William W. Hurst
Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
50 S. Meridian St., Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204
With only a few more weeks of summer left, many families may be trying to squeeze in one last fun-filled weekend. For many, that involves the Indiana State Fair and its enormous midway. For others, it may be a trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. For others still, it may be a visit to one of central Indiana’s new “escape the room” experiences or a trip to the race track.. Whatever fun may be in store, if it involves anything other than simply standing outdoors, it will likely entail a liability waiver. We see them all the time—they are those paragraphs of legalese that most of us sign without reading, often containing bold font and titles such as “hold harmless agreement” or “indemnity agreement” or, unimaginatively, “waiver of liability.” Whatever they are titled, their purpose is the same: to protect the business, event, venue, or other involved party from liability in the event of an accident. So, what happens if you’re injured by the business’s negligence but you’ve signed a waiver? Fortunately, you may still be able to recover damages for your injuries, but it’s much harder to do in Indiana than in other states.
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If you have been in a semi truck accident, you may have large medical expenses and other damages, from property loss to pain and suffering. The burden of being in an accident may be compounded by having to deal with a difficult insurance company to negotiate a settlement. How can you…
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Most motor vehicle accidents have straightforward liability. For example, when two privately owned cars collide in an intersection, the driver who entered against the lights will be liable for the damages they caused to the other driver. When an accident involves other types of vehicles, such as a bus, issues such…
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Accident Forgiveness is a program offered by insurance companies that ensures rates will not increase after your first at-fault car accident. To determine if you need or want accident forgiveness coverage, you should know what it is, if there is a cost benefit, and whether you are eligible for the program….