The Indiana Supreme Court recently expanded the rights of parents to bring claims for their own emotional distress in situations involving the abuse of their child. In K.G., et al. v. Smith, et al., the Indiana Supreme Court held that a mother could bring claims for emotional distress relating to the revelation that her physically and […]
No. In Indiana, you have two years from the date of the automobile crash to either settle your claim with the responsible party or their insurance company, or have a lawsuit filed against the responsible party. If you do not reach a settlement or file a lawsuit within two years, your claim will be over. […]
In Indiana, if you can establish liability in an injury claim, you are allowed to recover medical expenses. So how do you calculate medical expenses? The law entitles you to recover the reasonable value of medical expenses. Well, what is the reasonable value? You can present the total charged amount of the bills to a […]
You need 2 things: Liability: Did the other driver cause the crash? Under Indiana law, you must show that the other driver is at least 50% responsible for the crash. Liability is judged by whether that driver was acting reasonably in the operation of their vehicle. As the victim, your actions will be evaluated to […]
NO! Here’s why: the value of your injury case is: (1) what you and the insurance company agree it is, or (2) what a jury of your peers says it is. It’s really that simple. If any lawyer guarantees your case is worth a certain amount or will settle for a certain amount, he or she is not being honest with you. Be very careful with any lawyer who guarantees a particular outcome in your case. A lawyer cannot make an insurance company offer you a certain amount and they cannot make a jury’s verdict a certain amount. If you have questions about your case and want an honest assessment of it, please give me a call.
You are injured by a governmental entity. What do you do? In Indiana, injury claims have a 2 year statute of limitations. The claim must be resolved or a lawsuit must be filed against the responsible party within 2 years of the date of the injury. If this deadline is missed, the claim is over […]
The answer is: as much as you can afford. Indiana law requires drivers to have automobile insurance on their vehicles. But the amount and types of insurance you get is up to you. Here are the different types: Liability: this covers you when you cause a crash and injure someone and/or cause property damage. The […]
Lawyers that handle injury cases usually accept those cases on a contingent fee basis. The lawyer and the client agree that the lawyer will only be paid if the case is successful. That means either the case reaches a settlement or the case proceeds to a trial and a verdict is returned in favor of […]