Daniel S. Chamberlain’s Answers

Daniel S. Chamberlain

Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. How much should i receive for a knee injury in a car accident?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Daniel S. Chamberlain
    2. Burton A. Padove
    3. Michael David Babcock
    4. David Ian Schoen
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    It really depends on how the injury is impacting your life, permanency, limitations, medical treatment, time off of work and whether there is any liability issue. Plus, it would be helpful to know the policy limits as well. For example, if you are a runner and can no longer run than that injury may be worth a lot more money than to someone that is not an active runner.

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  2. My fiancé was in a truck accident while at work that resulted in his death. Is there anything we can do for retribution?

    Answered 3 months ago.

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    As other highly respected attorneys have advised, please seek qualified legal counsel with specific knowledge of trucking law and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. I would also suggest that you visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website and specifically, the SAFER system that offers a "Company Snapshot" that provides information on out of service violations, insurance coverage, safety ratings. The general link is as follows ... if you cut and paste into your...

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  3. I was involved in an auto accident in which the other driver is 100% at fault. I was knocked unconscious for 10-15minutes

    Answered 6 days ago.

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    YEs. By definition, you sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and continue to have symptoms related to the brain trauma. Any loss of consciousness is serious, but 15 minutes is quite a long period of time and requires additional treatment, evaluation, testing and probably neuropsychological testimony. If you have ever had a concussion before the incident, that may compound your recovery and damages. I am Chair of the Brain Injury Association of America based in Washington and serve on...

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  4. I tripped and fell at the mall on a uneven sidewalk outside the store. I broke my arm. Can they pay my medical bills?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Daniel S. Chamberlain
    2. Zaheer A Shah
    3. Michael David Babcock
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    Definitely talk to an Indiana attorney that handles premises cases. I suspect that the owner's insurance company will call you very shortly to take a recorded statement. Make sure that you hire an attorney before you speak with anyone else about the incident. Also, try to have photos taken of the area that was defective and caused you to fall. It will be important to show the exact defect and what the owner should have done, but did not, to prevent the fall.

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  5. Insurance company is willing to settle out, issuing full policy limits. Do I really need my lawyer to get the settlement?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Most States differ on various aspects of tort law. However, I would be very careful before you settle the case to be certain that there are not any excess policies that may be available, such as umbrella insurance, underinsured motorist coverage, additional third party liability, etc. Further, California may have a subrogration diminishment Statute that provides a statutory (or common law) reduction for those situations where a person's injury may be worth (for example) 1 Million dollars, but...

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  6. I was told my ex husband is entitled to half of any award I might gain from my daughter's wrongful death case. Is this true?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Most states differ on claims involving wrongful death and distribution. In Indiana, both parents have a claim for the wrongful death of a child. While there is no cap on damages, the love and affection of the child is the greatest compenent of the claim and is payable until the death of the last surviving parent. Both parents are required to make the claim. Typically, the parents could be co-plaintiff's, but sometimes a non-custodial parent is a defendant in the action. The defendant...

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  7. Attorney General is looking into why I can't get complete records and why there are changed numbers on tests.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Daniel S. Chamberlain
    2. Ronald Frederick Layer
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    You are entitled to a complete copy of your husband's medical records. I know that Memorial and St. Joe use electronic medical records. Make sure you request those as well. (Ask for the meta data for the records as well). In other words, yes get a good South Bend lawyer on your side. Many smaller practices are not using EMR's yet, so definitely request (yet again) a complete copy of ALL records. Again, there are good lawyers up your way to help you out. Sorry for your loss.

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  8. I need advice please

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Gabriel Dante Mazzitelli
    2. Byron L Kennedy III
    3. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    4. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
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    Typically a personal injury case may take quite a while to resolve, in part, because it takes time to heal and also time for claims reps and attorneys to thoroughly review your case. Is it typical to have a 49% fee? Well, that depends on the contract you signed. Another thought, the cases that typically resolve quickly are those that do not have any question on fault and where damages clearly exceed available coverage.

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  9. I was hit by a person hat ran a red light. My car was totaled and i had my 3 kids with me.

    Answered 6 months ago.

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    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
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    Definitely consult with an attorney that is also knowledgeable about concussion. Be aware that a concussion is also a traumatic brain injury. Brain injury is a chronic disease process. So, many times a "concussion" may resolve, the problem is that many do not and last a lifetime. Further, symptoms related to the brain injury may take days or even weeks to materialize or to be linked to the trauma and injury suffered in the crash. No harm in waiting to see if your children get better and...

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  10. MAJOR PERSONAL INJURY. Rented a modular home with additions. Told that adds met all safety & county reqmt's. Done with permits

    Answered 3 months ago.

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    3. Daniel S. Chamberlain
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    Definitely get an attorney on your side immediately. If possible, take as many photographs and save all available physical evidence to prevent the landlord from "cleaning up" the glass and throwing away critical items.

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Available by phone, e-mail or in person. Dan is a responsive advocate on your side.

317-549-5454