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Personal Injury Stats in Northwest Indiana

Personal injury is the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 44, and it's the fourth leading cause of death overall in Indiana, according to the latest statistics from the Indiana State Department of Health. Personal injury includes physical...

OSHA Requirements for Construction Sites

Working on a construction site can be dangerous, and many workers on these sites are impacted by on-the-job injuries. However, it's also an essential industry that employs millions of people across the nation and contributes to society's infrastructure. In order to be...

Most Common Injuries From Car Accidents

In some cases, a car ride can result in a crash that causes severe injuries. Not only is this a nerve-wracking experience in the moment, but handling the effects afterward can also be difficult. It's easier to avoid these harsh injuries from escalating further when...

Car Accidents in Indiana With No Insurance

If you live in the Hammond, Gary, Portage, Merrillville, Calumet City, Michigan City, Lake Station, Hobart, and Chesterton areas and regularly travel on I-94 or I-80, you may notice quite a few accidents during your travels. This is especially true during harsh...

Felony vs. Misdemeanor: What’s the Actual Difference?

Criminal charges are generally pretty serious, but they tend to be notably complicated as well. Simply hearing that you're being charged with a misdemeanor might be intimidating, yet what does it really mean for you? In this article, we're going to go over the major...

The Dangers of Settling a Case Early

If you’re involved with a personal injury claim, you may be anxious to reach a settlement, especially if you’re dealing with medical bills and/or lost wages as a result of your accident. However, in order to get the settlement you deserve, it may be better to wait. Learn more about the reasons why you should avoid settling a personal injury case too soon.

When Do You Really Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Personal injury can strike without a moment’s notice, leaving you reeling from pain and loss, lost income, funeral expenses, and medical bills. In worst-case scenarios, you may lose loved ones or suffer debilitating injuries leaving you unable to work and live a normal life. Let’s delve deeper into what personal injury is and when it’s appropriate to obtain the services of a legal professional.

10 Famous Medical Malpractice Cases & Lawsuits

Medical malpractice occurs when the negligence of healthcare professionals directly causes injury or harm to a patient. While medical malpractice lawsuits don’t always get the same news coverage as other lawsuits, there have been some pretty significant cases over the years. Learn more about some of the most famous medical malpractice lawsuits that have occurred in recent years.

Is Indiana a No-Fault State?

A state’s laws surrounding automobile accidents and the resulting claims put them into one of two basic categories: no-fault or fault-based systems. Indiana law places the state into the second column. There are advantages to Indiana’s fault-based approach.

Indiana Moped Laws

However, it’s important to know that while mopeds may resemble souped-up bicycles, they are a little more complicated. Namely, because they are motorized vehicles and not manually operated, licensing, operation, and insurance require some specialized know-how. And, if you’re in an accident involving a moped, you should be aware of your legal rights and obligations. Learn more about Indiana moped laws with the experts at Alvarez Law Office.