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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Congrats Butler Bulldogs! Final Four and Houston Bound!

Way to go Bulldogs! There's nothing we like more in Indiana than cheering for our basketball teams!

We were proud of our Sycamores winning the MVC and earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament this year, and we're just as proud of the Butler team for repeating their final four performance.

Here's to bringing home the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship! Best of luck from all of us at Tofaute & Spelman Personal Injury Attorneys!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

100 Men Who Cook - Book Has Arrived!

Hey we just cracked open a fresh copy of the 100 Men Who Cook - Book from the 2011 event and let me tell you, it is fantastic.  Our mouths are collectively watering and all the scrumptious dishes served up!

Special shout-outs to Scott Culp (page 28 Jambalaya) and Rich Dunkin/Les Spelman (page 59 Chocolate Covered Strawberries).

What a great way to celebrate the new museum!  Find out more about the Terre Haute Children's Museum HERE.

Photo credit: Trib-Star Article Link



Sunday, March 20, 2011

What If You're Injured and You Live in Another State?

Will Money Make My Injury "Right?"

No, but it may very well make going through such a bad time BETTER than not making a claim.  When you are hurt by a careless driver, their insurance company must set up an account in your name if you are hurt.  They will not and are not required to tell you, even if you use us as your attorneys, how much is put in that account.  It is done by state law to make sure that the insurance company has funds to pay you if you make the claim.  And it is held until the time limit for making your claim expires.  

If you make no claim in the time to do so, that money is released to use by the insurance company and nothing goes to you.  

Is it better for the injured person to receive these funds, or the stockholders and management of the insurance co to have them?  You decide.     

If you want us to make a claim, we have over 100 years combined experience and are happy to do so on your behalf.  Because, we think the injured folks should be fairly compensated and insurance companies not given a "windfall" at an injured person's expense.

If you've been injured in an accident, call us right now at 800-468-8736! We have offices in Terre Haute, Vincennes, Lafayette, Kokomo, Evansville, Bloomington, and Indianapolis, Indiana.  We also have offices in Danville, Illinois.

You can also schedule an appointment at your convenience using the Appointment Book to the right of this post.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan - Tsunami and Earthquake Victims. What Can We Do?

The Tofaute & Spelman family are asking the same question and want to share with you some useful links on how and where you can make a difference.  We all feel better when we can "do something."  And if enough of us get together and "do something" those add up!  So, here we go:

  • Buy a t-shirt here
  • Donate to the American Red Cross here
  • Find out where in Indiana to donate blood here
  • Organize your own fundraiser like these folks did here
There are many organizations popping up all over Indiana.  Please research the organization before you donate anything to make sure it is legitimate.  The links above are historically dependable and the new ones are with reputable organizations.

Our prayers and sympathies go out to all the earthquake and tsunami victims and their families.  And remember, If you've been injured in an accident, call us right now at 800-468-8736! We have offices in Terre Haute, Vincennes, Lafayette, Kokomo, Evansville, Bloomington, and Indianapolis, Indiana.  We also have offices in Danville, Illinois.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Why Hire a Lawyer to Help You with Your Accident?

Why do you think insurance companies don't want injured people to contact lawyers?  Ever wondered about that?  We know that they don't because people who are represented by attorneys in injury cases will on average receive more in settlements or in court than those who settle their claims by themselves without legal help.  If you want legal help to win YOUR case, call TOFAUTE & SPELMAN 800-468-8736 now. The call and the advice are BOTH free, and, confidential!

Our clients often have told us that while talking to the insurance company, the adjuster has told them that they "dont need a lawyer."  They told us that comment raised "a red flag"  that they probably did.  Don't try and guess whether or not you do, call us for a free initial consultation.  800-468-8736.  The call and the advice are free.  

If you hire TOFAUTE & SPELMAN, we will not charge any legal fees or costs unless you win your case. If you don't hire us, you can still give the adjuster a statement, but you'll have some additional knowledge about how best to do it.  It is a "win - win" for you.  


If you've been injured in an accident, call us right now at 800-468-8736! We have an accident lawyer in Terre Haute, Vincennes, Lafayette, Kokomo, Evansville, Bloomington, and Indianapolis, Indiana ready to help you.  We also have a personal injury attorney in Danville, Illinois, with experience to answer your car accident question.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Traveling?

Check your insurance because you may need it.  While on a cruise, if you are injured as the fault of the ship or crew, your rights of recovery for your injury and damages may depend on where it happened -- domestic or international waters. Coverage may depend on the ship's country of  registry -- this may not be simple. Familiarize yourself with the cruise line track record and ask your agent to fill you in, beforehand.

Going to Mexico?  Renting a car there?  Be careful!  Your car insurance in the USA will probably not cover you!  It's always a good idea to ask your agent before you go. Most  domestic insurance will not be good there.   You can purchase insurance at the car rental agency in Mexico that will cover you, just be sure to ask "all the questions" and get it in writing before you take your Mexican rental car on the road.

Remember too that most of that insurance will not cover you if you go "off road" in Mexico.  Just remember to bring all your questions to your insurance agent and the rental car agency and ask them BEFORE you sign on the dotted line.

Tofaute & Spelman.  We have a Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyer who can answer your accident questions.