Tag Archive: personal injury

Bulky Coats and Kids Car Seats can be a Dangerous Combination

Winter weather conditions pose additional problems for parents when it comes to securing their kids into car seats. The warm, but bulky, winter coats that keep kids warm can pose a life-threatening hazard if you try to buckle your child into their car seat while wearing those coats. The problem is that bulky coats can compress and allow the child to be ejected from their safety harness during an accident. When parents adjust the child safety seat harness to allow more room to accommodate the bulky winter coats, it can endanger their child. The webbing must fit snugly against the... View Article



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



Highway Construction Zone Safety

When there is construction on Indiana roads or highways, driving can become hazardous. Even when roads are well-marked, you must rely on other drivers to also pay attention and drive with due caution to avoid accidents. You may also be exposed to unforeseen dangers from loose debris, nails, potholes and sudden stops. As a recent fatal accident on I-65 demonstrates, Construction Zone Safety is an issue for all drivers. Penalties for offending drivers range from fines and loss of license privileges to jail time. Indianapolis Accident Attorneys Highway safety is an area of Personal Injury Law that our firm deals... 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



Most Parents Are Not Installing Car Seats Correctly

Many parents and caregivers are making huge mistakes with car seats that could cause their child to be seriously injured in the unfortunate event of an auto or truck accident. You should utilize the following tips to help you ensure that your child’s car seat is installed properly and you are using it correctly. Car Seat Checkup (provided by SafeKids.org) 1. Right Seat. This is an easy one. Check the label on your car seat to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s age, weight and height. Like milk, your car seat has an expiration date. Just double check the... View Article



Accidents and Paralysis

The scariest moment of a person’s life has to be when they are in an accident, whether it is a car accident, a drunk driving accident, a semi tractor-trailer accident, construction accident, or any other type of injury accident, and they realize that they cannot feel or move their legs, or arms or any part of their body.  This kind of injury can be devastating to a family.  The good news is that advances in medicine are making the lives of paralysis patients ever more livabale and rewarding.  New techniques and medicines are being developed to help reduce and minimize... 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



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