Handling Minor’s Claims For Personal Injury

HANDLING MINOR’S CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURIES   As personal injury counsel, we are often faced with the difficult task of working on behalf of injured children and their families. As parents, we understand that injuries to children can involve devastating and heartbreaking situations and present unique legal issues which practitioners need to consider.   When […]

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Sue For Pain And Suffering And Settlement Amounts In Michigan

Pain and suffering is an important element of compensation in all Michigan personal injury cases.  These types of claims are considered “non-economic” damages, meaning that the amount cannot be precisely stated in a dollar amount.    Our personal injury attorneys at The Lockwood Legal Group, use our skill and experience to maximize the amount of […]

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Availability of Pain and Suffering Damages In Indiana

Availability of Pain and Suffering Damages Under Indiana Law Whether you’re a Hoosiers fan, one of the Fighting Irish, or you prefer the thrill of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you know accidents don’t just happen to athletes and racecar drivers. If you’ve been injured and you’re pursuing a claim against someone in Indiana, you may […]

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What is My Indiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit Worth?

What is my Indiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit Worth?   If you lost a loved one due to a personal injury caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The South Bend wrongful death attorneys of The Lockwood Legal Group, LLC are here to evaluate your situation to determine […]

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What if you fall in a parking lot?

When we think of crowded parking lots for major chains like Walmart, Meijer, Target, CVS or Walgreens, the immediate concern is usually finding an empty space. However, experience has taught our attorneys that store and restaurant parking lots can be ground zero for a devastating injury. The Lockwood Legal Group has handled several personal injury […]

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Defamation Claims in Indiana

Under Indiana law, the elements of a defamation claim are: a communication with defamatory imputation; malice; publication; and Damages. Bochenek v. Walgreen Co., 18 F.Supp.2d 965 (N.D.Ind. 1998). A plaintiff must also prove that the defendant’s fault in publishing the statement amounted to at least negligence. Defamation Per Se In Indiana, a communication constitutes defamation […]

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Availability of exemplary damages in Michigan

What are Exemplary Damages? Exemplary damages are awarded in order to “compensates plaintiffs for humiliation, sense of outrage, and indignity resulting from injustices maliciously, willfully, and wantonly inflicted by the defendant.” McPeak v McPeak (On Remand), 233 Mich App 483, 490, 593 NW2d 180 (1999) A plaintiff who seeks exemplary damages for the defendant’s willful, […]

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Is there a limit on medical malpractice damages in Michigan?

Does Michigan have a cap on medical malpractice damages? The short answer is, thanks to tort reform, yes. Like many states, Michigan “caps” or limits the amount of damages that are available to a plaintiff who has been successful in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Michigan’s cap is a little more complex than most states’. According to […]

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Allowable Damages In Michigan medical Malpractice Cases

At the time of this writing, medical malpractice cases in Michigan have a cap on the amount of allowable damages. Unfortunately, Michigan legislators believe they alone, instead of the jury, should determine the amount of damages plaintiffs are allowed to obtain as compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of medical professionals. As in all […]

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