Can You Sue Geico After an Accident in Indiana?

May 14, 2024 | Car Accidents

If the at-fault driver is insured by Geico, there are some things that you should know. GEICO, or the Government Employees Insurance Company, has humble beginnings. It was founded in 1936 during the Great Depression by a husband and wife team. Now, it is the nation’s second-largest insurer, providing 14.05% of car insurance policies in… read more

Can You Sue Cincinnati Insurance After an Accident in Indiana?

May 10, 2024 | Car Accidents

Four independent agents worked together to form The Cincinnati Insurance Company in 1950. It has since become one of the largest property and casualty insurers in the United States and has billions of dollars in declared assets. The company is now part of Cincinnati Financial, a Fortune 500 company with more than 5,000 employees. The… read more

Average Settlement for a Car Accident in Indiana

May 5, 2024 | Car Accidents

At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., one of the most common questions we receive is, “How much is my car accident case worth?” While we would like to be able to give you an exact figure, this question is impossible to answer. There is simply no “average settlement” amount.  However, car accident settlements can provide… read more

What Is My Indianapolis Car Accident Claim Worth?

March 5, 2024 | Car Accidents

At Fountain Law Firm, P.C., one of the most common questions we receive is, “How much is my case worth?” While we would love to offer a specific answer such as $100,000 or $250,000, this is simply impossible. Every case is unique. Specific factors can influence the potential value of the claim.  For these reasons,… read more

How Long Do Car Accident Settlements Take?

February 6, 2024 | Car Accidents

If you were injured in a car accident, a settlement could provide you with the necessary funds to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and car repairs. You could also get some additional money to cover future expenses and your pain and suffering. You are likely anxious to settle your car accident claim, but… read more

Injured as a Passenger in an Indiana Car Accident

August 28, 2023 | Car Accidents

If you are injured as a passenger in an Indiana car accident, you have the same right to be fairly compensated for your injuries as if you were the driver in the accident. Indiana is an at-fault state for car accidents, so the at-fault party is responsible for the damages you sustain, whether you are… read more

How to Increase Your Indiana Accident Settlement

May 30, 2023 | Car Accidents

Most of us drive nearly every day, without putting much thought into how dangerous driving can be. Yet in 2020 alone, there were 175,816 car crashes in Indiana – 38,913 of which caused injury to one or more people. In many cases, these auto accidents are caused by other drivers being careless or even reckless…. read more

How Much Can a Car Accident Devalue Your Car?

March 15, 2022 | Car Accidents

Being involved in a vehicle accident is a serious matter, one that you have to deal with right away so that you have transportation. It is crucial to work with insurance carriers to recover compensation for your medical bills and property damage expenses. However, even after repairs take place, will the market value of your… read more

What are the Consequences of Texting and Driving in Indiana?

March 7, 2022 | Car Accidents

Vehicle accidents occur in a wide variety of ways, including distracted driving. There are various ways that drivers can be distracted in Indiana, including texting while behind the wheel. Here, our Indiana accident injury lawyers want to review the dangers of texting and driving in Indiana. In particular, we want to look at distracted driving… read more

How is Pain and Suffering Calculated in Indiana?

February 23, 2022 | Personal Injury

Individuals who sustain physical injuries as a result of the actions of others should be able to recover compensation for their losses. Some of the compensation available falls under the blanket of “non-economic” damages. We often refer to these as pain and suffering damages, and these are more immeasurable than calculable types of losses such… read more

What is an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury?

February 15, 2022 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating, but not all spinal cord injuries are exactly alike. At a broad level, spinal cord trauma can be placed into two main categories – complete spinal cord injuries and incomplete spinal cord injuries. Here, we want to briefly describe what a complete spinal cord injury is and then delve… read more

What is Included in Attorney/Client Privilege?

January 28, 2022 | Personal Injury

The well-known phrase “attorney-client privilege” refers to a legal privilege that helps keep confidential communications between a client and their attorney secret. There are various reasons why attorney-client privilege is important to a functioning judicial system. It is important to understand what is included in attorney-client privilege and what is not included under these privileges…. read more

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

January 12, 2022 | Personal Injury

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is also commonly referred to as external dispute resolution. This typically involves a range of dispute resolution processes or techniques that plaintiffs and defendants can use to settle disagreements. The ultimate goal of alternative dispute resolution methods is to avoid the costly process of taking a claim all the way to… read more

Who is Liable in a Chain-Reaction Car Accident?

December 28, 2021 | Car Accidents

Determining liability after any type of vehicle accident can be challenging. However, this is particularly true for chain-reaction collisions. Here, our car accident lawyers want to properly define a chain-reaction collision and discuss who may hold liability when one of these types of crashes occurs. It is crucial for those harmed due to the negligence… read more

Can a Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

November 27, 2021 | Personal Injury

Yes, a pre-existing injury can affect your personal injury claim. However, that does not mean that you are not able to fight back in these situations. If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else and the other side tries to use a pre-existing… read more

What is Included in an Indiana Demand Letter? Definition, Purpose, and Responses

November 11, 2021 | Personal Injury

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual, entity, or business, you should be able to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. Part of securing this compensation is sending a demand letter to the insurance carrier or the at-fault party asking for payment of… read more

Can I Still Get Compensation if My Health Insurance Paid for My Injuries?

October 25, 2021 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

If you sustain an injury caused by the actions of another individual or entity in Indiana, the number one priority has to be securing compensation for your medical bills. After all, your medical treatment cannot wait for an insurance settlement to come in from the at-fault party. Often, individuals have to rely on their personal… read more

What Factors Can Affect the Value in a Car Accident Claim?

September 30, 2021 | Car Accidents

Vehicle accident claims can become incredibly complicated in Indiana. Anytime a person sustains an injury in an accident caused by the actions of another driver, they should be able to recover various types of compensation. However, the total amount of compensation available in these situations will vary depending on several factors. Here, we want to… read more

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Indiana?

September 15, 2021 | Car Accidents

Lane splitting is a term used to describe motorcyclists riding down the centerline of two lanes of traffic going in the same direction. Currently, lane splitting is only legal in the state of California. This is not a legal driving action in Indiana. Here, we want to discuss lane splitting. In particular, we want to… read more

What is Comparative Negligence?

August 17, 2021 | Personal Injury

If a person sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, the at-fault party in these cases will often put up various defenses in order to avoid paying full compensation. One of these defenses is to… read more

Do I Still Have a Claim if I am Partially Responsible for the Accident?

August 5, 2021 | Personal Injury

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, what happens if you are partially responsible for causing the accident? Indiana operates under what is called a “modified comparative negligence” system. This means… read more

Who is Liable if My Child is Injured at a Public Playground?

July 10, 2021 | Children's Injuries

Injuries can occur anywhere, particularly when there are children involved. This is especially true for playgrounds. However, even though children can get themselves into strange situations that cause injuries, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of others directly cause a child’s injury. Here, we want to discuss who could be held liable… read more

Indiana Helmet Laws

June 15, 2021 | Bicycle Accidents

Bicycling is an incredibly popular activity throughout the state of Indiana. Whether you are a regular recreational bicycle rider or just an occasional bicyclist wanting to get out for some fresh air every once in a while, bicycling can be healthy and enjoyable. However, any person going out on a bicycle needs to be aware… read more

What is the Difference Between DUI and DWI?

May 24, 2021 | DUI Accidents,Personal Injury

One thing that most people can agree on is that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not a good thing. Driving while impaired by any substance is incredibly dangerous, though we know there are people that drive impaired on a regular basis throughout the state of Indiana. However, there are various ways… read more

What are the Consequences for Driving Without Insurance?

May 13, 2021 | Car Accidents

Most people understand that they have to have a current driver’s license and insurance in order to operate a vehicle in the state of Indiana. However, there are times when individuals choose to operate without insurance. Individuals could face significant penalties for driving without insurance, including major fines, license suspension, and the requirement to obtain… read more