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Stand Your Ground

Self-defense or wrongful death? He liked computer games, hip-hop, and Miami Dolphin bed sheets.  His Twitter handle was Slimm.  He was a teenager who took care of his seven-year old cousin, and looked after a quadriplegic family member when needed.  He liked girls, did not earn exceptional grades in school, but wanted to go to […]

Altered Lives

Traumatic brain injury in the United States March was Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month.  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a pernicious, devastating condition altering the lives of people who suffer it—and those who love them. An acquired brain injury, TBI is caused by force to the skull and delicate brain tissue within.  Sports injury, car […]

Should Not Have Happened

Personal injury and medical malpractice Fritzie Burkett gave birth to her son, Genesis, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in 2010.  Born four months premature, Fritzie and her husband Cameron stayed at his bedside for six weeks following his birth. With no sign of complication, Genesis died suddenly following a heart operation in […]

Digging for Details

Accidents happen every day—and many cause injury.  According to the Indiana State Police, almost 193,000 traffic collisions caused injury or property damage in 2010 alone. After a serious car accident, first responders include medical and law enforcement personnel. Emergency medical technicians assess and assist injured victims, and law enforcement investigates the scene for causative factors […]

Danger on the Premises

Maybe you twisted your ankle in a pothole and fell while walking across a supermarket parking lot. Perhaps you were struck by a falling object near a construction site. No matter what the cause, such accidents can leave you injured and unable to work or lead your normal life.  In the worst cases, accidents and […]

On the Line

Indiana attorneys and car accident claims Most people evaluate car insurance, sign on the line, and pay their monthly bill.  In this tight economy, more people are checking out competing companies—but staying focused on premiums instead of policy details. After an accident that causes injury, attention moves quickly to the process of determining fault and […]

Fatal Error

Wrongful death in Indiana Human life is fragile.  An auto accident, mislabeled pills, or an act of violence can end a life far too easily and leave loved ones struggling both emotionally and financially to cope with the loss. Wrongful death—premature death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another—is a civil wrong addressed by […]

Facts and Figures

Common Indiana traffic injuries The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced 24,050 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the first nine months of 2011, a 1.6 percent decline from 2010 fatalities during the same period. The Indiana State Police report our state saw 701 fatal traffic collisions—and 754 fatalities— in 2010, an […]

Prove It

Negligence in Indiana After an accident, the first question is whose fault was it? Was it another driver?  A landlord? An employer?  It is human nature to question harm—and it is the business of personal injury lawyers to protect the rights of those wrongfully injured. We represent people injured in all types of accidents, but […]

Never the Same

Traumatic brain injury in Indiana The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report over one million people in the United States per year suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  TBI is an acquired injury that can forever change the way you or a loved one interacts with, and enjoys, the world. A mild concussion is […]