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.

Style

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.

Format

  • 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.

Submission

Please submit using a Word doc.
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

Publication

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.

Legal Responsibilities

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.

28 Nov

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 know that what the…

20 Nov

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 as liability may quickly…

16 Nov

Accident Forgiveness

By Bill Hurst

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. Though accident forgiveness is…

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