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Author Archives: Donald E. Schlyer

How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?

Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times types of harmful incidents allegedly caused by a defendant’s negligence. Whether […]

Due to COVID-19 , Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls

Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement […]

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

Should I File for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

If you’re considering bankruptcy, you might be wondering whether it’s better to file under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Whether you choose Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 will likely depend on your income, debt, assets and financial goals. While both chapters can ultimately help individuals pay off debt, they feature significant differences. Chapter 7 This […]

Indiana Continuing Care Retirement Community Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On July 22, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Bluffton, Indiana filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana. River Terrace Estates was approximately $14 million in debt from outstanding municipal bonds. In its filing, the CCRC cited its inability to pay its long-term debt after […]

What Is a Slip and Fall Accident?

A slip and fall accident occurs when a person slips, trips, falls or is otherwise injured on another person’s property. This type of accident may occur on a rough patch of ground, a flight of stairs, a dangerous floor or any other poorly maintained property. In some cases, the property owner is partially or wholly […]

ATV Crash Hospitalizations Highlight Dangers of Speeding

On July 4, police in Crawford County, Indiana were called to the scene of a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) carrying two people. The accident occurred around 7 p.m. on Vanlanningham Road near Milltown. According to police, 47-year-old Lisa March, who was driving the ATV, reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into […]

Federal Aviation Administration Unmanned Aircraft Restrictions Cause Conflict

In March, news outlets around the country reported a near collision between a U.S. Airways commuter flight and a drone near the Tallahassee Regional Airport. In the aftermath of the narrowly avoided disaster, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it is working aggressively to develop rules for drones. Currently, anyone operating a drone within […]

Wrong-Way Stolen Car Crash Leaves One Dead, 20 Injured

On July 13, a head-on collision on Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana killed one car’s driver and injured 20 other people. The accident reportedly occurred around 7 a.m. and is believed to have been caused by a driver going the wrong way in a lane. According to sources at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, a […]


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