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2017 | Personal Injury

  • Semi-truck Operators Must Strictly Comply with Federal Regulations.

    Semi-truck Operators Must Strictly Comply with Federal Regulations.

    The purpose of these rules and regulations are to ensure the safety of other drivers on the road. It is recognized that it is important to set limitations on these operators with the large numbers of semi-trucks on the road and the demands placed on these drivers.

    October 15, 2017
  • Semi-truck regulations: Hours of Operation

    Semi-truck regulations: Hours of Operation

    Hours of operation is one of the areas where there are limitations placed on semi-truck drivers. The number of hours a commercial driver is allowed to operate can greatly affect the safety of others on the road. One such provision under the FMCSA is that commercial drivers are limited to 11 hours of consecutive driving without interruption.

    October 15, 2017
  • Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    Anyone who has ever drove while a little sleepy knows the dangers of drowsy driving. Even a few seconds of nodding off behind the wheel can lead to consequences that last a lifetime.

    October 1, 2017
  • Lost Wages/Income Can Be Recovered in Car Accident Cases

    Lost Wages/Income Can Be Recovered in Car Accident Cases

    It is likely that you can recover your lost income/wages if you have suffered an injury in a car accident that keeps you from working. If the injury that resulted from the accident is the reason you are not cleared to work, this would fall into the category of damages that can be sought.

    September 19, 2017
  • Should the Police be Called After a Car Accident?

    Should the Police be Called After a Car Accident?

    Having the police come to the scene is also a good way to start an initial investigation and to preserve evidence.

    September 19, 2017
  • Common Causes of Indiana Car Accidents

    Common Causes of Indiana Car Accidents

    Accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. This article is to outline a couple of the more common causes that our firm has seen over the years. These causes are listed in no particular order.

    August 30, 2017
  • Indiana Case Highlight: Jury awards $6.1 million to victims of automobile accident in Grant County jury trial.

    Indiana Case Highlight: Jury awards $6.1 million to victims of automobile accident in Grant County jury trial.

    Roush was ultimately held 100% responsible for the accident and the jury awarded $3.1 million to each of the teens. The only settlements which were offered prior to the jury trial were in the range of $200,000 to $600,000. This is a perfect example of how insurance companies may handle claims and try to minimize their payout.

    August 28, 2017
  • Indiana Case Highlight: Indiana Jury Awards $18.5 million in car accident case

    Indiana Case Highlight: Indiana Jury Awards $18.5 million in car accident case

    The Flyer Group reported that in July of this year an Indiana jury awarded $18.5 million to Plaintiffs in a car accident case in Hendricks County. The case involved an accident between a car and a semi-tractor trailer while on I-74.

    August 28, 2017
  • Settlements in a car accident / personal injury claim

    Settlements in a car accident / personal injury claim

    Settlements for personal injury claims occur in the large majority of cases. Many of the car accident, motorcycle accident, and trucking accidents will never go to trial and many get settled prior to filing the lawsuit in court. When these cases are resolved outside of court, these are called settlements.

    July 24, 2017
  • Who is responsible for medical bills in a car accident / personal injury case?

    Who is responsible for medical bills in a car accident / personal injury case?

    If you have been injured in an accident you may find yourself asking "How are my medical bills going to get paid and who is responsible for paying them"? With the rising costs of healthcare, dealing with medical bills after an accident can cause a great deal of stress. The more serious the injuries in the case often mean the more serious the medical bills are going to be.

    July 24, 2017
  • Indiana Wrongful Death Claims and Potential Caps on Recovery

    Indiana Wrongful Death Claims and Potential Caps on Recovery

    Under Indiana law, when the death was caused by the wrongful act or omission of another, the family or personal representative of the decedent has the right to bring a claim against the individual who caused the unfortunate death. Sometimes it is easier to think of wrongful death cases as a personal injury claim where the injured party has deceased due to the other party's actions.

    July 17, 2017
  • Should I See An Attorney For My Injury Claim?

    Should I See An Attorney For My Injury Claim?

    If you have been involved in an accident and are wondering if you should speak with an attorney, the answer is likely yes. It is always best to speak with an attorney as soon as you can if you are having questions about your claim.

    June 27, 2017
  • Should I Accept a Settlement Offer From the Insurance Company in My Car Accident Case?

    Should I Accept a Settlement Offer From the Insurance Company in My Car Accident Case?

    The Insurance Company adjusters are trained to minimize the payouts on any given claim. The less the insurance companies have to pay out, the more they have in their pockets. Often, insurance adjusters will try to settle claims with the individual before they are able to hire a lawyer for a fraction of what the claim may be worth.

    June 27, 2017
  • Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

    Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

    Every case is different and there is no one answer that can be applied to every case. A lot of different factors go in to evaluating a claim. The best way to determine if you have a valid claim is by speaking with a legal professional.

    June 27, 2017
  • How much is my car accident/personal injury claim worth?

    How much is my car accident/personal injury claim worth?

    Car accident and personal injury claims are like snowflakes, each and every one is unique. In order to project an accurate valuation you must first develop and understand all of the facts. Without all of the facts it is impossible to value a claim.

    June 20, 2017
  • "100 Deadliest Days" follows Memorial Day for teen drivers.

    "100 Deadliest Days" follows Memorial Day for teen drivers.

    The start of Memorial Day brings with it the start of the "100 Deadliest Days" on the road for teenage drivers. According to the CDC , 2,333 teens in the United States died and another 221,313 suffered injuries from motor vehicle accidents in 2014.

    June 20, 2017
  • How much will a car accident lawyer cost me? How does a contingency fee work?

    How much will a car accident lawyer cost me? How does a contingency fee work?

    Our office offers free initial consultations for all personal injury cases. This include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice claims, and also any worker's compensation claims. Unlike at some other larger firms, you will speak directly with one of our attorneys who will personally handle your case. It costs you nothing to come in and speak with one of our attorneys about your case.

    April 24, 2017
  • Are There Benefits to Having a Small Firm Handle My Car Accident/Personal Injury Claim Versus a Large Firm?

    Are There Benefits to Having a Small Firm Handle My Car Accident/Personal Injury Claim Versus a Large Firm?

    Finding the right firm to handle your car accident or other personal injury claim can be difficult. While many may be tempted to go with the large firms that are often seen on TV, there are many benefits that come from choosing a smaller law firm with experience handling personal injury claims.

    April 17, 2017
  • A Closer Look at Loss of Consortium Claims

    A Closer Look at Loss of Consortium Claims

    Loss of Consortium claims were created to provide compensation for the loss of companionship and services of a spouse who was seriously injured or killed due to someone else's negligence. Damages which may be sought may include those material services that the injured spouse performed as well as for the loss of companionship, love, care and affection of that spouse.

    March 24, 2017
  • Large Truck and Bus Accident

    Large Truck and Bus Accident

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 3,978 large truck and bus accidents occurred in 2014 resulting in a fatality. While this number has decreased from the 2013 statistics, the number of large trucks involved in an injury crash have increased from 86,000 accidents in 2013 to 93,000 in 2014. Bus injury accidents have decreased since 2013 but there were still 11,000 bus accidents resulting in injury. With the sheer number of crashes resulting in injury and death, it is easy to understand that many people and their families are being affected by these accidents.

    March 12, 2017
  • The Dangers of Drunk Driving and Impaired Driver Liability

    The Dangers of Drunk Driving and Impaired Driver Liability

    The Dangers of Drunk Driving

    Driving impaired has caused over 2,200 deaths in Indiana from 2003-2012 according to the CDC. If an impaired driver has caused an accident they may be held responsible for any property damage as well as any injuries or deaths caused as a result of that accident.

    March 7, 2017
  • Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Help Handle My Case?

    Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to Help Handle My Case?

    Depending on the type of case, there can be a number of steps that the laws require you to follow in order to receive compensation. An attorney can help you navigate through those steps and also help evaluate your case to determine the proper steps.

    March 1, 2017
  • Bar and Restaurant Liability for Over Serving: Dram Shop Liability

    Bar and Restaurant Liability for Over Serving: Dram Shop Liability

    This article addresses whether a bar or restaurant can be responsible for over serving their patrons. Under Indiana's Dram Shop Laws, any establishment who served that individual alcoholic beverages could face liability.

    February 13, 2017
  • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Personal Injury Cases

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Personal Injury Cases

    This article aims to address just a few of the commonly asked questions regarding personal injury cases.

    January 14, 2017

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