Motor Vehicle Accidents
There are many causes of auto accidents: driving too fast, running stop signs or red lights, texting while driving, not paying attention to the roadway or surroundings -- the list goes on and on. If you are injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, your legal rights need to be protected. An experienced personal injury lawyer can protect your rights.
Truck accidents can be devastating. The Federal Government regulates how many hours a day commercial truck drivers can stay behind the wheel. If you or someone you know has been injured by the negligence or carelessness of a truck driver, it's important to know whether the negligent driver was obeying the rules. Our attorneys represent people injured in semi-truck crashes and truck accidents near Lafayette, I-65, West Lafayette and the surrounding areas.
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
Did you know that Indiana law requires drivers to be careful to avoid collisions with pedestrians? The law says that any person driving a vehicle must “exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian…” Many bicycle riders in our Lafayette and West Lafayette communities use bicycles every day to get around town, to get to campus, and to get out and exercise. But some inattentive drivers still cause accidents that injure pedestrians and bicyclists.
Uninsured and Underinsured Cases
What do you do if you are severely injured in an accident, but the driver who caused the accident has no insurance? Or only a small amount of insurance? Your own insurance policy probably has "uninsured coverage," which will provide money to you if the other driver has no insurance. Or, if the other driver has low insurance limits, your own "underinsured coverage" may supplement that amount.
No family should have to experience the death and loss of a loved one due to the carelessness of another. Unfortunately, such losses do occur in our community. Lawyers who have experience in wrongful death cases know these cases can be very complex, and require skill and careful analysis. Experience does matter in wrongful death cases. If you would like to speak with an attorney regarding the loss of a loved one, call our office. We will have a personal injury lawyer schedule a confidential consultation with you to discuss the circumstances behind your loss.
Other Personal Injury Cases
Medical mistakes that fail to meet established medical standards of care are known as malpractice, and can result in a patient’s injury or death. Not all medical mistakes are malpractice, only those which do not meet established medical standards. These cases often involve complex medical problems and issues and require expert witnesses to prove the case. An experienced lawyer is essential in any medical malpractice case.
Slip and fall cases
An unsalted and icy sidewalk can be dangerous regardless of how careful you are. Spills on the floor left unattended can lead the most cautious to lose their footing. When a person slips and suffers an injury, oftentimes the fall could have been prevented with a few simple steps. A personal injury lawyer with experience in slip and fall cases can analyze what could, and should, have been done to prevent a fall—and provide advice about what rights you have after such a fall.
Dangerous machines and defective products can cause serious injuries or death. The law allows those injured by defective and dangerous products to obtain compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, wage loss, and future suffering, or for their loss of life.
When you have been hurt on the job, it is crucial to contact a legal professional who understands the complexities of the workers compensation system. Our firm has extensive experience advising injured workers about their rights to lost wages, medical benefits, and compensation for permanent injuries following a workplace injury.
Construction Site Accidents
A trench caves in, scaffolding collapses, a machine operator is careless -- all of these, and more, can result in injuries to a construction worker. Persons hurt in construction accidents need an experienced personal injury lawyer to navigate the difficult and complex issues involved in construction accident cases.
Workplace accidents can, and do occur. Our attorneys have experience representing injured workers who have suffered workplace falls, repetitive motion injuries, lifting injuries, amputation injuries, and many other painful and debilitating workplace injuries. We have represented the family members of those who have lost their lives due to workplace accidents.