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Personal Injury Cases - South Bend, Indiana

Very simply, we represent people who have been injured or suffered the death of a loved one as a result of the fault of someone else. We handle and have handled the types of cases discussed below, but the list is not complete. There are many cases that present specific situations that we can help with. If you are not sure if you have the kind of case we handle, just ask us, and if it may be the kind of case we can help with, we will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.

We handle premises liability cases (slip and fall, trip and falls, and other injuries or deaths that occur on a business premises or private residence) including:

What kinds of incidents or accidents do we handle?
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What kinds of losses, damages, and problems can we help with?
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What kinds of incidents or accidents do we handle?

Vehicle collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks, including:
  • Automobile collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Truck, semi-tractor-trailer collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Motorcycle collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Bicycle collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Pedestrian (vehicle v. Pedestrian) collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Bus (commercial bus, municipal bus, or school bus) collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Boating collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Airplane/aviation collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Train/railroad collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Drunk driving collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Recreational vehicle collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Four-wheelers, lawn tractors, and other collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks
  • Injuries from boarding or leaving trains, airplanes, buses
Premises liability cases (slip and fall, trip and falls, and other injuries or deaths occurring on a business premises or private residence), including:
  • Slip and fall, on ice or snow, liquids, etc.
  • Trip and fall, on unsafe walkways, stairways, over objects, etc.
  • Playground injuries
  • School injuries
  • Falls due to ladders
  • Falls on walkways without proper handrails
  • Falls from roofs
  • Injuries due to inadequate security
  • Other injuries or death because of unsafe premises
  • Construction and workplace injuries
Unsafe or defective products causing injury or death, including:
  • Unsafe or defective consumer products of all kinds (tools, household appliances,
  • Consumer items, foods and beverages)
  • Unsafe or defective vehicles or components
  • Products with unsafe designs
  • Products with unsafe manufacturing defects
  • Unsafe or defective medical devices
  • Unsafe or defective prescription or other drugs
Animal bites or other injuries caused by animals, including:
  • Dog bites or attacks
  • Cat bites or attacks
  • Other injuries caused by animals
Assaults and batteries, homicides, other criminal acts, including:
  • Physical assault and battery
  • Gunshots
  • Rape or sexual battery
  • Fatal assaults (homicides)
Medical malpractice, including:
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to diagnose a disease or condition
  • Hospital errors
  • Pharmacy errors (improperly filled prescriptions)
  • Nursing home negligence and nursing home neglect
Other negligence (failure to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others), including:
  • “Dram shop liability” (a bar or restaurant serving an intoxicated person who then
  • Causes injury or death)
  • Inadequate security at a business
  • Landlord liability for injury or death
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Exposure to toxins or pollutants
Insurance issues
  • Insurance disputes
  • Insurance claims
  • Insurance benefits
  • Insurance coverage denials and coverage disputes
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What kinds of injuries or deaths do we handle?

  • Death of a loved one (wrongful death)
  • Brain and head injuries (traumatic brain injuries)
  • Emotional and psychological injuries (PTSD, witnessing death or injury to a loved one)
  • Skull fractures
  • Facial fractures and injuries
  • Facial scars
  • Facial burns
  • Dental injuries
  • Jaw fractures and injuries (including TMJ)
  • Neck fractures
  • Neck injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle tears
  • Dislocations
  • Disc injuries and disc herniations
  • RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) or CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome)
  • Post-traumatic fibromyalgia
  • Burn injuries
  • Electrocution and electrical injuries
  • Fire and smoke inhalation injuries
  • Scarring
  • Lacerations
  • Infections
  • Poisoning
  • Toxic injuries
  • Shoulder fractures and injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears, rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder slap injuries (superior labrum anterior to posterior)
  • Elbow and arm fractures and injuries
  • Wrist fractures and injuries
  • Hand fractures and injuries
  • Hand amputations and finger amputations
  • Arm amputations
  • Arm crush injuries
  • Rib fractures and sternum fractures
  • Rib and chest crush injuries
  • Organ injuries or organ damage
  • Hip fractures
  • Hip dislocations and hip injuries       
  • Leg (femur, tibia, fibula) fractures and leg injuries
  • Knee fractures (patellar fractures, tibial plateau fractures)
  • Knee injuries (ligament tears, meniscus tears)
  • Ankle fractures and injuries (including malleolar fractures)
  • Foot fractures and injuries
  • Toe fractures and injuries
  • Toe amputations and foot amputations
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Where do we handle cases?

In simple terms, if you live in Indiana or were injured or suffered the death of a loved one in Indiana, we can probably help you. The most important thing to know is that in some cases, the “where” is a complex question, so ask about a free consultation where we can better determine the “where” questions.
 
We have handled and can handle cases in all states of the United States and even in foreign countries. Some cases in other states require that we hire “co-counsel” in that state to help with issues under that state’s laws or to help file a lawsuit in that state, but that never results in any additional fees to you.
 
We have handled and can handle cases in all counties in Indiana, in any state court in Indiana, and in all federal courts in Indiana.

Most of our cases involve clients who live in, were injured in or lost a loved one in these 14 Indiana Counties, and over 100 Indiana cities and towns:

  • St. Joseph County, Indiana (South Bend, Mishawaka, Indian Village, Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, Roseland, Walkerton, Georgetown, Granger, Gulivoire Park, Notre Dame, and all St. Joseph County Townships)
  • Elkhart County, Indiana (Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Bristol, Dunlap, Middlebury, Jimtown, Millersburg, New Paris, Simonton Lake, Wakarusa)
  • Marshall County, Indiana (Plymouth, Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, Culver, La Paz, Koontz Lake)
  • Starke County, Indiana (Knox, North Judson, Koontz Lake, Bass Lake, Hamlet)
  • LaPorte County, Indiana (Michigan City, LaPorte, Westville, Trail Creek, Kingsford Heights, Long Beach, Michiana Shores, Trail Creek, Wanatah, Fish Lake)
  • Kosciusko County, Indiana (Warsaw, Syracuse, Milford, North Webster, Leesburg, Etna Green, Silver Lake, Winona Lake)
  • Fulton County, Indiana (Rochester, Fulton, Delong, Akron, Kewanna, Leiters Ford)
  • Pulaski County, Indiana (Winamac, Francesville, Medaryville, Monterey)
  • Jasper County, Indiana (Rensselaer, De Motte, Roselawn, Remington, Wheatfield)
  • Porter County, Indiana (Portage, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Porter, Hebron, Kouts, Burns
  • Harbor, Beverly Shores, Ogden Dunes)
  • Lake County, Indiana (Gary, Hammond, Merrillville, Munster, Schererville, Crown Point,
  • Highland, East Chicago, St. John, Hobart, Dyer, Griffith, Lake Station, Whiting, Cedar Lake, Lowell, New Chicago, Winfield)
  • LaGrange County, Indiana (LaGrange, Shipshewana, Topeka)
  • Noble County, Indiana (Kendalville, Ligonier, Albion, Avilla, Cromwell, Wolf Lake, Kimmell, Bear Lake, Wolcottville)
  • Whitley County, Indiana (Columbia City, South Whitley, Churubusco, Larwill)
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What kinds of losses, damages, and problems can we help with?

We help people recover money for damages and obtain the resources to pay for losses including:
  • Medical bills (hospital bills, ambulance bills, doctor bills, medication costs, transportation
  • Costs, nursing and home health costs, medical equipment costs)
  • Lost wages or salary
  • Lost benefits or loss of employment
  • Lost income
  • Loss to a business you own
  • Lost time
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and suffering
  • Insurance proceeds
  • Insurance benefits
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Disability
  • Home alteration costs for disabled access
  • Counseling costs after a death
  • Estate costs after a death
  • Funeral and burial costs after a death
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life (loss of the ability to function as a whole person)
  • Property loss or damage
  • Totaled vehicle costs
  • Vehicle repair costs
  • Rental car costs
  • Punitive damages (where allowed by law)
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What kinds of clients do we represent?

We represent individuals and families who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one. That includes men, women, children, surviving spouses, surviving parents, surviving children, other surviving family members, and guardians of a child or disabled person.
 
We do choose which people we represent, but we never make those choices on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual preference, religion, or political views.

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Who do we pursue cases against?

We represent our clients against any person or entity which investigation determines is, are, or may be at fault or legally responsible for our client’s injury or the death of our client’s loved one.

Client representation against any person or entity includes:

  • Individual persons
  • Insurance companies
  • International or national corporations
  • Businesses of any kind (corporations, partnerships, LLC's, LLP's, PC’s, sole proprietorships, or non-profits)
  • The state of Indiana or any of its agencies
  • Any Indiana county, city, town, township, agency, or other entity
  • The united states government or any federal government agency
  • Any school corporation, district, or school city
  • Any transportation or other authority (such as NCTD, Transpo, etc.)
  • Healthcare providers
If you are not sure if you have the kind of case we handle, just ask us, and if it may be the kind of case we can help with, we will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.

 
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Indiana E-File 06/09/17:  St. Joseph County courts have now adopted electronic filing.  Click here to read more about Indiana E-file.

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Helpful Resources

Indiana - Judicial
www.in.gov/judiciary

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
www.indianatriallawyers.org

American Association for Justice
www.justice.org

St. Joseph County Bar Association
stjoebar.org
 



Indiana E-File

St. Joseph County courts have now adopted electronic filing.  Click here to read more about Indiana E-file.
 

Locations Served:
St. Joseph County, Indiana: South Bend | Mishawaka | Indian Village | Lakeville | New Carlisle | North Liberty | Osceola | Roseland | Walkerton | Georgetown | Granger | Gulivoire Park | Notre Dame | and all St. Joseph County Townships. Elkhart County, Indiana: Elkhart | Goshen | Nappanee | Bristol | Dunlap | Middlebury | Jimtown | Millersburg | New Paris | Simonton Lake | Wakarusa. Marshall County, Indiana: Plymouth | Argos | Bourbon | Bremen | Culver | La Paz | Koontz Lake. Starke County, Indiana: Knox | North Judson | Koontz Lake | Bass Lake | Hamlet. LaPorte County, Indiana: Michigan City | LaPorte | Westville | Trail Creek | Kingsford Heights | Long Beach | Michiana Shores | Trail Creek | Wanatah | Fish Lake. Kosciusko County, Indiana: Warsaw | Syracuse | Milford | North Webster | Leesburg | Etna Green | Silver Lake | Winona Lake. Fulton County, Indiana: Rochester | Fulton | Delong | Akron | Kewanna | Leiters Ford. Pulaski County, Indiana: Winamac | Francesville | Medaryville | Monterey. Jasper County, Indiana: Rensselaer | De Motte | Roselawn | Remington | Wheatfield. Porter County, Indiana: Portage | Valparaiso | Chesterton | Porter | Hebron | Kouts | Burns Harbor | Beverly Shores | Ogden Dunes.