Archive for April, 2017

26
Apr

Should You Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim?

April 26, 2017

We have pretty high expectations of our medical professionals. After all, they hold the fate of our lives in their hands. When surgeons, operating staffs, and other care-givers fail to follow the rules of safety,  they put their patients in danger. Sometimes those mistakes lead to serious health consequences for the patient.

Most medical professionals and organizations carry medical malpractice insurance for this very reason. They prepare for the eventuality of a medical malpractice claim by securing insurance. That act alone doesn’t prove they were negligent in your medical malpractice case, but it should give you confidence in knowing that you’re doing the right thing by bringing a lawsuit. You may have thousands of dollars in medical expenses ahead of you, not to mention the toll your accident has taken on you and your family. You deserve to be compensated for what you’ve been through and shouldn’t feel one moment of hesitation when seeking legal help.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, call Stewart & Stewart right now. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to Indiana folks in your exact situation, and we’re ready to help if we can. Contact our experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys today.

19
Apr

Distracted Driving is on the Rise in Indiana

April 19, 2017

If you own, operate, or ride in a car, consider this. Distracted driving is on the rise, and there’s not much you can do to protect yourself and your family. From checking the phone to putting on makeup, nearly every driver out on the road has engaged in distraction while behind the wheel, and nearly every time they’ve put themselves and others in danger. Thousands of accidents every year are caused by distracted driving, leading to serious injuries and even death. Is reading that text or watching that Snapchat while driving worth someone’s life?

At Stewart & Stewart, we believe in justice. If a negligent, careless, or distracted driver has severely altered or ended the life of a loved one, we believe that driver should be held responsible for the pain they’ve caused. As your car accident attorney, we’ll do more than handle the heavy lifting associated with your injury claim. We’ll fully investigate why your accident happened and whether or not it could have been avoided.

If you or someone you love was hit by a distracted driver, call our experienced Indiana car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll fight to get you maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today.

12
Apr

The Highs and Lows of a Workplace Injury

April 12, 2017

A workplace accident is all about highs and lows. The first low comes right after the accident, when you realize your injuries are substantial enough to keep you from working. Then comes the high of discovering your employer provides workers’ compensation benefits to injured employees, shortly followed by the low of discovering the benefits won’t cover all your medical expenses, nor pay you lost wages while you’re recovering.

You can choose that as the ending to your story, but we recommend you call an experienced attorney instead. At Stewart & Stewart, we know how to determine what your workers’ compensation claim is truly worth, and we’re ready to fight to get you every dollar. Simply give us a call for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost or obligation to you, so that you can move forward with confidence.

If you’ve been injured on the job, the financial decisions you make today can impact the rest of your life. Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Let our experienced Indiana workers’ compensation attorneys fight for maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation.

5
Apr

SSD Benefits: Your Second Chance at Life

April 05, 2017

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide more than financial assistance to Americans who can no longer work due to their disability; they provide a second chance at life. If you’re disabled and can’t work, only you know how demoralizing and frightening it can be not knowing how you’re going to survive without a regular paycheck. If you could work, you would. But the reality is your disability has robbed you of your ability to do so, which is why you applied for SSD benefits.

The good news is SSD benefits are available to folks in your exact situation. The bad news is securing benefits can be extremely difficult on your own. If your application is like more than two-thirds of initial applications, you’ll be denied benefits on your first attempt. You can of course appeal that denial, but that could take a while, and if you make the same mistakes on your appeal application, you can expect the same result when the decision comes back.

That’s why it’s important that you consult with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney if you’ve been denied benefits. At Stewart & Stewart, we know the SSD system, and more important, we know what you need to do to qualify for benefits. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll evaluate your situation and if we feel like we can help, we’ll work hard to get you benefits in the least amount of time. Don’t try to go through this alone. Contact us today.