You can seek professional legal assistance after an accident. An Indiana personal injury lawyer from our team at Vaughan & Vaughan can step in to handle all of your legal needs, taking care of your claim while you focus on your recovery.
You can count on us to hold negligent parties accountable and help secure the compensation you deserve. We’ll track your losses and strive to bring you full compensation to cover all your expenses.
Find out more by calling or completing our online contact form.
What Indiana Personal Injury Claims Do We Handle?
You may have the right to pursue a personal injury claim after various accidents. You can contact us for help after a(n):
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Traumatic brain injury accidents
- Catastrophic injury
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
If you’re unsure if your accident qualifies you for a claim, you can discuss your right to action with our legal team. Together, we can determine whether or not liable parties violated your duty of care and are thus responsible for the financial losses you endured due to their negligence.
You can begin pursuing a claim within hours of your accident. Together with our super lawyers, you can assess the types of injuries you’ve endured, the extent of your property damage, and the nature of liable parties’ negligence.
Our team’s combined experience can protect you from a responsible party’s attempt to throw off blame for your losses and, later, an insurance adjuster’s attempt to undervalue your case. An Indiana personal injury attorney can help you seek maximum compensation.
What Compensation do You Get for an Accident in Indiana?
The funds available after a motor vehicle accident, fall, or construction accident can vary. In most cases, you have the right to request that a responsible party help you address your:
We can help you seek funds to cover your medical expenses, including emergency treatment, hospitalization, and physical therapy. A personal injury lawsuit or insurance settlement can address expenses tied to medical costs.
Loss of Income
Our team can help you seek fair compensation for your lost wages and opportunities to work. We understand the impact loss of income can have on your future.
Some incidents – like motor vehicle accidents – cause property damage and injuries. In these situations, your lawyer can help you seek funds to cover the costs of replacements and repairs.
Pain and Suffering
Finally, we can help you seek compensation for your non-economic losses. These damages cover things like your pain, suffering, and emotional distress. We have a track record of helping clients like you.
What Is the Average Payout for Personal Injury Claims?
People usually want to know what the average settlement for a personal injury case is, but that is a challenging question to answer. In many cases, attorneys may settle an injury case for thousands of dollars. Every case is unique. However, we can settle some claims in excess of $1 million.
The compensation you can get in your case depends on many factors, such as your loss of income. So, it is essential to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible if you sustain injuries in an accident.
Can a Lawyer Help After a Deadly Accident in Indiana?
Under certain circumstances, you may have the right to demand that a liable party help you address a loved one’s wrongful death and related funeral expenses. You can count on our team to consider your losses seriously and advocate for your right to maximum compensation in and out of court.
We provide compassionate support seeking damages after a fatal accident. You may receive funds to cover your loved one’s medical bills, funeral costs, and other expenses.
Learn more about a wrongful death claim by contacting us for help today.
What Makes a Qualified Attorney?
If you’ve been injured in an accident and are looking for a lawyer to represent you, look for an experienced attorney who has the following:
- Years of practicing personal injury law
- Knowledge of the insurance industry
- Demonstrated skill and expertise in the courtroom
- Experience in civil lawsuits and wrongful conduct negotiations
- Honesty, integrity, and commitment
- Peer reviews and board certification
Our personal injury firm has over 100 years of experience that we can turn to addressing your legal needs.
How do We Help with Personal Injury Claims?
We begin by investigating your accident to get the facts. This investigation involves reviewing all relevant documentation, which may include:
- Police reports
- Safety records
- Medical records
We identify and interview witnesses to your accident. We may also consult with experts who can help us better understand how your accident happened.
These steps help 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 for financial compensation.
How do We Track Your Losses?
We start by determining the total amount of damages you suffered. Your losses may include:
- Current medical expenses for treating your injury
- Medical expenses for future treatment
- Lost wages if you are unable to work for some time
- Pain and suffering
- Funds for any disability you suffered
- Emotional distress
We can often negotiate a favorable settlement for you with the insurance company. But if they disagree with 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.
We are Indiana’s original personal injury law firm. We have been helping the injured since our founding in 1913. Our practice has expanded throughout Indiana to include offices in Lafayette, Indianapolis, Carmel, Muncie, Kokomo, and Anderson.
We have a reputation for bringing millions of dollars in financial compensation to clients who turn to us for help. Allow us to find the person responsible and hold them accountable for their dangerous actions.
How do You File a Personal Injury Claim?
If you want to bring a claim to an Indiana county clerk’s attention, you must ensure that you include evidence in your documentation of your accident. To move forward, your claim should specify:
- What type of accident you were in
- What negligent party you want to hold accountable for your losses
- What evidence you have of a party’s breach of duty of care
- What losses resulted from a liable party’s negligence
- What evidence you have establishing the value of those losses
You must bring this information forward within Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations or Indiana Code §34-11-2-4. This statute allows you to take up to two years to work with an attorney to establish the facts mentioned above.
However, if you try to file a claim outside this deadline, Indiana courts can deny you your right to a fair settlement for compensatory damages.
Who Can Accident Victims Hold Responsible for Personal Injury Accidents?
Assigning blame to a real person for your recent accident can feel challenging if you’re unsure where to start looking for evidence. Fortunately, our experienced team knows how to classify duty of care and use available evidence to identify the party responsible for your recent losses.
This party may consist of a single person in the wake of smaller accidents. A corporation or similar entity may be liable for your losses. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers on the scene can use available evidence to ensure that your complaint addresses the right at-fault party.
Viable evidence to bring forward in the face of a personal injury case can include:
- Photos and videos of your accident
- Witness statements detailing the negligence involved in your accident
- Expert witness testimony regarding your losses
- Evidence of your physical injuries
- Statements from an insurance carrier and law enforcement
- Physical debris from the scene of your accident
We’ll use our extensive experience with the legal process to investigate your claim.
What Percentage of Your Settlement does Our Legal Team Get?
Attorney contingency fees can vary. Still, an Indiana personal injury attorney may take a third of any compensation they obtain for you once insurance agents disburse the funds through a successful claim after deducting any upfront expenses.
Schedule a Personal Injury Case Consultation with Us
If you sustained injuries in an accident, it’s essential to talk to an experienced Indiana personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. A statute of limitations is placed on your right to legal action, and over time, evidence can disappear, and memories can fade.
Call us to schedule a free consultation. Contact Vaughan & Vaughan today. Our firm’s offices are in Lafayette, Indianapolis, Carmel, Muncie, Kokomo, and Anderson, and we serve clients throughout Indiana.