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Filing a Claim for Business Interruption During Coronavirus Pandemic

Many businesses are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown order. While some business owners were fortunate to obtain an emergency loan through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, others were not. However, if you… Read More

Recovering Compensation After an Accident Under Lyft’s New Policy Agreement

Passengers, pedestrians and other drivers who are injured by negligent Lyft drivers may be barred from filing a lawsuit against the company to recover compensation. Lyft updated its terms of service agreement on April 1, 2021, and anyone who uses the… Read More

What is a Letter of Protection in a Personal Injury Case?

If you are hurt in an accident, even one that is not your fault, you are still responsible for paying for your medical treatment while pursuing an insurance settlement. Unfortunately, many injury victims do not have the means to pay their medical bills.… Read More

Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company?

It may be tempting to accept the first offer from an insurance company after you have been injured in an accident. This may be because your injuries are keeping you out of work and you are struggling to pay your medical bills.   Whatever your reasons… Read More

Who May Be Liable for an Accident Caused by Negligent Vehicle Maintenance?

Car owners have a legal obligation to maintain their vehicles so they are safe to drive. This includes getting their brakes and taillights checked and other routine maintenance. This work is often done by a mechanic or the car dealership, and those working… Read More

Reasons Why Your Personal Injury Claim May Be Delayed

While settling a personal injury claim may take time, there may come a point when you begin to wonder how much longer you must wait to receive compensation. This is a complex question, as there are several factors that may delay a settlement. Sometimes… Read More

Pursuing Compensation for a Brake-Check Collision

Brake-checking is when a driver purposely slams on the brakes to scare or intimidate another driver. This action frequently results in rear-end collisions, and the driver who rear-ends the car in front is usually found at fault. If you were injured in… Read More

Who May Be at Fault for an Accident Involving a Disabled Vehicle?

When vehicles break down, it creates a hazard for other drivers and puts the occupants in the broken-down vehicle at risk. So, when there is an accident, who may be held liable for injuries and other damages? Our South Bend car accident lawyers are prepared… Read More

Can the Black Box in a Car be Used to Prove Fault for a Crash?

When a plane crashes, investigators often rely on the black box to reconstruct the scene to determine the cause of the crash. But did you know that many cars today also have a black box that could be used to assess what happened in a crash and potentially… Read More

Can I Recover Compensation Above the Insurance Policy Limits?

If you were hurt in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries by filing a claim through the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. But what if that person’s insurance limits… Read More