New Video FAQ: “I’ve been in a personal injury accident, what do I do now?”

 

Watch attorney Jim DuBach detail the steps you should take if you have been involved in an accident. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, contact the attorneys of the Hankey Law Office today at (317) 634-8565.


Potentially flawed Tesla vehicle charging adapters recalled in the US

Approximately 7,000 Tesla adapters used for charging electric vehicles are being recalled in the U.S. due to a flaw that could result in injuries or property damage, a December 6 article of Bloomberg Technology reported.

Tesla Motors Inc. reportedly issued the voluntary recall after receiving two complaints that the adapters melted after emitting excessive heat. The recall affects the charging adapters that were sold in the U.S. that could be purchased on Tesla’s online store. After receiving the overheating complaint, Tesla also recalled three other types of charging adapters with a similar design. Affected owners were advised not to use the faulty adapters and to expect a replacement after approximately three months.

The Hankey Law Office in Indiana represents people who have been injured as a result of using potentially dangerous vehicles. If you think were the victim of a dangerous product, we could help you file a legal claim against negligent parties. Call us today at (800) 520-3633 to find out how we may help you recover your loss.


Millions of defective Samsung washing machines with injury risks recalled

An estimated 2.8 million defective Samsung washing machine units in the U.S. are under recall because the manufacturer and federal authorities have received complaints of injuries linked to the affected products, a November 4 article of cpsc.gov reported.

The South Korean company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission received 733 complaints regarding parts suddenly detaching on the upper portion of the “top-load washing machines” before they issued the recall. At least nine of the overall complaints received reportedly resulted in other fall-related personal injuries, such as to the shoulder or jaw. Owners of the recalled washing machines can get their money back, receive a discount if they plan to purchase another unit, or have the washer repaired.

The lawyers at the Hankey Law Office represent Indiana people who were injured by recalled products. We strongly believe victims of such incidents should receive fair compensations. Call our office today at (800) 520-3633 to find out how we may work on your behalf.


2 people injured in Indianapolis vehicular accident

Two people recently sustained personal injuries in a vehicular accident that happened in Indianapolis, an article of wishtv.com reported on September 27.

Reports revealed that around 5:30 a.m., an accident happened in the vicinity of Banner Drive and Washington Street, not far from the state’s international airport. One of the victims, only identified as a woman, was extracted from her vehicle and was listed in serious condition when she was brought to the hospital. A person from another vehicle received medical attention at the crash scene but did not seek hospitalization. A picture taken by the Wayne Township Fire department showed the driver’s side and front of the vehicle involved in the mishap were heavily damaged. Authorities are still determining the cause of the accident.

If you or a loved one is involved in a vehicular accident, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain treatment funds by pursuing damage claims against negligent parties. Speak with a lawyer at the Hankey Law Office in Indiana today by calling (800) 520-3633, to learn more about your options.


Thousands of Black+Decker products that may cause injury recalled in the US

Approximately 560,000 units of potentially defective Black+Decker electric vacuum blower and mulchers in the U.S. are being recalled due to a defect that could cause injuries to intended users, a September 13 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to the recall, if the fan cover suddenly detaches, the appliance may cause laceration injuries to users. The Maryland-based company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) were notified of four incidents involving the recalled products that resulted in laceration injuries to fingers. Black+Decker will address the problem by repairing the units for free. Individuals who own the recalled blowers were advised to refrain from use and contact Black+Decker for a free repair kit.

In Indiana alone, the attorneys at the Hankey Law Office understand that many people have to deal with a great financial loss after sustaining injuries from defective products. However, if this happens to you, we may be able to offer you legal options to help you obtain the compensation you need for recovery. Find out how we can work on your behalf today by calling (800) 520-3633.


Eight injured in multiple pileup involving semi-trailer truck

A recent vehicular pileup in Monroe County, Indiana resulted to eight persons sustaining injuries, an article of wishtv.com reported on September 2.

Reports revealed that seven vehicles, including a semi-truck, were involved in the accident on the north lane of State Road 37. The initial collision was reportedly caused by the semi-truck, which struck one vehicle, lost control, and hit an additional five other vehicles. Though reports confirmed that eight persons were injured, only two were only taken to a hospital. A blood sample was voluntarily drawn from the semi truck driver to find out if intoxication was a factor in the crash. The multiple pileups resulted in the temporary closure of State Road 37 as crews remove accident debris on the road.

In the tough situation that you were involved in a truck accident, working with a skilled personal injury attorney is important if you are seeking financial assistance for your recovery. Get in touch with an Indiana attorney of the Hankey Law Office today by calling (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your legal options.


Contaminated food products recalled after over 200 suffer illness

In connection with a federal investigation, a food company issued a voluntary recall to their products after 206 persons were sickened by hepatitis A after consuming raw scallops, an article of CNN reported on August 22.

Reports said the Health Department in Hawaii is being assisted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with their investigation after hundreds of persons suffered from the illness that could be fatal in people with compromised immune systems. Recalling company Sea Port Products Corp reportedly was responsible for supplying scallops to restaurants in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The recall was announced after investigators found out that the food was confirmed to have hepatitis A. In the total of the persons who have complaints of illnesses, 56 of them were forced to seek medical attention. Consumers were advised to identify the source of the scallops first before consuming it.

The personal injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office understand that in Indiana alone, many people suffer from hefty financial loss after consuming contaminated food products. However, if this happens to you, we may work on your behalf. Find out how we may possibly help you get compensations you need for recovery by calling (800) 520-3633.


3 injured in Henry County 5-vehicle accident involving 4 semi-trucks

At least three people sustained injuries in Henry County after four semi-trucks and a pickup truck collided with one another, an article of wishtv.com reported on July 31.

According to reports, at about 1:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a five-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70. Information coming from Indiana authorities revealed that a semi-truck was struck from behind by another semi, which was travelling too fast in the right lane. The semi struck from behind hit another semi, which hit another semi, which hit a pickup truck. Two of the drivers were not injured from the chain reaction crash.

If you sustained injuries in a truck accident, working with a qualified legal team is a critical step in recovering compensation for your injuries. Find out how the attorneys at Hankey Law Office in Indiana may be able to help you hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions today by calling (800) 520-3633.


Millions of Clorox products with faulty childproof caps recalled

An estimated 5.4 million bottles of liquid clog removers from The Clorox Company are being recalled because of their potentially faulty caps, a July 14 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, the 17 oz bottles of Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Pro-Strength Urgent Clear, and Industrial Strength Urgent Clear may have faulty child-resistant caps. The bottles contain strong chemical solutions that can cause irritation, burn injuries, and other serious injuries if children remove its red cap cover. The Poison Prevention Packaging Act requires products to have child-resistant covers or packaging if they contain sodium hydroxide. The Clorox Company was notified of 221 incidents of leaking bottles and eight faulty cover reports. Clorox does not know of any injuries involving the recalled products. Consumers were told to keep products away from children’s reach and notify Clorox for a refund.

The attorneys at the Hankey Law Office in Indiana understand that many families are left with a great financial loss when their children sustain injuries in accidents. If you were the victim of a recalled product, we may be able to help you receive compensation. Call our office today at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.


New vehicle accident law takes effect in Indiana

Starting this July, a new motorist accident law in Indiana will take effect in an attempt to reduce the chances of involving more vehicles after a crash, a June 6 article of wbiw.com reported.

Under the Indiana Code 9-26-1-1.2, drivers who have been involved in road crashes are required to move their vehicles, if possible, to the side of the road to keep other vehicles from getting involved in the crash. Such vehicles should remain close to the crash scene. The law does not apply if severe personal injuries, deaths, or a vehicle containing hazardous materials are involved in the accident. The law contradicts the typical advice of insurance companies to wait for authorities to arrive before moving vehicles. The law was enacted to prevent secondary accidents caused by an initial collision, which account for 22% of crashes in Indiana.

Being involved in an accident often results in serious or fatal injuries. If you or a loved one were involved in a serious accident, enlisting the help of a qualified personal injury attorney is important. Especially if you will need compensation for recovery, an Indiana attorney at the Hankey Law Office may be able to work for you. Discuss your legal options by calling (317) 634-8565.


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