Posts for Injury Law

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

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 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



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



Getting Your Medical Bills Paid While You Get Well

Insurance companies love it when an injured person does not have health insurance. Why?… you ask.. well then they know that you can not afford to get the proper medical treatment for your  injuries and will be pressured to accept less than full value for your damages. If you do not have health insurance then check to see if you are considered at work when you were injured (e.g. a delivery man driving to deliver gets hit by a driver at fault). If so then worker compensation should pay for your related medical bills and allow you to get the... 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



Tips on Avoiding Semi-Truck Accidents

As we spoke about earlier, accidents involving semi-trucks can be deadly for those in passenger cars and smaller trucks. The following tips will help drivers avoid an accident with a semi truck and stay safe on the roads during this holiday season and all through the year. * Be Cognizant of Blind Spots Semi-trucks have large blind spots on the side of the vehicle, and behind it. Before you pass a semi, ensure that the driver sees your vehicle and is aware that you are planning to pass. You should also remember to signal your intentions well in advance of... View Article



Megabus being sued over crash near Indianapolis

On October 14, 2014, a Megabus was involved in an accident near Indianapolis. The bus was carrying between 50 and 60 passengers, and was traveling during overnight hours when visibility was limited. In addition, the weather was bad. Rain was falling and the interstate highway that the bus was traveling down was slick with rain. The driver of the bus, according to passengers, had stated that the windshield wipers on the bus were malfunctioning. At nearly 4:30 a.m. eastern time, the bus driver encountered a disabled vehicle on I-65 near Greenwood. The bus driver lost control of the Megabus. The... View Article



Injury, Wrongful Death and the Wave Out

It happens to all of us.  You’re stopped on a side street waiting to turn into a lane of traffic that seems to have no end in sight.  A driver on the preferential street stops and waves you out from your position.  You think the other driver is telling you the lane next to him is clear and that you can proceed. Do you trust the driver?  Do you proceed?  After all, he may have a clearer view of traffic than you do.  Despite the other driver’s good intentions in waving you through, if there is a car in that... View Article



The Hit and Run Accident and the Injury Lawyer

Pow, out of nowhere, a car runs the stop sign and hits you broadside.  Your airbags go off and white smoke envelopes you.  You aren’t sure, but you think there might be a fire in the car.  You don’t really know what happened and you can’t focus.  The world is moving a bit slower now.  You think, am I hurt, what is going on.  You feel a sharp pain in your left shoulder and rib area, where the impact came from.  You think, I might be seriously hurt, what should I do?  You look left and see that the car... View Article



Drunk Driving Causes Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Are you aware that there are two kinds of drunk driving charges in the criminal justice system? The first is driving with a blood alcohol content over .08. The second is operating a motor vehicle while impaired. The former is an A misdemeanor (Punishable by not more than 1 year in Jail). The latter is a D felony punishable by not more than three years in jail. Both are crimes because driving in either circumstance lessens the drivers reaction time which, when operating a 2000 pound hunk of metal, can be very dangerous. I have represented Hoosiers who have fortunately... View Article