Fishers, IN, sits next door to Carmel and a few miles north of Indianapolis. It plays host to I-69 while receiving traffic from the Indianapolis Spaghetti Bowl, leaving its residents to contend with all kinds of traffic. Motorcyclists in the area are, in theory, protected by those motorists’ duty of care. Even so, Fishers motorcyclists can fall victim to negligence-based accidents.
Motorcycle crash survivors have the right to take legal action in the wake of such an accident. Interested parties can work with Fishers’ personal injury lawyers to discuss what compensation they might receive after pursuing a personal injury claim. Vaughan & Vaughan offers its aid to survivors and their families throughout this process.
Do you think you might have a motorcycle accident case on your hands? Contact our Fishers personal injury attorneys to schedule your first case consultation.
Attorneys Can Help You Overcome Motorcycle Crash Expenses
Motorcycle accidents, like other motor vehicle accidents, can see you take on a lot of bills all at once. Those expenses may range from your medical bills to the cost of replacing any damaged property. If you don’t have an emergency fund, or if you have other financial obligations, how can you go about recovering?
When in doubt, you can work with a Fishers motorcycle accident attorney to:
Communicate With Insurance Providers
It’s in your best interest to get an offending party’s insurance information before they leave the scene of your accident. In doing so, you give yourself the opportunity to file an insurance claim in the days following your accident. These claims can help with your most pressing accident-related expenses.
That said, not every insurance provider wants to make your recovery easy. Some may have biases against motorcyclists and attempt to deny your claim. Others may send insurance claims adjusters to undervalue your losses.
What can you do in the face of these bad-faith behaviors? Call on a personal injury lawyer. Vaughan & Vaughan can help you challenge an insurance provider’s misconduct privately or in civil court.
Use Evidence to Establish a Civil Case
You may additionally have the right to take up a civil claim against the party responsible for your motorcycle accident. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Fishers can help you compile a claim against an offending party. We can then deliver that claim to a judge on your behalf.
Personal Injury Cases Come With Firm Deadlines
If you decide that you want to take up a civil claim against the party responsible for your motorcycle accident, note that you must do so on a deadline. Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4, the state’s personal injury statute of limitations, gives you no more than two years to act on your losses.
This means you have to investigate your accident and compile an effective claim before the second anniversary of your accident. This can prove challenging, particularly if you’re fighting to go back to work or struggling with post-accident injuries. Fortunately, motorcycle accident lawyers in Fishers, IN, are prepared to step in and help you with the process.
What Information to Include in a Motorcycle Crash Claim
The motorcycle accident claim you submit to a civil judge must be comprehensive. With that in mind, make sure that your claim answers the following questions:
What Losses did You Endure?
What kind of expenses are you dealing with after your accident? You can generally break these losses down into two categories: economic and non-economic. Your motorcycle accident’s economic losses will generate bills or invoices that demand paying. Non-economic motorcycle accident losses tend to take an emotional toll on your everyday life.
It’s our responsibility to find the evidence needed to prove your right to damages for this array of losses. Moreover, we must prove the value of each loss. It’s easier, as you might imagine, to prove the value of economic motorcycle accident losses, given that they generate bills.
That said, you can also count on Vaughan & Vaughan to accurately calculate the value of your non-economic losses. Once we have our calculations wrapped up, we can integrate those expenses into the total value of your case.
Who’s to Blame for Your Accident?
You can’t demand compensation from another party unless you have the evidence to prove that they contributed to your losses. This means that you or an attending attorney must make a point to gather that evidence from the accident scene and surrounding areas. You can also work with accident witnesses, not to mention expert witnesses, to make your case.
The question of liability may even prove more complicated than it initially seemed. While you might think a motorist hit your motorcycle, a part of their car may have, in fact, failed. A part of your motorcycle may have alternatively malfunctioned. In either case, you may have the right to hold the offending vehicle’s manufacturer liable for your losses.
Fortunately, our team can step in and use our combined decades of experience to assign liability to the right party. You can discuss which parties might bear the fault for your losses during an initial case evaluation with our team.
Let’s Discuss Your Right to Motorcycle Crash Compensation
Do you want to fight for fair compensation after a motorcycle wreck? Fishers’ lawyers are prepared to stand with you. Our team operates on contingency, ensuring we don’t add any additional financial stress to your plate as you recover from your losses. In the meanwhile, we put our legal experience to work advocating for your right to the most possible compensation.
Vaughan & Vaughan recognize that each person’s personal injury case is highly individualized. We’re prepared to discuss the specific nature of your motorcycle crash case today. You can schedule a free case evaluation with our team today to learn more about the services that we can offer you.
Contact us online or by phone to get your no-obligation appointment on the books.