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About Spinal Cord Injury

I was thinking about my friend Chet the other day.  I learned so much from Chet.  He was a wonderful friend, full of love and time for others. He also taught me about perservence and spinal cord injury.  You see Chet was injured in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury.  The injury occurred in the neck and the effect of the injury was that Chet was paralyzed from the nipples down.  He had gross motor movement in his arms but none in his hands.  It makes no difference whether the spinal cord injury is caused by an automobile... View Article

Bicycles On The Road – Being Safe

I am on my way home yesterday from the office. I am a serious personal injury lawyer. I represent people who have been seriously injured or suffered wrongful death as a result of the carelessness of others. I am headed north on a one way street, Delaware Street, in Indianapolis, IN. It is about 5:30 pm. Cars are parked on the side of the street. The thing about cars parked on the side of the street, for a cyclist, is that you have to be aware that they might suddenly open their door in your path. Not only is there... View Article

26 Years Experience Representing Hoosier Social Security Claimants

In my first year in the practice of law, my brother suggested that I read the rules and regulations controlling the Social Security Administration Disability claims process. So I did. My first case went to hearing that year, for a man with lumbar stenosis. We were successful in convincing the Administrative Law Judge that he was disabled. I have been representing Hoosier claimants for Social Security Disability ever since. I have represented at least a thousand Hoosiers in their claims. One thing I learned in this process, experience makes a big difference. Reading the rules and the regulations for the... View Article

Life Care Plans and Serious Personal Injury

Young & Young has been representing seriously injured Hoosiers since 1954.  In that time we have represented thousands upon thousands of Hoosiers with serious injuries caused by auto accidents, drunk driving accidents, construction injuries, and any other accidents.  We have represented Hoosiers with spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, brain injury, and wrongful death.  One of the services we provide to those with lifelong permanent injuries is working with a life care planner to plan out the costs the injured person and their family will encounter for the duration of the injured person’s life. We take this extra step because... View Article

Watch For Children Playing

I always tell me teenage drivers, a child is a stop sign, when you see one in an area, be prepared to stop.  This means that they should be driving at such a speed , when children are present, that they can stop at a moments notice.  I tell them that the inconvenience of driving a little slower is worth not having to spend the rest of their lives thinking about the serious personal injury or wrongful death they might cause to an innocent child.  Some other rules go along with this kind of thinking.  Do not speed through residential... View Article

Spinal Cord Injury

You are likely reading this blog because either you, a loved one or a friend is dealing with the effects of a spinal cord injury.  As you know, the spinal cord is the hard wire connection between the brain, and the rest of the body.  The brain is the primary body structure making up the central nervous system.  The brain sends and receives electrical impulses which control muscle and sensory functions within the body.  The nervous system is known to be made up of three distinct systems, the autonomic nervous system, the voluntary nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. ... View Article

Rare Diseases and Social Security Benefits from Indiana Social Security Lawyer

I have been representing Hoosiers in their claims for Social Security Disability Benefits for more than 23 years. Over that time I have run into several people who have rare diseases that cause them to be disabled. These diseases are just as problematic as the diseases we all know about such as cancer, so why do they cause issues when you have a claim for disability benefits?  The answer is in the regulations of the Social Security Administration.  The first question asked is the claimant working.  If the answer is no, the next question is does the claimant have a... View Article

Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys on the New Health Care Law and How it Affects You

As your Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys, we want to discuss with you the impact of the new Health Care Law on Hoosiers dealing with paraplegia and quadriplegia.  The fact is that Hoosiers dealing with spinal cord injury have a multitude of medical issues that may not be apparent to the casual observer.  Some examples include pressure sores.  Pressure sores develop because the spinal cord injury prevents the person from sensing pressure on parts of the affected body.  People without spinal cord injury are constantly sensing heat or pressure when sitting or laying down and move to relieve that pressure. ... View Article

Indiana Spinal Injury Attorney

We hope neither you nor family ever have to deal with a spinal cord injury that is visited upon you because of another negligence. Negligence, you will remember, is simply the failure of another person to act like a reasonable person. In an auto accident, a negligent person is the person who fails to follow the rules of the road. In a construction accident, the negligent person (or company) is the person who does not comply with OSHA rules and regulations, in a semi tractor-trailer accident, the negligent truck driver is the driver who does not follow the rules of... View Article

Indiana Spinal Cord Injury

What is a life care plan and why is it important to one dealing with spinal cord injury?  John P. Young is an Indiana Spinal Cord Injury attorney practicing in Indianapolis, IN since 1988.  Mr. Young is part of Young and Young, spinal cord injury lawyers since 1954.  We have represented many, many Hoosiers injured in car  crashes, construction accidents, semi tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents and drunk driver accidents who have dealt with spinal cord injury.  As you know spinal cord injury can be a catastrophic injury if it leads to paralysis.  We know that depending on where the injury... View Article

Indiana Injury Attorney

John P. Young, of the Indianapolis Law firm of Young and Young, is your Indiana Injury Attorney.  Young and Young has been protecting the rights of Injured Hoosiers to full and fair compensation since 1954.  Mr. Young learned from experienced trial attorneys and has been helping injured Hoosiers for more than 22 years.  Mr. Young represents Hoosiers injured in car wrecks, highway accidents, construction accidents, semi tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle crashes, and drunk driving accidents.  Mr. Young knows the medicine and has been involved in helping Hoosiers dealing with broken bones, burns, blindness, brain injury, back injuries resulting in spinal cord... View Article

The Sam Schmidt Foundation

The Sam Schmidt Foundation  is dedicated to curing paralysis.  Sam’s motto is “It’s not if, but when?”  Many of you may remember Sam Schmidt, a successful driver on the Indy Care open wheel circuit.  He injured his spinal cord while driving at the  Indianapolis 500 Mile track in Indianapolis.  Sam’s never say quit outlook has lead him on a journey to find the cure for paralysis and to help those dealing with spinal injury and paralysis to thrive and live full lives.  I first became aware of Sam’s Foundation when a very good friend and client injured his spinal cord... View Article