Property owners can be held liable for slip and fall injuries when they fail to keep their property reasonably safe, someone is injured, and the person’s injury was caused by the property’s unsafe conditions. These cases usually arise when someone slips and falls somewhere such as a stairwell, on a sidewalk, or over a raised…

It’s a property owner’s responsibility to mark hazardous areas to warn people of possible danger. You see “Wet Floor” signs in businesses, as well as orange or yellow barriers around construction sites, and when it comes to hazards on public property, the government entity responsible for the property should also warn people of danger. This…

A personal injury lawyer should be called immediately when you’ve experienced an accident–or when you’ve been involved in any situation–that results in significant physical harm, whether this harm is temporary or permanent. By careful interviewing and fact-finding, your lawyer will know if another person(s), business or corporation is “legally responsible” for this harm. PROVING WHO IS AT FAULT The…

If you’re injured in a public space, such as a shopping center, restaurant or other business, can you sue for damages? If so, against whom do you bring a claim? The two key elements that make up a valid personal injury claim are losses and negligence. That is, you have to suffer some sort of…

Many people believe you can’t sue the government. While it’s true that government entities have what’s called “sovereign immunity” from liability lawsuits, most governments have enacted laws waiving this immunity—provided a strict set of conditions are met. If you’re injured on government property, you may be able to file a claim for damages. There are…

After an injury, you’ll most likely be awaiting an insurance settlement for your losses. You dutifully submitted your claim, with all the requested documentation, and then waited patiently for the insurance company to get back to you. But what if the settlement offer is too low? Maybe it doesn’t cover all your expenses and lost…

Witnesses in a trial are generally restricted to answering questions in terms of what they saw, heard, felt, smelled or tasted. Should a witness venture to express an answer based on her opinion, the opposing attorney will be on his feet and calling objection before she can finish her sentence. Expert witnesses, however, are an…

A school bus is usually a safe means of transportation to take children to and from school, and there are many laws in place to keep it that way. Unfortunately, many children have sustained serious injuries getting on or off the bus due to the inattention of other drivers. According to the Indiana State Police,…

After an auto accident, you’ll need to contact your insurance company – particularly if the damage was severe or if you had to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies have the option of denying your claim. If they do deny it, they’ll likely tell you why. However, you may be left wondering…

One of the most serious injuries someone could face after a blow to the head or whiplash is a traumatic brain injury, but there is good news for Indiana residents and others as a new test may be able to help physicians better treat patients with TBIs. The results of a study published in the…

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