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What Is Nursing Home and Elder Abuse?

Abuse is a frightening and common reality for elders across the United States. The victims are often silent, whether due to fear of retaliation, embarrassment, social isolation, or communication difficulties. …

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How Do Medical Review Panels Work in Indiana?

You want to file a medical malpractice case. You have consulted with an attorney, gathered medical evidence, and contacted the Indiana Department of Insurance. The next step? Requesting the formation …

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How Do I Choose a Nursing Home?

When it’s time to move your elderly loved one into a long-term care facility, you need to do your research. Abuse is a reality for approximately 10 percent of people …

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What Is the Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice?

You may have come across the term “standard of care” while researching medical malpractice lawsuits. But what does it mean? In any industry, professionals have a duty to uphold a …

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What Should I Avoid Doing After a Personal Injury Accident?

If you have been injured in an accident, you are probably overwhelmed and maybe even in severe pain. Unfortunately, what you do after an accident can significantly impact the success …

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Can Nursing Home Residents Be Sexually Abused?

“It’s happening all over the country.” A 2017 CNN report helped bring media attention to an issue that is not discussed nearly enough: sexual abuse in nursing homes. If someone …

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What Evidence Do I Need to Prove Nursing Home Abuse?

You suspect your elderly loved one has been abused, identify the warning signs, and take appropriate action. However, even though you are sure of what has happened, you must prove …

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Why Do Medical Malpractice Claims Go Unexplored?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional—a doctor, pharmacist, nurse, hospital, or other—causes harm to a patient through action or inaction. If you believe you have been injured by a …

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What Should I Do After a Personal Injury Accident?

After an injury, you may be confused and in pain. You may also be scared. It’s easy to panic. Unfortunately, the actions you take directly after an accident can affect …

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Are the Elderly Vulnerable to Financial Exploitation and Abuse?

Older adults are, unfortunately, more prone to financial abuse and exploitation than other age group. Between 5 and 20 percent of people 65 and older in the United States have …

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Are Bedsores a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse can be difficult to identify—and equally difficult to discuss with your elderly loved one. Bedsores are one warning sign of neglect. You can help keep them safe …

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases?

If you or someone you care about has been injured, the last thing you want to worry about is a time limit on legal action. Unfortunately, the reality is that …

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Who Can Be Sued in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are complex and often involve several parties. Doctors are not the only healthcare professionals that can be sued for medical malpractice—nurses, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and other parties …

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How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse?

If you have discovered that your elderly loved one was abused in a nursing home or residential facility, you are probably scared and angry. Figuring out what to do when …

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Who Is Liable for Airport Injuries?

If you rely on air travel to reach your destination, you will pass through one or more of the airports throughout the country or world. Thousands of people travel through …

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What Should I Do After a Farming Accident?

As every farmer knows, agriculture is a dangerous industry. Farming accidents are common, and farm workers can sustain various types of injuries. Regardless of how often they happen, farming accidents …

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What Are Common Types of Farming Injuries?

Farming accidents and injuries are extremely common—according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, approximately 100 agricultural workers are injured every single day. These injuries are not always …

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What Are Common Types of Truck Accidents?

The trucking industry is an essential part of the United States economy. According to the American Trucking Association’s 2016 statistics, the industry shipped 10.55 billion tons and employed around 7.4 …

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How Common Are Semi-Truck Accidents and Injuries?

Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are a common sight on Interstate highways and in rural areas. Nearly two million semi-trucks are in operation, distributing products throughout the United States …

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What Are the Common Causes of Tractor Accidents?

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the world, and farming accidents and injuries are, unfortunately, common. According to the National Safety Council, tractor accidents are the leading …

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How Do Helicopter Accidents and Injuries Happen?

Have you ever tuned into the local news to see live traffic updates? Have you ever wanted to take an aerial tour of the Grand Canyon? When someone is hurt …

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Who Investigates Aviation Accidents?

Aviation accidents are rare, but when they occur, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault and any probable causes. Several parties, including designated federal agencies, may be …

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How Common Are Farming Accidents and Injuries?

Agriculture—the farming of crops or animals—is one of the largest industries in the world. Globally, it employs an estimated 1.3 billion workers, and in the United States in 2017, it …

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Does Workers’ Compensation Apply to Farming Accidents?

Farming is extremely dangerous—the agriculture industry, alongside construction and mining, is rated as one of the most hazardous professions in the world. Due to the dangerous and physical nature of …

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What Are the Common Causes of Aviation Accidents?

Traveling by air is one of the safest modes of transportation available today. Unfortunately, accidents happen. If you or a loved one have been involved in an aviation accident, it …

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How Common Are Aviation Accidents and Injuries?

Although flying is one of the safest means of transportation, aviation accidents happen more often than one would think. While we typically hear more about commercial plane crashes because of …

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What Are Farm Safety Laws?

The Federal government has several laws covering the working conditions of farmworkers, and 3 those laws regulate workplace safety and health conditions. The 3 laws are: (1) The Fair Labor …

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What Are the Common Causes of Farming Accidents?

According to the National Ag Safety Database (NASD), about 60 to 70 per 100,000 farm workers die from farming accidents every year; and one third of farm workers suffer from …

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How Can I Take Action Under Indiana’s Wrongful Death Policy?

One of the single most difficult things we go through in life is the loss of a loved one. Though we know life is short, it is never easy to …

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Has Your Colorectal Cancer Been Misdiagnosed?

Colorectal or intestinal cancers occur in the lower part of the digestive system, either in the colon or the large intestine. These types of cancers are particularly aggressive, and early …

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Is It True? Could My Cancer Have Been Misdiagnosed?

When you set foot into a hospital, the last thing you should have to think about is whether you should be able to trust your physician’s diagnosis. However, medical diagnostic …

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Do I Need Rehabilitation After a Brain Injury?

The brain is one of the most important organs of the body. It controls everything—from memory and concentration to sleeping and the ability to perform basic tasks. With this in …

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Children & Brain Injuries: Symptoms to Watch For

Every year, millions of children sustain concussions. While children recover quickly from minor injuries, a blow to the head is different from a bruise or a skinned knee. Any blow …

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What Is Hospital Negligence?

When you seek medical care at a hospital, you expect the doctors, nurses, and staff are qualified and capable. More often than not, they are. But when a hospital professional …

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Is There a Time Limit to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Medical malpractice cases are challenging. Due to the nature of medicine, there are many factors that add layers of complexity to a case. There is an inherent risk in any …

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What is Youth Traffic Safety Awareness Month?

The summer is a transition season for young people, especially those who are of driving age. Teens drive to prom and graduation, move away from home, and go on long …

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Observe National Bicycle Safety Awareness Month

Summer is the season for getting outside, having fun, and enjoying the beautiful weather. Bicycling is an excellent way to do exactly that while staying in shape and making protecting …

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What Is Surgical Malpractice?

Surgery can be frightening for patients, even for simple procedures. While surgeons and other healthcare professionals have a great deal of specialized training in their field, human hands are prone …

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What Is Medical Malpractice Law? How Does It Different From Other Cases?

When a medical malpractice attorney proceeds with a case, they have two main goals in mind: getting compensation for their clients and holding healthcare providers accountable for their actions. These …

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Do Doctors Lose Their License After a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

No, a medical malpractice lawsuit does not directly affect the status of a doctor’s medical license. Even if the doctor is determined liable for negligence, revoking a license is a …

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Who Do I Sue After a Truck Accident?

If you’ve been in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial motor vehicle and are seeking compensation for your injuries, it’s important to consider who to hold liable for …

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What Exactly Does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do?

Have you been injured or neglected by a medical professional? Deciding to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and hiring a medical malpractice attorney can be a complicated task. Medical malpractice …

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What Is Medical Malpractice, and How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

When a patient is injured because of neglect or substandard care by a medical professional, they may have grounds to sue for medical malpractice. A simple injury throughout the course …

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What Do I Need to Know About Indiana’s Road Work Zone Laws?

Road work is a thankless but necessary job. Roadside workers are constantly repairing or rebuilding roadways to keep them safe and operational. For them to do their jobs safely, it’s …

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What Does Insurance Claim Subrogation Mean?

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 …

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Can I fire my personal injury attorney?

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 …

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Should I hire a lawyer if I don’t want to go to court?

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 …

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Is the information I discuss with my attorney confidential?

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 …

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Can I Access My Child’s Settlement Money?

Accessibility of a child’s settlement money is dependent on who is awarded the money. The owner of the settlement is determined either in the settlement agreements or in the court. …

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What Is Insurance Bad Faith?

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 …

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Can I still sue after an accident if I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt?

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 …

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What Is Pain and Suffering in Personal Injury Cases?

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 …

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Can Medical Malpractice Be a Crime?

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 …

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Is My Doctor Liable If My Medical Procedure Has a Bad Outcome?

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. …

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Can I Sue My Doctor for Malpractice If I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?

Yes, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit if you have a pre-existing condition. With the exception of routine physical exams, you’re at the doctor because you have a condition …

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What Is the Good Samaritan Law in Indiana?

Imagine that you’re out running errands and you see someone in serious danger. Do you run over to try and help them? Would you be worried about the consequences if …

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What Does Medical Malpractice Mean?

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional. To be considered malpractice, this harm must be the result of negligence or a subpar …

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Can I Still Sue My Doctor for Malpractice If I Signed a Consent Form?

If a consent form was properly explained and signed, it is unlikely that you can sue for malpractice or lack of informed consent. If the consent form was not filled out …

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What Does Standard of Care Mean?

There is no definition for standard of care in medicine; it’s a term only used in law. Standard of care is a reasonable guideline of care that a patient should receive while being …

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What Does Medical Malpractice Insurance Cover?

Medical malpractice insurance—also called medical professional liability insurance—is a special kind of professional liability insurance for medical providers. Physicians and other medical professionals use it for protection in instances where …

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How does medical malpractice work in emergency situations?

There are special medical malpractice rules in medical mistakes in an emergency room (ER). ER doctors aren’t immune to malpractice lawsuits, but their cases have differential treatment in court. Malpractice in …

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Do I Sue My Doctor or the Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

Hospital stays aren’t necessarily going to be comfortable or easy. They should, however, leave you feeling a bit better than when you went in for treatment. Sometimes, though, you end …

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Does Having Insurance Affect My Settlement Amount in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Yes, your settlement amount may be affected if insurance covers all or part of your medical expenses. Insurance companies and healthcare providers can issue a lien against your settlement proceeds, …

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Can I File a Malpractice Lawsuit Against Someone Who Isn’t a Doctor?

Yes, you can file a lawsuit against someone who isn’t a doctor. Any licensed healthcare professional or entity that provides healthcare services can be subjected to a medical malpractice lawsuit. For …

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Should I Try to Reach a Settlement Agreement or Go to Trial?

The decision to either settle or go to trial varies per case. The parties involved have a strong incentive to settle in order to avoid extensive legal fees and an …

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What Is the Difference Between a Verdict and a Settlement?

The difference between a verdict and a settlement is whether a legal dispute is resolved in a courtroom during a jury trial or outside of a courtroom between plaintiff, defendant, and …

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What Is a Summary Judgment?

A summary judgment is a decision made based on statements and evidence without going to trial. It’s a final decision by a judge and is designed to resolve a lawsuit …

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What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims?

Premises liability claims vary in nature. The term encompasses many instances, such as slips and falls, improperly built or maintained structures, or even animal bites. Learn the statute of limitations …

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Do I Need a Lawyer If My Child Has Cerebral Palsy?

Children with mild to severe cerebral palsy may require physical therapy, medical procedures, and special equipment, which can quickly add up in cost. However, if your child’s cerebral palsy was …

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What Damages Should I Expect from a Cerebral Palsy Settlement?

There should never be a price put on a child’s live. There is, however, a price on doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions, specialists, tests, medications, and other medical treatment. It is …

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What factors make my case eligible for a premises liability lawsuit?

Simply put, a slip or fall accident is either a slip or a fall on somebody else’s property resulting in injury. The property owner has certain legal responsibilities to maintain …

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Can I Reopen a Medical Malpractice Case After It Has Been Settled?

No, medical malpractice cases cannot be reopened once they’ve been settled. Once a settlement is reached, both parties sign a release in which they forfeit the right to take any legal action …

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What is a slip and fall accident?

A slip or fall accident is either a slip or a fall on somebody else’s property resulting in injury. The property owner has certain legal responsibilities to maintain a hazard …

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What Is Informed Consent?

The general definition of informed consent is when a treating physician or other healthcare provider must inform their patients of all potential risks, side effects, benefits, and alternatives before performing any course of medical …

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Should I accept a low settlement offer?

In most cases, the first settlement offer is low, and you have every right to refuse it–and you should. Before you respond to any settlement offer–whether high or low–consider these …

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What Are Special Damages?

If you file a personal injury claim and are awarded money, the compensation you receive is referred to as damages. There are generally two types of damages: special damages and …

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How Much Is My Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?

Because every motorcycle accident is different, determining your claim’s worth is split between two types of damages or losses: special damages and general damages. Special Damages vs. General Damages Special …

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How do I get a structured settlement?

Structured settlement options are popular among personal injury lawsuits. If you’ve agreed on a structured settlement after winning your case, the money will be transferred from the defendant’s insurance company (or the …

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How Do I Know If I Have a Drug Injury Case?

Although we trust our healthcare providers and drug manufacturers with our health and safety, mistakes can happen. If we take a drug or use a medical device that is defective, …

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What is a drug injury?

When an individual has been injured or killed from taking prescription medication or over-the-counter drugs, a drug injury lawsuit may be possible. The injury sustained can be a condition brought …

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How long do I have to file a wrongful death suit in Indiana?

In Indiana, immediate family members of the deceased have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Once this deadline has passed, it’s nearly impossible to get the …

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What damages am I entitled to in a wrongful death case in Indiana?

Wrongful death claims are civil cases. Therefore, damages are intended to help the estate and surviving family members (spouse, children, dependents) recover the losses directly related to the death. Keep in mind …

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Who can file a wrongful death claim in Indiana?

In Indiana, a wrongful death claim is a civil suit. This means that the claim must be filed by a personal representative of the deceased’s estate. This representative could vary per the …

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What is wrongful death?

In the state of Indiana, the wrongful death statute states that a person’s cause of death must have involved misconduct or negligence on behalf of another person or entity. Wrongful death …

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How do I file a claim against an insurance company?

When there are substantial damages at stake after a personal injury, you’ll like file a claim with your insurance company. Receiving the right amount of compensation could cover medical bills, any …

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What is a demand letter?

If you’ve received a demand letter, it’s because someone thinks you’ve done something wrong and they’re giving you one last warning before taking legal action. Demand letters are often drafted by …

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What Are My Workers’ Compensation Rights?

A workplace injury can change your life overnight. You likely won’t be able to work in the immediate future or possibly ever again. Your financial and health situations change instantly, …

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Can I still get compensation if I’m partially at fault for my accident?

In the State of Indiana, you can make a successful claim even if you are at fault for the accident. Accidents happen to the best of us and, despite our …

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What Are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and permanent, changing everything about how you go about your day-to-day life. As the connection between the central nervous system and the brain, the …

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What Are the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Elder abuse can be defined as an intentional cause of injury, intimidation, confinement, deprivation of service or care, or punishment that results in physical or mental pain to an elder. …

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When should I hire an attorney after an accident?

It’s not always necessary to hire an attorney after an auto accident. If you’re settling a relatively routine claim (e.g. fault is evident or there are minor injuries), you can …

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Can I Be Compensated If I Require Plastic Surgery After an Accident?

Plastic surgery is generally seen as an elective procedure, one that people undergo for aesthetic reasons. However, in some cases, someone may require plastic surgery to reconstruct a body part …

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