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How Class Action Lawsuits Work

You may have heard about class action lawsuits in the news when pharmaceutical drugs cause injuries or data breaches of major corporations. But what, exactly, is a class action lawsuit, …

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How to Choose the Best Indianapolis Attorney for Your Case

You’ve come to a moment in your life that you never thought you’d experience: You need to hire an attorney. Many people have negative feelings about hiring an attorney, but …

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When to Get an Expert Witness

When your personal injury case ends up in front of a judge, jury, or mediator, they will often be reviewing your story against the defendant’s. However, cases can be strengthened …

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Potential Changes to Class Action Lawsuits

Just past the House and on its way to the Senate, H.R. 985 bears the optimistic-sounding name Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, but its ramifications are unlikely to be …

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What to Expect at a Deposition

What is a Deposition? A deposition is a procedure outside of court where an attorney gathers information and facts from a witness. Information to be later used in court is …

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How to Sue the Indiana Government for Negligence

You may have heard about so-called government immunity to liability lawsuits. Does this mean you can’t file a personal injury claim against a government entity or employee? Not necessarily. It …

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Five Ways Personal Injury Attorneys Use Expert Witnesses

You might think that a lot of court cases are just disputes between a defendant and a plaintiff. However, in addition to opinions, there are facts about the cases that …

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Litigation vs. Mediation: What’s the Difference?

There are a few different ways to settle your personal injury case, and your attorney will be able to help you decide the best course of action. While you’re working …

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Don’t Hire an Attorney Until You’ve Asked These Key Questions

If you’ve been injured or denied an insurance claim, you might want to hire a lawyer for legal advice or a possible lawsuit. Where do you look for the right …

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Seven Tips for Writing Your Own Demand Letter

Heading to court can be a hassle. It can get expensive, and it’s time-consuming. For the possibility to settle out of court, consider writing a demand letter first. Demand Letters …

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How to Hire a Lawyer: Five Easy Steps

It happened: Your day was rocked by a car accident, and now you’re up against the burden of fighting the insurance company for a settlement. The last thing you want …

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What to Consider Before Choosing a Structured Settlement

Before you can start rebuilding your life after your accident, you may have one more important decision to make regarding the way in which you will receive your settlement money: …

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Four Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident

Many factors come into play when negotiating an insurance company settlement after you have been injured in an accident. The bills you get to cover your injuries are only the …

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What to Expect When Seeking Compensation for Your Personal Injury Case in Indiana

No matter the circumstances that led you to your personal injury case, your life changed as a result. You might have lost some of your income, accumulated a stack of …

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When Your Personal Injury Settlement Is Taxable in Indiana

Trying to settle a personal injury claim is overwhelming. It can be stressful to get the money that you need and deserve after your accident. One of the only things …

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Qualified Medical Testimony and Its Importance in the Courtroom

The United States Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling that underscores the value of appropriate expert medical testimony in cases involving injury and disability. In a case that had come …

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The Jury Box Is No Place for Social Media

Many people have concerns that social media, while popular for millions, can cause problems when used inappropriately. But do these technologies pose a risk to the fairness of our legal …

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What to Do When Your Life Has Taken a Turn for the Worst

During an accident, it seems as if time stops. In that moment, it’s your every hope to prevent the car accident or work injury that wasn’t your fault. In those …

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Indianapolis Lawsuit Spotlights Civil Forfeiture

A lawsuit filed in Indianapolis last month hopes to bring attention to a controversial practice that law enforcement in some states, including Indiana, has been using more and more in …

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Why Hire an Attorney (Instead of Trying to Settle Your Own Claim)

How do you decide whether to settle your own claim or hire an attorney? The answer to this question depends on a number of variables, including the complexity of the …

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Proof of Negligence: The Key to Any Personal Injury Claim

If you have been in an accident or have otherwise been involved in a situation that results in significant harm—whether temporary or permanent—it is in your best interest to contact …

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What to Do About a Low Settlement Offer

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 …

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Critical Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right personal injury attorney is a crucial step toward recovering from your injuries after an accident. Your head may be swimming with questions—so many that you may fear …

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Building a Comprehensive Case

When building a personal injury case, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Victim and witness testimony provides a detailed account of what happened, but the narrative is only part …

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Your Case, Your Future: You’re in Charge

An injury after an accident can have lifelong consequences. You have enough to worry about with your recovery; you want your attorney to handle the legwork of your case. When …

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Putting Your Lawyer to Work for You

After suffering an injury, you have enough to worry about. It’s doubtful that you’re looking forward to fielding questions from the insurance company and wading through piles of forms and …

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When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you been injured in an accident? Did someone else’s negligent actions or lack of action cause you or a loved one harm? It may be time to contact a …

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Common Myths About Personal Injury Attorneys

If you’ve been involved in an accident, hiring a personal injury attorney may be necessary so that you can recover damages. Many people are hesitant to contact a personal injury …

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

After you have suffered a wrongful injury, seeking a personal injury attorney is a must. It’s important to choose the lawyer for you and your case. The myriad of cases …

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Four Times You Might Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

While the situations on TV legal dramas always appear shocking and extreme, there are many instances when a normal person may need a personal injury lawyer. You could be entitled …

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Coupons for Your Claims: A Bad Deal for Customers

By Jon Noyes, Associate Attorney Recently, General Mills has come under fire for inserting clauses into its website’s legal terms that force binding-arbitration on its customers. Customers who joined General …

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Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve never hired an attorney before, keep this in mind: It’s a process. There are a lot of attorneys out there, all with varied backgrounds and case histories. And …

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Waiver Agreements: How Do They Work?

Waiver and release agreements are often assumed to completely remove all responsibility for injury or disability. In reality, however, the way waivers are written and applied is significantly more complex. …

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The Differences Between Civil and Criminal Trials in Indiana

Civil and criminal trials are handled differently in Indiana. The process can be confusing, so use our guide to understand how they work. Before the Trial In a civil case, …

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Arbitration vs. Mediation in Indiana Injury Law

Arbitration and mediation are two related methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that are all too often confused in Indiana injury law. ADR involves methods of resolving disputes outside of …

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Limitations of Lay Witnesses and Expert Testimony in Indiana

A recent Indiana Supreme Court opinion has clarified the role of an injured party’s ability to express opinions about their injury and what a defense medical expert can say about …

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The Pros and Cons of Structured Settlements

Many large personal injury awards and settlement amounts are often paid in part by means of a structured settlement. The way structured settlements work can vary, but usually the paying party …

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Using Experts to Assess Future Damages

When determining damages in personal injury cases, juries can factor in possible lost future earnings and potential future expenses to calculate a figure that reflects the actual known damages in …

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