21
Jun

Indiana Truck Accident Investigators Working for You

June 21, 2017

Truck drivers have one of the toughest and most important jobs in America. Through tireless hours and unrelenting concentration, they get vital resources to folks across our country. At Stewart & Stewart, we have a great amount of respect for their contributions to our society. What we can’t respect is trucking companies who put these drivers in compromising situations all in the name of profits.

A fatigued driver in a regular automobile can be just as dangerous as an intoxicated driver. Add 80,000 lbs. to that equation (what many tractor-trailers weigh), and you get a recipe for disaster. Our experienced Indiana truck accident attorneys investigate truck accidents to determine who was at fault and why. We do so to ensure our clients get treated fairly in the injury claim process and get maximum compensation for their injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a big truck accident, you need a law firm on your side that won’t stop until we get the answers you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost or obligation and work to hold those accountable responsible for what you’ve been through. The big trucking companies have teams of lawyers looking out for their best interests. Shouldn’t you have an experienced Indiana truck accident attorney looking out for yours? Contact us today.

14
Jun

Medical Negligence vs. Medical Malpractice

June 14, 2017

One of the most important relationships in our lives isn’t with a family member, friend, or colleague. It’s with our physician. That relationship can determine both the quality and longevity of your life. It requires an investment of trust on both your parts. When that trust is betrayed, the results can be devastating, as many Indiana medical malpractice victims have discovered.

Medical negligence occurs much more than you might think. However, just because your physician or hospital was negligent doesn’t necessarily mean malpractice exists. In order for malpractice to exist, there must be injuries involved. For example, if your physician accidentally prescribes the wrong medication, it may be considered medical negligence. However, it only becomes medical malpractice if taking that prescription leads to physical or mental harm.

If you feel you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call immediately. We know how to determine if your experience warrants a lawsuit. If so, we’ll do everything within our power to get you maximum compensation for what you’ve been through. It costs you nothing to find out your options. Contact our experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

9
Jun

Do You Feel Protected by Your Insurance Company?

June 09, 2017

Be honest. How do you feel every month when your car insurance premium is deducted from your bank account? Do you feel protected? For the amount of money you pay every year, you should, but in actuality, it’s easy to question whether or not your best interests are protected in the event of an accident. The reason you feel that way is insurance companies need to make profit. They do that by taking in more premiums than they pay out in claims. It’s that simple. If you’re involved in a serious accident, do you really think the insurance company is going to automatically pay you maximum compensation for your injuries?

At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve been fighting insurance companies for our clients for decades. We know how they operate, and we’re not afraid to take them to court if they don’t play fair. Car accident victims have enough to worry about with their physical recoveries. They don’t need the added stress of dealing with an insurance adjuster looking out for the company’s bottom line. That’s why an experienced Indiana car accident attorney is so important in your situation. Our legal team can fully investigate your case and fight to get you maximum compensation.

If you’ve been injured, call the car accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart. Let us put our experience to work for you.

31
May

The Biggest Mistake Injured Indiana Workers Make

May 31, 2017

Workers’ comp can be a financial lifeline for an injured worker and their family…when it works. The key is getting all the compensation you need to fully recover. That includes current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and even pain and suffering depending upon the circumstances. Unfortunately, getting fair compensation for your injury can be difficult on your own.

First of all, you probably don’t know at this point how much this accident is going to end up costing you. So how can you be expected to know whether or not the insurance company’s offer is enough? Secondly, you have your future at your company to consider. If you don’t know your rights as an Indiana worker, you may mistakenly take less than you deserve or go back to work before you’ve fully recovered just to keep your employer happy. In our experience, that can be devastating for a family, which is why you should give us a call before you sign anything from the insurance company.

Our experienced Indiana workers’ compensation attorneys know your rights and will do everything within our power to make sure you get maximum compensation for your injuries. The worst thing you can do for your family is take less than you’re going to need to fully recover. Don’t make that mistake. Call us instead for your free, no-obligation consultation. You’ll be glad you did.

25
May

SSD Benefits May Be Closer Than You Think

May 25, 2017

Imagine you’re in a boat out in the middle of the ocean. The boat is taking on water, and you have nothing to plug the hole. That’s what thousands of disabled Americans feel like when their Social Security Disability application is denied. They’re in a desperate situation. They can’t work, which means they can’t support themselves. They turned to the government for help, but that door was shut in their face with a denial letter. So who can they turn to for help?

They can turn to us.

At Stewart & Stewart, we know the odds of getting approved with your initial Social Security Disability applications aren’t great. In fact, only about one out of every three applicants are approved right away. That’s thousands of folks just like you who have no idea how they’ll make ends meet. Thankfully, you can appeal with the help of an experienced Indiana Social Security Disability attorney on your side.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, the help you need is available right now. Contact our Indiana Social Security Disability lawyers today for a free consultation. Let us review your application for free to determine your best next steps. You may be closer to the benefits you deserve than you think. Contact us today.

17
May

Car Accident? You Have a Legal Advocate in Indiana

May 17, 2017

Car accidents are scary. Plain and simple. If you’ve ever been in one, you know that firsthand. If you’ve only driven by them, you know that sinking feeling you get when you see the flashing lights of emergency services doing their best to get the injured out of harm’s way. We get that feeling in our gut because we know that any of us could be in a serious car accident every time we get behind the wheel. No one is immune. The good news for accident victims in Indiana is they have a legal advocate ready to help.

At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve been helping the injured people of Indiana for decades. We know how to maximize your injury claim, and we’ll work to do so as quickly as possible so you can move on with your life. That includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. After a serious accident, you need to concentrate on getting better, not fighting with the insurance company. Let us deal with the insurance company on your behalf.

Contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation. We’ll review your case for free and give you the information you need to take your next steps with confidence. We can’t imagine the nightmare you’ve been through already, but we can help you escape it. Call today and we’ll get started on your case immediately.

10
May

Your Top Priorities After a Truck Accident

May 10, 2017

A big truck accident is one of the most terrifying things you can go through on the road. 18-wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. and can crush a car in an instant. Given the power and force behind these rigs, surviving a big truck accident is remarkable in itself. Far too many haven’t been so fortunate over the years.

Although your recovery is your top priority, the financial implications of your accident should be a close second. Your recovery could cost you tens of thousands of dollars, and you can’t expect the at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover all the costs.

In our experience, truck accident injury claims are some of the most complicated types of personal injury law. In a car accident, you only have the at-fault driver’s insurance company to deal with. In a truck accident, you have the truck driver, the trucking company, their insurance companies, and teams of lawyers all trying to pay you as little as possible for your injury claim. Do you really think you can take them on by yourself?

If you’ve been injured in a big truck accident, give us a call today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our experienced Indiana truck accident attorneys are ready to fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us today.

3
May

The Rights of Indiana Nursing Home Residents

May 03, 2017

Indiana has some great nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, it only takes one disgruntled or careless employee to cause significant harm to residents. If you feel like your aging loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, the first thing you should do is ensure the safety of your loved one. The second thing you should do is call a lawyer.

Nursing home residents have rights. When those rights are compromised, even once, the results could be significant and severe. In fact, to protect nursing home residents in Indiana, the government passed the Nursing Home Resident’s Bill of Rights. You can check out the full list on our website, but here are some of the highlights.

  • The right to be informed of nursing home policies and procedures
  • The right to choose their own physician and pharmacy
  • The right to participate in the planning of their medical treatment
  • The right to manage their own funds
  • The right to visitation
  • The right to confidentiality

At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve been fighting for the rights of nursing home residents for years, and if your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, we want to help. Contact our experienced Indiana nursing home abuse attorneys today for a free consultation.

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.