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Understanding Indiana Car Accident Laws

Published in Personal Injury on July 29, 2020.

Understanding the Indiana car accident laws may help keep you out of legal trouble. This knowledge can also help you in the event that you or a loved one are involved in a motor vehicle collision. The experienced Indiana car accident attorneys of Eskew Law remind you to buckle up and practice safe driving habits … continue reading

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Indiana

Published in Personal Injury on May 12, 2020.

A statute of limitations is a statute giving a certain period of time to file a legal claim. The time allotted depends on the type of claim. If you do not file your lawsuit within the timeframe specified, you may be barred from pursuing your claim. Accordingly, it is extremely important that your claim is … continue reading

Is Indiana a No-Fault State for Motor Vehicles?

Published in Personal Injury on May 12, 2020.

After being involved in a car accident, damages are assessed to determine who will pay for repairs. If the accident resulted in injuries, you might seek compensation from the other party. Each state follows its own rules. Some states have “no-fault” statutes, while others have fault rules. The State of Indiana is NOT a “no-fault” … continue reading

Police Misconduct and Section 1983

Published in Criminal Law on May 11, 2020.

Police officers have many duties to perform and a broad spectrum of power to carry out those duties. However, under the Constitution, there are limits to how far officers can go when enforcing the law. A statute created in 1871 called Section 1983 helps protect an individual’s rights in cases where police officers act in … continue reading

Indiana Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Offenses

Published in Criminal Law on April 22, 2020.

In Indiana, a felony is a crime more serious than a misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of more than one year in prison.  Indiana, as well as many other states, has established sentencing guidelines to assist judges when handing down punishments. These guidelines are in place to ensure fair and consistent punishment without bias. Overview In … continue reading

Is a DUI a Felony in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on April 22, 2020.

In most cases, an OVWI/DUI in Indiana will lead to a misdemeanor charge. However, in certain circumstances, it may become a more serious felony charge.  When Does an OVWI/DUI Charge Become a Felony in Indiana? Situations in which an OVWI/DUI may become a felony include: Seriously injuring or killing someone while driving under the influence; … continue reading

How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in Indiana?

Published in Family Law on February 4, 2020.

When you’re considering filing for divorce, one of the first questions you may have is: how long will it take to get a divorce in Indiana? The amount of time required to complete a divorce can vary drastically from case to case. Let’s take a look at the divorce process in Indiana to give you … continue reading

Elements of a Wrongful Death Case

Published in Personal Injury on January 30, 2020.

Wrongful death is when someone is killed because of someone else’s wrongful act or omission.  When a wrongful death occurs, the deceased person’s loved ones have the right to seek monetary compensation. The rules about who can bring a wrongful death claim and what kind of damages are available vary significantly from state to state. … continue reading

Common T-Bone Car Accident Injuries

Published in Personal Injury on January 30, 2020.

When one car crashes into the side of another car, it is commonly called a T-bone accident. This is also called a broadside or side-impact collision. Injuries resulting from these accidents can be serious. In fact, T-bone car accidents are one of the deadliest types of car accidents. What Causes Side Impact Collision Injuries? T-bone … continue reading

What Does It Mean to Be a Habitual Traffic Offender in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on January 14, 2020.

An Indiana habitual traffic offender, also known as a habitual traffic violator, is someone who has multiple traffic violations (usually serious ones) within a ten year period. If you are a habitual traffic offender, Indiana law directs the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to suspend your license for 5 years, 10 years, or life. The … continue reading