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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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Meeting with an Evansville Car Accident Attorney

Being in a car accident and suffering injuries is a stressful and overwhelming experience. For some, adding to that stress by meeting with an Evansville car accident attorney can be an intimidating thought. When you meet with one of our attorneys, it is best to be prepared. This will relieve you of some of the stress that you might be feeling. Remember that your first meeting is much like an interview and that this is the time to ask questions of the attorney. It is also a good chance for one of our legal professionals to learn more about you and your situation so that they can provide you with realistic and honest feedback about the case. Preparing for the Meeting with an Evansville Car Accident Attorney Before you meet with an Evansville car accident attorney that you may hire to represent you, take a moment to prepare yourself. Sit down and make a list of any questions that you might have for the attorney such as how long have they been practicing, how much of their practice involved car accidents, and what their success rate is. Provide the attorney with any documentation that you have relating to the accident including accident reports, police reports, letters from your insurance company, information from your employer and any medical documentation you might have on hand. You will likely want to know what they see as an outcome of your case. Remember that they can only speculate based on the facts and their knowledge as to how your case will go. They can provide you with information about the process ahead and what you can expect. Get Started with an Evansville Car Accident Attorney Today The best thing you can do is to hire a competent and experienced Evansville car accident attorney from Gerling Law. Don’t wait until time has gone by before you get started. The attorney will be able to relieve some of the stress and get you started on protecting your rights in any upcoming process. Call Gerling Law at 888-437-5464 today and discuss the case at hand. They are ready to help you get what you deserve and the help of a professional.

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Your Birth Injury Attorney

If your child was recently born with a birth injury, the attorneys at Gerling Law offer our deepest sympathies. Unfortunately, we have experience with these types of cases and know all too well how heartbreaking this time can be for you and your family. Though it may not be the best time to discuss the legal process, it is important to know that you could benefit from having a birth injury attorney on your side. Finding a Birth Injury Attorney According to the Birth Injury Guide, out of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, at least 6 to 8 of them are born with a birth injury. More specifically, that means that approximately 1 in every 9,714 people in the U.S. are born with a birth injury. Simply put, a birth injury is a physical injury experienced by a newborn baby. This injury can occur during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or even shortly after the birthing process has taken place. What makes this type of case so devastating is the fact that most of these injuries are preventable. Common conditions that can result from a birth injury include the following: cerebral palsy, brain swelling, skull fractures, nerve damage, brain damage, and more. If your newborn baby has experienced this type of pain or trauma, and you believe negligence took place, then it may be necessary to speak with a birth injury attorney. Contact a Birth Injury Attorney at Gerling Law Today While cases involving preventable injuries are always difficult, when a baby or child is involved, the process becomes even more grueling. The last thing you and your family should be focusing on right now is the law, but learning how to move forward with your life. If you are in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, or Owensboro, and you need a birth injury attorney on your side, then contact Gerling Law today. From collecting witness statements to gathering expert testimonies, we will be here for you every step of the way.

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Understanding what Social Security disability benefits are

Social Security disability benefits are important resources for disabled individuals and their families. Generally, there are two types of disability benefits available for disabled individuals through the Social Security Administration. Eligibility for the two types of benefits is different, and the two different types of benefits help disabled individuals and their families in different ways. Social Security disability benefits are available for disabled individuals who suffer from a physical or mental medical condition that leaves them severely disabled and unable to work. In addition, the medical condition the disabled individual is suffering from must be expected to last for a year or more or result in death. To receive SSD benefits, the disabled individual must have enough work credits based on their employment history to receive benefits. The amount of benefit differs by applicant and is based on their prior earnings. Supplemental Security Income or SSI is available for disabled individuals who may not have the necessary work history to qualify for SSD benefits. Supplemental Security Income is available for disabled individuals of limited income and resources. The amount of benefits they receive is based on their income and resources and is capped by the Social Security Administration. For those who are able to work, working while receiving SSD and SSI benefits is possible; however, there is also a cap on the amount of income the disabled individual can earn and still receive disability benefits. Disability benefits can be vital for many disabled individuals and their families, making understanding the different options available essential for these families. It is also helpful to understand the application process, appeals process and overall process of obtaining the types of benefits that can provide some relief to disabled individuals.

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Know the most common medical errors in the United States

When you place your health care in the hands of a qualified physician or other professional, you trust that they are going to make decisions that are right for your care and your situation. Unfortunately, medical mistakes are all too common and are the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind cancer and heart disease. This statistic highlights the fact that medical errors are problems that need fixing to protect patients. Knowing the most common medical errors can help patients protect themselves from devastating consequences. Medication errors Affecting almost 1.5 million people each year, medication errors can come in a variety of forms. The wrong dose, a bad reaction, bad combination or even the wrong drug can have a negative effect on a patient who trusts the doctor to get it right. Patients can protect themselves by always asking questions about medications they are given and disclosing any prescription or over-the-counter drugs they are taking before they are prescribed a new medication. Excessive blood transfusions Many of medical professionals believe that the more blood cells given to a patient, the more likely they are to contract an infection. Over half of blood transfusions given in the United States were considered inappropriate in one study. Before any patient undergoes a transfusion, loved ones or the patient should ask why the procedure is necessary. Never be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable with the treatment. Premature babies and too much oxygen Finding the right balance of too much oxygen and not enough can be particularly difficult in premature babies. An oxygen overdose on a premature infant can cause blindness, so finding the right balance based on the baby’s weight is imperative. This one simple thing can have lasting ramifications, so parents of pre-term babies should never be afraid to question the amount of oxygen their child is receiving. Infections picked up in hospitals and clinics Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospital infections are contracted by about one in every 25 patients. This error has a simple fix, as you can remind providers to always wash their hands or wear gloves before treating you or a family member. Preventing unnecessary illness or death Most of these errors are avoidable if the patient and the physician are on the same page and both equally devoted to quality, safe care. If you have been harmed by a medical error and feel your health care professional was at fault, you may benefit from speaking to an attorney about your case.

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Know the cell phone laws in Indiana to prevent being caught off guard

Two years ago, according to the IndyStar, a little-known law was passed in Indiana which banned drivers age 21 and under from using cell phones in the car. Many people were unaware that the bill included drivers 18 through 21 until the law was passed. Although the laws have not updated much since, it is important to know the exact laws for Indiana to stay out of trouble and to prevent accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted driving is a huge problem in the United States. From 2011 through 2013, accidents caused by distracted driving increased by 10 percent. Both federal and state lawmakers have begun to address this phenomenon, but drivers are the ones who really must take actions to prevent accidents. What is the law in Indiana? Hand-held ban? No All cell phone ban? Drivers under 21 Text message ban? All drivers Federal law also applies to drivers in Indiana. Federal employees are prohibited from texting while driving when on government business. The Federal Railroad Administration also bans the use of cell phones and electronic devices on the job. Commercial vehicle drivers are also banned from texting while driving. Hand-held devices are also banned in commercial vehicles carrying hazardous materials. Responding to the law Although drivers over 21 are allowed to talk on the cell phone in the car, that does not mean you should talk on the cell phone when you are behind the wheel. It is safer to pull over and take a call or get a hands-free device that lets you answer a call without taking your hands off the wheel. Distracted driving does not only occur when you are using your cell phone. You can be distracted by eating, taking a drink or even talking to a passenger. Distractions occur when you take your eyes off the road, take your hands off the wheel or take your mind off of your driving. Texting is one of the worst distractions because it involves all three types of distractions. Know your responsibilities Because Evansville is close to the state lines of Illinois and Kentucky, you should also be aware of laws in those states. Illinois has much stricter rules about cell phone use than Indiana does. If you have been injured in an accident and believe the driver was distracted, you should talk to an attorney about your rights for compensation. Take care of your medical bills and damage to your car by talking to a legal advocate about your options.

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