lawsuit Blackburn & Green - October 29, 2015

What Happens in a Trial?

A personal injury trial centers on the plaintiff, or the injured party, and the defendant, the alleged liable party. A trial provides the plaintiff a forum in which to present his or her argument with the goal of obtaining a judgment against the defendant. The plaintiff, the party who initiated the lawsuit, has the burden […]

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auto accident Blackburn & Green - October 28, 2015

How Will a Police Report Be Used in My Claim?

Whenever money is on the line, facts and circumstances are extremely important. Police reports and vehicle crash reports are important documents that are frequently used in the insurance claims process to establish the facts of the incident. These facts can help insurance companies make determinations on liability. Because liability will greatly affect the damages you […]

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claims process Blackburn & Green - October 27, 2015

Can My Medical Bills Go into Collections During the Claims Process?

You may have a lot of bills to pay after an auto accident. Many of these will be medical bills. While some health care providers may be understanding about your bills going unpaid while you are in the claims process, some will not hesitate to send your bills to collections if you do not pay […]

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compensation Blackburn & Green - October 26, 2015

Can I Negotiate My Medical Lien?

If you have been injured and are now involved in the claims process, you may incur medical bills to treat your injuries.  Your auto policy medical payment coverage and/or health insurance may pay the bills. Your medical providers may place a lien against your settlement. A lien is a notice of financial interest, or claim, […]

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insurance Blackburn & Green - October 25, 2015

Can My Attorney Open My Insurance Claim for Me?

If you have been involved in an auto accident, one of your first steps will be opening up one or more insurance claims with either your or the other driver’s insurance company. While this may not be the task foremost in your mind immediately after an accident, it is an important first step to obtain […]

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damages Blackburn & Green - October 24, 2015

What Is a Comparative Fault State?

Each state has its own system under which it handles personal injury claims. Indiana is a comparative fault state. Under the comparative fault system, you can recover damages proportionate to the other party’s percentage of fault for the injury or accident. For example, if they were found 60% at fault for an accident, you would […]

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compensation Blackburn & Green - October 22, 2015

How Is a Personal Injury Settlement Disbursed?

When you have reached a settlement in a personal injury case or are awaiting settlement funds from an insurance claim, it may not be as simple as getting a check in the mail. You are not just being compensated; you are closing an insurance claim or settling a lawsuit. You are essentially ending a legal […]

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compensation Blackburn & Green - October 21, 2015

Will I Have to Pay Taxes on My Settlement?

Once you settle your personal injury case, you may be eager to cash your check and move on with your life. Chances are you have some remaining medical bills to pay off. You may also still be recovering from the financial hit of missing time from work and from covering all the out of pocket […]

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compensation Blackburn & Green - October 20, 2015

What Happens if I Require More Treatment After I Settle?

Personal injury law is complex and full of small details that can make a big difference in your claim. Some Indiana citizens may not be aware of their rights as injured parties. This can result in them missing out on full and fair compensation for their losses. To avoid being taken advantage of, it is […]

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auto accident Blackburn & Green - October 19, 2015

Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company?

If you have been involved in an accident and are now filing a claim with the other driver’s insurance company, you may be asked for details about the accident and may even be asked to provide a recorded statement regarding the incident. If you are opening a claim with your own insurance company, you may […]

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