Franklin, IN, welcomes a number of motorcyclists throughout Indiana’s spring, summer, and fall days. In accordance with the law, motorists, pedestrians, and related parties are supposed to respect motorcyclists’ right to the road in Franklin and the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, there are several parties who are quick to ignore that duty of care.
If you’ve recently been in a negligence-based motorcycle accident, Franklin attorneys can help you recover. The team with Vaughan & Vaughan can bring evidence of that negligence forward in civil court before demanding damages on your behalf.
You can learn more about the civil process and the damages you might receive in a free case consultation with our Franklin car crash injury lawyers.
How to Recover from a Motorcycle Accident
You can begin recovering from a motorcycle wreck by contacting emergency responders. The sooner you get post-accident medical attention, the faster you can be back on your feet. You can contact a Franklin, IN, motorcycle wreck attorney within a few minutes of contacting emergency services.
Contacting an attorney while you’re still at the scene of an accident can make it easier for you to communicate with the party liable for your losses. An attorney can also communicate with police on your behalf. Doing so protects your right to civil action, should you later wish to take it.
After you contact emergency responders, you can work with a personal representative to:
Go to the Liable Party’s Insurance Provider
Even though Indiana has minimum liability insurance requirements laid out in state law, there are some drivers who take to the road without the protection they need. If you get into an accident with an uninsured driver, you may have to rely on your own coverage to begin recovering from an accident.
If the driver or party that hit you is insured, you can file a claim for coverage with that party’s provider. That provider can then send an insurance claims adjuster out to assess the extent of your losses. Our attorneys can ensure that said adjusters fairly assess your losses.
Unfortunately, some parties may still refuse to fairly recognize your motorcycle accident losses, either out of an inherent bias or a desire to protect their employer’s bottom line. If an insurance provider denies your claim, our team can appeal it. We can alternatively take an insurance provider to civil court on accusations of bad faith.
Go to Civil Court
As mentioned, you may also have the right to bring your motorcycle accident losses to a civil judge’s attention. To do so, you need to file a personal injury claim within Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations. The state outlines its motorcycle accident statute of limitations in Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4.
This statute of limitations gives you no more than two years to investigate the circumstances that led to your motorcycle wreck. You must bring your claim forward within two years, or a judge may deny your right to accident compensation.
You can rely on our Franklin motorcycle accident attorneys throughout the investigative process. We can keep you on top of your filing deadline and represent you in important conversations with court officials and the liable party. Should your case move forward, you can count on our representation in settlement negotiations and throughout a traditional trial.
Working With an Attorney to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim
You do not have to work with an attorney to win motorcycle accident compensation. You have the right to represent your best interests in the Indiana civil court system. Doing so while you’re recovering from motorcycle wreck injuries can be a challenge, though. If you work with an experienced Franklin, IN, motorcycle crash lawyer, you can count on that lawyer to:
Find Evidence to Prove Liability
You can’t move a motorcycle accident case forward if you don’t have evidence to establish liability. Fortunately, our investigative attorneys are more than willing to return to the scene of your accident. We can bring forward evidence to establish at-the-scene negligence and, thereby, your right to a civil case.
That evidence can include the following:
- Video footage of your motorcycle crash
- Statements from witnesses who saw your accident take place
- Cell phone records
- Social media posts describing your accident
- Statements in a police report speculating about fault
- Expert witness testimony
We do more than bring this evidence forward. We can also analyze the evidence and integrate it into your argument for compensation. You, in the meantime, can work with medical professionals to address your post-accident injuries.
Calculate the Damages You Deserve
If you win the civil case you bring before a judge, you can demand compensation for your motorcycle accident losses from the liable party. You need to know the value of your case before you make any demands, though. Our team can use some of the aforementioned evidence to establish the value of your case before you submit your claim to a judge.
We combine the sums of your economic and non-economic losses to determine the total possible value of your motorcycle accident case. This means that we calculate the value of losses like the following:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Property restoration
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Lost opportunities for future employment
All the while, we prioritize your right to the most possible accident compensation.
Schedule a Free Case Consultation Today
Do you want compensation for a recent motorcyclist accident? Let Vaughan & Vaughan represent your best interests in civil court. Our team can get your motorcycle accident case in front of a judge before advocating for your right to loss-based support. We continually fight for your right to the most possible compensation following a motorcycle crash.
Today, you can schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with our Franklin, IN, motorcycle wreck lawyers. Vaughan & Vaughan’s attorneys operate on contingency, meaning that you can come to our team for legal support without spending a dime. We only get paid for our legal services if we win your case.
Ready to learn more? Contact Vaughan & Vaughan today.