Avon sees a significant percentage of Indianapolis’s ever-changing traffic. Unfortunately, this means that Avon residents are at a greater risk for accidents caused by negligent drivers. Truck drivers passing through the area can endanger residents as well as their fellow drivers if those drivers don’t uphold their duty of care.
Vaughan & Vaughan understands that, at first, recovering from a truck accident may seem impossible. That’s why we offer survivors like you legal representation. You can work with our Avon truck crash attorneys to fight for fair compensation from the party liable for your recent crash. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers always keep your best interests in mind.
Working With an Attorney After a Truck Accident
No one should feel obligated to take on the complexity of Indiana’s civil court system without support. If you’re struggling to keep up with life’s demands after a truck accident, but you still want to take action against a negligent party, you can ask an Avon, IN, truck accident lawyer to step in.
Our team can specifically help you:
Document Your Accident
It can prove challenging to document your truck accident, particularly while you’re still in the thick of things. Even if you can’t take notes of what’s happening at the scene in the immediate aftermath, you can still return to the scene to begin gathering important data.
For example, it’s important to gather witness statements and witness contact information if you think you may later want to call on bystanders to discuss your accident in civil court. These parties can also provide you with essential photos or videos of your accident, which you can submit to a judge as proof of your right to post-accident compensation.
There are other forms of data, like police reports, medical reports, and even a truck’s black box data, that you can collect after you’ve worked with emergency responders to recover. If you’re not able to return to the accident scene yourself, you can request that a loved one or attorney do so on your behalf.
Attorneys can specifically work within the law to access the harder-to-gather data needed to build your personal injury case, like a truck’s black box data or a driver’s cell phone data.
Talk With Insurance Providers
It’s in your best interest to get a liable party’s insurance information while you’re still at the scene of an accident. If you’re not able to get this information, an uninjured party or legal representative can do so for you. Once you’re back on your feet, you can file a claim for damages with the offending party’s insurance provider.
That claim can help you contend with your most immediate truck accident expenses. Unfortunately, though, the claim may not accurately reflect the value of your accident. Many insurance providers value their bottom line over your recovery. An insurance claims adjuster may offer you insufficient accident coverage. Some companies may even deny your claim.
There’s still good news for you, though. If you find yourself facing a denied claim or insufficient truck accident settlement offer, Vaughan & Vaughan can step in. We can appeal an insurance company’s denial on your behalf. We can alternatively take the insurance provider to court over bad faith misconduct.
File a Personal Injury Claim
At the end of the day, the settlement you receive from an insurance provider may not adequately address all of the losses that come along with a truck accident. If this is the case, you may want to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for your accident.
Personal injury claims specifically allow you to demand compensation for all accountable losses you endured due to someone else’s misconduct. That said, you need to defend each damage that you request with hard evidence. You also need to bring forward evidence proving that another party’s negligence bears specific responsibility for the losses you’ve endured.
You don’t have to teach yourself civil law to participate in this process, though. Our Avon truck accident lawyers are ready to spearhead a legal investigation on your behalf. We can even delve into contract law to ensure that you hold the right independent contractor or company liable for your losses.
As a result, you can file your personal injury claim with a civil judge without sacrificing your right to a peaceful recovery.
When to File an Avon Truck Accident Claim
If you find you want to file a personal injury claim after a truck accident, you need to file your paperwork within Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations, outlined in Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4. This statute states that you can take up to two years to file your claim with a civil judge. Take any longer, though, and your right to damages may be at risk.
You can work with our attorneys to stay on top of your filing deadline, regardless of what kind of injuries or losses you’re contending with. Our team strives to get your complaint to a civil judge well before your relevant statute of limitations expires.
Vaughan & Vaughan Truck Accident Lawyers Stand With You
Truck accident survivors can turn to Vaughan & Vaughan for help overcoming the financial trials of their recovery. Our Avon truck crash attorneys are prepared to help you build a case against the party liable for your losses. You can then count on our representation, whether you want to negotiate for a settlement or take your truck accident losses to trial.
Not sure whether or not you want to move forward with a case? Come learn more about the civil process. You can enjoy a free case evaluation with our attorneys today. Let’s discuss which of our services might best help you recover from your truck accident. We even operate on contingency, so you never have to worry about unexpected legal fees.