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Why Inadequate Trucking Regulations Fail Us All

  November 15, 2017     By McNeely Stephenson
There are two basic theories concerning regulation in business. The first one suggests that too much regulation kills business –that without the...
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What to Expect in Making an Insurance Claim

  October 23, 2017     By Poynter & Bucheri, LLC
When you wind up making a claim on an insurance policy, an insurance claim can be a complicated process, and it can be full of unpleasant...

Understanding Automobile Insurance

  October 23, 2017     By Poynter & Bucheri, LLC
Trying to understand all the terms used in relation to automobiles, particularly automobile insurance, can be a daunting task. In many cases,...

What to Do if You Are in an Automobile Accident

  October 23, 2017     By Poynter & Bucheri, LLC
Would you know what to do if you drove your car into another car? A pedestrian? When a car accident happens, injuries may be severe and emotions...

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

  October 23, 2017     By Poynter & Bucheri, LLC
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Elder Financial Abuse: Protecting Those Who Can No Longer Take Care of Themselves

  September 14, 2017     By McNeely Stephenson
When the media reports on elder abuse, physical abuse almost always seems to come to the forefront, and for good reason: the physical safety of...

How to Work with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Victim Even If They Don’t Realize They’re Injured

  August 28, 2017     By McNeely Stephenson
Imagine that you have been involved in a car wreck. Your vehicle was totaled and you suffered what you believed at the time were moderate...

9 Tips for a Successful Deposition

So you received a Notice of Deposition. What is a deposition and what does that mean for you, the witness? A deposition is the legal term for a...

What Happens if I Get Hit By Debris at the Indianapolis 500?

The Indianapolis 500 - The Greatest Spectacle in Racing - features open-wheeled race cars flying around a 2.5 mile oval (rectangle) at more than...

Third-Party Claims and Workers’ Compensation

A workplace accident can be scary, leaving you injured to the point that you cannot return to work immediately – or perhaps ever again – and...

Patchett v. Lee Opinion: What It Says and How It Effects Indiana Personal Injury Claims

Earlier this year The Indiana Supreme Court Was Asked Whether Medicare, Medicaid, and HIP payments could be introduced as evidence of the...

Can the Indiana Violent Crime Victim Compensation Fund Help You or Your Clients?

What is the Victim Compensation Fund and can it help you or your clients? Many people have no idea the Victim’s Compensation Fund exists, nor do...

New Indiana Law Makes it Illegal to Leave a Crashed Vehicle in the Road

House Bill No. 1048 will add a section to the Indiana Code that makes it illegal for vehicles involved in an accident to remain on the road. As...

Newly Introduced Bill Would Grant Attorneys Fees in All Indiana Wrongful Death Cases

Under the current wrongful death landscape in Indiana attorneys fees are provided for in both child wrongful death cases and adult wrongful...

Newly Introduced Bill Would Grant Attorneys Fees in All Indiana Wrongful Death Cases

Two Of Indiana's Wrongful Death Statutes currently provide for attorneys fees in bringing a wrongful death claim. Senate Bill 124 would make it...

Should Hoffman v. NLRB Affect Whether an Undocumented Immigrant Is Entitled to Future Lost Wages?

Many insurance companies are trying to apply the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hoffman v. NLRB to say that undocumented immigrants should be...

Injured in a Car Crash, Where Do I File Suit? Indiana Venue Laws

If you are injured in an accident and want to file suit against the negligent party you will need to know where your claim should be filed....

Are Attorney’s Fees Provided in the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute?

Recently, the Indiana Supreme Court handed down a decision on whether Indiana's General Wrongful Death Statute provides for attorneys fees....

It's the New Year, is Your Estate Plan up to Date?

Now that the ball has dropped and toasts have been made, did you make a New Year’s Resolution? While many people make resolutions, very few make...

Androderm Lawsuit Filed in California Court After Testosterone Therapy Linked to Cardiac Events

Testosterone lawsuits are being filed across the United States against drug manufacturers like Eli Lilly and Watson Pharmaceuticals who make...

Wischmeyer Professional Service Access Plans

The world of law, tax and real estate continue to become more and more complex. Costs can be a strong deterrent to a person seeking professional...

Legal Professors Examine DIY Last Wills

When you are looking for the facts with regard to products and services a highly respected go-to resource is Consumer Reports. Their website and...

Life's Not Fair for LGBT Couples

You have undoubtedly heard the old axiom "Life's not fair." We all know that it's true. We would like to believe that on some level, things even...

Are You Aware of Medicare Limitations?

It is a rude awakening when you start to reach middle-age and find that you are not prepared for retirement. One of the reasons why far too many...

The Legacy of Dick Clark

There have been precious few individuals in the history of the entertainment industry who have had the type of impact that Dick Clark had over...

Settle Your Own Affairs

Every new survey has a different percentage of Americans that do not have a Will or any other type of estate plan. The latest survey from Rocket...

When Should You Start Thinking about Estate Planning?

If you are even thinking about this question, the answer is probably NOW. You need to start the process of estate planning now. Especially if...

What Services Do Medicaid Lawyers Provide?

Medicaid is the federal program that provides healthcare benefits to a wide variety of people including uninsured individuals with low income,...

A3 – What is Living Probate?

When we die, our property typically goes through probate – a process where the courts read our Will (if we have one), appoint an executor of our...

How to Create a Family Tree

Creating a Family Tree is a helpful method to guarantee your estate plan encompasses all your wishes for distribution of your property. A...

Spendthrift Trusts Protect the Financially Challenged

If you want to leave money to a friend or family member when you die, but are worried about their financial acumen, you might want to consider...

The Basics of Adult Guardianship

Adult guardianship is a legal proceeding in which a ‘ward’ is found lacking in the capacity to care for themselves and legally authorizes a...

Hire a Professional Trust Administrator

Not even the extremely wealthy are immune from basic estate planning mistakes. Time and time again, people name one child as a Trustee. That is...

Avoid Family Conflict by Hiring an Estate Attorney

Estate plans can have many different goals. At a minimum, an estate plan sets out what will happen to your assets after you pass away. One thing...

Durable or Springing POA

One of the most important documents you should have in your estate plan is a Power of Attorney. But do a little research on POAs and you’ll...

For Gay Couples Estate Planning Can't Wait

A lot of people tend toward procrastination, and of course most of us live busy lives and you do have to prioritize the things that are...

Understand Limitations of POD Accounts

There are some rather simple tools that can be utilized to arrange for the transfer of assets to your loved ones, and perhaps the simplest would...

Home Familiarity Can Be Valuable To Seniors

When you are considering the eventualities of aging it is important to understand that there is a good possibility that you will need living...

Cost Efficient Estate Planning

There are websites dotting the cyber landscape that want you to think that you can plan your own estate.

The Indiana Trust Code’s Provision Regarding a Trustee’s Compensation

The Indiana Trust Code gives each Trustee a legal right to receive monetary compensation for his/her work administering the Trust. absent...

Indiana Health Care Directives

In the state of Indiana, each adult citizen has the right to make his or her own decisions about the kind of medical care provided by health...

Prepaid Funeral Plans

People creating an estate plan often wonder about how funeral expenses will be paid, and may turn to prepaid funeral plans as one option. If...

The Elective Share Statute in Indiana

Pursuant to the Indiana Law, surviving spouses have legal rights to renounce their inheritances in favor of their statutory elective shares....

Differences Between Joint Tenancies

In Indiana, joint tenants can own real property jointly as tenants in common or as joint tenants with right of survivorship. Residents can also...

Why Motorcycle Accidents Are Different

All motor vehicle accidents are not the same. And nowhere is this more true than when it comes to those accidents involving motorcycles....

When an Accident Results in Disfigurement

Accidents are terrifying, often life-changing and traumatizing events. Any accident that involves an injury is tragic, no matter the...

When Manufacturer Negligence Leads to a Motorcycle Accident

Albeit an enjoyable pastime, motorcycling is not without serious risks on the road, and the structural integrity of the machine you trust to...

When Depression Strikes After Severe Traffic Accidents

Indianapolis traffic accidents can result in feelings of depression. If you or someone you love has been in a crash, contact a car accident...

3 Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims

Be aware of these 3 common misconceptions about Indianapolis personal injury claims proceedings.

Severe Burns after a Motorcycle Accident

A burn is one of the most common motorcycle crash injuries in Indiana, but its frequency does not make it any less severe. Due to the minimal...



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