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Minimize Your Risk of Injury This July 4

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With the Fourth of July just a matter of weeks away, many of us Hoosiers are eagerly looking forward to celebrating our nation’s independence with friends and family. Perhaps you are planning on having a backyard barbecue, lighting off some (legal) fireworks, taking your boat out on one of Indiana’s scenic lakes, or just hitting the town with friends. While these and other traditional Fourth of July activities are certainly fun, it is important to remember that the holiday also poses a risk of serious injury to everyone involved. Here are some of the things you can do to minimize your risk of injury this summer holiday.

Drive Sober

Many Fourth of July parties involve the consumption of alcohol. If you are planning on drinking during the holiday, make alternative travel arrangements and leave your car at home. If you are going somewhere with a group, make sure that someone is designated as the sober driver or that you all agree that you’ll use an Uber or Taxi to get home or to your next destination.

Be Aware of Other Drivers

Unfortunately, just staying sober yourself does not eliminate your risk of involvement in a drunk driving accident. Other people may not be as responsible as you and get behind the wheel drunk or under the influence of drugs. As a result, you should stay alert and aware of your surroundings and give plenty of space to any vehicles that you see driving erratically. If you have a suspicion that a driver is drunk, alert your local law enforcement agency.

Have a Safe Barbecue

If you’re firing up the grill this Fourth, be sure to make sure that you and your guests are as safe as possible. Remember that grilling, while resulting in delicious food, also poses a burn and fire hazard. Some grilling safety tips provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) include the following:

  • Charcoal and propane grills should only be used outside
  • Keep your grill away from your home, deck, and not under branches or eaves
  • Be sure to keep children and pets away from the grill
  • Clean grease or fat build up from the trays or grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended

In the event that you are injured in a Fourth of July accident, it is essential that you seek immediate medical attention—both for your own well-being and to protect your legal right to recover compensation.

Call the Law Office of William W. Hurst Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With an Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’re hurt this Fourth of July or have already been injured in a preventable accident, you should call our office immediately. Our lawyers offer completely free consultations where we will listen to your story and let you know whether we believe you can file a legal claim. In addition, should you choose us to represent you, we will not collect any legal fees unless we obtain a settlement or award on your behalf. To schedule an appointment with a lawyer, call us today at (317) 636-0808 or contact us online.

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It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney