My car is totaled, do I get a new car?

Well, not exactly. Indiana law says that if a vehicle is considered a total loss, then the claimant is entitled to receive fair market value for their vehicle. That would mean the value of the vehicle immediately before the crash occurred. If you have a loan on the...

Can immigrants claim lost wages in Indiana injury cases?

The Indiana Supreme Court recently decided in Escamilla v. Shiel Sexton Company, Inc., that an unauthorized immigrant can claim lost earnings or diminished earning capacity in an injury lawsuit and his/her immigration status is irrelevant and inadmissible unless the...

How long after an accident can you claim an injury?

In Indiana, all legal claims have a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is the time limit for filing a lawsuit for any particular claim. For claims of personal injury or property damage, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the...

What is comparative negligence in Indiana car accident cases?

Negligence is defined as being careless or failing to act as a reasonably prudent person would under the same or similar circumstances. In car crashes, the typical legal claim is that the driver who caused the crash was careless in their driving and their carelessness...

Why File a Wrongful Death Claim?

A settlement in a wrongful death case is not about putting a price on a person’s life. It is about making sure the liable parties are held responsible for what they caused. It will also help the family of the deceased move on financially. This is especially true when...