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 […]
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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 […]
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 automobile crash occurred. If you have a loan on the vehicle that is higher than the […]
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 defense can show it is more likely than not that the plaintiff will be deported. This is […]
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 occurrence that caused the injury or property damage. There […]
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 caused the crash and any resulting injuries or damages. In […]
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 the loss of a parent or […]
A number of incidents may fall under this statue including a death which results from a car or motorcycle accident caused by another’s reckless driving. Negligence in the failure to diagnose a fatal disease, negligent medical treatment, or even neglect and nursing home abuse may be included in this category. Deaths which result from accidents caused by […]
Damages which may be recovered in a premises liability case may include: Medical expenses Future medical expenses Lost wages and future lost wages Permanent disability Loss of quality of life Pain and suffering To understand what your rights and options are under Indiana law, please give me a call to discuss your case.
A customer in a business or a guest in your home is an invited guest. They will have a higher legal standing, than a trespasser. Children, even when trespassing, may fall into a category somewhere in between if they are too young to understand a property hazard or unsafe condition.