April 21, 2017

IS YOUR PROPERTY BEING TAKEN FOR I-69?

This is what you should know if your property is being taken. The State has finally released the final preferred routes for Section 6 of I-69. While these routes are still considered “preferred,” it is unlikely that the Indiana Department of Transportation will vary dramatically from the maps released on September 12, 2017. The current maps of Section 6 provide the likely footprint of the future route most of us will travel between Indianapolis and Bloomington. The links to the maps are below. If your home, business or property is designated as “Potential Relocations,” you may wonder what you should know now. Preferred Alternative (State Road 37) (as of September 12, 2017) Map 1: Indian Creek to Grand Valley Boulevard […]
April 5, 2017

What to Consider Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

After being injured in an accident, you will need to find a competent and skilled attorney to represent you. Insurance companies are well represented by attorneys, and you should have the same if not better caliber of representation. When evaluating a law firm to take your case, here are few considerations to take into account.   Trial Experience Most people want to avoid trial and settle their cases, but your threat to the insurance company is that if they do not make you a reasonable offer, then you will take your case to trial. To gain the most leverage during settlement negotiations you need to have a credible threat that you will have a skilled trial attorney representing you at […]
March 14, 2017

Tort Reform Bills – Stripping Citizens of Their Rights While Increasing Insurance Companies’ Profit

Laws Rushed Through Congress to Protect Corporations Congress is currently considering a number of bills that are an attack upon all citizens’ rights under the 7th Amendment, the right to trial by jury. The proposed legislation includes, “The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act”, “The Innocent Party Protection Act” and the “Protecting Access to Care Act”. The titles given these bills are meant to convey that they are helpful and necessary.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Every parent tries to teach their children the importance of being accountable. Indeed, personal responsibility, accepting responsibility for your conduct, is a core value held dear by all Americans. Yet in a brazen attempt to upend our nation’s laws that allow wrongdoers to be […]
March 6, 2017

Uninsured or Underinsured Accidents

Accident Without Insurance The question often arises “What happens if I am involved in an accident that is no fault of mine, but the individual who strikes me has no insurance”? The fact of the matter is that you need to prepare for such an incident, because on many occasions people are operating on the roads in the State of Indiana with either no insurance or they are underinsured. Sometimes they have let their insurance lapse and there is no coverage. Or sometimes they do not have adequate coverage. This can happen because they have let their coverage lapse.  “A 100/300 policy that is typically written in the State of Indiana is not of adequate coverage so as to provide […]
November 9, 2016

Insurance and Car Accidents

Insurance and Car Accidents After a car accident, one of the biggest concerns is how medical bills, lost wages, injuries, and damaged property will be paid for. Understanding what is and what is not protected under your insurance policy is crucial to make sure both you and your family have the coverage they need before an accident occurs. Boren, Oliver & Coffey, LLP is a personal injury law firm that has more than 35 years of experience representing clients throughout Indiana, and we have seen practically every type of insurance policy available. Here is what you need to know before you renew your insurance policy. Minimum Coverage in Indiana Unfortunately, minimum coverage in Indiana is $25,000. Boren, Oliver & Coffey, […]
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