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What Happens When an Indiana Car Accident Involves a Government-Owned Vehicle?

What you’ll learn reading this article: In many cases, the government and its officials have immunity when it comes to being found liable for accidents.  Exceptions to governmental immunity do exist, and you can pursue claims in the event of an accident with a government-owned vehicle.   Because of contributory negligence, if you are found to… Read more »

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Who’s Responsible for a Car Accident in Bad Weather?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Indiana, as a four-season state, sees a reasonable amount of severe weather ranging from thunderstorms to tornadoes to winter storms.  Indiana is an at-fault state, meaning someone is always found responsible for an accident.  Indiana’s modified comparative fault negligence system means that one or more individuals can share in… Read more »

Understanding Property Damage Claims

What you’ll learn reading this article: After a car accident, always inspect the exterior and interior of your vehicle for damage and take note of any and all property you need to claim.  Contact the insurance company right away with your property damage claim in order to move your case forward.  In some cases, you… Read more »

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What Is a Contingency Fee?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee, meaning they receive no fee unless you are awarded compensation.  Unlike many Indiana personal injury lawyers, Poynter & Bucheri Accident Recovery fee is only 25%* for auto accidents.  Poynter & Bucheri Accident Recovery attorneys work hard to win big for… Read more »

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Should You File a Lawsuit for Your Accident-Related Injuries?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Many people are afraid to file a lawsuit for fear of being stigmatized or because they are worried about the time and effort a lawsuit can entail.  Too often, individuals don’t realize how little bargaining power they have against an insurance company when representing themselves. They need help gaining… Read more »

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Setting Up Auto Claims

What you’ll learn reading this article: Setting up an auto accident claim starts with exchanging information at the scene. Having an attorney makes the claims process much easier. Avoid giving formal statements until you talk to your attorney. The moments after a car accident are very important. Now’s your chance to exchange insurance information with… Read more »

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What Type of Damages Are You Entitled to in Your Injury Case?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Indiana provides jurists with a list of damages that can be claimed in personal injury suits.  While not all personal injury cases result in a jury trial, this list provides victims with a blueprint for determining possible compensation.  Your personal injury case may involve both economic and non-economic damages,… Read more »

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Why You Should Fill Out an Incident Report

What you’ll learn reading this article: The first step in documenting a slip and fall injury is filling out an incident report with the store or business, providing you an important Exhibit A.   Incident reports help establish evidence in your slip and fall case and alert the store to their role in your injury.  Avoid… Read more »

What Happens If My Child Is Bitten by a Dog in Indiana?

What Happens If My Child Is Bitten by a Dog in Indiana?

What you’ll learn reading this article: There are over 90 million dogs in the United States, and Indiana ranked 24th in the United States in 2019 for dog bites against postal workers. Children are frequently victims of dog bites but can protect themselves when better educated.  The most popular dog breed in Indiana is also… Read more »

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3 Arguments Insurance Companies Make to Reduce Your Settlement

What you’ll learn reading this article: Insurance companies use common tactics to limit claims. Insurance adjusters may try to blame you, say you weren’t hurt, or bring up a pre-existing injury. Stand up to the insurance company by gathering documentation and getting a lawyer. There are 3 common arguments insurance companies make after car accidents…. Read more »