Editorial Guidelines Billhurst.com

The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC provides articles written by lawyers and subject matter experts on topics relevant to personal injury in Indianapolis, Indiana.


The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC is not an academic journal or a law review. Articles should be written for an educated audience interested in personal injury law.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while writing:

• Blog posts should be sophisticated but not be overly difficult for the reader.
• Avoid legalese. If you must use legal jargon, explain what it means.
• Try to use examples to explain concepts.
• Use local Indianapolis and statewide Indiana topics and statistics.
• The article should persuade the reader to want to continue reading.
• Use an enticing headline at the top of your post.
Try to use charts, graphs, and other relevant images to further explain your topic.


  • Articles must be between 750 and 2,500 words.
  • Footnotes and/or end notes are tolerated.
  • Place citations and hyperlinks within the content both to internal and external relevant sources.
  • Text should be single-spaced.
  • Use 14-point font.


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Provide a brief bio and photo of each author at the end of the article.
To submit an article for review, send the document to bill@billhurst.com


Our staff will copy/edit the article to conform to our standards.
Additional lawyers who contributed to the writing of the blog post may be included at the bottom of the post.

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The author assumes full legal responsibility for the content of the article, including the duty that the article’s content:

• is truthful, accurate and non-defamatory;
• does not plagiarize;
• does not violate any applicable law; and
• does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, or other legal rights of a third party.

The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC assumes full legal responsibility for any changes to the content or presentation made by The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC team that makes the article untruthful, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, or infringing on the rights of others.

Authors must review and accept all terms of the article submission guidelines prior to the article’s publication.

By submitting an article, an author accepts all the terms of the guidelines.

24 Apr

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…

21 Mar

We have all been there. Whether it was a simple parking lot fender bender, getting rear-ended at a stoplight, or a 5-car pile-up on the highway, most people on the road have experienced some kind of car crash in their lives. The car insurance industry estimates that the average driver will file a claim for…

04 Mar

This year the Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC is proud to sponsor the Team from Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, FL. A group of fifteen (15) High School Students from Satellite High School will be attending the Florida State Spanish Conference (FSSC) from March 14-16, 2019 at Orlando Wyndham Resort of International…

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