At Wilson Kehoe Winingham, we understand that navigating the ramifications of a medical malpractice or personal injury case is a complex and trying process. Our personal injury lawyers are available to help you to determine the best route for you and your family and to help determine what you may be entitled to. Before you consult with an Indianapolis injury attorney, learn more about various aspects of the legal process in our FAQ section. Get answers about different types of suits and settlements before meeting with our skilled legal team.

Subrogation is a common part of the claims process. Your insurance company is interested in wrapping up a claim as quickly as possible. Often, they pay for damages as soon as they’ve confirmed a claim is legitimate. You get a check right away and can move on with your life, but the process isn’t over…

You have the right to fire your personal injury attorney nearly any time during your case for any reason. Costs of Firing Your Attorney Any unused retainer fees must be refunded upon termination. Your previous attorney may be entitled to a lien on the proceeds awarded in your case. This is to ensure that he or she…

A lawyer may not be necessary when you fight a speeding ticket or head to small claims court. If you feel more comfortable with an attorney, it’s your choice to hire one. However, if you file a more complicated case with complex injuries, you should hire an attorney, or at least take advantage of a free…

The Duty of Confidentiality While there are some exceptions, the information you discuss with your personal injury attorney is confidential. Your attorney’s duty of confidentiality works to ensure that he or she may not reveal any information related to how he or she represents you. This covers anything you tell your attorney in private, or that…

Accessibility of a child’s settlement money is dependent on who’s awarded the money. The owner of the settlement is determined either in the settlement agreements or in the court. If the parents are awarded the settlement, sometimes courts can mandate what that money is spent on (food, water, shelter, clothing, health, etc.). If the court decides that the parent fails…

Insurance bad faith is when an insurance company neglects to honor an insurance claim that falls within the terms of the policy. If the insurance company has no principled basis for its denial of the claim, it’s acting in bad faith. When can an insurance company deny a claim? An insurance company can reject a claim in…

If you were injured in a car accident while your seatbelt wasn’t buckled, courts will likely interpret it as negligent on your part. As such, the courts are unlikely to reward negligent behavior. This law varies by state, but Indiana law requires that every driver and passengers of non-commercial vehicles have their seat belts fastened. What…

It’s extremely rare for medical malpractice to become criminal. When physicians do face criminal charges, it’s typically in the event that they’re committing healthcare fraud or selling or over-prescribing medications–specifically narcotics. Medical malpractice cases are addressed in civil court. But, if a malpractice case is deemed criminal, it moves outside of civil court. The physical victim is no…

Pain and suffering is a way to recover money to compensate for the impact an accident or injury had on a victim. Some payments (referred to as damages) are designed to punish offenders who were negligent. This money is often intended to get the life of a plaintiff back on track. These damages are split up between special damages…

A bad outcome from a medical procedure may not qualify for medical malpractice. There’s a clear line between a bad outcome and medical malpractice: known and preventable risks and negligence. What is a Bad Outcome? A bad outcome is when–despite even the most exceptional care and effort–a patient’s condition declines or fails to heal properly. For example, patients…

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