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Filing a Dog Bite Personal Injury Claim

Dog bites can happen quickly and without notice. They can leave you with injuries and mounting medical bills. You may not even be able to engage in normal daily activities. After suffering a dog bite injury, you have legal rights. A personal injury attorney can help you seek just compensation for your injuries. Is a Dog Bite Considered Personal Injury? Yes. Dog bites are considered personal injury and fall into the category of common personal injury claims, like car accidents and slip and falls. If you’ve suffered a dog bite, you can seek compensation for your injuries from the owner of the dog. What to Do After a Dog Bite If you’ve suffered injuries resulting from a dog bite, there are specific steps you should follow. Seek Medical Attention If your injuries are severe, call 911. If your injuries are less serious, it is still essential you seek medical care as soon as possible. Complications with dog bite injuries are common, including infection. Receiving medical attention soon after the incident can lessen your chances of any complications.  Gather Information If possible, collect information and evidence at the scene of the incident. This includes: Photos of the scene, Pictures of your injuries, and Witness information. Be sure to get the dog owner’s information. Also collect any information or documentation pertaining to your case, including medical bills and a record of lost wages. Report the Incident Many states require a victim report the dog bite to local authorities. Local agencies, like animal control, can gather important information, including whether the dog has its rabies vaccination. They can also decide how to handle the situation, depending on whether the dog remains a threat to others. What Is the Average Settlement for a Dog Bite? Settlements are agreed-upon resolutions to a case. After suffering dog bite injuries, you will want to engage in settlement negotiations with the dog owner to recover compensation. The dog owner or their insurance company will pay the settlement. You may seek compensation for a variety of things, including: Medical bills, Lost wages,  Pain and suffering, and Scarring. Your settlement will highly depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident. No two dog bite cases are alike. Therefore, there is no average settlement for dog bite injuries. Filing a Dog Bite Personal Injury Claim When looking to file a dog bite personal injury claim, follow these crucial steps. Determine Fault Typically, a dog owner will be liable if their dog caused someone harm, even if they were not negligent in restraining or supervising the animal. Most states operate under strict liability for dog bites, meaning that if you have a dog, you will be held responsible for their actions.  Certain states use a “one bite” rule. This rule states that after a dog bites someone once (or harms them in another way, such as knocking them over), an owner should be aware of their dog’s propensity to harm others. In states that follow the one bite rule, if you can’t show that the dog had previously caused harm to someone, you will need to prove that the caretaker’s or owner’s negligence caused your injury. Every state has different laws regarding dog bites. When meeting with your attorney, discuss your state’s dog bite laws and how they can affect your case. Documentation Documenting all aspects of your claim can have a significant impact on your case. Some of the most important information to gather includes: Medical records, Medical bills, Record of lost wages, Witness reports,  Scar evaluations, and Photo and videos. The more information and evidence you gather, the stronger your case. Every bit of information you have can help prove your case. Contact a Personal Injury Attorney If insurance is involved, the dog owner’s insurance company will likely want to speak with you. Do not talk to them without first consulting with an attorney. Insurance companies often try to get recorded statements and will utilize these statements to limit their liability. Aside from helping with the insurance company, a personal injury attorney will be your ally. Your attorney will handle all aspects of your claim, including: Dealing with the insurance company; Gathering relevant documentation; Investigating your case; and Engaging in settlement negotiations. Having a personal injury attorney will allow you to focus on your recovery while putting you at ease, knowing your claim is in good hands. Factors That Play a Major Role in Your Case Because every dog bite incident is different, many factors will affect your settlement. The following are the most prominent factors that will affect your dog bite case. Age Age can be an important factor in dog bite cases. The age of the victim matters. Often, minor children will have the ability to receive larger settlements than adults for a variety of reasons, including: Adults are more aware than children; Children are less likely to be able to defend themselves; and A dog bite will often cause permanent emotional damage. While adults can still recover fair compensation for their injuries, there is an added layer of complication when the victim is a child. Injuries The severity of the injuries incurred will undoubtedly affect your recovery. A surface injury that heals quickly will never be worth as much as a severe injury that requires surgery.  Dog bite injuries can vary greatly. Some of the most common include: Puncture wounds, Lacerations, Infections, Dismemberments, Nerve damage, and Scarring. The more serious the dog bite, the more you will be able to recover for your injuries.  Ongoing Issues Many dog bite injuries will eventually heal with medical treatment, and you will be able to go back to living your everyday life. However, in certain circumstances, serious injuries can leave you disabled and unable to resume your daily activities. In these cases, you can seek additional damages, including lost wages and pain and suffering. Status of Injured Person If you were lawfully on the dog owner’s property or on public property when the dog bite occurred, you should not have any...

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What Is the Average Wrongful Death Settlement?

Losing a loved one in an accident leaves their family and friends devastated. As they move through the stages of grief, they begin searching for answers and recognize the financial stresses associated with the loss of a loved one. Potential plaintiffs often ask what a wrongful death lawsuit average is when deciding if they want to pursue one. Unfortunately, there is no one average number. No two cases are exactly alike, so there is no way to compare cases to each other. The amount of compensation you can receive will depend on a number of factors. Understanding what a wrongful death claim requires and how damages are calculated can help the family decide how to proceed. What is a Wrongful Death Suit? Wrongful death is a civil claim brought by the deceased’s surviving family or personal representative against the negligent party. It is completely separate from a criminal charge, with a different burden of proof. Every state defines wrongful death in their own way, but there are common elements: Duty of Care. The plaintiff must show that the defendant had a responsibility to avoid behaviors that could cause foreseeable harm to the plaintiff (the deceased);  Breach of Duty. The plaintiff must show that the defendant violated their duty of care; Causation. The defendant’s violation/breach caused the person’s death; and Damages. The deceased and their family suffered injury or damage as a result. In these situations, the family has the option to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation. What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case? A wrongful death claim covers those losses experienced by the next of kin after the deceased’s death. These can include: Loss of future inheritance, Loss of parental guidance (if they had minor children), Loss of spousal companionship (also called consortium), Loss of the decedent’s benefits such as retirement, and Loss of the decedent’s future income. Depending on your state, you may also be able to pursue a claim for losses suffered by the deceased prior to their death, such as medical expenses and pain and suffering. Your attorney can help you understand the laws that apply to you. How Are Wrongful Death Damages Calculated? Because each case is so different, it’s hard to name a number, or even a range, for damages. However, there are several factors that may affect a settlement amount. Usually, the main consideration is the decedent’s status and circumstances at the time of death. Factors to consider include: Age of person at time of death; The deceased’s career, education, and earning capacity; Their state of health; Income at time of death; and The age and needs of the deceased’s legal dependents. The final amount of damages cannot be a guess. It must be supported by objective evidence, which can require expert witnesses. Because of this, it is so important to have a personal injury attorney on your side who knows how wrongful death cases work. If a case does reach a jury, the plaintiff can also ask for punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish a defendant whose conduct is considered grossly negligent or intentional. Some states put a cap (limit amount) on this category. In Indiana, punitive damages are capped at the greater of three times compensatory damages or $50,000, whichever is greater. Kentucky and Illinois do not limit punitive damages. Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim? Each state has its own laws stating who has standing to bring a wrongful death claim and who can collect damages. Usually, only immediate family members like spouses, children, and parents of unmarried children can recover damages in a wrongful death suit. Often, these individuals also have standing to bring the wrongful death suit. However, many states require a deceased’s personal representative (executor, executrix, or court appointed administrator) to bring suit on behalf of the family members. Is a Wrongful Death Settlement Taxable? The IRS considers any portion of a settlement or award that is “compensatory” as non-taxable. Compensatory damages are intended to repay someone for a loss that they have already sustained and are not considered “income” for tax purposes. If the case goes to trial and a jury awards punitive damage, the result may be different. It is possible that any punitive damages in a jury award or settlement may be taxed.  How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You Navigating a wrongful death claim can be complicated and overwhelming. You may be grieving and wondering if a claim is in the family’s best interest. Sometimes insurance companies contact family members shortly after an accident and offer an amount that seems substantial. But in most cases, their offer will be significantly less than the family’s actual losses. A wrongful death claim will take an additional toll on everyone involved, so having an attorney is essential. First, they will be your advocate against the responsible party, insurance company, or opposing counsel. They know the law and how to navigate the legal system on your behalf. The loss of a loved one cannot be reclaimed through a personal injury action. But a claim can compensate a family for emotional and economic harms so that they can begin to move forward. An experienced lawyer can help you negotiate a settlement or represent you at trial if necessary. Suffering the Loss of a Loved One? Go with Experience. Go with Gerling. Did you lose a family member or loved one due to the negligent actions of another? The team at Gerling Law is incredibly sorry for your loss, and we want to help you if we can. Our attorneys are dedicated advocates who will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve after such a tragedy. We have successfully represented clients in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky in wrongful death suits and other personal injury matters for over 50 years. Call us at 866-651-2195 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation today!

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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

When you are sick or injured, you trust healthcare workers to do their best to heal you. But when a medical professional fails to uphold the standard of care expected in their field, a patient can suffer serious health consequences. If you’ve suffered injuries due to the actions of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, you may be wondering, Do I have a medical malpractice case? You can seek compensation by filing a claim against the negligent party. In Illinois and Indiana, this is known as a medical malpractice suit. In Kentucky, it is known as medical negligence, but the claims are essentially the same.  There are several common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you understand whether you have a claim and how to pursue compensation. Common Medical Malpractice Causes While negligence can happen at any time during treatment, there are some common situations that result in medical malpractice. Diagnosis Errors & Failures A common malpractice situation is when a healthcare professional misdiagnoses or fails to identify the patient’s condition. If a condition is left uncorrected, the patient can suffer injury, and the condition may need serious intervention to correct later on.  Medication Errors/Medical Records Mismanagement Proper recordkeeping and patient tracking is a vital part of providing competent care. If a patient’s records aren’t current and all treatments and medications tracked, a doctor or nurse might accidentally make a serious error. Anesthetic/Surgical Errors Surgery takes a high level of skill and education. Procedures on nerves, blood vessels, arteries, or vital organs are delicate, and mistakes can cause serious injuries. In addition, anesthesia is a critical part of surgical and medical care. Doctors who specialize in this area of medicine must make sure drugs are administered in a safe manner. What Can Make or Break Your Medical Malpractice Claim? A malpractice suit may be warranted when a medical worker’s actions fail to meet the accepted standard of care for their profession. If a patient suffers further injury or illness as a result of those actions, they can seek compensation. The basic elements of a medical malpractice claim are: Person owed a professional duty to the patient;  They breached that duty;  The breach caused the patient’s injury; and  The patient suffered damages as a result. However, medical malpractice cases are complex and technical. They require proper evidence and expert opinions, which is why seeking legal help is important. It is the best way to make sure your case isn’t dragged down by common pitfalls. Standard Of Care A medical provider’s duty depends on the professional standard of care that applies to them. Many medical malpractice cases are tossed out because the plaintiff couldn’t prove that the defendant deviated from the standard of care that would be expected of a physician with similar education and training. Rare complications, unforeseeable issues, or bad luck may not be negligent if the professional performed as someone in their position should. In these cases, recovery is unlikely. Proving Causation Another issue can occur if the defendant is able to challenge causation. They may argue that another factor was the cause of the patient’s injury or that their actions did not affect the patient’s outcome.  Proving Damages The final element of the claim requires you to show the malpractice resulted in measurable damages. If you can prove malpractice but cannot show that an injury resulted, you will not be able to win your case. A plaintiff needs proper supporting evidence, often backed by expert opinion. This includes documentation of necessary corrective medical care, future medical costs, lost wages, and more. If you cannot prove any actual damages resulted, you will not be able to recover from the negligent party. Ultimately, having the right evidence and the right experts will make your case. Any legal proceeding can be complicated, but the technical complexity of medical malpractice claims means that they require special experience and skill to prove.  Seek Legal Help as Soon as Possible Medical malpractice laws are complicated, and the time for filing a claim is limited by your state’s statute of limitations. This time limit can quickly evaporate if the patient’s recovery takes a significant amount of time. Many states now require a plaintiff to file an affidavit from an expert confirming a meritorious claim or provide evidence to a panel before proceeding with their suit. Because of this, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. They can assess your case to determine what legal course of action is right for you. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you gather the right documentation to prove your claim and tell you if your state has a cap on medical malpractice damages.  Injured Due to Medical Malpractice? Go with Experience. Go with Gerling. If you want to know whether you have a medical malpractice case, contact Gerling Law today. If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries due to medical malpractice in Indiana, Illinois, or Kentucky, don’t let the bills pile up while you suffer and struggle to recover. Right now, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. The team at Gerling Law is here to help you get your life back. We have over 50 years of experience successfully representing people in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, and offer a free case evaluation for potential clients. Call us at 866-651-2195 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment today!

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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury cases arise after someone has suffered injuries and another party might be legally responsible for the accident that caused the harm. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may consider legal action. When pursuing compensation for your injuries, you might also consider hiring a personal injury attorney. While personal injury attorneys are not for everyone, they are valuable allies in your legal battle. Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Attorney? You are not legally required to have an attorney represent you in a personal injury claim. You are free to file all of the necessary paperwork and represent yourself in the matter. However, your chances of winning your case and obtaining fair compensation are much greater if you hire an experienced personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney will use their knowledge and skills to fight for your rights and just compensation. You can feel confident knowing that your attorney is working diligently on your behalf. Why Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer? After an accident, seeking compensation for your injuries can be stressful and time-consuming. Having a personal injury attorney on your side will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on your recovery. There are various steps to handling a personal injury claim, and your attorney will take care of every complex detail you don’t want to deal with. Personal injury lawyers will handle all aspects of your case from start to finish. Having the help of an attorney can be extremely beneficial for many reasons, including: Gathering relevant evidence and documentation; Determining who’s at fault; Calculating damages; Interviewing witnesses;  Dealing with the insurance company; and Engaging in settlement negotiations. Personal injury claims can be challenging to navigate, especially if you are inexperienced. A personal injury lawyer will take care of everything, easing your worry and stress. What Makes a Good Personal Injury Attorney? When it comes time to pick a personal injury attorney, you will have plenty of options. Still, not every lawyer will be right for you. It is important to look for specific characteristics and attributes when looking for the right personal injury attorney. They Are Knowledgeable and Experienced First and foremost, it is crucial to look for an attorney with extensive experience handling personal injury claims. Personal injury is a unique area of law, and not just any attorney can handle your case. It is essential to have an attorney that fully understands the laws pertaining to personal injury. They Have Glowing Reviews When a client is happy, they will want to tell the world about their excellent experience. Look for an attorney with past clients willing to share their experiences and speak candidly about the attorney. Good reviews from happy clients are always a good sign and can give you a great idea of what you can expect. They Have Past Successes Attorneys will often want to share results from previous cases. These past successes are typically on the attorney’s website. While no two personal injury cases are alike, this shows the attorney is open and honest about past cases and has the ability to handle a case successfully. They Are Communicative Personal injury cases can be confusing and frustrating. You don’t want to find yourself in the middle of your lawsuit, unable to reach your attorney, wondering what is going on with your case. A good attorney will be open and communicative. They will keep you informed along the way and make you feel comfortable and assured. You Feel Confident About Them It’s so important to consult with any potential attorney before committing to them. This initial meeting will allow you to speak to the attorney and get to know them while having any questions answered. Ask yourself what is most important to you in regards to your attorney. Then, after your consultation, determine whether the attorney checks all those boxes. You will be working with your personal injury attorney for some time, so you must hire an attorney you like and feel good about. Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today Gerling Law has over 50 years of experience working with injured clients. We understand better than anyone the hassle and aggravation that personal injury claims can bring, and we’re here to help in any way we can. We strive to put clients and their needs first, fighting aggressively for their rights and never backing down. Our team offers free case evaluations. We’re ready to hear your story. Contact us today.

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Do I Need an Attorney for a Car Accident?

Pursuing a claim for injuries sustained in a car accident can be time-consuming and frustrating. Even if evidence points to the other driver being entirely at fault, their insurance company is likely to deny liability or offer you less than your claim is worth. At this point, you may be wondering if you should be finding an attorney for a car accident claim. While retaining legal representation is a personal decision, you should at least meet with a car accident attorney who offers a free, no-obligation consultation. Evaluating Car Accident Injuries Evaluating your injuries after a car accident is not necessarily straightforward. The other party’s insurance company will look at the accident facts and determine whether they believe your injuries are related. They will also look at the treatment you had, the costs, and whether your treatment was reasonable and necessary. Did you recover within the expected period of time for that type of injury, or did it take you considerably longer? These are all factors that can impact your case value. Other damages like pain and suffering and lost wages will depend on the severity of your injuries. If you need future treatment, like surgery, that will affect the value of your claim too.  Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Help with My Case? Hiring an attorney after a car accident can give you an objective view of your case. When you meet with an attorney, they will review the facts of your accident, your injuries, time off work, etc., and tell you what your case is potentially worth. Having this information is vital because it’s hard to remain objective when you are personally involved. Most plaintiffs think their case is worth more than it actually is. When you have a realistic view of what you might receive in compensation, it can make resolving your claim easier. An attorney can also handle all negotiations with the other party’s insurance company. Dealing with insurance adjusters can be daunting. They may give the appearance they are on your side, but they aren’t. Their goal is to gain information from you that they can use against you to reduce your claim’s value or deny it outright. The adjuster may offer you a small amount early on in the case in hopes you will settle. That way, they can close their file before you have additional treatment. If your case proceeds into litigation, you need an attorney who has the necessary experience to take your case all the way to trial. Many cases won’t ever go to trial, but there is always the chance. That is why you want an attorney from the start who can fight for you and win over a jury if it comes to that point. 5 Signs You Need a Lawyer If you are still undecided about finding an attorney for a car accident claim, here are five signs you need to hire one: You sustained severe injuries in the accident; You have concerns you cannot pay for your treatment costs; The insurance company has denied liability and won’t pay for any of your treatment; You missed time off work; or You have been seeking medical treatment, but you’re not improving at all. Any time you have serious injuries or have been treating for several months without improvement, you need to contact an attorney. When you have an attorney representing you, they will fight for the maximum compensation possible. They can also offer suggestions on various specialists with whom you could make an appointment if you aren’t improving. Understandably, medical bills can bring added financial stress. If you are concerned about how your medical treatments will be paid for, you want to contact an attorney. Likewise, you should talk to an attorney if you missed a significant amount of time from your job. If the insurance company isn’t offering you enough to cover your medical treatment and loss of earnings, you need an attorney who can negotiate with the other driver’s insurance adjuster. When the insurance company denies your claim, your only recourse is to file a lawsuit. Your attorney will continue to push settlement through the discovery process. If the other driver’s insurance company keeps denying liability, your attorney will prepare your case for trial.  How Do I Find the Right Attorney for a Serious Car Accident? When you’ve decided to hire an attorney, you don’t want to hire just anyone. Choosing the best car accident lawyer after an accident takes some research. You may need to meet with several attorneys before finding the one that’s right for your case. You want someone who has experience handling cases similar to yours, as well as trial experience. Make sure you feel comfortable with the attorney you meet with and that they care about your case. You don’t want to wind up as just another case file in a law firm’s computer system. Choose a lawyer who will give your case the attention it deserves. At Gerling Law, you get the skilled professionalism you expect from a large firm with the personalized focus you get with a boutique firm. Have you been injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence? If so, contact Gerling Law today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.™

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Your Personal Injury Attorney

Are you searching for a personal injury attorney? If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, the attorneys at Gerling Law offer our deepest sympathies. Unfortunately, we understand all too well how difficult this time can be for you and your family. However, you don’t have to fight alone! We are here for you. About Personal Injury Accidents According to the National Center for Health Statistics, around 31 million people are injured throughout the United States each year. More times than not, these injuries require medical treatment. A personal injury accident can include a myriad of accidents that ultimately leads to an injury, such as the following: an automobile crash, medical malpractice, slip and fall, dog bite, assault, and more. This specific type of case can be brought against an individual, business, corporation, or government agency. Injuries Sustained from a Personal Injury Accident Several types of injuries can be sustained from a personal injury accident. Of course, depending on the nature of the accident, the injury can range from mild to severe. Following an accident, like the ones listed above, a person can often experience one of the following injuries: whiplash (neck injury), broken bones, concussion, leg and knee injury, back injury, internal bleeding, cuts, bruises, and, in worst case scenarios, traumatic brain injury. Further, after being involved in an accident, the survivor may face financial difficulties, including medical bills, missed wages, and more. Contact Gerling Law Today If you are in the Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, or Owensboro area, and you have been in an accident that resulted in an injury, the attorneys at Gerling Law want to hear from you. It’s true: personal injury cases can be time-consuming and expensive—let the professionals help you. After all, you’ve been through more than enough, and now it’s time to focus on healing.

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Why Consider an Evansville Medical Malpractice Attorney

A medical malpractice attorney is a lawyer that specializes in cases where a doctor, surgeon or other malpractice has done something wrong in the practice of their job. Although this is not a common occurrence, it does happen, and sometimes it can lead to severe injury, higher medical bills, and even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to medical malpractice in Indiana, make sure that you have a medical malpractice lawyer from Gerling Law involved in your case to help you deal with the fallout. The bills can become overwhelming because of medical malpractice, and you are going to want to make sure that you have an attorney available to help you with the legal issues that follow. Do You Need an Evansville Medical Malpractice Lawyer? If you are struggling with a medical malpractice situation in Indiana, the odds are good that you are going to need a lawyer. There are so many legal issues surrounding medical malpractice that it will be difficult if not impossible to go through it alone, and so hiring an attorney is an effective way to make sure you have the representation that you need while answering your legal questions and putting your legal concerns to rest. What to Expect When Hiring an Evansville Medical Malpractice Attorney Hiring an Evansville medical malpractice attorney from our law firm will begin with a consultation, wherein you will learn if you’ll have a case, and you will have all your questions and concerns answered. This is a pivotal time to get to know your attorney and find out about the firm that you will be working with as well. If you believe that you are dealing with a medical malpractice situation in Evansville and you might need legal advice or assistance, it might benefit you to sit down with an attorney to discuss this issue. Consult with us today to find out if a medical malpractice attorney can meet your needs. Give us a call today at Gerling Law by dialing 888-437-5464 to find out more about what we can do for you.

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An Evansville Fatal Accident Attorney Can Get You the Compensation You Deserve

If a family member has been killed in an accident and they were not at fault, you and your family deserve compensation to help you continue living your life. While seeking damages with the help of an Evansville fatal accident attorney from Gerling Law may not be the first thing you think of, there are real reasons why you should seek compensation. Your family deserves to live financially as they would have before your loved one passed away. They also need the help that a qualified attorney can provide to you, and you deserve to start to rebuild your life and future. Learning from Your Meeting with an Evansville Fatal Accident Attorney One of our Evansville fatal accident attorneys will provide you with information about the process of seeking compensation. They will want to go over the details and will ask you to provide the information that you can about the situation. The attorney may need you to sign a document authorizing the release of records from your medical team, insurance company and others involved. This will relieve you of having to have direct contact with some of the other individuals involved. Our attorney will not be able to guarantee the outcome, but he or she will be able to give you some idea of what to expect throughout the process. Take the First Step to Getting Help with an Evansville Fatal Accident Attorney The first thing to do if you are seeking help is to contact an Evansville fatal accident attorney from our Indiana law firm for a consultation. This will help you to learn more about the help that they can provide and allow you to ask questions that you might have. The meeting will give the attorney an understanding of what has happened and where to start. Be sure that you give them all the information that you can so that he or she can give you realistic feedback on the case. Call Gerling Law at 888-437-5464 today to schedule a consultation and to get started toward getting what you deserve.

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Need a Drug Injury Lawyer?

We often put our trust into the hands of doctors when feeling sick or injured. Unfortunately, medications prescribed by doctors to cure us can have the opposite effect, resulting in pain, suffering, and further injury. If you or someone you know has experienced an injury due to medication, then you could benefit from speaking to a drug injury attorney. Contact the professional team at Gerling Law today. We will help you and your family get past this tough time. Let a Drug Injury Lawyer Help Adverse drug side effects can result in a myriad of injuries, including the following: cancer, cardiovascular injuries, depression, suicide, and more. Drugs that have been known to potentially cause injuries including antibiotics, antidepressants, birth control, diabetes drugs, painkillers, and more. According to National Safety Council Injury Facts, in 2016, there were more than 161,374 preventable deaths throughout the United States. When a preventable death or drug injury does occur, someone needs to be held accountable. At Gerling Law, our drug injury lawyers help ensure that the responsible party is held accountable for their actions. It’s true: A monetary settlement cannot undo the pain or suffering endured from any injury or negative experience. However, when a drug injury does occur, survivors are often faced with expensive medical bills, bills from specialists, and the stress of missed wages. Compensation can help with these factors. Contact a Drug Injury Lawyer at Gerling Law Our skilled and educated team has decades of combined experience with these specific types of cases. We handle all aspects of the legal process for our clients, from tracking down witnesses to securing expert testimonies. After all, we want our clients only to have one focus during this troubling time: getting well. If you are in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, or Owensboro, and you need a drug injury lawyer, then contact Gerling Law today.

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Need a Construction Accident Attorney?

Were you recently injured on or around a construction site? At Gerling Law, we fully understand that accidents happen. However, in our professional experience, most accidents can be prevented. Further, if you have medical bills, a construction accident attorney can help ensure you are fairly compensated for your pain, suffering, and any inconvenience experienced. If you are in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, or Owensboro, then contact us today. Your Construction Accident Attorney According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2016, out of 4,693 worker fatalities in private industry, 21.1 percent were in the construction field. More specifically, one in five worker deaths in 2016 were connected to construction. While an important industry, construction is still one of the most dangerous industries for employees. Regardless if the worker is onsite at a private residence, public building, or business, there are always risks. Workers are not the only individuals susceptible to harm. Those walking around or near a worksite can also face potential injuries. Common construction site accidents and injuries often stem from the following: fall injuries, machinery accidents, electrocution, vehicle accidents, and exposure to toxic chemicals. Individuals who experience these accidents can suffer from hearing loss, vision damage, spinal cord injuries, burns, back injuries, and much more. Unfortunately, a construction accident attorney cannot undo the pain and suffering a victim has experienced. It is still beneficial to have a legal professional on your side, not only to help move the process along quickly and smoothly but also to fight for fair compensation for your medical bills and missed wages. Contact a Construction Accident Attorney Today If you have recently sustained a construction accident injury, you have been through more than enough. Now, let a construction accident attorney help you. This battle may be long, tedious, and expensive, so don’t face it alone. After all, your time and focus should be spent healing. Leave the legal trouble to Gerling Law.

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