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Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

You have a story to tell. We’re ready to listen.

After a serious injury or illness you might not know where to turn. You’ve got medical bills piling up, you’re not able to work, and the stress from the situation makes it difficult to focus on healing.

We can help.

We are here for one reason: the pursuit of justice for our clients, no matter what. We will fight for you. We will win for you.

Experienced. Tested. Successful.

The injury attorneys at Gerling Law have decades of experience helping people just like you. We work for clients all over Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Our team is skilled, passionate, and determined to help you get your life back.

Putting Clients First for Over 50 Years.

Gerling Law was founded on “client first” principles. In every situation, we do what’s best for our clients. During our long history, we’ve recovered over $500 Million for people in the tri-state area, and we want to help you to. We’re here 24/7, and we’re ready to start working on your case right now. Get a free consultation from an experienced member of our team today.

How Can the Personal Injury Attorneys at Gerling Law Help You?

We’re ready to help with a wide variety of injury, social security, and mass tort issues. Reach out today to see how we can help with your case.

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A History of Wins for Our Clients

At Gerling Law Injury Attorneys, our focus is always on our clients. Our results speak for themselves:

Over $500 Million in Recoveries

$3.7 MILLION Wrongful Death; Auto & Tractor-Trailer Collision
$7.5 MILLION Brain Injury to Child; Auto & Tractor-Trailer Collision
$3.2 MILLION Permanent Brain Injury; Auto Collision
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5 Reasons People Choose Gerling Law

We Win

Our attorneys have recovered over $500 Million for injured plaintiffs in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Our People

Our attorneys have over 125 years of experience, have received numerous awards, and are leaders of bar associations and community organizations. We also have talented and service-minded paraprofessionals with varying backgrounds on our team.

We Fight for Our Clients

We are at our best when our clients need someone to fight for them. We don’t back down. Our track record speaks for itself. We go head to head with the biggest corporations and insurance companies and we win.

We Are Available 24/7

Call or email us any time, 24/7, and we’ll be there for you.

No Fees Unless You Win

We won’t charge our clients a fee unless we successfully secure a settlement or judgment. Case reviews are always free.

After a car accident, I was left completely blind in one eye. I wasn’t sure who to turn to until I spoke with Gerling Law. From the beginning, I was completely blown away with the service I received at the firm. My attorney, Nikki Roby, and her paralegal, Jennifer Bland, were fantastic. Both my friend and I had to go through the process and we both were more than satisfied. I cannot say enough about how awesome the team was throughout the whole case. I would recommend Gerling Law to my friends, family, or anyone in need of an attorney for any injury. - Anne S.

Giving Back

Each and every person at Gerling Law believes in our community. Whether we’re talking about Evansville, Owensboro, or the greater states of Indiana and Kentucky, we focus on giving back where we can.

We strive to be more than personal injury lawyers, we want to be active and engaged members of the community. Whenever possible, we support local groups and organizations that give back to the community in a variety of ways. And we try to give as well. A community is only as strong as the people that create it.

News & Information

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Pretrial Orders

March 6, 2021 – There have been many pretrial orders entered over the past few months in the Zantac/Ranitidine Multi-District Litigation (MDL) as referenced below. This list will continue to be amended as new orders are entered. The orders can also be found here:  https://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/zantac. March 2021  March 5:  Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 61 – Order on Second Round of Motions to Dismiss  February 2021  February 25:  Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 60 – Generic Manufacturer Defendant Supplemental Discovery Agreement  February 12:  Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 59 – Ninth Census Implementation Order: Further Timelines for Registry CPF Deficiency Processing and Other Procedures  January 2021  December 2020  December 31:  Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 58 – Eighth Census Implementation Order: Product Identification Collections for Remaining Filed Plaintiffs and Unfiled Registry Claimants by Retailer and Pharmacy Defendants  December 16:  Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 57 – Order Regarding Initial Discovery of Distributor Defendants  November 2020  November 23:  Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 56 – Seventh Census Implementation Order: Deficiency Process for Unfiled Claimants  November 23:  Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 55 – Sixth Census Implementation Order: Access to Unfiled Claimant Census Plus Forms for Non-Generic Defendants  November 11:  Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 54 – Deposition Protocol for Defendants’ Witnesses and Third Parties  October 2020  Oct. 21: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 53 – Fifth Census Implementation Order: Access to Census Plus Forms and Aggregated Data  Oct. 9: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 52 – Procedures for Dismissal of Defendants from the Master Complaints and the Individual Personal Injury Cases   Oct. 9: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 51 – Fourth Census Implementation Order: Product Identification Collections for Filed Cases by Retailer and Pharmacy Defendants   Oct. 9: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 50 – Third Census Implementation Order: Generic Manufacturer Production of Product Related Information   Oct. 5: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 49 – Order on Class Action Discovery Timelines   Oct. 5: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 48 – Remote Deposition Guidelines   Oct. 3: Zantac Lawsuit Amended MDL Pretrial Order # 47 – Document Discovery Schedule for Brand Manufacturers   September 2020  Sept. 29: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 46 – Order on Production of Defendant Discovery on Other Defendants   Sept. 29: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 45 – Order on Service of Discovery Requests and Responses  Sept. 25: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 44 – Order Authorizing Use of BrownGreer MDL Centrality Platform for Service of Short Form Complaints   Sept. 25: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 43 – Order Setting Forth Service of Process of Short Form Complaints on Generic, Distributor, Repackager, and Retailer Defendants   August 2020  Aug. 29: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 42 – Second Census Implementation Order: Temporary Census Plus Form Extension Due to Vendor Data Issue   Aug. 26: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 41 – Protocol For In Extremis Depositions   Aug. 18: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 40 – Protocol for Modifying Particular Defendants in the Master Complaints   Aug. 18: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 39 – Protocol for Voluntarily Dismissing Short-Form or Individual Long-Form Complaints in Their Entirety, for Dismissing Particular Claims, and/or for Dropping Particular Defendants   Aug. 16: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 38 – First Census Implementation Order  July 2020  July 31: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 37 – Protocol for Common Benefit Work and Expenses   July 30: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 36 – Order on Schedule for Rule 12 Motions to Dismiss   July 27: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 35 – Order Regarding Core Discovery of Retailer Defendants   July 13: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 34 – Order Regarding Initial Discovery of Generic Manufacturers   July 9: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 33 – Order Enumerating Additional Responsibilities of Generic Liaison Counsel   June 2020  June 18: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 32 – Order Concerning the Discovery Process and Dispute Resolution   June 18: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 31 – Procedures for Master Pleadings in Personal Injury Cases   June 18: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 30 – Stipulated Discovery and Case Management Schedule   June 11: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #29 – Protocol for ESI Discovery   June 11: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #28 – Preservation Order   June 3: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #27 – Order Regarding Deadline for Filing of Notice of Appearance   June 1: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #26 – Confidentiality Order   June 1: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #25 – Protocol for Treatment of Privileged and Work Product Materials   May 2020  May 28: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #24 – Order Relating to Initial Status Conference   May 27: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #23 – Order Modifying Census Plus Deadlines   May 22: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #22 – Order Establishing Defense Leadership Structure   May 14: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #21 – Order on Applications for Defense Leadership   May 8: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #20 – Order Appointing Leadership   April 2020  April 28: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #19 – Order Attaching Amended Appendix A    April 15: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order # 18 – Order on Production of Records for Initial Census for Deceased and Incapacitated Claimants   April 10: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #17 – Order Appointing Interim Retailer Liaison Counsel   April 3: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #16 – Order Rescheduling Initial Conference, Establishing April Deliverables Team, and Scheduling Interviews for Leadership Applicants  April 2: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #15 – Order on Procedures for Implementing Census   March 2020  March 20: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #14 – Order Authorizing Continuation of Work by Interim Teams   March 20: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #13 – Stipulated Order Setting Forth Service of Process Procedures on Certain Defendants   March 20: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #12 – Stipulated Order Appointing Special Master   March 20: Zantac Lawsuit MDL Pretrial Order #11 – Stipulated Order...

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Update On Status Of Generic Ranitidine Manufacturers’ and Retail Distributors’ Motion To Dismiss

March 6, 2021 – The Court has still not ruled on the motion to dismiss made by big-name distributors such as Walgreens and Walmart, but we are watching for the ruling and will update when it comes.  Reference: “United States District Court.” 20-MD-2924-Rosenberg – In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation | Southern District of Florida | United States District Court, 5 Mar. 2021, www.flsd.uscourts.gov/zantac.

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Court Rules That Plaintiffs’ Cases Against 3M Can Proceed

September 3, 2020 – The recent denial of 3M Company’s attempt to have the courts dismiss litigation from 150,000 veterans suffering hearing loss or tinnitus from faulty earplugs means one of the country’s largest multi-district cases is moving closer to settlement or trial. “It doesn’t mean the plaintiffs win, but it means they can pursue their state tort claims,” said Michael Green, a torts professor and scholar at Wake Forest University School of Law in North Carolina. This is just the latest step in a lengthy dispute between 3M and the government, as well as individuals, stemming from a 2016 whistleblower suit brought by a 3M competitor. It alleged that earplugs manufactured by Aearo Technologies, which 3M acquired in 2008, were faulty and led to hearing impairments for American troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2003 and 2015. Reference: Smith, Katherine Snow, 3 September 2020, Thousands of Veterans Suing Over 3M Earplugs are Closer to Resolution, accessed 20 October 2020 https://www.legalexaminer.news/health/thousands-of-veterans-suing-over-3m-earplugs-are-closer-to-resolution Thayer, Rose L., 29 April 2020, Judge Unseals Hundreds of Pages of Documents in Veterans’ Lawsuit Against 3M Over Earplugs, accessed 20 October 2020 https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/judge-unseals-hundreds-of-pages-of-documents-in-veterans-lawsuit-against-3m-over-earplugs-1.627827

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