Find Lawyers in Indiana, United States for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Andrew J. Detherage is a partner in the Indianapolis and Los Angeles offices of Barnes & Thornburg. Andrew serves on the firm's Management Committee. He is admitted to practice in Indiana and California. He also is co-chair of the firm's Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice Group, which was named by Law360 as a 'Practice Group of the Year.' Andrew represents clients in litigated matters throughout the United States and has appeared in courts in more than 35 states. His practice conc...
John Hughes has been a trial lawyer in state and federal courts for more than 45 years, focusing primarily on civil litigation and appeals representing plaintiffs and defendants. He is a Registered Civil Mediator with an active mediation practice. His extensive trial experience involves business and commercial litigation including prosecution and defense of injunction actions. He has extensive experience in insurance coverage and first party claim litigation, the defense of employment and dis...
Robert T. Keen Jr. is a trial lawyer who focuses his litigation practice in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, premises liability, products liability, employment litigation, and the defense of lawsuits filed against local governments and police officers. Bob has tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts across the State of Indiana for businesses, insurance companies, and governmental entities. In 2006, Bob was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial...
Ed Murphy is known for his intense advocacy, determination and thorough preparation on behalf of his clients. Most of Ed’s work has been on behalf of insurance companies and their insureds. His clients have included major retail chains, trucking companies, construction companies, Indiana businesses and individuals. Over two decades ago, Ed broke into the practice of defending hospitals and doctors in medical malpractice claims. Ed became passionate about defending medical malpractice ca...
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Definition
It is important for a defendant not to ignore the deadline to answer the complaint, because doing so can lead a court to decide in favor of the plaintiff and award money damages. Many times, a defendant will have insurance that covers any allegations being made in a complaint. For example, if you are being sued for an auto accident, you probably have car insurance. If someone was injured on your property, you probably have homeowner’s insurance. If you believe you have insurance for the claims being made against you, immediately contact your insurance agent to report the claim and to provide information about the complaint. Failing to do this could result in an insurance company refusing to pay for any money damages awarded in the lawsuit. If you do not have insurance for the claims being made against you, it is important to contact an attorney so that they can protect your interests in court.
When you are a defendant in a civil lawsuit (a matter not involving a crime) you need to consult with a civil defense attorney who specializes in litigation (i.e., matters pending in court). Civil defense attorneys tend to specialize in a specific area. Some examples include: auto claims, homeowner claims, business/contract claims, property disputes, etc. Before hiring a lawyer, you should determine if a particular lawyer has experience in the subject matter relevant to the complaint. If you have insurance that covers a specific claim, your insurance company will typically hire and pay the lawyer for you.
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