Tag Archive: injury law

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 if the Drunk Driver has no Insurance?

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?

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



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



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



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



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



Trampolines Spinal Cord Injuries and Serious Injury

I was a kid once.  We had a neighbor who had a trampoline.  We were always trying to get on it because it was a blast.  We always wanted to double bounce or be double bounced.  To do it, two people need to be on the tramp.  Both jump a few times in unison.  Then the bigger person pulls up their feet just as the tramp rebounds from the double bounce, releasing their weight from the surface and causing the remaining jumper to jump twice as high.  We had no idea it was dangerous.  That trampoline attracted us like moths... 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