No two personal injury accidents look the same. In many ways, “personal injury” serves as an umbrella term. Whether you’re pursuing a slip and fall case, a construction accident case, or a car accident case, your case can be classified as a personal injury lawsuit.
No matter what your personal injury case looks like, you deserve the opportunity to have a professional break down your post-accident rights. You can work with a Frankfort personal injury attorney to assess the negligence that led to your case. From there, the Vaughan & Vaughan team can calculate the economic value of the claim you have the right to put forward.
Our Firm Addresses a Range of Personal Injury Accidents
When you hit the road, take a walk, or go out in public, you’re entitled to a duty of care. This means that the people around you have a responsibility to act reasonably. While no one has to throw themselves in front of a bus on your behalf, they have to take steps to ensure that you and the general public are safe from immediate dangers, including those they control.
Anyone who violates the duty of care owed to you in such a way as to cause an accident can subsequently be held liable for that oversight via a personal injury claim. Vaughan & Vaughan personal injury lawyers can specifically help you address:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bicycle Accident
- Slip and fall accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
You have the right to bring any case falling within these categories to the attention of our Frankfort personal injury lawyers. Our team can open an investigation into your accident and determine what role negligence played in your losses. In turn, we can calculate the value of the compensation you may be entitled to.
When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney
According to Indiana Code §34-11-2-4, you have a total of two years to get in touch with a personal injury attorney and investigate your case. Your personal injury claim must make it to a judge’s desk within that two-year period if you want to win the right to demand compensation from the party responsible for your accident.
With that in mind, it’s in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as you can after your accident. An attorney can help you gather evidence of negligence and manage conversations with police officers, insurance adjusters, and even the liable party. You can also rely on a personal injury lawyer to:
- Open an investigation into your accident
- Prevent the liable party from offering you an insufficient settlement
- Assess the value of your losses and estimate the value of your case
- Prepare you for examination and cross-examination should your case go to court
You can discuss the extent of our available services during a case consultation and determine what role you want an attorney to take when representing you in civil court. We work on contingency to make your post-accident recovery as easy as possible.
Let’s File Your Personal Injury Claim
If you decide to proceed with a personal injury claim, you need to take the time allotted to you to ensure that your claim is comprehensive. You must specifically use your claim to identify the person, corporation, or related party responsible for your losses.
This means that you need to provide a court with evidence of that party’s involvement and specify the form of their negligence. If you don’t have evidence to both back your assertion of fault and qualify the damages you’re requesting, then you may have a harder time arguing for your right to compensation.
Assess the Extent of Your Accident’s Losses
How do you calculate your possible damages after a personal injury accident? You break your losses down into two categories: economic and non-economic. Your economic losses generate bills, making it easier for both you and a Frankfort personal injury lawyer to find the sum of them. You then modify that sum by the value of your non-economic losses.
The damages you can request in a personal injury claim can include (but are not limited to):
- Your post-accident medical expenses
- The cost of restoring or replacing damaged property
- Compensation for wages lost throughout your recovery
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- At-home assistance
- Pain and suffering
Personal injury accidents that turn fatal allow the deceased’s personal representative to demand compensation for funeral expenses and wrongful death on the deceased’s behalf. If you’re contending with the recent loss of a loved one, you can discuss your right to wrongful death damages during an initial consultation with our team.
Use Evidence to Assert Liability
Because personal injury accidents are so varied, it’s all but impossible to generalize as to who you can hold responsible for your losses. In every personal injury case, it’s essential that you follow the evidence and use that data to identify a liable party. The evidence you present alongside your personal injury claim can include:
- Police reports addressing your accident
- Video footage of your accident
- Photos or still footage of your accident
- Accident audio
- Bystander statements
- Expert witness statements, including input from accident recreationists
- Medical reports
It is not your responsibility, as an accident survivor, to analyze the data that an investigation reveals. Our team can unravel the story hidden within your evidence and use the information we find to help you fight for the damages you deserve.
Call on a Personal Injury Attorney for Post-Accident Guidance
When it comes time to address a personal injury accident, know that you don’t have to sift through the legal miasma alone. You can connect with one of Frankfort’s personal injury lawyers to discuss the best methods to use when composing a personal injury claim. We can work together to ensure that your complaint is comprehensive.
For more information about personal injury claims and the damages you may deserve, you can contact our office today. We’re available to book you a no-obligation, free case consultation over the phone or through our website. Let Vaughan & Vaughan stand with you as you fight to recover from your personal injury accident.