Author Archives for John P. Young

About John P. Young

John P. Young is an attorney who knows the meaning of giving to the community. Mr. Young has distinguished himself among his peers by serving the members of the Indianapolis area in a variety of ways. Most notable is his service to the Brain Injury Association of Indiana on the Board of Directors and as the Chair and working with Boy Scout Troop 174. Mr. Young is dedicated to the idea that every citizen deserves the best legal representation.

Biking Season is Upon Us

March 15, 2017 Published by

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


12 Rules to Live By In The New Year

December 30, 2016 Published by

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


Do you want to give a Statement to the At Fault Driver’s Insurance Company

September 10, 2016 Published by

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


Social Security Disability and Delays in Receiving Benefits

August 9, 2016 Published by

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


Police Reports and Accidents

July 13, 2016 Published by

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


What is the Social Security Administration Looking For on your Disability Claim?

June 9, 2016 Published by

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


What if the Drunk Driver has no Insurance?

May 26, 2016 Published by

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


What if the person who hit you claims they had the green Light?

April 28, 2016 Published by

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


I Have a Personal Injury and It Was Not My Fault

March 22, 2016 Published by

You are in a car crash.  Your were hit by a drunk driver.  You were is a semi tractor Trailer collision.  You were hurt at a construction site.  What do you do?  Your body has been injured.  It might be a back injury.  It might be a broken bone.  It might be a brain injury or a spinal cord injury.  What do you do.  Your spouse or loved one or friend died as a result of their injuries from the crash, what do you do? You can’t work and the bills are piling up, what do you do? If you... View Article


Personal Injury and The Statutue of Limitations

March 4, 2016 Published by

What is a statute of limitations?  A statute of limitations is an artificial limit on your right to pursue a claim for serious personal injury and/or wrongful death created by statute.  In this blog we are only discussing the statute of limitations for the following events causing injury: Automobile accidents, semi tractor- trailer collisions, drunk driving accidents, slip and fall injuries and construction injuries.  The statute of limitations for each of these serious personal injury causing events in Indiana is Two years from the date of the event. So what does all this mumbo-jumbo mean? It means that you have... View Article


Social Security and Your Disability Benefits Application

February 17, 2016 Published by

The first step to filing your claim for Social Security Disability Benefits is to file an application.  This can be done in a couple different ways.  You can make an appointment to complete the application by phone.  You can make an appointment to file the application in person at your local social security office. You can file you application on line.  The Social Security Administration website is found at www.ssa.gov.  The Social Security Administration does a fine job providing information about how to complete the application.  The site is easy to navigate. The application may take from one to two... View Article


Social Security Disability and Deadlines for Appeals

February 3, 2016 Published by

What happens when the Social Security Administration turns down your Disability application?  Two things happen- the first is that as far as the Social Security Administration is concerned your claim is denied unless you appeal.  The second thing is that the burden is on the claimant to appeal the denial of the claim.  So, how do you appeal and how much time do you have to appeal?  The answer to these questions can be found in three places.  The first is on the letter you receive which tells you your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied.  The... View Article