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The Four Elements of Negligence Claims

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Some negligence claims can appear obvious at first blush. For instance, say a drunk driver hits a pedestrian. The pedestrian obviously has a claim against the driver for any injury they sustain. But the simple cases obscure the underlying legal elements involved. More complex cases may involve factors that undermine one or more of… Read More »

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What Are the Trucking Laws in Indiana?

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

The State of Indiana imposes certain safety regulations on commercial truck drivers. Drivers who operate eighteen-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-tractors, big rigs, and other large trucks are subject to additional rules and regulations because of the added risks associated with those vehicles. Drivers who violate those rules may be subject to state-imposed penalties. If those violations… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Wrongful Death Suits in Indiana

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Wrongful death claims vary significantly by state. In some states, wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of the surviving family members, while in others the claims are brought on behalf of the deceased party’s estate. Who can bring a wrongful death claim and what damages are available depend on the law of the… Read More »

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Can Patient Falls Be Considered Malpractice in Indiana?

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Elderly, ill, and injured people are at especially high risk of injury due to falls. In fact, more than 800,000 people a year are hospitalized due to a fall injury, most commonly a head injury or hip fracture. Nationwide, more than 300,000 elderly people a year are hospitalized for hip fractures. According to the… Read More »

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Leading Causes of Wrongful Death in U.S. Hospitals

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

According to a recent study done by Johns Hopkins, every year over a quarter of a million people in the U.S. die due to medical errors, many of which occur in hospitals. Some analysts detail that these numbers might be as high as half a million. Medical errors are so rampant that they have… Read More »

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Roundup Cancer Lawsuits: Who Is at Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

The weed killer Roundup is a popular product formerly sold by Monsanto before being acquired by Bayer and is used by homeowners and large-scale farmers alike. Despite its popularity in the lawn industry, this weed killer has been the subject of thousands of lawsuits due to the potential link between the product’s key ingredient… Read More »

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Am I Eligible To File A Roundup Lawsuit?

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

If you have used the popular lawn and garden weed killer, Roundup, and have suffered certain health conditions as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Roundup weed killer is a non-selective herbicide manufactured by Monsanto and parent company Bayer AG. This widely used herbicide is sold in local hardware stores, mom-and-pop shops,… Read More »

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Roundup Weedkiller Maker Faces Billions in Settlements, New Cases Still Arising

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Roundup weedkiller is the most well-known herbicide in the world. Over the last few years, however, thousands of lawsuits have arisen alleging that the ubiquitous product is linked to an increased risk of contracting fatal illnesses. Continue reading to learn about the allegations against the Roundup makers, as well as your options should you… Read More »

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Insurance Companies and Devalued Auto Claims

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Dealing with insurance companies after an auto accident can be a headache. When you receive a payout for a totaled vehicle, the headache is only amplified after you see the check. Payouts tend to be significantly lower than what you paid for your car and what the car is worth. But how do auto… Read More »

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Madison County Car Crash Sends Teens to Hospital

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

A recent two-vehicle crash sent several Indiana residents to the hospital, some in critical condition. The accident is a reminder for everyone to take extra care while driving during the holiday season. Continue reading for details about the accident, as well as for an explanation of how wrongful death claims operate in Indiana. Call… Read More »

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