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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: My neighbor's dog was unleashed - it attacked my bigger dog who bit my neighbor in the process

-- they are threatening me with a suit, but my dog was leashed. What can I do here?

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Oct 24, 2017

If you have homeowner's insurance then you need to report this to them. They'll take care of any potential liability on your part and provide you with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Have PI lawsuit against at fault person, auto accident.Can I file small claims for what insurance not covering?

Lost my job and insurance after 12 mos FMLA and now on SSDI. LTD company now wanting money back I was paid after I received SSD award back pay of $5000. I need the SSD back pay to cover COBRA costs. Can I file small claims against individual to recoup more of my lost earnings above his... Read more »

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Chase T Wilson answered on Oct 24, 2017

Likely no, the insurance company will require you to sign a release before giving you the settlement proceeds. That release will bar you from going after the insurance company or the individual in the future.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: can a school district be held liable for injuries suffered by a student off of school premises or after hours
Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Oct 24, 2017

In some situations, yes. More information would need to be acquired to know if your situation is one of those.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: Did I have the right as his girlfriend of almost 2 years to have asked this girl to go. Even though my name is not on

The lease. She verbally attacked me in the home and he knew she had been texting me constantly and threatened me as well. Yet he knowingly brought her here to cause harm?plus dogs were inside during this

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Oct 24, 2017

If you aren't on the lease you have no legal rights to demand anyone leave the premises, only the person leasing the property does.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Indiana on
Q: My neighbor's 5 dogs charged me and attacked my 2 dogs on my property 4 times; reported to sheriff. What else can I do?

She has been issued 3 citations. My dogs have been seriously injured. I'm afraid of being attacked. Can I have the dogs removed? Can I sue? What recourse do I have?

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Oct 24, 2017

Report them to animal control, file a complaint against your neighbor's homeowner's insurance for the injuries to the dogs, and call the police again if this continues to happen.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Collections and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: Haven't paid on car in almost 7 years. Ran report and doesn't show total loss or salvage title. Do I own and can I sell?

Dealer never repossessed vehicle, even after I returned the keys and provided the adress to the vehicle. Car shows clean title on vehicle reports but I never received it. They never took me to court over it, nor is it on any of my credit reports. I want to sell the vehicle but don't know what... Read more »

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Chase T Wilson answered on Oct 24, 2017

This isn't really a personal injury question so take my answer pessimistically. In my opinion you should return the car to the dealership as you've forfeited your ownership of it in exchange for release of either your auto loan or lease obligation. At the very least you need to contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Child Custody, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: Facebook and cps false allegations made of drugs and child abuse as well as residency. Proof of being false. What's next

A family members ex called cps making claim I do drugs as well as physically harm my child. She has also posted on social media in open as to me lying about having cancer and lying to the government for assistance for myself and child. I have photos proof as well as copies cps has looked at my... Read more »

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Jul 20, 2017

You may have a claim, but these types of claims are not only extremely difficult to prove, they also rarely pay out as there is no insurance and most individuals don't have the money to pay a substantial verdict. You also have to show the economic harm that these statements have caused, which... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: What evidence do you need to support a car accident lawsuit? The other person ran a red light and t-boned my car.
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Chase T Wilson answered on Jul 11, 2017

You'll need the police report which puts the other party at fault, any vehicle repair estimates, pictures of both your vehicle and injuries if you have any, proof of wages and wage loss if you have any, and medical records and bills related to the injuries. There are other things that can be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Indiana on
Q: What if a female and her pups are brought to my property and then not taken care of. What are my rights?

I was asked if someone could bring their mom and pups out temporarily and put them in my garage. I noticed no one had been out to feed or water them or let them out. I went in garage and found starved puppies living in their own feces. I have asked the owners to come get them and clean my garage.... Read more »

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Jun 19, 2017

This isn't a personal injury question, but you have a few options. You can 1) Take care of the dogs or 2) Call the Indy Humane Society and have them come get them, their number for Indianapolis is (317) 872-5650. If you do neither you could possible be charged with animal neglect or cruelty.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Indiana on
Q: I was hurt at work from a fall. This resulted in a fractured shoulder. My doctor released me to work with restrictions.

I was told if I can't come back by a date that my job would be terminated. They can't do my restrictions. If I lose my job will I lose workers comp as well?

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on May 31, 2017

Losing your job should not cost you your workers compensation benefits. Also, you should speak to an employment attorney about whether or not they can legally terminate you due to injuries sustained on the job.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: son was hit in the face by another boy the mom screamed in front of neighbors that my son was a drugie is this slander

Plus the father threatened to beat up minors at the park. The police stated this was all legal. I'd like to know what to do next

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on May 30, 2017

Your son being hit in the face isn't legal, that's battery. If your son was injured there is a chance you could sue for his injuries, but it'll be an uphill battle unless they have homeowners insurance. As far as the druggie allegations, libel or slander are very difficult to show.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Neighbor's dog ran on my property and bit my leg. Do I have a claim?

I was walking out of my garage going to get mail. Next door neighbor's dog ran up to me and started barking. While the minor who was with him told me he (the dog) didn't bite, the dog instead bit me three times. One of those times left a mark on my lower leg. I spoke with one parent who... Read more »

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Chase T Wilson answered on May 22, 2017

Do you have a claim?: Maybe, this depends on whether the dog has shown a violent propensity before, this is known as the "one bite" rule in Indiana. Basically, if the dog has never bit anyone before then the owner will not have had sufficient notice of the dog's violent propensity... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can you sue a county or city for a bad road that contributed to an accident?
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Chase T Wilson answered on May 15, 2017

The short answer is yes, but this falls under the tort claims act so they have to be put on notice of the claim within 180 days and then you'll have to hire an expert that will testify to the road's design flaw. It will be expensive to litigate and only worth it if the injuries are substantial.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: I was searching for my dog that got out and when I was I tripped over some uneven sidewalk and fractured my left forearm

And I got a lot of bumps and bruises also. Can I did the city.

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Apr 28, 2017

You can sue the city, but you're unlikely to prevail. Even if you do you won't get a lot. In cases against a government entity if you're found to be even 1% at fault you get nothing and in this case you were likely contributorily negligent due to either not seeing the uneven sidewalk... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: I was assisting in loading a heavy counter- top at Home DP. My finger was broken when he shoved it into the bed.

I filed a report at the store. Went the next day and had an x-ray. Have my own pictures. Do I have a good case for liability?

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Apr 28, 2017

It will be difficult to prove if you didn't file a report with the store because they'll just deny that the injury occurred at the store and you don't have anything to prove it with. That being said, contact a local personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case further.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: I was helping to load a washer into my truck at a store and my finger was broken due to the employee helping me.

While we were loading, he shoved the washer forward smashing my hand between the washer and my truck fracturing one finger. I filed a report and went the next morning for an x-ray. I have my own pictures and all documentation. Do I have a good case for liability?

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Apr 28, 2017

You have a tough case because you were arguably contributorily negligent and assumed the risk that you might be injured by helping him.

That being said, you should speak with a local personal injury attorney as soon as possible because your injuries are significant.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Business Formation, Elder Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: My wife and I are caring for her mother in our home. Is a LLC or corporation a precaution to limit our liability ?

We are experienced caregivers but wonder about repercussions from a fall or injury to my mother in law.

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Apr 28, 2017

I'm not sure how you'd be held liable for anything here if you're taking care of your daughter's mother. Forming an LLC seems like a bit much.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: If a 40 year old adult busted a 17 year olds head open what could happen to the 40 year old
Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Apr 24, 2017

They could be arrested for assault and batter. They could also potentially be held liable for the injuries caused to the assaulted individual.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: What does this mean-Cause Of Action: Diversity-Petition for Removal?
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Chase T Wilson answered on Apr 24, 2017

It means the defendant is petitioning to have the case removed to federal court on the basis that there is complete diversity and the case may be worth more than $75,000.

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