Do I Need a Lawyer if the Car Accident Wasn't My Fault?

August 29,2019
If you were in a car accident where the other driver obviously erred, you may feel like you don't need to hire an attorney. While you don't have to, not retaining a lawyer could leave you vulnerable to the other driver's lawyer or your own insurance company.

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Filing Personal Injury, Premises Liability, and Wrongful Death Claims

June 28,2019
Personal injury claims can vary widely in terms of their causes, liable parties, and resolution. If you have suffered an injury due to another party’s negligence, the last thing you want to think about is preparing to fight for fair compensation. You likely have pain, medical appointments,… Read Full Post

How Long do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

May 17,2019
If you were injured by the actions or negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. However, statutes of limitations require you to file a personal injury claim within a set period after your injury. These… Read Full Post

The Problem Of Latency In Texting And Driving

March 13,2019
Everyone knows that texting and driving is dangerous. It kills more than 3,500 people per year in the United States and injures about 400,000 more. The federal government, numerous state and local governments, and many companies have… Read Full Post

Who is at Fault for a Parking Lot Accident?

December 10,2018
It’s the holiday season, which means parking lots are about to become much busier. As shoppers rush to destinations like Erskine Plaza and University Park Mall, often all at once, it’s almost expected to have to circle around parking lots once, maybe twice, before finding a space.

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Five Important Steps to Take After Sustaining an Injury

November 06,2018
If you have been injured in any type of accident, there are five steps that you should absolutely take to protect your rights and keep your legal options open. These are:

Cooperate with emergency personnel: get a report along with the names and bade/id of everyone you speak to
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What are good manufacturing practices?

August 31,2017
When you need a prescription or over-the-counter medication, you have to put your trust in the manufacturer and the government that it is safe and will not harm you. While nobody can protect you completely from side effects or adverse reactions, there are measures in place to ensure there is no… Read Full Post

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

July 20,2017
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… Read Full Post

The psychological damage of a spinal cord injury

June 13,2017
You will likely never forget the expressions on your loved ones' faces when they stepped into your hospital room and saw you for the first time after your accident. You could see in their faces that they had already begun to think of you differently, and you may have worried that they now saw you… Read Full Post

How to handle a dog bite incident

June 08,2017
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… Read Full Post