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Evidence To Collect After A Car Crash, Slip, Or Fall

Start Building Your Personal Injury Case Immediately Immediately after an accident, you should begin locating any surveillance video that may exist and preserving any equipment such as defective products involved in the accident so that you can build your personal injury case. Using Video Surveillance & Photos To Provide Evidence In Your Personal Injury Case […]

How Soon Should I File A Lawsuit?

You may have two years to file a lawsuit, but there are good reasons not to wait that long. In a previous blog, we discussed the general two year tort statute of limitations.  There are reasons why filing your personal injury lawsuit sooner, rather than later, is a good idea. Non-parties Indiana has set up […]

How Long Do I Have To File My Personal Injury Case?

Statute of limitations is the legal term for your deadline to sue someone. Think of this as the amount of time you have to file your personal injury case. Missing your statute of limitations can have grave consequences, usually resulting in your case being dismissed. A statute of limitations analysis can vary greatly depending on […]

How Do I Sue The State Of Indiana For A Personal Case?

The State of Indiana just ran into my car, can I sue them? The answer is yes, but there are a few specific hoops to jump through. You have a claim under Indiana’s Tort Claim Act. A tort claim case can be complicated. Do not use this article as a substitute to hiring an attorney […]

Important Tips To Follow After A Vehicle Crash

No one wants to be in a vehicle crash, but it happens. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that fatal crashes rose by 6.8% from 2019 to 2020.  The NHTSA describes fatal crashes as a “National Crisis.”  Here are important tips to follow in the event you are in a vehicle crash: Five Steps […]

Why Do I Need Uninsured / Underinsured Coverage?

Case after case, the one thing that has saved our client’s situations is uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage. In its simplest form, this type of coverage pays if the other driver doesn’t have insurance or does not have enough coverage to pay for your injuries. Probably one out of four cases we handle dips into […]

Should I Talk To The Insurance Adjuster After A Crash?

You’ve been in a crash. Your neck hurts, you finally had to go back to work, and this insurance adjuster keeps calling you. The question is, should I talk to the insurance company? This is a common question we get at Martz & Lucas from people trying to handle their own claims.  “I don’t want […]

I’ve Been In A Car Crash. Who Pays For What?

Someone just rear ended you on your drive to work.  You’ve now missed a day of work, your car is totaled, and all you have is a skimpy police report that says the other guy was at fault.  This is a frustrating moment.  At this point we get calls asking, “Who’s going to pay for […]

Do I Have To Go To The Doctor After A Crash Or Accident?

Nobody likes going to the doctor. If you’ve just been in a car crash, you are likely worried about your loved one(s), your vehicle, or how you are going to get to work tomorrow. We often think of ourselves last in these situations, and the doctor’s office is rarely the first thought. It’s common for […]

Crash – what to do first

No one wants to be in a vehicle crash, but it happens.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that fatal crashes rose by 6.8% from 2019 to 2020.  The NHTSA describes fatal crashes as a “National Crisis.” If you find yourself in a crash, here are important tips to follow. https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/nhtsa-releases-2020-traffic-crash-data First – 911 […]