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Slip-and-fall injuries: What kind of compensation can I claim?

If you have injuries from a recent slip-and-fall accident in Indiana, the one question on your mind may be what kind of compensation can you recover. Not all slips and falls lead to serious injuries. However, the ones that do can have a major impact on your life that you may not be in a financial position to deal with. It is important for you to understand how compensation is determined for slip-and-fall accidents. Even though you are hurt, there are factors that can affect the amount of compensation you can recover from the liable party. 

What is a mild brain injury?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a mild brain injury in Indiana, you may be wondering exactly what this means. The term "mild" often confuses people. The Brain Injury Association of America notes that "mild" does not refer to the effects the injury has. Mild brain injuries can cause severe side effects and damage to the brain. The word "mild" refers only to how the injury occurred originally.

How to handle a dog bite incident

A dog bite incident can occur at any time in Indiana to anyone. It may involve a wild dog or someone’s family pet. At Gardner & Rans PC, we see victims of all ages and situations of all types. Not every dog must be provoked to attack. If a dog is known to be aggressive, it could attack if you just walk by it. If an attack occurs, you should seek medical attention immediately and the proper authorities need to be contacted.

America’s most common construction site injuries

If you make a living as a construction worker in Indiana, you face hazards every time you clock in for the workday. The very nature of your position puts you at risk for a broad range of injuries, but your chances of suffering certain types of injuries are higher than they are for others. At Gardner & Rans PC, we are highly familiar with the types of injuries commonly suffered by people in your line of work, and we have helped many clients begin to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a construction site accident.

Why seniors are more likely to slip and fall

As an Indiana senior, you run a higher risk of suffering a seriously injury from a slip-and-fall accident than the state’s younger citizens. At Gardner & Rans PC, we understand the specific criteria that make you more susceptible to falls as you age, and we also recognize the ways in which premises liability laws are designed to protect your interests and those of other citizens.

Understanding burn injuries

Burn injuries may be caused by a variety of factors, and they have a varying level of physical and psychological impact on victims. While most people in Indiana have experienced a minor burn at some point in their lives, some endure more severe injuries which have a profound effect on their future. According to Heathline, there are four levels of burns. First- and second-degree burns result in irritation, pain and inconvenience, but they can generally be treated at home. These burns typically heal within a matter of days with little to no long-lasting effect. It should be noted, however, that all burn injuries have the potential to develop infection, possibly even tetanus. Therefore, every burn should be treated carefully.

How to recognize the signs of traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury can have a devastating impact on both victims as well as their loved ones. Accordingly, families in Indiana must know what signs and symptoms to look for in the event of a significant head injury. Swift action is crucial to mitigate damage as much as possible, as well as prevent even more harmful effects from occurring.

Understanding the different types of product defects

If product recalls are any indication, you probably understand that there are many hazardous products on the market. At Gardner & Rans P.C., we are aware of the harm that defective products can cause. From faulty vehicle airbags to dangerous toys, many such products have caused serious injuries or death to thousands of people in Indiana and across the country.

What Are Your Rights Under Indiana Wrongful Death Law?

A fatal accident can take the life of a loved one unexpectedly, creating tremendous emotional loss and leaving the family without financial support. When death occurs as the result of another person's negligence or wrongdoing, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action. Wrongful death statutes vary from state to state. The party who can pursue compensation, and the damages that can be recovered, depend on state laws. Gardner & Rans P.C. can assist in evaluating your particular situation, and help determine what rights you or your family may have in pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit under Indiana law.

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