Indiana Personal Injury Resources

Indiana is located in the Midwest, in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It touches four states and Lake Michigan, which is the only Great Lake that is completely inside the United States. The name of the state simply means Land of the Indians and dates back to as early as 1760, before the Indiana Territory was incorporated into the United States in 1800. Various indigenous people and historic Native American tribes inhabited the area for thousands of years before it even began to be settled by people from the West. Today, the tribes retain a certain amount of autonomy as the reservations have their own laws and legal structure. In Indiana, collisions involving personal injury are investigated by the Department of Transportation. If law enforcement does not report a collision, then the motorists must do so. In Indiana, one must prove that the other party was at fault or negligent in order to prove a personal injury claim. The person must demonstrate that the other party failed to do their duty to perform.
Indiana had an estimated population of 6,537,334 in the year 2012, which makes it the 16th most populous in the United States. The state had a total of 488,379 civil incoming cases, which is 3,671 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 11,057 are tort cases, tried in the Superior and Circuit Court. One such case was that of the Hanna family and their insurance company, Indiana Farmer’s Mutual Insurance Company. The Hanna’s 16 year old son was killed in a car accident during a drag race and they received the policy limits of $50,000 and $250,000 from the insurance companies of the two drivers.
Indiana has a “comparative negligence law” which means that both parties involved may split the blame for the accident. So even if you were the party at fault you may still collect a reward. Like the rest of the country, in Indiana, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents.

Indiana State Resources
State of Indiana: http://www.in.gov/
Official Portal of Indiana: http://www.in.gov/
Indiana Legislature Online: http://iga.in.gov
Indiana Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/crd/localgov/links.htm
Indiana Secretary of State: http://www.in.gov/sos/
Marion County Official Website: http://www.indy.gov

Indiana Court Resources
Indiana Courts Online: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/
Links for Indiana Courts: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2794.htm
Indiana Office of Court Administration: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/admin/
Supreme Court of Indiana: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/supreme/
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Indiana Legal Associates
State Bar of Indiana: http://www.inbar.org
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Marion County Bar Association: http://www.marioncountybar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Indiana Legal Resources
Personal Injury in Indiana: http://research.lawyers.com/Indiana/Personal-Injury-in-Indiana.html
Indiana Legal Resources: http://www.in.gov/core/law.html
Indiana Constitution: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/const/‎
Indiana Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.in.gov/legislative/‎
Indiana Rules of Evidence: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/rules/evidence/
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Indiana Public Records finder: http://www.freeprf.com/indiana.html
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com
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