Terre Haute Personal Injury

Serious injuries happen every day in Terre Haute and throughout Indiana. Some of these injuries occur through bad luck or unfortunate timing, while others are due to the clumsiness or carelessness of another person or entity, in which case a dedicated attorney might be able to help.

If you sustained significant bodily injuries through no fault of your own, you have the right to file a civil claim against the responsible party. If your case is successful, you could obtain monetary compensation for your losses. The knowledge and experience of a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer could be invaluable during this process.

Who We Are

Who We Are

The Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos, and Newlin Law Firm was founded on January 1, 1988. Five lawyers with dissimilar personalities, with significantly different backgrounds, different interests, and certainly different opinions, but with one common denominator they didn’t realize even existed at the time. In fact, it took years for the firm’s founders to realize they all had this common trait. There was one overriding reason they each wanted to become a lawyer, and that was to take on the bullies of the world. All five founders were athletes in high school and/or college, but none of them were superstars. For all practical purposes, they all grew up being underdogs on underdog teams having to work very hard to have a chance of winning.

As accident victims, our clients are underdogs. Unless we fight for them, in all likelihood they will be bullied and paid much less for their injuries than they deserve. Our attorneys love taking on insurance companies who believe their bottom line profit margin is more important than justly and fairly compensating our client.

Practice Areas
View All
Auto Accident  black and orange icon
Car Accident

Motor vehicle collisions make up the majority of personal injury cases in Terre Haute. These claims could stem from collisions involving passenger vehicles, commercial trucks, or motorcycles. Even injuries suffered by pedestrians or bicyclists could qualify for...

Read More
Truck Accident black and orange icon
Truck Accident

When you’re driving on the road and you look out the car window, and suddenly you see a 13-foot tall, 53-foot long, 80,000-pound semi-trailer riding on 18 huge wheels next to you—it’s only natural to feel intimidated.

Read More
fall accident icon
Slip and Falls

Falls that take place on someone else’s property are another common cause of personal injuries in Terre Haute. When these falls occur due to a known hazard that the property owner failed to address, it could result...

Read More
death/grave icon
Wrongful Death

If an individual passes away as a result of someone’s negligence, their surviving loved ones may file a personal injury lawsuit to recover their and their family’s losses. Navigating the civil claims process in the aftermath of...

Read More
brain injury black icon
Brain Injuries

The ability to take a walk in the park, talk and laugh with friends, share memories of past experiences with family, and sit down at dinner and eat your favorite meal are all situations that could be...

Read More
medical icon
Medical Malpractice

When doctors make mistakes or act recklessly, the resulting injuries and illnesses can be devastating. Medical malpractice could take many forms, including an incorrect diagnosis or an injury during surgery. Birth injuries are also a type of...

Read More

Latest Blogs

As the daughter of Steve Fleschner, it is often assumed I always planned to become a lawyer. That is not the case. Growing up, I had a great…

Read More

I consider myself very fortunate in the path I took to get where I am today. I am an attorney, yes a male dominated occupation, but over the…

Read More

We all like to have fun and celebrate holidays. Americans love to meet and have a great time. Often, having fun and being with our friends and family…

Read More

Medical bills are extremely expensive in the U.S. A broken leg or even a sprained ankle can cost thousands of dollars, especially when you need an ambulance ride…

Read More

Law enforcement officers juggle many tasks and responsibilities, even when they’re behind the wheel of their patrol cars. They must be ready to respond to calls and dispatches…

Read More

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has taken a percentage of every paycheck you’ve ever earned. For most people, that money is paid back to them when they stop…

Read More

The ultimate goal of all personal injury claims is to get victims and their families compensation for the damages they’ve suffered. Those damages can range from medical bills…

Read More

Getting hurt on the job isn’t just painful and disabling—it can lead to major fears about your employment status, your career, and your future. For many people, those…

Read More

When you buy something from a brick-and-mortar or online store, the worst thing you expect to happen is for it to not live up to your expectations. But…

Read More

When most people think of the expenses they’ll face after an injury that wasn’t their fault, they think of their medical bills and lost paychecks if they’re too…

Read More

What Our Clients Are Saying
Google
quote.svg

Every single person at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin cares about helping their clients. I have been a client since 1996. Their dedication to their clients is what brings me back each time I have had an issue in my life. My questions are answered quickly, whether by phone, email, or portal – and I’m kept up to date on the status of my case the same ways. There’s no one else I would trust to handle my legal matters.

quote.svg
Lara D.
quote.svg

I have had absolutely the most amazing experience here. Heather Ramirez went above and beyond to help me, answer any and all questions I had, along with making sure my experience was comfortable and not overwhelming. As a single mom of three under three that was extremely important to me. I highly recommend this firm! Heather will surely go above and beyond for you too!!

quote.svg
Trina M.
quote.svg

The professionalism of the employees here was absolutely fantastic. Felt like I was apart of their family because of the friendliness of the company. I was always kept in the loop when I was wondering something about my case. 10/10 recommend.

quote.svg
Otto R.
Building a Case for Negligence

Regardless of how an injury occurs, it is necessary to prove that the defendant was negligent before compensation can be awarded. To establish negligence, the injured party must show that the defendant owed them a duty of care and breached that duty, thereby causing an otherwise avoidable accident. The duty of care owed by a motorist on a public roadway will vary greatly from that which is owed by a property owner. Furthermore, any careless, reckless, or intentional act that causes an injury could qualify as a breach of care. The third step to proving negligence is referred to as “causation.” Specifically, there must be a link between the defendant’s breach of care and any injuries that occurred for the them to be considered financially liable for the claimant’s damages. Finally, there must be evidence of compensable damages. Some common examples of compensable damages include lost wages, property damage, and hospital bills. Because personal injury cases can vary in so many different ways, it is best to consult with a lawyer in the Terre Haute area about the best course of action for obtaining compensation.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

    Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin

    Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

    The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.