What Happens if the Defendant Appeals the Verdict After You Win a Settlement?

by Staff | February 1st, 2021 | Personal injury

Although most personal injury claims settle out of court, some don’t. When insurance companies and their clients refuse to pay the money that claimants are owed, they may be taken to court. Although many law firms will accept “lowball” settlements to avoid this, we fight hard to ensure our clients get the best possible chance…

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How Do You Get Compensation After a Slip and Fall with No Witnesses?

by Staff | January 25th, 2021 | Personal injury

You slipped, tripped, or fell on someone else’s property, and now you’re in serious pain. You need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner to get money for your medical bills, but there’s one problem: no one saw you fall! It’s a common scenario, especially in places like supermarket aisles, hotel lobbies,…

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Can I Get Fired While Receiving Indiana Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

by Staff | January 20th, 2021 | Personal injury

Can I Get Fired While Receiving Indiana Workers’ Compensation Benefits? Each year, thousands of Hoosiers are left unable to work because of injuries related to workplace accidents. While many of these individuals will qualify for Indiana workers’ compensation benefits, one of the most common questions among potential claimants is whether or not receiving work comp benefits…

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How to Celebrate Halloween Safely During COVID-19

by Staff | October 26th, 2020 | Personal injury

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is almost here—and even harder to believe that COVID-19 is still a very real threat to families across Indiana. The state has slowly allowed many businesses and functions to reopen via its tiered phase system since the virus first began spreading in March, but social distancing and wearing a…

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How Long Do You Have to File a Claim for Different Types of Accidents?

by Staff | August 10th, 2020 | Personal injury

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we always encourage injured victims in Indiana to contact us right away after an accident. Doing so helps us get a head start on collecting evidence and building their claims. But when victims wait too long, they not only run the risk of having a less effective claim, they…

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

by Staff | July 6th, 2020 | Personal injury

After an injury that wasn’t you fault, getting compensation for your expenses is likely a big priority for you and your loved ones. You may be too hurt to work, and that means no paychecks for weeks, months, or years. In addition, your injuries may require extensive medical treatments. With no income, it can be…

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Your Social Media Posts Could Reduce Your Compensation After an Accident

by Staff | January 6th, 2020 | Personal injury

Most of enjoy sharing our thoughts and daily updates through at least one social media platform, and probably more than one, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or another. However, you have to be extremely cautious about what you post and how you post if you’ve been in an accident and you plan on filing a…

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How to Safely Put Up Holiday Decorations

by Staff | December 11th, 2019 | Personal injury

Decorating for the holidays is a tradition for many families, but it can also be dangerous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that people putting up their own holiday decorations during the 2017 holiday season resulted in around 240 injuries per day. Because putting up holiday decorations often involves working in high spaces, such…

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Tips for Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

by Staff | November 25th, 2019 | Personal injury

Deep frying the Thanksgiving turkey isn’t a new method of cooking the holiday meal, but over the last several years, it has become increasingly popular. But for every new recipe and advocate for this method, there are twice as many “deep fried turkey fails.” The internet is full of videos of people causing large fires…

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Tailgating Safety

by Staff | November 11th, 2019 | Personal injury

The road to the playoffs has begun for the 2019 football season, and that means it is prime tailgating time. There’s no better way to pass the hours before a big game than by grilling burgers and hotdogs, catching up with friends and family, and even catching the scores of other games across the country.…

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