Archive for January, 2017

25
Jan

Get Out From Behind the 8 Ball

January 25, 2017

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m really behind the 8 ball here?” It’s a billiards reference that most commonly refers to a situation where you don’t have a clear shot at what you’re aiming for. However, there’s another way of looking at the phrase that pertains to personal injury law, in which case being behind the 8 ball is all about missed opportunities.

In billiards, the best players aren’t those who can sink the most difficult shots but rather those who can consistently set themselves up for easy shots and therefore run the table. It’s called “playing shape.” A good personal injury attorney does the same thing for their clients. They look at a case systematically, from start to finish, so the desired result is obtained more often than not. They do that by understanding the process, identifying what your claim is worth, and building a case to justify maximum compensation for your injuries. An experienced Indiana personal injury attorney never finds himself or herself behind the 8 ball, because they’ve planned every shot in advance.

If you’ve been injured, give us a call today for a free, no obligation consultation. Our experienced Indiana personal injury lawyers have years of experience maximizing Indiana accident claims, and we’re ready to do the same for you. Contact us today.

18
Jan

The Other Guy Already Has an Attorney

January 18, 2017

On the road there are rules. Those rules were established to protect all drivers. From stop signs to painted double yellow lines, these markers are a framework designed to help you and your loved ones get from A to B without incident. When followed, the framework works. When it is not, there’s often a different outcome. Consequently, most car accidents in Indiana result from someone straying outside that framework or ignoring the rules all together—an act of negligence that isn’t easily forgiven.

If you’ve been hit by a careless driver, you know firsthand the anger you feel. However, that anger isn’t why you should seek a lawyer to handle your injury claim. You’ve got to protect your best interests. By default, the at-fault driver automatically has an attorney provided by their insurance company. That attorney will fight tooth and nail to minimize the amount of money you get from their insurance company. Why wouldn’t you even the fight from the start and get your own attorney?

If you’ve been injured by a careless driver, even the playing field and call our experienced car accident attorneys for a free consultation. We know how the insurance companies work, and we know how to beat them at their own game. Call us today for your no cost, no obligation consultation, and we’ll get started on your case immediately.

11
Jan

Injured Workers in Indiana Deserve Better

January 11, 2017

Some of the most important jobs are paid hourly. From construction work to waste disposal, our society only functions due to the efforts of millions of Americans who punch a clock every day. If it were up to us, these hourly workers would be placed on salary with paid vacation and sick leave. Unfortunately, we’re nowhere near that reality, which means if hardworking Americans like yourself are injured on the job, your livelihood and your family’s financial future is automatically threatened.

Even if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be fully compensated for your injuries. You deserve to have all your current and future medical expenses taken care of, lost wages paid, and other expenses handled. In short, you shouldn’t have to come out of pocket for anything. Getting the insurance company to buy into that demand can be difficult on your own, which is why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney fighting on your behalf.

If you’ve been injured on the job, get a law firm on your side with the experience necessary to get you full workers’ compensation benefits. Our experienced Indiana workers’ compensation attorneys won’t let the insurance company take advantage of your situation. You deserve full benefits, and that’s exactly what we’ll go after. Contact us today for a free consultation.

4
Jan

Social Security Disability: Getting it Right the First Time

January 04, 2017

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a safeguard for disabled Americans who can no longer work or make a living on their own. Without SSD benefits, these individuals would struggle to make ends meet. Although Social Security Disability has never made anyone rich, it could be the difference between living well and falling through the cracks.

That’s why it’s so important that you secure SSD benefits as quickly as possible, and an experienced Indiana Social Security Disability attorney can help you do just that. The SSD application process is notoriously difficult to navigate on your own, which is why more than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied. That’s thousands of Americans denied every single year. Thankfully, with an attorney’s help, many of those who were initially denied will receive benefits through the appeal process, but it’s important that you secure legal help as soon as possible.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, give yourself the best chance of winning your appeal by calling an experienced attorney today. At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve been helping the disabled people of Indiana get the benefits they deserve for years, and we’re ready to help you as well. Your SSD benefits are too important to your family to try and go it alone. Contact us today.