not get the attention they rightfully deserve.
How much money is my claim worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to how much money you should receive for your motorcycle accident. Your claim might be worth a few thousand dollars or perhaps much more. What matters is you should be paid for all your accident expenses.
Some insurance companies only take into account short-term expenses, including repairing or replacing your motorcycle and emergency medical care at IU Health Arnett Hospital Emergency Room or another medical facility. But the reality is you should be paid for all your accident-related expenses, even if they occur years from now. Such long-term expenses may include:
- Physical therapy due to chronic pain.
- Follow-up surgery for spinal cord injuries and other severe injuries.
- Modifications to your home due to a permanent disability.
- Replacement income while you’re recovering from your motorcycle injury and cannot work.
- Lost future income if you are unable to return to work due to your injury.
- Pain and suffering in many circumstances.
- Funeral expenses if your family is dealing with a fatal motorcycle accident.
You shouldn’t have to pay for another driver’s reckless or negligent behavior. Hold the at-fault driver’s insurance company accountable after your accident. Hire an experienced attorney who can demand the money you deserve for your injury claim.
Make your Lafayette motorcycle accident matter. Contact us.
The lawyer you hire after your accident can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. That’s why many people choose Vaughan & Vaughan to represent them. We take a comprehensive approach towards such complex legal cases based on the unique circumstances of your crash. This process starts by taking the time to listen to you and find out exactly what happened. We will then explain your options and get right to work investigating your crash.
Many insurance companies agree to negotiate a settlement offer in good faith once they see we’re serious about your accident. If not, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit or take other legal action on your behalf.
Discover what our dedicated lawyers can do for you. Contact us and schedule a free consultation at our Lafayette office after your motorcycle accident. We’re conveniently located on Main Street near Columbia Street and the Wabash River.