Category: Personal Injury

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

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 Penalties for a DUI in Indiana?

March 15, 2021 | DUI Accidents,Personal Injury

Most people understand that operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law.  DUI charges are one of the offenses that can affect so many aspects of a person’s life, particularly because they could be stripped of their ability to drive in the future. Our vehicles and our license… read more

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

March 5, 2021 | Personal Injury

Spinal cord injuries are typically classified as “catastrophic injuries.” Our spinal cords are essentially the control center for our bodies. When an injury affects the spinal cord, the results are often devastating for the victim. However, not all spinal cord injuries are exactly alike. Here, we want to discuss the types of spinal cord injuries… read more

What is Included in a Personal Injury Settlement?

January 15, 2021 | Personal Injury

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another individual, business, or entity, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury settlement. Personal injury claims are typically resolved in one of two ways – either through a settlement with an insurance carrier or… read more

Can A Pedestrian Be At-Fault for an Accident?

December 15, 2020 | Blog,Pedestrian Accidents,Personal Injury

Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable when they are in or around the roadways. Unfortunately, there are times when pedestrian versus vehicle crashes occur and cause severe injuries. Pedestrians are much more vulnerable to sustaining significant injuries in the event an accident occurs. Unfortunately, the information provided by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (IUPPI) shows us… read more

The Dangers Of Medical Authorizations And Release Of Liability Documents

March 23, 2020 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

In the aftermath of sustaining an injury, and when there is the possibility of an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit, injury victims need to take steps to protect themselves. Soon after an accident that involved an injury, the injured party will receive various documents from the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. Amongst this paperwork… read more

How a Police Report Can Help Your Claim

March 20, 2020 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

Getting involved in a car accident can be a scary and confusing experience. If you get into a car accident, one of the first steps you can take, after being certain that you or any other party receive immediate medical care, is to call the police and ensure a report is completed. In the state… read more

Injured in an Accident Without Car Insurance

January 15, 2020 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

Getting into a car accident can be a scary experience. The aftermath of an accident can be incredibly confusing, especially when you are dealing with property damage or any injuries. However, what happens if you were involved in a car accident and did not have insurance? At Fountain Law Firm, we want to discuss this… read more