What is a personal injury accident, and when does such an accident give you the right to go to court? If your recent accident stemmed from someone else’s preventable negligence, you may have the right to demand financial compensation from an insurance provider as well as the liable party themselves. That said, you don’t have to make those demands alone.
You can work with a personal injury lawyer in Avon to bring your losses to a civil judge’s attention. Vaughan & Vaughan can help you file a claim against a negligent party long before your statute of limitations expires. Our attorneys can represent your best interests in and out of court as you fight for your right to an easy recovery.
Why Should You File a Personal Injury Claim?
Many accident survivors don’t want to burden their recovery with legal paperwork. That said, pursuing legal action against the party responsible for your accident tends to have more pros than cons. Some of the perks of filing a personal injury claim in Indiana can include the following:
Recover Damages for Your Recent Losses
Recovering from a personal injury accident can prove expensive. If you don’t have an emergency fund set aside, or if your losses are substantial, you may find yourself struggling to make ends meet. What can you do in the face of that financial strain?
You can work with insurance providers to get the coverage you need. That said, if you were injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may have a better chance of getting financial support if you go through the court system. While you can’t initiate a criminal case against the offending party, a civil case can help you secure the financial support you need.
You can specifically request financial support for any economic or non-economic losses that you can tie to your recent accident. These losses can include the following:
- Emergency medical care
- Long-term medical treatment
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Essential property rentals
- Lost wages or opportunities for work
Our Avon, IN, personal injury lawyers can help you determine which losses you can include in your formal complaint. We can also calculate the value of those losses to estimate your case’s value.
Hold Insurance Providers Accountable
As mentioned, you can file an insurance claim with the provider protecting the party that caused your accident. Unfortunately, though, insurance providers don’t always take your post-accident concerns seriously. Some may attempt to have an insurance claims adjuster undervalue your losses. Others may deny your claim outright.
If you can identify this kind of bad faith behavior, you may have the right to assume legal action against the insurance provider. Alternatively, you can work with an attorney while filing your claim to ensure that an insurance provider respects your request.
Vaughan & Vaughan’s attorneys are ready to go to bat against non-responsive or uncooperative insurance providers on your behalf.
What does Filing a Personal Injury Claim Require?
Should you decide to move forward with a personal injury claim, make sure that you:
Know Your Deadlines
Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4 puts a cap on your ability to file a claim after a personal injury accident. You have no more than two years to investigate your losses and bring a civil claim to a judge’s attention. Take longer, and a judge may deny your right to compensation.
Compile Your Evidence
You can’t hold someone accountable for a personal injury accident if you don’t have evidence of their negligence on hand. You must meet the state’s burden of proof if you want to win compensation for your losses. Fortunately, you have experienced Avon personal injury attorneys on your side.
Our team can return to the scene of your accident to gather evidence of unreasonable negligence. That evidence can range from video footage of your accident to accident-related debris. We can then call on our professional network to analyze that evidence. Once we know who we can hold accountable for your losses, we can submit that evidence to a judge.
Choose How to Fight for Your Desired Damages
You do not have to go to trial if you want to win loss-based compensation after a personal injury accident. You can work with our attorneys to arrange out-of-court settlement negotiations with a liable party. That said, prepare for these negotiations ahead of time. It can be difficult to be in the same room as the person who caused your accident, especially if they’re belligerent.
Our team can recommend taking unresponsive or uncooperative defendants to trial. Should we need to move your case to court, you can trust us to walk you through the legal process. We can prepare you for any contributions you may have to make to your case while keeping you on top of important court dates.
You can meet with our team immediately after your accident to discuss which of these processes might best help you secure the financial support you deserve.
Avon Personal Injury Lawyers Are On Your Side
It takes time, patience, and resources to recover from a personal injury accident. Vaughan & Vaughan works to ensure you have everything you need to make that recovery as easy as possible. That’s why our Avon personal injury attorneys continually advocate for your right to the maximum possible compensation for your losses, should you choose to go to court.
Indiana civil law states that you have a right to financial support following a negligence-based accident. Don’t let your personal injury statute of limitations expire.
Contact Vaughan & Vaughan to learn more about the personal injury representation we offer in Avon and beyond. Your initial case consultation comes free of charge and does not obligate you to take legal action.