THE INDIANA DRAM SHOP ACT If you have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver the person who supplied the intoxicated driver alcohol may be liable if they over-served the driver. The Indiana Dram Shop Act states that if a bar furnishes alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person then they could be…

The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC is pleased to announce that the 2015 edition of “Super Lawyers” by Thomas Reuters, will include Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers William “Bill” Hurst, as an Indiana “Super Lawyer” and Alex Limontes as a “Rising Star”. Bill Hurst has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” every year since…

  William “Bill” Hurst   Earlier this month Indianapolis got its first reminder that with winter comes icy roads. Unfortunately because the weather acted so unpredictably the roads were not treated before the ice and sleet began to fall, leading to cars sliding off the roads and into each other. These icy conditions tend to…

Your Indiana Lawyer: William Bill Hurst Indiana law is replete with instances where parents have been held liable for the injuries, or “damages,” caused by their children or for failing to supervise those children. Historical Perspective Historically parents are not liable for damages to a person or for property caused by their child’s negligence.  However,…

William W. Hurst, Indiana Lawyer  Three appellate New Jersey Judges surprised phone owners everywhere Tuesday with a new message:  You don’t have to be texting and driving to get in trouble, you may be legally liable for a crash if you’re on the other end of the phone. In the New Jersey case, Kubert v….

Your Indiana Lawyer Bill Hurst The choice of what court to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Indiana is governed by Trial Rule 75(A)-Venue. The rule gives 9 different venues that qualify as a “preferred venue” and a 10th option if (1)-(9) do not apply to the situation. “An Indiana Plaintiff may elect to bring…

Indiana Lawyer William “Bill” Hurst If you are injured in an accident and your personal injury attorney settles  your case; when you receive funds it may disqualify you from government benefit programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Social Security Income (“SSI”).  However, your attorney can work with you to create a “special needs” trust that…

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By William Bill Hurst I have found after many years of practice that it is not always predictable which clients who have suffered injuries in an accident will continue to experience pain in the future and sometimes permanently.  For many victims pain can last long after an accident.  Chronic pain often significantly alters a person’s ability…

 By William Bill Hurst Among the latest litigation tactics in the U.S. are lawyers searching Facebook pages and other social media sites for photos, comments and other tidbits that might contradict what their opponents are claiming in Court.  Increasingly Judges in civil cases are granting access to online social sites that may have once been considered…