A Lafayette law firm with a long history of results
Accidents caused by negligence can happen at any time and change your life in many ways. You may be seriously hurt, facing rising medical bills to treat your injuries. But if your injuries prevent you from working, there's less money coming in. The personal injury attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan can help you recover financial compensation.
We are Lafayette's original personal injury law firm; we have been helping the injured since our founding in 1913. Our focus now remains the same as it's always been - on holding negligent parties accountable and helping people who have been hurt get the compensation they deserve so they can recover as much as possible.
A personal injury can occur in many different ways. But all cases have certain elements in common. Someone was negligent, and that negligence caused an accident that left you injured. But the negligent party may deny having done anything wrong.
And while insurance companies are supposed to help people who have been hurt, it doesn't usually work that way. Insurance companies aren't interested in making sure you get the compensation you deserve. They're more concerned about profits - and paying you as little as possible.
Fighting for your rights
That's why you need an experienced personal injury attorney in your corner. We know how to build a case that proves another's negligence led to your injury. And we know how to overcome insurance company tactics designed to keep you from recovering appropriate compensation. We have a lengthy record of results through negotiated settlements and verdicts.
We begin by investigating your accident to get the facts. This involves reviewing all relevant documentation, which may include police reports, safety records and medical records. It involves identifying and interviewing witnesses to your accident. It may also involve consulting with experts who can help us better understand how your accident happened.
This helps us build a strong case that the insurance company takes seriously. It often convinces them it is in their best interests to sit down and negotiate with us. But we are not interested in a quick settlement that helps the insurance company save money. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
Focused, determined, driven to succeed
We start by determining the total amount of damages you suffered. This includes current medical expenses for treating your injury, as well as medical expenses for future treatment. It includes lost wages if you are unable to work for some time. And it includes other damages, such as pain and suffering, any disability you suffered, and emotional distress.
Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement for you with the insurance company. But if they won't agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we will be ready to fight for you in court. We are skilled litigators and have won many significant awards for clients with juries in Indiana.
If you have been injured in an accident, it's important to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. There is a statute of limitation for taking legal action, and over time evidence can be lost and memories can fade. Call us at 765-742-0056 to schedule a free consultation. Contact Vaughan & Vaughan today.