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Category: Commercial Truck Accidents

Indianapolis, Indiana commercial vehicle accident law blog. Here we will provide useful articles of various types of commercial vehicle accidents in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

June 4, 2019 Back and Neck Injuries From Rear-end Collisions

Many people consider rear-end accidents to be the least serious type of collision. After all, these crashes usually happen at lower speeds and will affect the rear of your car, instead of getting hit head-on while you’re moving or on the side of the vehicle where there is little protection from the impact. The reality […]

May 30, 2019 I was involved in an accident and was not wearing my seatbelt; Can I still make a claim?

Most states have a catchy seat belt slogan, for instance, Indiana’s slogan is “click it or ticket”. Seat belt laws vary between states; but likely due to the crash statistics, many are becoming stricter and more heavily enforced. Front seat car passengers reduce their risk of fatal injury by 45% by wearing their safety belt. […]

May 24, 2019 Children Not Properly Restrained Injured in Car Accidents

Were you or your child involved in an accident in which your child was without proper child restraints? Major concerns after these accidents include: How will this affect my case? Can I still recover for my damages? Will I be able to recover damages for my child? The stress of a car accident is magnified […]

May 22, 2019 The Use of Event Data Recorders in Auto Crash Analysis

The term black box is often discussed during the aftermath of airplane crashes; however, in recent years car manufacturers have been incorporating this technology into vehicles as well. Event data recorders (EDR), more commonly known as “black boxes,” are devices that record relevant data leading up to a car crash. Black box data is becoming […]

May 20, 2019 Drunk Driving Auto Accident Causes – Laws and Statistics by State

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 10,874 deaths in 2017 caused by drunk driving crashes. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) have a system to rate states according to their drunk driving statistics and state laws implemented. MADD has a 5-star rating method; the stars are allocated for, all-offender interlock law, sobriety checkpoints, license […]

May 18, 2019 Do you have whiplash? Your next steps

Whiplash can be caused by various events such as car accidents, sport injuries, bicycling accidents, or any other accident that causes your head to jerk suddenly. Accidents causing whiplash occur unexpectedly. You should be aware of the symptoms of whiplash and what steps you should take following the sudden blow. What is whiplash? Whiplash is […]

May 16, 2019 Statutes of Limitations in Car Accident Claims

Statutes of limitations are laws that place a time limit on how long a person has to file a particular type of legal claim. In general, if a person fails to file a claim within the time limit specified by the statute of limitations, he or she is barred from filing a claim at all, […]

May 13, 2019 Independent Contractor vs Employee: Know Your Rights in a Situation Involving Wrongful Death

Work and death are two topics of conversation that most people try to avoid, but a recent ruling by the Court of Appeals of Indiana may make folks think more carefully about their employment status moving forward. The case of Family Christian World, Inc. d/b/a Family Christian Center, Steve Munsey v. Olds, 100 N.E.3d 277 […]

April 24, 2019 Ordinary Negligence vs. Medical Negligence—A Tale of Two Standards

Negligence, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is a “failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances.” This seems to be a relatively straightforward definition, but in the world of medical malpractice, and according to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, negligence exists in a different realm for doctors […]

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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.

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