Archive for April, 2016

27
Apr

Revolutionary System, Complicated Process

April 27, 2016

President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. That was a pretty good day for Americans, as it provided a layer of financial protection for millions alive at the time and generations to follow. In 1955, Social Security was expanded to include income replacement for the disabled, providing much needed relief to those unable to work due to their disabilities.

The program is revolutionary and life changing, which is why we all pay at least 6% of our paychecks into the program, because we want the program to still be around if and when we need it. Unfortunately, getting Social Security Disability benefits can be harder than you might think. In fact, more than two-thirds of initial applications are denied, leaving many wondering how they’re going to make ends meet. It’s understandable why so many are denied. The application process is complicated and can be confusing for someone filing for the first time. Thankfully, there’s an appeal process, and those who appeal with the help of a lawyer are more likely to secure benefits.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, give us a call today for a free consultation. Our Social Security Disability lawyers have years of experience getting benefits for the people of Indiana, and we’re ready to help you. Securing benefits for your disability is too important to go it alone, so call us today.

20
Apr

Pradaxa Linked to Fatal Bleeding Events

April 20, 2016

Pradaxa is a medication prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is a condition where the heart beats irregularly, potentially leading to blood clots, stroke, or heart failure. The risk of stroke in AFib patients is substantial, which is why many physicians prescribe drugs like Pradaxa to minimize the risk. Unfortunately, it may cause more harm than good.

Studies have shown that patients who take Pradaxa may be at a higher risk of severe bleeding events that can turn fatal. In fact, the manufacturer of the drug has reported 260 fatal bleeding events related to Pradaxa between 2008-2011. People aged 75 or older with existing kidney problems are especially at risk. Common symptoms include:

  • coughing up or vomiting blood,
  • frequent nose bleeds,
  • heavy menstrual bleeding,
  • pink or brown urine,
  • and red or black stools.

If you or someone you love suffered from severe bleeding after taking Pradaxa, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Call our experienced Indiana drug injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We’ll investigate the cause of your severe bleeding event and hold the responsible parties accountable.

13
Apr

Injury Claims: Time Is Not On Your Side

April 13, 2016

You might think you have a lot of time to consider your options after a car accident, but the truth is, you don’t. Here are 3 ways taking your time to call an attorney after an accident can put you in a tough situation.

Statute of Limitations—There are deadlines for filing injury claims. If you wait too long to call an attorney, you could compromise your chances of getting any compensation at all.

Insurance Company’s Case—The one thing standing between you and a fair settlement after an accident is the insurance company. While you’re waiting to call an attorney, the insurance company is building a case against you. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible for your injury claim. Giving them a head start on figuring out how to make that reality is never a good idea.

Medical Expenses—The longer you wait to call a lawyer, the more medical expenses are going to stack up. Many firms will front the cost of your medical treatment so you have no initial upfront costs. Otherwise, you’re on your own to pay them and make ends meet at the same time.

Time can be the biggest factor in how much you get for your injury claim, which is why most our clients call within days of their accident. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Call our Indiana car accident attorneys today and we’ll get started on your case immediately.

6
Apr

Top 3 Motorcycle Safety Tips for Indiana

April 06, 2016

There’s nothing better on a beautiful Indiana day than getting out on your bike for a long ride. Soon it’ll be perfect riding weather for doing just that, but before you pull your motorcycle out this year, take a minute to read these top 3 motorcycle safety tips.

  1. Wear proper protective gear—The state of Indiana doesn’t require all riders wear a helmet, but it’s a good idea to wear one anyway. A helmet is the most critical piece of protective gear for motorcyclists, as it can be the difference between walking away from an accident and a debilitating injury.
  2. Be aware—The biggest threat facing motorcyclists on Indiana roads is other drivers. Be hyperaware of your surroundings at all times. Don’t assume other drivers will see you or understand your intentions. Drive defensively to arrive safe.
  3. Plan ahead—Inclement weather can turn a fun afternoon outing into a tough, dangerous ride. Check the weather before setting out. In addition, never ride without a cell phone or your license.

Even the safest motorcyclists can still be in a serious accident. If you’ve been injured, call our Indiana motorcycle attorneys today. We’ll investigate the cause of your accident and protect your rights to compensation. Call today.