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Who Can be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?

Commercial trucks are a common sight on Indiana roadways. Each year, 724 million tons of freight travel through Indiana, making it the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic. Unfortunately, increased commercial truck traffic brings increased danger. In fact, in 2020, 12,841 large trucks were involved in collisions on Indiana’s roadways. Commercial truck accidents can result in devastating injury...

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What Information to Collect After a Truck Accident

If you or someone you know has been in a truck accident, it can be difficult to think beyond immediate needs, and rightfully so. Truck accidents can be devastating. Once you have addressed immediate dangers, you may be wondering what information to collect after a truck accident.    If the accident was caused by the negligent or intentional behavior of...

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What makes a successful medical malpractice case?

Hardly anyone disputes that doctors, nurses and health care providers have difficult, stressful jobs. They make mistakes. Sometimes, circumstances are outside of their control, and, despite their best efforts, patients die or suffer from terrible complications. That is why it can be challenging to prove a medical malpractice claim in Indiana or Kentucky. The law is quite complex, and...

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How to File a Workers’ Comp Claim

Workers’ compensation benefits are available in Indiana for most workplace injuries, but there are some hoops to jump through to get them. Failing to follow the proper procedures when filing a workers’ comp claim could result in denial of benefits. In some cases, even doing everything correctly could still result in claim denial. It is important to understand how...

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How to Maximize Compensation for a Car Accident

Every day, distracted drivers are texting behind the wheel or not carefully watching the road. In 2020 alone, there were 35,766 fatal motor vehicle crashes nationwide. These accidents, whether minor or more severe, can be painful and financially challenging to go through. If you have been in an accident, you may be able to recover damages to assist you...

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What If an at-Fault Motorist Has Lapsed Car Insurance?

It is already stressful to go through a car accident, but if the at-fault motorist has lapsed car insurance, this can create more worries. You might expect every motorist to have car insurance on the road, but this is not always the case. We understand how exhausting this can be, and our attorneys at Gerling Law can help. Call...

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How Will My Pregnancy Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury accident can be a stressful, troubling experience. Thousands of people die every year as a result of negligent drivers. Tens of thousands of injuries occur as a result of a property owner’s negligence. Personal injury accidents become even more severe if you suffer an injury while pregnant. Not only do you fear for your safety, but...

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Options If an Error Exists on a Car Accident Police Report

A crucial aspect of recovering a car accident settlement is establishing who is responsible for causing an accident. One source many parties use to argue who caused the accident is the accident report created for the incident. However, there are other ways to demonstrate whose actions led to the collision. For example, we can hire a crash reconstruction expert...

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How Long Does It Take to Get VA Compensation Back Pay?

Service members who file a claim for disability benefits may wait many months before receiving a decision from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If the VA ultimately awards benefits, it typically owes the veteran back pay for the period between the effective date of the claim and the decision granting it. But how long it actually takes...

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Applying for VA Disability Benefits Years After Service

When a service member gets injured on active duty, their eligibility for disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is apparent. But what about former service members who develop illnesses years later? Can these individuals apply for VA disability benefits?  The answer is yes. For many service-connected disabilities, there is no deadline to apply. Indeed, the...

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