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Accidents caused by other people are often called personal injury accidents. Such cases can cover a wide range. Many of them often have one thing in common – someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior resulted in a bad accident that caused a serious injury.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a personal injury accident, make sure you fully understand your rights and all the legal options available to you. Make sure you make an appointment with a Kokomo personal injury lawyer at Vaughan & Vaughan. We can help you every step of the way.
Founded in 1913, our law firm has more than a century of experience obtaining sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families in Howard County and throughout Indiana. As a result, we know the laws that often apply to such cases and understand how the legal system works. We’re also prepared to do the hard work that needs to be done to build the strongest possible legal case.
What types of cases are common?
Personal injury cases in Kokomo can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and most serious – cases often include:
- Slip and fall accidents, particularly on icy sidewalks or in poorly maintained parking lots and other public places.
- Premises liability cases, which involve injuries sustained on someone else’s property often due to neglect or poor maintenance.
- Injuries on college campuses, including injuries sustained by students or employees on campuses, including Indiana University Kokomo.
- Wrongful death, including fatal motor vehicle accidents and deadly accidents on other people’s property often due to negligence or hazardous conditions.
You may have needed treatment at Community Howard Regional Health, Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital or another medical facility. Will the insurance company pay your medical bills? Can you file a lawsuit? You may have a lot of questions but aren’t sure what to do next.
Whatever type of case you’re dealing with, make sure you fully understand your rights and the legal options available to you. Make sure you talk to a personal injury lawyer familiar with handling such complex cases in Kokomo.
Why do personal injury accidents happen?
In general, personal injury accidents caused by other people happen due to reckless or negligent behavior by someone else. Sometimes, it’s because someone does something dangerous that causes an accident. Other times, negligent property owners are often to blame, especially if hazardous conditions caused the accident.
In order to prove why your accident happened, you often need evidence that the person or business responsible for your injury acted in a reckless manner or knew their actions (or inaction) would result in an accident.
This is why it’s important to have a lawyer handling your personal injury case. Your attorney can investigate your accident and find the evidence needed to build the strongest possible legal case. Your lawyer can also explain all the legal options available to you and advise you on the best course of action.
What legal options are available to me in Kokomo?
Depending on the circumstances of your case, there may be several legal options available to you after your accident. Such options often include:
- Accept a settlement offer for your accident-related expenses from the at-fault part’s insurance company.
- Negotiate a better settlement offer, particularly if an insurance company makes a low settlement offer.
- File a lawsuit against the at-fault party or the at-fault party’s insurance company, especially if they deny your injury claim.
In each case, your lawyer can help you with all of these options and many more. That’s why it’s important to talk with a Kokomo personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Learn more about your rights. Contact our law firm.
The stakes are high when it comes to many accidents in Kokomo. Your accident expenses – including medical bills and lost income if you cannot work while recovering from your injury – can quickly add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more depending on the severity of your injury and many other factors.
We know the challenges injury victims often face. That’s why we want to help. We know how the legal system works in Howard County and we know how to investigate complex cases. That’s why we consistently produce positive results.
Sometimes, our investigation involves reviewing inspection reports if hazardous conditions had previously been identified but the property owner did nothing to correct them. Other times, this might involve reviewing security camera footage or tracking down eyewitnesses who saw what happened. Whatever needs to be done, we’re prepared to do the work.
Give your accident the attention it rightfully deserves. Contact our personal injury law firm and schedule a free consultation at our Kokomo office. We’re conveniently located on North Washington Street a few blocks away from the Howard County Courthouse.