Posts for Indiana Personal Injury

12 Rules to Live By In The New Year

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



Police Reports and Accidents

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?

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



I Have a Personal Injury and It Was Not My Fault

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

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



Serious Personal Injury and Top Rated Lawyers

There are a lot of Injury lawyers out there.  How do you know who you can trust?  Do a little homework.  Ask are they Board Certified.  This is a distinction based on experience with jury trials and passing rigorous tests that separate the best from the rest.  Look to what is their rating on Martindale Hubble.  This is a peer reviewed rating service.  It is not a popularity contest.  Make sure the lawyer is AV rated.  That is the top rating.  Look to what the Attorney’s rating is on AVVO.  10 is the tops.  Demand the tops. Advertising is a... View Article



Merry Christmas and Holiday Cheer (Please don’t be a Drunk Driver)

Last night my wife’s family had their annual Cousins Christmas party.  I really like my wife’s family and thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the 70 or so that could make it.  My heart was full and my cup runneth over.  This is the meaning of Christmas for me.  So, I want to take this time to thank all Hoosiers who chose not to drink and drive last night.  Not one drunk driver threatened to cause the wrongful death of my wife’s family.  My wee little cousins avoided serious personal injury to sleep peacefully in their beds.  Their parents, some of... View Article



5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

When you are involved in an accident, there are many things to deal with. You may be so focused on your own recovery and hiring a personal injury attorney might be the last thing on your mind. However, there are five reasons why retaining the services of a competent injury lawyer should be at the top of your list. An Attorney Knows What You Are Entitled To Receive Each case warrants a different settlement amount, based on the jurisdiction and type of case. An attorney knows best what you are entitled to receive for your claim. It is important to have an attorney... View Article



Back to School Means Using Caution in School Zones

Schools are back in session in Indiana, and that means that students are out in full force, traveling from home to school and back again. Crossing guards monitor only very few school crossings; there is a shortage of volunteers and a shortage of funds to pay for crossing guards. State and local police officers do make an effort to be out and about during the times when most students are traveling. Most school zones are unmonitored, unless a local law enforcement officer has time to patrol during the peak hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. to... View Article



Indiana Megabus Accident Injuries

A recent Indiana Megabus accident on southbound I-65, near Edinburgh, again points out some of the risks taken when you are on public transportation. Passengers on common carriers, like the Megabus, airplanes, taxis and other modes of group transport are unavoidably exposed to certain risks. When you are not in control of a vehicle, there is little you can personally do to avoid accidents, seen or unseen. You depend on the driver, captain or other person in charge to take reasonable care to transport passengers safely. Personal Injury – Bus Accidents Every year, about 20,000 people are injured in bus... View Article



What Does Wrongful Death Mean?

If you are reading this because you have lost a loved one or a friend because of the negligence of another, I am sorry. I hope you find some measure of peace in the fond memories and love of the one you lost. Originally, if a person died as a result of personal injuries caused by another person, there was not right of recourse for the family suffering the loss.  The hardship this forced on families was eventually seen as unfair.  The legislature decided to change the law by creating a statute that gave families who suffered a death as... View Article