Archive for February, 2014

26
Feb

Indiana Lawsuit Filed After Deck Collapse Leaves Family Seriously Injured

February 26, 2014

Rental property owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of those they allow on their property or to warn patrons of dangers that may be present. Failure to do can cause injuries and lead to a lawsuit against the property owner for damages.

Such a case was recently filed in connection with a deck collapse at a southern Indiana rental property that left two-dozen people injured. The group had gathered on the deck of a New Albany clubhouse on Dec. 22, 2013 in order to have their photo taken, but the deck collapsed, causing those standing on it to suffer an Indiana Slip and Fall Accident that sent them plummeting roughly 20 feet to the ground below. Surveillance cameras captured the incident and the family says three of the victims are still trying to walk.

The family is now suing the property owners, the homeowner’s association, and the company who built the deck, claiming their negligence is responsible for the injuries that they suffered. More about the lawsuit can be found here.

The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys are aware of how difficult it can be to overcome injuries resulting from an accident and hope a decision in the case that was filed brings a sense of closure to the victims and their families.

 

19
Feb

3rd Annual “Fishers On Tap” Beer Tasting to Help Charities This Weekend

February 19, 2014

The craft beer industry has boomed in recent years in the state of Indiana. Stewart & Stewart Attorneys and their Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers believe this notion will be evident at the upcoming beer tasting event.

The 3rd Annual Fishers On Tap tasting will take place from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Forum Conference Center located on the USA Parkway in Hamilton County. The event is being sponsored by the Fishers Rotary Club and will feature an arrangement of samples from eight local breweries including Bier Brewery, Sun King Brewery, and Upland Brewing Company from Indianapolis. Food and music will also be provided.

All benefits from the door and the 50/50 raffle will be donated to charities helping others throughout the region. Last year, more than $8,000 was raised by the event and one lucky winner took home a $750 prize from the raffle.

Tickets to the event are $40. However, $20 Designated Driver tickets are also available for those who choose not to drink.

The team of lawyers at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys would like to remind those planning to attend of the dangers drunk driving can pose and ask that each individual do their part to ensure they have a Safe and Sober Ride Home!

 

12
Feb

Valentine’s Day Concert and Dance Make Great Indianapolis Date Ideas

February 12, 2014

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and the fastest way to that special someone’s heart may be through his or her feet. That is why the team of Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys would like to remind locals of the upcoming Big Band Valentine’s Day Dance and Concert being hosted by the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra.

The event, titled Swinging Songs of Love, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Athenaeum Theatre located on East Michigan Street. Love will be the song theme of the evening, as tunes like My Funny Valentine, I’m In The Mood For Love, Secret Love, Heart And Soul, My Foolish Heart, and Our Love Is Here To Stay will be belted out by the band.

The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra’s normal vocalists and instrumentalists will be performing, along with the talented Rick Vale emceeing the event throughout the entire evening. A dance floor, reserved seating, and a full cash bar will all be available to patrons as well.

Those interested in getting reserved seating and tickets to the event should call the box office at (317) 908-1032.

Staying active in the community is important to the attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, and the firm encourages citizens to stay up to date on local events by checking out the firm’s Facebook page.

5
Feb

Indiana Burn Injury Lawyers Offer Winter Fire Prevention and Safety Tips

February 05, 2014

According to the American Burn Association, more than 450,000 people per year seek medical treatment for injuries related to a fire or burn. Of those individuals, roughly 40,000 are hospitalized, while another 34,000 become casualties. The Indiana Fire and Burn Injury Lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys point out studies have shown that due to increased usage of heating and other fuel sources, the winter months can have an increased chance of such accident occurring.

In an effort to reduce such accidents, a list of safety tips was created by Inman News and included highlights, such as:

  • Supervise Use of Combustibles – Never leave candles, hot ashes in a fireplace, or space heaters running or burning without the presence of an adult.
  • Avoid Extension Cords – While lights and decorations around the holidays may call for electricity from a far-off source, avoid using extension cords if possible. If they must be used though, ensure the cord is appropriate for its location (indoor or outdoor) and is capable of handling the wattage it will be carrying.
  • Be Prepared – Ensure a smoke alarm is present in each room of the home. Also, have an escape route planned for a quick exit from a residence in case of a fire. Having renter’s insurance to cover the expenses associated with a fire and it’s losses can also prove to be crucial.

Stewart & Stewart Attorneys and their team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers understand how devastating fires can be and are hopeful these tips help to keep citizens safe!