Practice Areas

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Rieff Law Office is focused on getting justice for injured people. If you’ve been injured, call for a free consultation at 574-404-9498. While there are many different causes for the need to take legal action, some commonly handled cases are listed below.

You can see whether your accident or injury requires taking the next step to getting legal advice. Of course, if you read the common cases and feel as though you still want to obtain more information, call us and we will set up a FREE consultation to figure out what is best for you.

Automobile Collisions

The vast majority of personal injuries result from automobile collisions. If you are involved in a collision, it is important to know your rights. Contact me to arrange a free consultation. Insurance company adjusters are trained to try and get your case settled for as little as possible in as short of time as possible.

Once you accept a settlement and sign a release, you cannot make any additional recovery from the party that is released. Indiana is a comparative fault state.

You may make a recovery even if you are up to 50% at fault. It is important to determine if the other driver has insurance and how much. It is also important to know what coverage you have under your policy. Despite the fact the other driver has no insurance or inadequate insurance, you may be able to recover from your own insurance carrier. Your policy may also provide coverage of for your medical bills and those of your passengers.

Slips, Trips And Falls

Many people believe that if they fall on the property of another that the owner of the property is responsible to pay them damages. That is not the case. As in other cases, the injured party must establish that the fall was due to the negligence of the property owner. This is the case with both residential and commercial properties.

The most common slip-and-fall injuries are on ice, a wet floor or on stairs. If you or someone close to you has been injured as a result of a slip, trip or fall, it is important to know your rights.

Contact Craig to arrange a free consultation. Insurance company adjusters are trained to get your case settled for as little as possible in as short of time as possible. Once you accept a settlement and sign a release, you cannot make any additional recovery from the party that is released. Call Craig before signing any paperwork.

Medical Malpractice

A medical provider can be held responsible for negligence if they fail to meet the standard of care for the treatment of a patient. In Indiana, a patient’s claim must be submitted to a medical review panel for evaluation.

Regardless of the result of the panel decision, the patient can proceed with an action in court. Because of this process, medical malpractice cases take longer to resolve than most cases. If you believe you have a claim, it is important to seek counsel as soon as possible.

Dog Bites

Dog bites are responsible for a large number of claims made under homeowner’s insurance policies. Since dog bites often involve children and can involve facial injuries, such claims can be substantial. In the event of a dog bite, be sure to contact the local municipality to report the bite. Take photographs of the bite(s) as well and then call Craig to discuss your possible lawsuit against the dog owner.