I woke up this morning looking forward to riding my bike to work, only to find it raining. I guess I am a fair weather biker. But, I did take a little time to think about what I was going to do to protect myself and about what drivers can do to protect bikers. A car to bike impact is always going to result in damage to the bike and the biker. Certainly the bike will be damaged, but more importantly the biker will likely be seriously injured including broken bones, spinal cord injury, brain injury and possibly wrongful death. ... View Article
Winter weather conditions pose additional problems for parents when it comes to securing their kids into car seats. The warm, but bulky, winter coats that keep kids warm can pose a life-threatening hazard if you try to buckle your child into their car seat while wearing those coats. The problem is that bulky coats can compress and allow the child to be ejected from their safety harness during an accident. When parents adjust the child safety seat harness to allow more room to accommodate the bulky winter coats, it can endanger their child. The webbing must fit snugly against the... View Article
I am an attorney. I represent injured Hoosier exclusively. I represent Hoosiers with serious personal injury and families dealing with wrongful death arising out of car crashes, drunk driving accidents, construction accidents, semi tractor trailer collisions. I represent those who suffer broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain injury and more. I represent people before the Social Security Administration. I tell you all this in order to share with you 11 great suggestions to help us all get along and avoid causing harm to others. I did not make these suggestions up, I just think they are a good... View Article
The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words is painfully self evident if a person is seriously injured by a drunk driver or overly tired truck driver.
If you are in a collision and you are injured we advise against giving a statement to the at fault driver’s insurance company. Why, you ask. You are going to tell the truth and everyone will agree that it is the other driver’s fault, so what is the harm. Let’s take it one step at a time. First, the police have already performed an investigation and more likely than not have taken a statement from you. The insurance company for the at fault driver has access to the police report. Therefore, they already have a statement from you. Therefore, what... View Article
I received an email the other day from a frustrated client. He wrote that he has been waiting for 13 months for benefits and he knows a former co-worker who went in applied and got the benefits in less than two weeks. The email asked a good question, why did I get a lawyer and still have to wait so long when the other guy got benefits so quickly? In other words, what are you doing to help me and why is it taking so long? There are no easy answers to this very difficult question. The first answer is... View Article
In our line of work, representing seriously injured people as a result of car crashes, semi tractor-trailer accidents and drunk driving accidents, we rely heavily upon an investigating officers report to start our investigation into the facts of the car collision. We do not rely exclusively upon the report because we want to speak directly with the witnesses and obtain recorded statements about how the auto accident occurred. We also want to get out to the scene of the collision as soon as possible before the physical evidence is worn away by the weather. Nothing is as important to a... View Article
You apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. You are certain you are disabled. You give the Social Security Administration all the medical information you have. You go to the appointments they set up for you and then you receive the letter stating that they are denying you’re your Social Security Disability benefits. What on earth is going on you say. Well, take a deep breath and consider the following. Though it might not help you much, statistically speaking you are in the majority. 90% 0f all initial claims are denied. So what are they looking for? In order to understand... View Article
You are on your way home when a light flashes in front of you and then the lights go out. You wake up in the hospital with broken bones, or a spinal cord injury or you have other life threatening injuries. Your family tells you that you were hit by a drunk driver. The family car is a total loss. They had to cut you out of it and everyone was worried you were not going to make it. The family also tells you that the drunk driver doesn’t have any insurance that will cover your medical bills, lost wages... View Article
You are driving home after a pleasant day with family and friends. You approach an intersection and wham, you are spinning with an explosion like a gun shot in your ears. You have just been the victim of a car crash. You can’t see because the airbag is wrapped around your face. Your are disoriented and in shock. You are not sure if your spouse, in the passenger seat is okay and you are not sure if your kids are ok in the back seat. You do not even know if you are ok. Your world is just not predictable... View Article
When there is construction on Indiana roads or highways, driving can become hazardous. Even when roads are well-marked, you must rely on other drivers to also pay attention and drive with due caution to avoid accidents. You may also be exposed to unforeseen dangers from loose debris, nails, potholes and sudden stops. As a recent fatal accident on I-65 demonstrates, Construction Zone Safety is an issue for all drivers. Penalties for offending drivers range from fines and loss of license privileges to jail time. Indianapolis Accident Attorneys Highway safety is an area of Personal Injury Law that our firm deals... View Article
Your observations and pictures may be the difference between someone injured by another's fault to be able to prove their case and obtain justice.