Category Archives: FAQ

I’m Injured by the Government, How Do I Pursue a Claim?

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 […]

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Lawyer For My Injury Case?

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 […]

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 defense can show it is more likely than not that the plaintiff will be deported. This is […]

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 caused the crash and any resulting injuries or damages. In […]

What is considered a wrongful death?

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 […]