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September 1, 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Awards

It’s a great privilege and honor to announce that four of our Ball Eggleston attorneys have received the prestigious Best Lawyers in America 2020 awards. We’re proud to have such […]
October 11, 2019
Learn four social media tips for auto accidents to protect your case.

Four Social Media Tips for Auto Accident Claimants

It didn’t take long for social media to become a staple in our daily lives. Just 25 years ago, posting any personal information online was regarded as incredibly risky, but […]
October 7, 2019
Learn about signs that your personal injury case will go to trial.

Will my personal injury case go to trial?

When recovering from serious injuries, life is stressful enough without having to navigate intricate legal proceedings. Gathering evidence and filing complicated paperwork can be daunting tasks, especially if your financial […]
September 30, 2019
Learn five mistakes to avoid when buying a home in Indiana.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home in Indiana

Your home may be the biggest purchase you ever make, so it’s important to perform your due diligence before closing on the property. You’ll also want to prevent any issues […]
September 23, 2019
Learn why taking a DIY approach to estate planning is a bad idea.

Why Taking a DIY Approach to Estate Planning Is a Bad Idea

Life can be unpredictable, so it’s wise to create a comprehensive estate plan—even if you’re relatively young and healthy. This will ensure your loved ones are protected if anything happens […]
September 16, 2019
If you have a product liability claim from negligent labeling, learn basic FAQs to ask.

Four FAQs about Product Liability Claims Arising from Negligent Labeling

Product manufacturers have a duty to provide reasonable warnings about the risks associated with using their goods. These warnings typically appear in disclaimers on the packaging and within the accompanying […]
September 9, 2019
Learn who may be liable for a commercial truck accident.

Who is liable for a commercial truck accident?

Truck accidents have the potential to cause considerably more damage than crashes that only involve passenger vehicles. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, a tractor-trailer can devastate a car, pickup, or […]
September 2, 2019
Depending on the facts of your personal injury claim, an attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Three Elements to Prove in Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or organization, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for any losses resulting […]
August 30, 2019
Find ways to make divorce easier on the kids by helping them address the emotions that come with a major life change.

4 Ways to Make Divorce Easier on the Kids

Divorce can be hard on children of all ages, especially young kids. In a healthy family dynamic, both parents will contribute to the child’s routine, education, and personal growth in […]
August 23, 2019
A Ball Eggleston attorney can walk you through the process of raising capital to start or grow a business.

Need capital to start or grow a business? Here are three questions to ask yourself first.

Every aspiring business owner needs at least some capital to bring his or her vision to life. And once the company is up and running, obtaining a cash infusion may […]
August 16, 2019
An attorney can help you seek compensation for damages from slips and falls caused by spilled liquids.

Three FAQs About Slips & Falls Caused by Spilled Liquids

Sometimes a slip or fall is much more than an embarrassing blunder. These accidents can result in hip fractures, soft tissue damage, and even brain trauma. When the staff of […]
August 10, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help you understand Indiana’s minimum car insurance requirements.

What are the minimum car insurance requirements in Indiana?

When it comes to car accident claims, Indiana follows a standard fault system. Under this system, the party liable for the wreck is responsible for covering the resulting damages. Since […]
August 5, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help you understand important legal terms before you file a personal injury claim.

5 Legal Terms You Should Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Although the goal of a personal injury claim may seem simple—to recover damages incurred as the result of an injury—navigating the legal system can be complicated. Many clients become overwhelmed […]
July 26, 2019
Learn about defenses against OWI charges in Indiana.

Three Defenses Against OWI Charges in Indiana

If you’ve been charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI), your freedom isn’t the only thing that’s at stake. Even if your record is otherwise clean, a conviction could result in […]
July 24, 2019
Select the right mortgage lender with the help of a Ball Eggleston attorney.

How to Select the Right Mortgage Lender for Your Home Loan

Choosing a mortgage lender is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when buying a home. After all, this may be the largest purchase of your life. […]
July 10, 2019
An attorney at Ball Eggleston can answer questions about motorcycle accident claims involving drunk drivers.

Three FAQs About Motorcycle Accident Claims Involving Drunk Drivers

Drunk drivers are a hazard to everyone around them, but motorcycle riders are at an especially high risk of serious injury and death when they encounter an impaired motorist. The […]
July 6, 2019
If you’re living with a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

What is the lifetime cost of living with a spinal cord injury?

Every year, there are roughly 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States. Living with an SCI—or caring for a loved one with a spinal injury—can […]
July 1, 2019
Sharon Dull supports animal legislation

Sharon Dull Supports Passing Animal Legislation

Ball Eggleston’s Sharon Dull, who has worked as Mike Stapleton’s litigation paralegal for 45 years, has spent her life advocating for animals. She recently testified in support of two Indiana […]
July 1, 2019
An attorney can answer FAQs about truck accidents.

Personal Injury Claims: Three FAQs about Truck Accidents Caused by Falling or Spilled Cargo

Whether they’re traveling on a major highway or a side street, most drivers assume the road will be free of debris. But when cargo spills off a truck without warning, […]
June 24, 2019
Ball Eggleston attorneys can help you navigate laws and exceptions to disinheriting a spouse.

Can I disinherit my spouse?

When someone dies without a will, the laws of intestate succession determine how his or her estate is divided among eligible beneficiaries. These laws vary by state but typically prioritize […]
June 18, 2019
A divorce attorney can help you understand the reasons to stay off social media during divorce proceedings.

Three Reasons to Stay off Social Media During Divorce Proceedings

If you’re active on social media, turning to friends and followers for advice may be instinctual when you’re facing a life-changing decision. And few events can impact a person’s life […]
June 17, 2019

Gabriel N. Eberhardt Receives Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Award

Ball Eggleston’s Gabriel N. Eberhardt was rewarded for his achievements in the community during the Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 14. Mr. Eberhardt and […]
June 13, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help with motorcycle accident wrongful death claims.

Three FAQs about Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Claims

Learning that a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident is devastating. Not only was the loss entirely unexpected, but there’s also a good chance it was caused by […]
June 12, 2019
Jack L. Walkey's ISBA Award

Jack L. Walkey Receives ISBA Award

Ball Eggleston’s Jack L. Walkey was honored for his achievements on Friday, June 7 during the Indiana State Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Conference. Mr. Walkey received the GP Hall of […]
June 8, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine how much your traumatic brain injury claim is worth.

How much is my traumatic brain injury claim worth?

The financial impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating. Although nothing can undo such a tragedy, it may be possible to secure the compensation needed to cover […]
June 4, 2019
A premises liability attorney can help you deal with an injury due to inadequate parking lot maintenance.

Personal Injury Claims: Four FAQs about Inadequate Parking Lot Maintenance

If you sustained serious injuries after slipping, tripping, or falling in a parking lot, you may be entitled to compensation for healthcare costs and other damages. Unfortunately, the process of […]
May 24, 2019
An attorney can help your business prevent employment law disputes.

How can my business prevent employment law disputes?

If you own a business that employs even a single part-time worker, you’re vulnerable to all kinds of employment law disputes. And since a lengthy legal battle could seriously hurt […]
May 23, 2019
A criminal defense attorney can help you understand the implied consent law in Indiana.

Does Indiana have an implied consent law?

First and foremost – don’t drink and drive!  However, If you get pulled over for drunk driving and the police officer asks you to submit to a breathalyzer, you may […]
May 9, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you deal with the aftermath of parking lot accidents.

Slips, Trips & Falls: What You Need to Know About Parking Lot Accidents

When business owners and municipalities fail to maintain their parking lots, serious accidents can result. It can take as little as a shallow pothole or crumbling curb to cause devastating […]
May 5, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine the lifetime cost of a brain injury and strength of your claim.

Four Factors That Impact the Lifetime Cost of a Brain Injury

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be wondering how much the lifetime cost will be. In addition to direct […]
May 1, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine what you should document in a personal injury journal.

What should I document in a personal injury journal?

If you intend to file a personal injury claim, it’s a good idea to start a personal injury journal. Your entries may be able to strengthen your claim by providing […]
April 29, 2019
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Saying Farewell to Jason Ramsland

Attorney Jason Ramsland has left Ball Eggleston and will be moving with his family to Georgia to pursue new opportunities. Please join us in wishing him all the best in […]
April 26, 2019
A real estate attorney can help you understand the disclosure obligations when selling residential real estate.

Disclosure Obligations When Selling Residential Real Estate

As soon as you decide to sell your home, you should review the disclosure requirements within your state. Checking for disclosure obligations can help you determine the kinds of repairs […]
April 18, 2019
If you’re wondering “How often should I review my will?” Ball Eggleston can help.

How often should I review my will?

Most people’s family dynamics and financial situations change dramatically over time. Therefore, it’s likely your estate arrangements will have to be updated at some point. Fortunately, you can update your […]
April 12, 2019
A premises liability attorney can help you understand who is liable for slips and falls at apartment complexes.

Who is liable for slips and falls at apartment complexes?

If you slipped and fell at an apartment complex, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting damages such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. However, […]
April 11, 2019
Learn how to prove damages in a personal injury claim.

How to Prove Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. However, before you can recover any compensation, you’ll […]
April 2, 2019
Learn the qualifications for how long you have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana?

If you received substandard care in a medical facility, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting damages. However, the time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana […]
March 27, 2019
Man researching the question “How is child support calculated in Indiana?”

How is child support calculated in Indiana?

If you’re in the process of getting a divorce, you may be wondering what kind of child support arrangement the judge will order. Regardless of whether you‘ll be the one […]
March 15, 2019
Man researching the question “Which business structure is right for my company?”

Which business structure is right for my company?

Choosing a business structure is one of the earliest decisions you’ll have to make when starting a company. Each structure type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and selecting the […]
March 7, 2019
A wrongful death attorney can answer your questions for a truck accident wrongful death claim.

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim FAQs

It goes without saying that losing a loved one in a sudden accident can be emotionally devastating. Adding to the trauma, you may be facing financial turmoil due to medical […]
March 5, 2019
Joseph T. Bumbleburg, has lectured on land use law to a student group in the Purdue Department of Agronomy.

Bumbleburg Lecture on Land Use Law

February 26, 2019 Treefrog Marketingkrice@treefrogmarketing.com PRESS RELEASE Ball Eggleston, PC is pleased to report that its Senior Partner, Joseph T. Bumbleburg, has again lectured on land use law to a […]
March 3, 2019
A personal injury attorney may be able to help clients receive recoverable damages after a spinal cord injury.

Recoverable Damages After a Spinal Cord Injury

The financial impact of sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be devastating. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the healthcare costs and living expenses can exceed one […]
March 2, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you understand what constitutes a wrongful death claim in Indiana.

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Claim in Indiana?

Losing a loved one can irrevocably change your world. If the loss was a result of an unanticipated accident, your family may have a case of wrongful death for the […]
February 28, 2019
Man studying how to expunge a criminal conviction in Indiana.

How to Expunge a Criminal Conviction in Indiana

Having a conviction on your criminal record can derail your career, prevent you from securing a loan, and limit future opportunities. Fortunately, depending on your circumstances, it may be possible […]
February 19, 2019
Couple considering what to bring to their initial consultation with a real estate attorney.

What to Bring to Your Initial Consultation with a Real Estate Attorney

Whether you’re buying property, dealing with zoning regulations, or facing a border dispute, there’s no substitute for the guidance of a real estate attorney. A well-credentialed lawyer with proper experience […]
February 11, 2019
Man researching the deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits in Indiana.

Deadlines for Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits in Indiana

If you were hurt in a preventable accident and you plan on suing the liable party, you may be wondering what kinds of restrictions apply. Three of the most common […]
February 5, 2019
Learn the signs that you’re experiencing serious back pain after a car accident.

How do you know if you have serious back pain after a car accident?

According to the World Health Organization, lower back pain is the leading cause of missed work days and activity limitation. That means it can affect not only your financial security […]
February 3, 2019
Learn how to determine liability after a multi-vehicle accident with different types of evidence.

How to Determine Liability after a Multi-Vehicle Accident

Determining liability after any car accident can be challenging, but when three or more vehicles are involved, the task can be especially complicated. The laws that govern accident liability in […]
January 3, 2019
Couple discussing what happens if you die without a will in Indiana.

What happens if you die without a will in Indiana?

If you haven’t drafted a will, you’re in good company. In fact, you’re in the majority. According to the American Association of Retired Persons, only 40 percent of American adults […]
December 4, 2018
Patients discussing a medical malpractice claim.

Medical Malpractice Claim: Can I sue for a delayed diagnosis?

Diagnostic errors occur far more often than many people realize. Arthur Elstein, a psychologist who spent his career studying clinical decision-making, estimated that up to 15 percent of medical diagnoses […]
December 1, 2018
Man suffering as a result of traumatic brain injuries.

Five Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a leading cause of disability and death throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 150 Americans die […]
November 24, 2018
Couples go through the process of filing for divorce.

Filing For Divorce: Three Issues That Could Delay Your Divorce Proceedings

Once you make the decision to end your marriage, you may be eager to begin the process of filing for divorce as soon as possible. Unfortunately, divorce proceedings are complicated […]
November 16, 2018
Business owner weighs the pros and cons of an LLC business structure.

Pros and Cons of an LLC Business Structure

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are one of the most popular business structures for budding startups. LLCs provide the liability protection of a corporation and the pass-through taxation benefits of a […]
November 7, 2018
Depending on where you fall in the five levels of spinal cord injuries, you may lose sensation below the injury.

Five Levels of Spinal Cord Injuries

All spinal cord injuries (or SCIs) are unique; however, each case can be classified within one of five levels. The level of a particular SCI is determined by how the […]
November 4, 2018
Learning why it’s important to see a doctor after a whiplash injury could help you catch a brain or neck injury early.

Why It’s Important to See a Doctor After a Whiplash Injury

The symptoms of a serious injury aren’t always immediately apparent. When you suffer whiplash, for example, it could take several hours for the pain and stiffness to develop and become […]
November 1, 2018
The types of recoverable damages after a brain injury can differ depending on the case.

Types of Recoverable Damages After a Brain Injury

The central nervous system (CNS) controls all of our bodily functions. That means damage to either of its main components—the brain or the spinal cord—can be catastrophic. While spinal cord […]
October 18, 2018
Learn about five factors to consider during a home inspection to find the best house for you.

Five Factors to Consider During a Home Inspection

You’ve found the home of your dreams, but is it a smart investment? A home inspection can help you answer this question by identifying pest infestations, security concerns, and a […]
October 15, 2018
It’s important to consult an attorney when creating a will to ensure it’s legally binding.

Five Reasons to Hire an Attorney When Creating a Will

If you’re preparing to draft a will, chances are you’ve come across dozens of templates and how-to videos through a quick online search. While there are tons of online resources […]
October 12, 2018
Although nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can assist with any unexpected costs.

Three Important Questions for a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is utterly devastating. When someone dies in a sudden accident, family members never get the chance to say goodbye, and those who relied on the […]
October 2, 2018
A spinal cord injury can appear with a wide array of symptoms depending on the patient and the accident.

Five Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

It’s only natural to worry about your spine if you’re feeling back pain or numbness after a car accident, fall, or sports injury. Although spinal cord injuries—or SCIs—affect everyone differently, […]
October 1, 2018
Patients can answer the question“what is whiplash?” by speaking with their doctor and a Ball Eggleston attorney.

What is whiplash?

Also known as “neck strain,” whiplash is a soft tissue injury caused by an abrupt overextension and flexion of the neck. It’s most often associated with car accidents, assault, and […]
September 30, 2018
Selling your business is no simple venture, an attorney may be able to help you avoid costly mistakes and protect your legal and financial interests.

Three Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business

To say selling a business is complicated would be an understatement. Transferring ownership of a company demands the due diligence of a tax audit, possible lengthy negotiations of a real […]
September 30, 2018
Contacting a family attorney can help you file and collect the documents you should update after divorce.

Four Documents to Update After Divorce

It goes without saying that divorce is a major decision that can affect many aspects of your life—from your family dynamic to your finances to your day-to-day routine. Although there […]
September 26, 2018
Call an attorney after a car accident to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Reasons to Call an Attorney After a Car Accident

Coping with the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision is always stressful. Even if your injuries are not life-threatening, you may have to miss work while you recover. In addition, […]
September 20, 2018
Examples of medical malpractice are wide in range and can occur in any medical medical specialty.

Five Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Although any healthcare provider can commit medical malpractice, some specialists are more likely than others to be sued. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, neurosurgeons, general surgeons, gastroenterologists, obstetricians, and […]
September 20, 2018
Depending on the facts of your personal injury claim, an attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Three Factors to Prove in Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or organization, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for any losses resulting […]
September 19, 2018
The penalties for public intoxication in Indiana can vary based on the circumstances of your arrest.

What Are the Penalties For Public Intoxication In Indiana?

In the state of Indiana, public intoxication charges used to be treated as a “catch-all” for prosecutors to impose when police lacked sufficient evidence for other violations. Unlike the laws […]
September 6, 2018
Get your house ready to sell by making it a beautiful, empty canvas to potential buyers.

Real Estate Attorney Tips: Five Ways to Get Your House Ready to Sell

If you’re thinking about selling your home, now may be the perfect time to put it on the market. According to U.S. News & World Report, there’s a shortage of […]
September 4, 2018
The types of recoverable damages in Indiana personal injury cases differ for each case.

Types of Recoverable Damages in Indiana Personal Injury Cases

Unanticipated injuries come with a lot of unexpected expenses. Even if you have adequate health insurance coverage, you may still have to worry about indirect costs like lost income and […]
August 23, 2018
A personal injury attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you were hurt in a preventable accident and plan to hold the responsible party financially accountable, it’s natural to have a lot of questions about the upcoming proceedings. Questions […]
August 1, 2018
Person learns what to do at the scene of a car accident.

What to do at the Scene of a Car Accident

The scene of a collision is always chaotic. Even after minor fender benders, tempers are likely to flare, and tensions will be running high.
July 27, 2018
Man discussing a few factors to consider when creating a will.

Five Factors to Consider When Creating a Will

People might be living longer these days, but that doesn’t mean you should put off creating a will. Unfortunately, 60 percent of American adults don’t have an estate plan. Should […]
July 23, 2018
A family attorney may be able to help you avoid conflict during divorce.

Four Tips to Avoid Conflict During Divorce

Divorce proceedings—by their very nature—can be contentious. Even if ending the marriage was a mutual decision, it’s likely that you and your spouse will have at least a few disagreements […]
July 13, 2018
Doctor viewing statistics about medical malpractice.

3 Alarming Statistics About Medical Malpractice in the U.S.

Whenever you visit a medical facility, it is reasonable to assume that you will receive quality care. At the very least, you should not leave the practice in worse condition […]
July 3, 2018
A personal injury attorney can help you with a claim for medical malpractice in Indiana.

What constitutes medical malpractice in Indiana?

Every time you visit a healthcare provider, it is reasonable to assume that you will receive quality care. Although medicine is not an exact science and there are certain conditions […]
July 3, 2018
An OWI attorney may be able to help you fight your criminal charges.

Three Reasons to Hire an OWI Attorney Right Away

When should I hire an OWI attorney? This is one of the most common questions people ask after being arrested for drunk driving. The short answer: as soon as possible.
July 1, 2018
You may be eligible for compensation if you experience symptoms of whiplash after a car accident.

What are the symptoms of whiplash after a car accident?

Whiplash, or neck strain, is a relatively common impact injury that develops when the head is forced backward and forward rapidly. Rear-end collisions are a leading cause of whiplash, but […]
June 25, 2018
Man discussing selling his business with a business attorney in Lafayette.

Three Reasons to Hire an Attorney When Selling Your Business

Selling a business is a lot more complicated than simply selling the product or service that it provides. Even if you started the company on your own or have been […]
June 13, 2018
A personal injury attorney helps with accident cases.

What qualities should I look for in a personal injury attorney?

If you or someone you love was hurt because of another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for lost income, healthcare bills, and other damages. But if […]
June 12, 2018
A personal injury lawyer assists clients in pursuing punitive damages.

When are punitive damages recoverable in Indiana?

There are different categories of damages that may be recovered by personal injury claimants in Indiana. Some categories are intended to make the wronged party “whole” again by paying for […]
June 12, 2018
A personal injury attorney helps when a truck accident has occurred.

Whom can I sue after a commercial truck accident in Indiana?

One of the first steps in building a successful personal injury claim is to identify the liable parties. After most accidents involving passenger vehicles, the liable party is the negligent […]
June 11, 2018
Stay involved with your kids and avoid arguing with the other parent during a child custody case.

Four Mistakes to Avoid During Your Child Custody Case

It goes without saying that divorce is a stressful and time-consuming process. This is especially true if you and your spouse cannot agree on a child custody arrangement. You may […]
December 18, 2017
When should you file a personal injury claim? | Ball Eggleston

After an accident, when should you file a personal injury claim?

Did you know that when you file a personal injury claim could be the difference in the settlement amount you receive? If you or a loved one has been in […]
September 26, 2017
Attorneys Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” | Ball Eggleston

Three Ball Eggleston Attorneys Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America”

We are excited to announce that three Ball Eggleston attorneys have been included in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. As the oldest and most respected peer-review […]
August 22, 2017
Client asking "should I accept a settlement offer."

Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?

When you have bills to pay from an injury, a personal injury settlement from the insurance company might seem like the solution to all of your problems. But, what if […]
August 2, 2017
W. Neil Eggleston Reflects on Tenure as Obama’s White House Counsel | Ball Eggleston

W. Neil Eggleston Reflects on Tenure as President Obama’s White House Counsel

Obama’s Former White House Counsel Has Lafayette, Indiana Roots W. Neil Eggleston does not have a moment of regret when he thinks back to his work in Washington. While reflecting […]
June 14, 2017
Client consulting a personal injury attorney.

Why It’s Important to Consult a Personal Injury Attorney

Were you or a loved one injured as a result of another person or company’s negligence? If so, here are a few reasons why it’s important to consult a personal […]
June 1, 2017
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Attorney Jack L. Walkey Has Received the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award

Ball Eggleston PC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jack L. Walkey has received the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award for his 25 years of service to the Lafayette Police […]
May 5, 2017
Do I have a personal injury case? | Ball Eggleston

Do I have a personal injury case?

After your accident, you’ve probably asked, “Do I have a personal injury case?” To answer this question, there are several questions you must first ask yourself. Watch our video for details. […]
April 7, 2017
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Attorney John P. Schafer Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Ball Eggleston PC is pleased to announce that Attorney John P. Schafer of Lafayette, Indiana, has been admitted as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
April 1, 2017
Man wondering the things you should do after a serious accident.

Four Things You Should Do After a Serious Accident

Statistically, you’re bound to be in an auto accident at some point. Forbes estimates that you will file an insurance claim for a collision approximately once every 17 years. Most […]
March 1, 2017
Person wondering what to do after a motorcycle accident.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Bikes have become a cost-effective, fuel-efficient alternative to vehicles. In fact, there are approximately 8.5 million motorcycles registered in the United States alone. While motorcycles come with several benefits, they […]
March 1, 2017
Man questioning what to do after a car accident.

What to Do After a Car Accident

Throughout the course of your life, you could be in an automobile accident or collision. That said, do you know what to do after a car accident? After calling 911 […]
February 16, 2017
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How to Know if You Have a Personal Injury Case

If you’re the victim of an accident and were injured, you might be wondering if you have a personal injury case. Automobile accidents, medical malpractice, farming accidents, fires, and more […]
February 15, 2017
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Attorney John P. Schafer Named a Partner at Ball Eggleston, PC

Attorney John P. Schafer has been named a partner at Ball Eggleston, PC, a Lafayette, Indiana law firm. We at Ball Eggleston are proud to make this announcement, as Mr. […]
January 30, 2017
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Ball Eggleston Given United Way’s Award of Merit

At their annual meeting and awards luncheon, the United Way of Greater Lafayette presented the 2016 Award of Merit to Ball Eggleston PC in the 1-100 employee class. This award […]
January 21, 2017
Woman wondering how to fight a DUI.

How to Fight a DUI

A DUI can affect employment, careers, travel options, reputation, and much more. As a result, it’s important to understand how to fight a DUI.
January 10, 2017
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Six Things You Should Know After Your First DUI

What happens when you’re arrested for drinking and driving? Do you have to tell your parents or your school? Will you be fined? Will you lose your license? After being […]
October 22, 2016
Person determining how to choose a DUI attorney.

How to Choose a DUI Attorney

Your mind is spinning after a drinking and driving arrest. One thing you must consider carefully is how to choose a DUI attorney. Here are a few tips to help […]
October 15, 2016
Client asking "what kind of attorney do I need for a DUI?"

What Kind of Attorney Do I Need for a DUI?

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, you probably have several questions, including, “What kind of attorney do I need for a DUI?” The answer to this question […]

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September 1, 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Awards

It’s a great privilege and honor to announce that four of our Ball Eggleston attorneys have received the prestigious Best Lawyers in America 2020 awards. We’re proud to have such […]
October 11, 2019
Learn four social media tips for auto accidents to protect your case.

Four Social Media Tips for Auto Accident Claimants

It didn’t take long for social media to become a staple in our daily lives. Just 25 years ago, posting any personal information online was regarded as incredibly risky, but […]
October 7, 2019
Learn about signs that your personal injury case will go to trial.

Will my personal injury case go to trial?

When recovering from serious injuries, life is stressful enough without having to navigate intricate legal proceedings. Gathering evidence and filing complicated paperwork can be daunting tasks, especially if your financial […]
September 30, 2019
Learn five mistakes to avoid when buying a home in Indiana.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home in Indiana

Your home may be the biggest purchase you ever make, so it’s important to perform your due diligence before closing on the property. You’ll also want to prevent any issues […]
September 23, 2019
Learn why taking a DIY approach to estate planning is a bad idea.

Why Taking a DIY Approach to Estate Planning Is a Bad Idea

Life can be unpredictable, so it’s wise to create a comprehensive estate plan—even if you’re relatively young and healthy. This will ensure your loved ones are protected if anything happens […]
September 16, 2019
If you have a product liability claim from negligent labeling, learn basic FAQs to ask.

Four FAQs about Product Liability Claims Arising from Negligent Labeling

Product manufacturers have a duty to provide reasonable warnings about the risks associated with using their goods. These warnings typically appear in disclaimers on the packaging and within the accompanying […]
September 9, 2019
Learn who may be liable for a commercial truck accident.

Who is liable for a commercial truck accident?

Truck accidents have the potential to cause considerably more damage than crashes that only involve passenger vehicles. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, a tractor-trailer can devastate a car, pickup, or […]
September 2, 2019
Depending on the facts of your personal injury claim, an attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Three Elements to Prove in Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or organization, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for any losses resulting […]
August 30, 2019
Find ways to make divorce easier on the kids by helping them address the emotions that come with a major life change.

4 Ways to Make Divorce Easier on the Kids

Divorce can be hard on children of all ages, especially young kids. In a healthy family dynamic, both parents will contribute to the child’s routine, education, and personal growth in […]
August 23, 2019
A Ball Eggleston attorney can walk you through the process of raising capital to start or grow a business.

Need capital to start or grow a business? Here are three questions to ask yourself first.

Every aspiring business owner needs at least some capital to bring his or her vision to life. And once the company is up and running, obtaining a cash infusion may […]
August 16, 2019
An attorney can help you seek compensation for damages from slips and falls caused by spilled liquids.

Three FAQs About Slips & Falls Caused by Spilled Liquids

Sometimes a slip or fall is much more than an embarrassing blunder. These accidents can result in hip fractures, soft tissue damage, and even brain trauma. When the staff of […]
August 10, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help you understand Indiana’s minimum car insurance requirements.

What are the minimum car insurance requirements in Indiana?

When it comes to car accident claims, Indiana follows a standard fault system. Under this system, the party liable for the wreck is responsible for covering the resulting damages. Since […]
August 5, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help you understand important legal terms before you file a personal injury claim.

5 Legal Terms You Should Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Although the goal of a personal injury claim may seem simple—to recover damages incurred as the result of an injury—navigating the legal system can be complicated. Many clients become overwhelmed […]
July 26, 2019
Learn about defenses against OWI charges in Indiana.

Three Defenses Against OWI Charges in Indiana

If you’ve been charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI), your freedom isn’t the only thing that’s at stake. Even if your record is otherwise clean, a conviction could result in […]
July 24, 2019
Select the right mortgage lender with the help of a Ball Eggleston attorney.

How to Select the Right Mortgage Lender for Your Home Loan

Choosing a mortgage lender is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when buying a home. After all, this may be the largest purchase of your life. […]
July 10, 2019
An attorney at Ball Eggleston can answer questions about motorcycle accident claims involving drunk drivers.

Three FAQs About Motorcycle Accident Claims Involving Drunk Drivers

Drunk drivers are a hazard to everyone around them, but motorcycle riders are at an especially high risk of serious injury and death when they encounter an impaired motorist. The […]
July 6, 2019
If you’re living with a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

What is the lifetime cost of living with a spinal cord injury?

Every year, there are roughly 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States. Living with an SCI—or caring for a loved one with a spinal injury—can […]
July 1, 2019
Sharon Dull supports animal legislation

Sharon Dull Supports Passing Animal Legislation

Ball Eggleston’s Sharon Dull, who has worked as Mike Stapleton’s litigation paralegal for 45 years, has spent her life advocating for animals. She recently testified in support of two Indiana […]
July 1, 2019
An attorney can answer FAQs about truck accidents.

Personal Injury Claims: Three FAQs about Truck Accidents Caused by Falling or Spilled Cargo

Whether they’re traveling on a major highway or a side street, most drivers assume the road will be free of debris. But when cargo spills off a truck without warning, […]
June 24, 2019
Ball Eggleston attorneys can help you navigate laws and exceptions to disinheriting a spouse.

Can I disinherit my spouse?

When someone dies without a will, the laws of intestate succession determine how his or her estate is divided among eligible beneficiaries. These laws vary by state but typically prioritize […]
June 18, 2019
A divorce attorney can help you understand the reasons to stay off social media during divorce proceedings.

Three Reasons to Stay off Social Media During Divorce Proceedings

If you’re active on social media, turning to friends and followers for advice may be instinctual when you’re facing a life-changing decision. And few events can impact a person’s life […]
June 17, 2019

Gabriel N. Eberhardt Receives Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Award

Ball Eggleston’s Gabriel N. Eberhardt was rewarded for his achievements in the community during the Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 14. Mr. Eberhardt and […]
June 13, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help with motorcycle accident wrongful death claims.

Three FAQs about Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Claims

Learning that a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident is devastating. Not only was the loss entirely unexpected, but there’s also a good chance it was caused by […]
June 12, 2019
Jack L. Walkey's ISBA Award

Jack L. Walkey Receives ISBA Award

Ball Eggleston’s Jack L. Walkey was honored for his achievements on Friday, June 7 during the Indiana State Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Conference. Mr. Walkey received the GP Hall of […]
June 8, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine how much your traumatic brain injury claim is worth.

How much is my traumatic brain injury claim worth?

The financial impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating. Although nothing can undo such a tragedy, it may be possible to secure the compensation needed to cover […]
June 4, 2019
A premises liability attorney can help you deal with an injury due to inadequate parking lot maintenance.

Personal Injury Claims: Four FAQs about Inadequate Parking Lot Maintenance

If you sustained serious injuries after slipping, tripping, or falling in a parking lot, you may be entitled to compensation for healthcare costs and other damages. Unfortunately, the process of […]
May 24, 2019
An attorney can help your business prevent employment law disputes.

How can my business prevent employment law disputes?

If you own a business that employs even a single part-time worker, you’re vulnerable to all kinds of employment law disputes. And since a lengthy legal battle could seriously hurt […]
May 23, 2019
A criminal defense attorney can help you understand the implied consent law in Indiana.

Does Indiana have an implied consent law?

First and foremost – don’t drink and drive!  However, If you get pulled over for drunk driving and the police officer asks you to submit to a breathalyzer, you may […]
May 9, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you deal with the aftermath of parking lot accidents.

Slips, Trips & Falls: What You Need to Know About Parking Lot Accidents

When business owners and municipalities fail to maintain their parking lots, serious accidents can result. It can take as little as a shallow pothole or crumbling curb to cause devastating […]
May 5, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine the lifetime cost of a brain injury and strength of your claim.

Four Factors That Impact the Lifetime Cost of a Brain Injury

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be wondering how much the lifetime cost will be. In addition to direct […]
May 1, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine what you should document in a personal injury journal.

What should I document in a personal injury journal?

If you intend to file a personal injury claim, it’s a good idea to start a personal injury journal. Your entries may be able to strengthen your claim by providing […]
April 29, 2019
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Saying Farewell to Jason Ramsland

Attorney Jason Ramsland has left Ball Eggleston and will be moving with his family to Georgia to pursue new opportunities. Please join us in wishing him all the best in […]
April 26, 2019
A real estate attorney can help you understand the disclosure obligations when selling residential real estate.

Disclosure Obligations When Selling Residential Real Estate

As soon as you decide to sell your home, you should review the disclosure requirements within your state. Checking for disclosure obligations can help you determine the kinds of repairs […]
April 18, 2019
If you’re wondering “How often should I review my will?” Ball Eggleston can help.

How often should I review my will?

Most people’s family dynamics and financial situations change dramatically over time. Therefore, it’s likely your estate arrangements will have to be updated at some point. Fortunately, you can update your […]
April 12, 2019
A premises liability attorney can help you understand who is liable for slips and falls at apartment complexes.

Who is liable for slips and falls at apartment complexes?

If you slipped and fell at an apartment complex, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting damages such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. However, […]
April 11, 2019
Learn how to prove damages in a personal injury claim.

How to Prove Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. However, before you can recover any compensation, you’ll […]
April 2, 2019
Learn the qualifications for how long you have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana?

If you received substandard care in a medical facility, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting damages. However, the time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana […]
March 27, 2019
Man researching the question “How is child support calculated in Indiana?”

How is child support calculated in Indiana?

If you’re in the process of getting a divorce, you may be wondering what kind of child support arrangement the judge will order. Regardless of whether you‘ll be the one […]
March 15, 2019
Man researching the question “Which business structure is right for my company?”

Which business structure is right for my company?

Choosing a business structure is one of the earliest decisions you’ll have to make when starting a company. Each structure type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and selecting the […]
March 7, 2019
A wrongful death attorney can answer your questions for a truck accident wrongful death claim.

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim FAQs

It goes without saying that losing a loved one in a sudden accident can be emotionally devastating. Adding to the trauma, you may be facing financial turmoil due to medical […]
March 5, 2019
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Bumbleburg Lecture on Land Use Law

February 26, 2019 Treefrog Marketingkrice@treefrogmarketing.com PRESS RELEASE Ball Eggleston, PC is pleased to report that its Senior Partner, Joseph T. Bumbleburg, has again lectured on land use law to a […]
March 3, 2019
A personal injury attorney may be able to help clients receive recoverable damages after a spinal cord injury.

Recoverable Damages After a Spinal Cord Injury

The financial impact of sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be devastating. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the healthcare costs and living expenses can exceed one […]
March 2, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you understand what constitutes a wrongful death claim in Indiana.

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Claim in Indiana?

Losing a loved one can irrevocably change your world. If the loss was a result of an unanticipated accident, your family may have a case of wrongful death for the […]
February 28, 2019
Man studying how to expunge a criminal conviction in Indiana.

How to Expunge a Criminal Conviction in Indiana

Having a conviction on your criminal record can derail your career, prevent you from securing a loan, and limit future opportunities. Fortunately, depending on your circumstances, it may be possible […]
February 19, 2019
Couple considering what to bring to their initial consultation with a real estate attorney.

What to Bring to Your Initial Consultation with a Real Estate Attorney

Whether you’re buying property, dealing with zoning regulations, or facing a border dispute, there’s no substitute for the guidance of a real estate attorney. A well-credentialed lawyer with proper experience […]
February 11, 2019
Man researching the deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits in Indiana.

Deadlines for Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits in Indiana

If you were hurt in a preventable accident and you plan on suing the liable party, you may be wondering what kinds of restrictions apply. Three of the most common […]
February 5, 2019
Learn the signs that you’re experiencing serious back pain after a car accident.

How do you know if you have serious back pain after a car accident?

According to the World Health Organization, lower back pain is the leading cause of missed work days and activity limitation. That means it can affect not only your financial security […]
February 3, 2019
Learn how to determine liability after a multi-vehicle accident with different types of evidence.

How to Determine Liability after a Multi-Vehicle Accident

Determining liability after any car accident can be challenging, but when three or more vehicles are involved, the task can be especially complicated. The laws that govern accident liability in […]
January 3, 2019
Couple discussing what happens if you die without a will in Indiana.

What happens if you die without a will in Indiana?

If you haven’t drafted a will, you’re in good company. In fact, you’re in the majority. According to the American Association of Retired Persons, only 40 percent of American adults […]
December 4, 2018
Patients discussing a medical malpractice claim.

Medical Malpractice Claim: Can I sue for a delayed diagnosis?

Diagnostic errors occur far more often than many people realize. Arthur Elstein, a psychologist who spent his career studying clinical decision-making, estimated that up to 15 percent of medical diagnoses […]
December 1, 2018
Man suffering as a result of traumatic brain injuries.

Five Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a leading cause of disability and death throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 150 Americans die […]
November 24, 2018
Couples go through the process of filing for divorce.

Filing For Divorce: Three Issues That Could Delay Your Divorce Proceedings

Once you make the decision to end your marriage, you may be eager to begin the process of filing for divorce as soon as possible. Unfortunately, divorce proceedings are complicated […]
November 16, 2018
Business owner weighs the pros and cons of an LLC business structure.

Pros and Cons of an LLC Business Structure

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are one of the most popular business structures for budding startups. LLCs provide the liability protection of a corporation and the pass-through taxation benefits of a […]
November 7, 2018
Depending on where you fall in the five levels of spinal cord injuries, you may lose sensation below the injury.

Five Levels of Spinal Cord Injuries

All spinal cord injuries (or SCIs) are unique; however, each case can be classified within one of five levels. The level of a particular SCI is determined by how the […]
November 4, 2018
Learning why it’s important to see a doctor after a whiplash injury could help you catch a brain or neck injury early.

Why It’s Important to See a Doctor After a Whiplash Injury

The symptoms of a serious injury aren’t always immediately apparent. When you suffer whiplash, for example, it could take several hours for the pain and stiffness to develop and become […]
November 1, 2018
The types of recoverable damages after a brain injury can differ depending on the case.

Types of Recoverable Damages After a Brain Injury

The central nervous system (CNS) controls all of our bodily functions. That means damage to either of its main components—the brain or the spinal cord—can be catastrophic. While spinal cord […]
October 18, 2018
Learn about five factors to consider during a home inspection to find the best house for you.

Five Factors to Consider During a Home Inspection

You’ve found the home of your dreams, but is it a smart investment? A home inspection can help you answer this question by identifying pest infestations, security concerns, and a […]
October 15, 2018
It’s important to consult an attorney when creating a will to ensure it’s legally binding.

Five Reasons to Hire an Attorney When Creating a Will

If you’re preparing to draft a will, chances are you’ve come across dozens of templates and how-to videos through a quick online search. While there are tons of online resources […]
October 12, 2018
Although nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can assist with any unexpected costs.

Three Important Questions for a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is utterly devastating. When someone dies in a sudden accident, family members never get the chance to say goodbye, and those who relied on the […]
October 2, 2018
A spinal cord injury can appear with a wide array of symptoms depending on the patient and the accident.

Five Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

It’s only natural to worry about your spine if you’re feeling back pain or numbness after a car accident, fall, or sports injury. Although spinal cord injuries—or SCIs—affect everyone differently, […]
October 1, 2018
Patients can answer the question“what is whiplash?” by speaking with their doctor and a Ball Eggleston attorney.

What is whiplash?

Also known as “neck strain,” whiplash is a soft tissue injury caused by an abrupt overextension and flexion of the neck. It’s most often associated with car accidents, assault, and […]
September 30, 2018
Selling your business is no simple venture, an attorney may be able to help you avoid costly mistakes and protect your legal and financial interests.

Three Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business

To say selling a business is complicated would be an understatement. Transferring ownership of a company demands the due diligence of a tax audit, possible lengthy negotiations of a real […]
September 30, 2018
Contacting a family attorney can help you file and collect the documents you should update after divorce.

Four Documents to Update After Divorce

It goes without saying that divorce is a major decision that can affect many aspects of your life—from your family dynamic to your finances to your day-to-day routine. Although there […]
September 26, 2018
Call an attorney after a car accident to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Reasons to Call an Attorney After a Car Accident

Coping with the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision is always stressful. Even if your injuries are not life-threatening, you may have to miss work while you recover. In addition, […]
September 20, 2018
Examples of medical malpractice are wide in range and can occur in any medical medical specialty.

Five Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Although any healthcare provider can commit medical malpractice, some specialists are more likely than others to be sued. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, neurosurgeons, general surgeons, gastroenterologists, obstetricians, and […]
September 20, 2018
Depending on the facts of your personal injury claim, an attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Three Factors to Prove in Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or organization, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for any losses resulting […]
September 19, 2018
The penalties for public intoxication in Indiana can vary based on the circumstances of your arrest.

What Are the Penalties For Public Intoxication In Indiana?

In the state of Indiana, public intoxication charges used to be treated as a “catch-all” for prosecutors to impose when police lacked sufficient evidence for other violations. Unlike the laws […]
September 6, 2018
Get your house ready to sell by making it a beautiful, empty canvas to potential buyers.

Real Estate Attorney Tips: Five Ways to Get Your House Ready to Sell

If you’re thinking about selling your home, now may be the perfect time to put it on the market. According to U.S. News & World Report, there’s a shortage of […]
September 4, 2018
The types of recoverable damages in Indiana personal injury cases differ for each case.

Types of Recoverable Damages in Indiana Personal Injury Cases

Unanticipated injuries come with a lot of unexpected expenses. Even if you have adequate health insurance coverage, you may still have to worry about indirect costs like lost income and […]
August 23, 2018
A personal injury attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you were hurt in a preventable accident and plan to hold the responsible party financially accountable, it’s natural to have a lot of questions about the upcoming proceedings. Questions […]
August 1, 2018
Person learns what to do at the scene of a car accident.

What to do at the Scene of a Car Accident

The scene of a collision is always chaotic. Even after minor fender benders, tempers are likely to flare, and tensions will be running high.
July 27, 2018
Man discussing a few factors to consider when creating a will.

Five Factors to Consider When Creating a Will

People might be living longer these days, but that doesn’t mean you should put off creating a will. Unfortunately, 60 percent of American adults don’t have an estate plan. Should […]
July 23, 2018
A family attorney may be able to help you avoid conflict during divorce.

Four Tips to Avoid Conflict During Divorce

Divorce proceedings—by their very nature—can be contentious. Even if ending the marriage was a mutual decision, it’s likely that you and your spouse will have at least a few disagreements […]
July 13, 2018
Doctor viewing statistics about medical malpractice.

3 Alarming Statistics About Medical Malpractice in the U.S.

Whenever you visit a medical facility, it is reasonable to assume that you will receive quality care. At the very least, you should not leave the practice in worse condition […]
July 3, 2018
A personal injury attorney can help you with a claim for medical malpractice in Indiana.

What constitutes medical malpractice in Indiana?

Every time you visit a healthcare provider, it is reasonable to assume that you will receive quality care. Although medicine is not an exact science and there are certain conditions […]
July 3, 2018
An OWI attorney may be able to help you fight your criminal charges.

Three Reasons to Hire an OWI Attorney Right Away

When should I hire an OWI attorney? This is one of the most common questions people ask after being arrested for drunk driving. The short answer: as soon as possible.
July 1, 2018
You may be eligible for compensation if you experience symptoms of whiplash after a car accident.

What are the symptoms of whiplash after a car accident?

Whiplash, or neck strain, is a relatively common impact injury that develops when the head is forced backward and forward rapidly. Rear-end collisions are a leading cause of whiplash, but […]
June 25, 2018
Man discussing selling his business with a business attorney in Lafayette.

Three Reasons to Hire an Attorney When Selling Your Business

Selling a business is a lot more complicated than simply selling the product or service that it provides. Even if you started the company on your own or have been […]
June 13, 2018
A personal injury attorney helps with accident cases.

What qualities should I look for in a personal injury attorney?

If you or someone you love was hurt because of another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for lost income, healthcare bills, and other damages. But if […]
June 12, 2018
A personal injury lawyer assists clients in pursuing punitive damages.

When are punitive damages recoverable in Indiana?

There are different categories of damages that may be recovered by personal injury claimants in Indiana. Some categories are intended to make the wronged party “whole” again by paying for […]
June 12, 2018
A personal injury attorney helps when a truck accident has occurred.

Whom can I sue after a commercial truck accident in Indiana?

One of the first steps in building a successful personal injury claim is to identify the liable parties. After most accidents involving passenger vehicles, the liable party is the negligent […]
June 11, 2018
Stay involved with your kids and avoid arguing with the other parent during a child custody case.

Four Mistakes to Avoid During Your Child Custody Case

It goes without saying that divorce is a stressful and time-consuming process. This is especially true if you and your spouse cannot agree on a child custody arrangement. You may […]
December 18, 2017
When should you file a personal injury claim? | Ball Eggleston

After an accident, when should you file a personal injury claim?

Did you know that when you file a personal injury claim could be the difference in the settlement amount you receive? If you or a loved one has been in […]
September 26, 2017
Attorneys Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” | Ball Eggleston

Three Ball Eggleston Attorneys Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America”

We are excited to announce that three Ball Eggleston attorneys have been included in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. As the oldest and most respected peer-review […]
August 22, 2017
Client asking "should I accept a settlement offer."

Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?

When you have bills to pay from an injury, a personal injury settlement from the insurance company might seem like the solution to all of your problems. But, what if […]
August 2, 2017
W. Neil Eggleston Reflects on Tenure as Obama’s White House Counsel | Ball Eggleston

W. Neil Eggleston Reflects on Tenure as President Obama’s White House Counsel

Obama’s Former White House Counsel Has Lafayette, Indiana Roots W. Neil Eggleston does not have a moment of regret when he thinks back to his work in Washington. While reflecting […]
June 14, 2017
Client consulting a personal injury attorney.

Why It’s Important to Consult a Personal Injury Attorney

Were you or a loved one injured as a result of another person or company’s negligence? If so, here are a few reasons why it’s important to consult a personal […]
June 1, 2017
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Attorney Jack L. Walkey Has Received the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award

Ball Eggleston PC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jack L. Walkey has received the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award for his 25 years of service to the Lafayette Police […]
May 5, 2017
Do I have a personal injury case? | Ball Eggleston

Do I have a personal injury case?

After your accident, you’ve probably asked, “Do I have a personal injury case?” To answer this question, there are several questions you must first ask yourself. Watch our video for details. […]
April 7, 2017
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Attorney John P. Schafer Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Ball Eggleston PC is pleased to announce that Attorney John P. Schafer of Lafayette, Indiana, has been admitted as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
April 1, 2017
Man wondering the things you should do after a serious accident.

Four Things You Should Do After a Serious Accident

Statistically, you’re bound to be in an auto accident at some point. Forbes estimates that you will file an insurance claim for a collision approximately once every 17 years. Most […]
March 1, 2017
Person wondering what to do after a motorcycle accident.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Bikes have become a cost-effective, fuel-efficient alternative to vehicles. In fact, there are approximately 8.5 million motorcycles registered in the United States alone. While motorcycles come with several benefits, they […]
March 1, 2017
Man questioning what to do after a car accident.

What to Do After a Car Accident

Throughout the course of your life, you could be in an automobile accident or collision. That said, do you know what to do after a car accident? After calling 911 […]
February 16, 2017
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How to Know if You Have a Personal Injury Case

If you’re the victim of an accident and were injured, you might be wondering if you have a personal injury case. Automobile accidents, medical malpractice, farming accidents, fires, and more […]
February 15, 2017
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Attorney John P. Schafer Named a Partner at Ball Eggleston, PC

Attorney John P. Schafer has been named a partner at Ball Eggleston, PC, a Lafayette, Indiana law firm. We at Ball Eggleston are proud to make this announcement, as Mr. […]
January 30, 2017
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Ball Eggleston Given United Way’s Award of Merit

At their annual meeting and awards luncheon, the United Way of Greater Lafayette presented the 2016 Award of Merit to Ball Eggleston PC in the 1-100 employee class. This award […]
January 21, 2017
Woman wondering how to fight a DUI.

How to Fight a DUI

A DUI can affect employment, careers, travel options, reputation, and much more. As a result, it’s important to understand how to fight a DUI.
January 10, 2017
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Six Things You Should Know After Your First DUI

What happens when you’re arrested for drinking and driving? Do you have to tell your parents or your school? Will you be fined? Will you lose your license? After being […]
October 22, 2016
Person determining how to choose a DUI attorney.

How to Choose a DUI Attorney

Your mind is spinning after a drinking and driving arrest. One thing you must consider carefully is how to choose a DUI attorney. Here are a few tips to help […]
October 15, 2016
Client asking "what kind of attorney do I need for a DUI?"

What Kind of Attorney Do I Need for a DUI?

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, you probably have several questions, including, “What kind of attorney do I need for a DUI?” The answer to this question […]

September 1, 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Awards

It’s a great privilege and honor to announce that four of our Ball Eggleston attorneys have received the prestigious Best Lawyers in America 2020 awards. We’re proud to have such […]
October 11, 2019
Learn four social media tips for auto accidents to protect your case.

Four Social Media Tips for Auto Accident Claimants

It didn’t take long for social media to become a staple in our daily lives. Just 25 years ago, posting any personal information online was regarded as incredibly risky, but […]
October 7, 2019
Learn about signs that your personal injury case will go to trial.

Will my personal injury case go to trial?

When recovering from serious injuries, life is stressful enough without having to navigate intricate legal proceedings. Gathering evidence and filing complicated paperwork can be daunting tasks, especially if your financial […]
September 30, 2019
Learn five mistakes to avoid when buying a home in Indiana.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home in Indiana

Your home may be the biggest purchase you ever make, so it’s important to perform your due diligence before closing on the property. You’ll also want to prevent any issues […]
September 23, 2019
Learn why taking a DIY approach to estate planning is a bad idea.

Why Taking a DIY Approach to Estate Planning Is a Bad Idea

Life can be unpredictable, so it’s wise to create a comprehensive estate plan—even if you’re relatively young and healthy. This will ensure your loved ones are protected if anything happens […]
September 16, 2019
If you have a product liability claim from negligent labeling, learn basic FAQs to ask.

Four FAQs about Product Liability Claims Arising from Negligent Labeling

Product manufacturers have a duty to provide reasonable warnings about the risks associated with using their goods. These warnings typically appear in disclaimers on the packaging and within the accompanying […]
September 9, 2019
Learn who may be liable for a commercial truck accident.

Who is liable for a commercial truck accident?

Truck accidents have the potential to cause considerably more damage than crashes that only involve passenger vehicles. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, a tractor-trailer can devastate a car, pickup, or […]
September 2, 2019
Depending on the facts of your personal injury claim, an attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Three Elements to Prove in Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or organization, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for any losses resulting […]
August 30, 2019
Find ways to make divorce easier on the kids by helping them address the emotions that come with a major life change.

4 Ways to Make Divorce Easier on the Kids

Divorce can be hard on children of all ages, especially young kids. In a healthy family dynamic, both parents will contribute to the child’s routine, education, and personal growth in […]
August 23, 2019
A Ball Eggleston attorney can walk you through the process of raising capital to start or grow a business.

Need capital to start or grow a business? Here are three questions to ask yourself first.

Every aspiring business owner needs at least some capital to bring his or her vision to life. And once the company is up and running, obtaining a cash infusion may […]
August 16, 2019
An attorney can help you seek compensation for damages from slips and falls caused by spilled liquids.

Three FAQs About Slips & Falls Caused by Spilled Liquids

Sometimes a slip or fall is much more than an embarrassing blunder. These accidents can result in hip fractures, soft tissue damage, and even brain trauma. When the staff of […]
August 10, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help you understand Indiana’s minimum car insurance requirements.

What are the minimum car insurance requirements in Indiana?

When it comes to car accident claims, Indiana follows a standard fault system. Under this system, the party liable for the wreck is responsible for covering the resulting damages. Since […]
August 5, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help you understand important legal terms before you file a personal injury claim.

5 Legal Terms You Should Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Although the goal of a personal injury claim may seem simple—to recover damages incurred as the result of an injury—navigating the legal system can be complicated. Many clients become overwhelmed […]
July 26, 2019
Learn about defenses against OWI charges in Indiana.

Three Defenses Against OWI Charges in Indiana

If you’ve been charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI), your freedom isn’t the only thing that’s at stake. Even if your record is otherwise clean, a conviction could result in […]
July 24, 2019
Select the right mortgage lender with the help of a Ball Eggleston attorney.

How to Select the Right Mortgage Lender for Your Home Loan

Choosing a mortgage lender is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when buying a home. After all, this may be the largest purchase of your life. […]
July 10, 2019
An attorney at Ball Eggleston can answer questions about motorcycle accident claims involving drunk drivers.

Three FAQs About Motorcycle Accident Claims Involving Drunk Drivers

Drunk drivers are a hazard to everyone around them, but motorcycle riders are at an especially high risk of serious injury and death when they encounter an impaired motorist. The […]
July 6, 2019
If you’re living with a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

What is the lifetime cost of living with a spinal cord injury?

Every year, there are roughly 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States. Living with an SCI—or caring for a loved one with a spinal injury—can […]
July 1, 2019
Sharon Dull supports animal legislation

Sharon Dull Supports Passing Animal Legislation

Ball Eggleston’s Sharon Dull, who has worked as Mike Stapleton’s litigation paralegal for 45 years, has spent her life advocating for animals. She recently testified in support of two Indiana […]
July 1, 2019
An attorney can answer FAQs about truck accidents.

Personal Injury Claims: Three FAQs about Truck Accidents Caused by Falling or Spilled Cargo

Whether they’re traveling on a major highway or a side street, most drivers assume the road will be free of debris. But when cargo spills off a truck without warning, […]
June 24, 2019
Ball Eggleston attorneys can help you navigate laws and exceptions to disinheriting a spouse.

Can I disinherit my spouse?

When someone dies without a will, the laws of intestate succession determine how his or her estate is divided among eligible beneficiaries. These laws vary by state but typically prioritize […]
June 18, 2019
A divorce attorney can help you understand the reasons to stay off social media during divorce proceedings.

Three Reasons to Stay off Social Media During Divorce Proceedings

If you’re active on social media, turning to friends and followers for advice may be instinctual when you’re facing a life-changing decision. And few events can impact a person’s life […]
June 17, 2019

Gabriel N. Eberhardt Receives Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Award

Ball Eggleston’s Gabriel N. Eberhardt was rewarded for his achievements in the community during the Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 14. Mr. Eberhardt and […]
June 13, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help with motorcycle accident wrongful death claims.

Three FAQs about Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Claims

Learning that a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident is devastating. Not only was the loss entirely unexpected, but there’s also a good chance it was caused by […]
June 12, 2019
Jack L. Walkey's ISBA Award

Jack L. Walkey Receives ISBA Award

Ball Eggleston’s Jack L. Walkey was honored for his achievements on Friday, June 7 during the Indiana State Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Conference. Mr. Walkey received the GP Hall of […]
June 8, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine how much your traumatic brain injury claim is worth.

How much is my traumatic brain injury claim worth?

The financial impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating. Although nothing can undo such a tragedy, it may be possible to secure the compensation needed to cover […]
June 4, 2019
A premises liability attorney can help you deal with an injury due to inadequate parking lot maintenance.

Personal Injury Claims: Four FAQs about Inadequate Parking Lot Maintenance

If you sustained serious injuries after slipping, tripping, or falling in a parking lot, you may be entitled to compensation for healthcare costs and other damages. Unfortunately, the process of […]
May 24, 2019
An attorney can help your business prevent employment law disputes.

How can my business prevent employment law disputes?

If you own a business that employs even a single part-time worker, you’re vulnerable to all kinds of employment law disputes. And since a lengthy legal battle could seriously hurt […]
May 23, 2019
A criminal defense attorney can help you understand the implied consent law in Indiana.

Does Indiana have an implied consent law?

First and foremost – don’t drink and drive!  However, If you get pulled over for drunk driving and the police officer asks you to submit to a breathalyzer, you may […]
May 9, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you deal with the aftermath of parking lot accidents.

Slips, Trips & Falls: What You Need to Know About Parking Lot Accidents

When business owners and municipalities fail to maintain their parking lots, serious accidents can result. It can take as little as a shallow pothole or crumbling curb to cause devastating […]
May 5, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine the lifetime cost of a brain injury and strength of your claim.

Four Factors That Impact the Lifetime Cost of a Brain Injury

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be wondering how much the lifetime cost will be. In addition to direct […]
May 1, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you determine what you should document in a personal injury journal.

What should I document in a personal injury journal?

If you intend to file a personal injury claim, it’s a good idea to start a personal injury journal. Your entries may be able to strengthen your claim by providing […]
April 29, 2019
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Saying Farewell to Jason Ramsland

Attorney Jason Ramsland has left Ball Eggleston and will be moving with his family to Georgia to pursue new opportunities. Please join us in wishing him all the best in […]
April 26, 2019
A real estate attorney can help you understand the disclosure obligations when selling residential real estate.

Disclosure Obligations When Selling Residential Real Estate

As soon as you decide to sell your home, you should review the disclosure requirements within your state. Checking for disclosure obligations can help you determine the kinds of repairs […]
April 18, 2019
If you’re wondering “How often should I review my will?” Ball Eggleston can help.

How often should I review my will?

Most people’s family dynamics and financial situations change dramatically over time. Therefore, it’s likely your estate arrangements will have to be updated at some point. Fortunately, you can update your […]
April 12, 2019
A premises liability attorney can help you understand who is liable for slips and falls at apartment complexes.

Who is liable for slips and falls at apartment complexes?

If you slipped and fell at an apartment complex, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting damages such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. However, […]
April 11, 2019
Learn how to prove damages in a personal injury claim.

How to Prove Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. However, before you can recover any compensation, you’ll […]
April 2, 2019
Learn the qualifications for how long you have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana?

If you received substandard care in a medical facility, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting damages. However, the time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Indiana […]
March 27, 2019
Man researching the question “How is child support calculated in Indiana?”

How is child support calculated in Indiana?

If you’re in the process of getting a divorce, you may be wondering what kind of child support arrangement the judge will order. Regardless of whether you‘ll be the one […]
March 15, 2019
Man researching the question “Which business structure is right for my company?”

Which business structure is right for my company?

Choosing a business structure is one of the earliest decisions you’ll have to make when starting a company. Each structure type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and selecting the […]
March 7, 2019
A wrongful death attorney can answer your questions for a truck accident wrongful death claim.

Truck Accident Wrongful Death Claim FAQs

It goes without saying that losing a loved one in a sudden accident can be emotionally devastating. Adding to the trauma, you may be facing financial turmoil due to medical […]
March 5, 2019
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Bumbleburg Lecture on Land Use Law

February 26, 2019 Treefrog Marketingkrice@treefrogmarketing.com PRESS RELEASE Ball Eggleston, PC is pleased to report that its Senior Partner, Joseph T. Bumbleburg, has again lectured on land use law to a […]
March 3, 2019
A personal injury attorney may be able to help clients receive recoverable damages after a spinal cord injury.

Recoverable Damages After a Spinal Cord Injury

The financial impact of sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be devastating. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the healthcare costs and living expenses can exceed one […]
March 2, 2019
A personal injury attorney can help you understand what constitutes a wrongful death claim in Indiana.

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Claim in Indiana?

Losing a loved one can irrevocably change your world. If the loss was a result of an unanticipated accident, your family may have a case of wrongful death for the […]
February 28, 2019
Man studying how to expunge a criminal conviction in Indiana.

How to Expunge a Criminal Conviction in Indiana

Having a conviction on your criminal record can derail your career, prevent you from securing a loan, and limit future opportunities. Fortunately, depending on your circumstances, it may be possible […]
February 19, 2019
Couple considering what to bring to their initial consultation with a real estate attorney.

What to Bring to Your Initial Consultation with a Real Estate Attorney

Whether you’re buying property, dealing with zoning regulations, or facing a border dispute, there’s no substitute for the guidance of a real estate attorney. A well-credentialed lawyer with proper experience […]
February 11, 2019
Man researching the deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits in Indiana.

Deadlines for Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits in Indiana

If you were hurt in a preventable accident and you plan on suing the liable party, you may be wondering what kinds of restrictions apply. Three of the most common […]
February 5, 2019
Learn the signs that you’re experiencing serious back pain after a car accident.

How do you know if you have serious back pain after a car accident?

According to the World Health Organization, lower back pain is the leading cause of missed work days and activity limitation. That means it can affect not only your financial security […]
February 3, 2019
Learn how to determine liability after a multi-vehicle accident with different types of evidence.

How to Determine Liability after a Multi-Vehicle Accident

Determining liability after any car accident can be challenging, but when three or more vehicles are involved, the task can be especially complicated. The laws that govern accident liability in […]
January 3, 2019
Couple discussing what happens if you die without a will in Indiana.

What happens if you die without a will in Indiana?

If you haven’t drafted a will, you’re in good company. In fact, you’re in the majority. According to the American Association of Retired Persons, only 40 percent of American adults […]
December 4, 2018
Patients discussing a medical malpractice claim.

Medical Malpractice Claim: Can I sue for a delayed diagnosis?

Diagnostic errors occur far more often than many people realize. Arthur Elstein, a psychologist who spent his career studying clinical decision-making, estimated that up to 15 percent of medical diagnoses […]
December 1, 2018
Man suffering as a result of traumatic brain injuries.

Five Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a leading cause of disability and death throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 150 Americans die […]
November 24, 2018
Couples go through the process of filing for divorce.

Filing For Divorce: Three Issues That Could Delay Your Divorce Proceedings

Once you make the decision to end your marriage, you may be eager to begin the process of filing for divorce as soon as possible. Unfortunately, divorce proceedings are complicated […]
November 16, 2018
Business owner weighs the pros and cons of an LLC business structure.

Pros and Cons of an LLC Business Structure

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are one of the most popular business structures for budding startups. LLCs provide the liability protection of a corporation and the pass-through taxation benefits of a […]
November 7, 2018
Depending on where you fall in the five levels of spinal cord injuries, you may lose sensation below the injury.

Five Levels of Spinal Cord Injuries

All spinal cord injuries (or SCIs) are unique; however, each case can be classified within one of five levels. The level of a particular SCI is determined by how the […]
November 4, 2018
Learning why it’s important to see a doctor after a whiplash injury could help you catch a brain or neck injury early.

Why It’s Important to See a Doctor After a Whiplash Injury

The symptoms of a serious injury aren’t always immediately apparent. When you suffer whiplash, for example, it could take several hours for the pain and stiffness to develop and become […]
November 1, 2018
The types of recoverable damages after a brain injury can differ depending on the case.

Types of Recoverable Damages After a Brain Injury

The central nervous system (CNS) controls all of our bodily functions. That means damage to either of its main components—the brain or the spinal cord—can be catastrophic. While spinal cord […]
October 18, 2018
Learn about five factors to consider during a home inspection to find the best house for you.

Five Factors to Consider During a Home Inspection

You’ve found the home of your dreams, but is it a smart investment? A home inspection can help you answer this question by identifying pest infestations, security concerns, and a […]
October 15, 2018
It’s important to consult an attorney when creating a will to ensure it’s legally binding.

Five Reasons to Hire an Attorney When Creating a Will

If you’re preparing to draft a will, chances are you’ve come across dozens of templates and how-to videos through a quick online search. While there are tons of online resources […]
October 12, 2018
Although nothing can replace the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can assist with any unexpected costs.

Three Important Questions for a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is utterly devastating. When someone dies in a sudden accident, family members never get the chance to say goodbye, and those who relied on the […]
October 2, 2018
A spinal cord injury can appear with a wide array of symptoms depending on the patient and the accident.

Five Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

It’s only natural to worry about your spine if you’re feeling back pain or numbness after a car accident, fall, or sports injury. Although spinal cord injuries—or SCIs—affect everyone differently, […]
October 1, 2018
Patients can answer the question“what is whiplash?” by speaking with their doctor and a Ball Eggleston attorney.

What is whiplash?

Also known as “neck strain,” whiplash is a soft tissue injury caused by an abrupt overextension and flexion of the neck. It’s most often associated with car accidents, assault, and […]
September 30, 2018
Selling your business is no simple venture, an attorney may be able to help you avoid costly mistakes and protect your legal and financial interests.

Three Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business

To say selling a business is complicated would be an understatement. Transferring ownership of a company demands the due diligence of a tax audit, possible lengthy negotiations of a real […]
September 30, 2018
Contacting a family attorney can help you file and collect the documents you should update after divorce.

Four Documents to Update After Divorce

It goes without saying that divorce is a major decision that can affect many aspects of your life—from your family dynamic to your finances to your day-to-day routine. Although there […]
September 26, 2018
Call an attorney after a car accident to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Reasons to Call an Attorney After a Car Accident

Coping with the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision is always stressful. Even if your injuries are not life-threatening, you may have to miss work while you recover. In addition, […]
September 20, 2018
Examples of medical malpractice are wide in range and can occur in any medical medical specialty.

Five Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Although any healthcare provider can commit medical malpractice, some specialists are more likely than others to be sued. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, neurosurgeons, general surgeons, gastroenterologists, obstetricians, and […]
September 20, 2018
Depending on the facts of your personal injury claim, an attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Three Factors to Prove in Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or organization, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for any losses resulting […]
September 19, 2018
The penalties for public intoxication in Indiana can vary based on the circumstances of your arrest.

What Are the Penalties For Public Intoxication In Indiana?

In the state of Indiana, public intoxication charges used to be treated as a “catch-all” for prosecutors to impose when police lacked sufficient evidence for other violations. Unlike the laws […]
September 6, 2018
Get your house ready to sell by making it a beautiful, empty canvas to potential buyers.

Real Estate Attorney Tips: Five Ways to Get Your House Ready to Sell

If you’re thinking about selling your home, now may be the perfect time to put it on the market. According to U.S. News & World Report, there’s a shortage of […]
September 4, 2018
The types of recoverable damages in Indiana personal injury cases differ for each case.

Types of Recoverable Damages in Indiana Personal Injury Cases

Unanticipated injuries come with a lot of unexpected expenses. Even if you have adequate health insurance coverage, you may still have to worry about indirect costs like lost income and […]
August 23, 2018
A personal injury attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you were hurt in a preventable accident and plan to hold the responsible party financially accountable, it’s natural to have a lot of questions about the upcoming proceedings. Questions […]
August 1, 2018
Person learns what to do at the scene of a car accident.

What to do at the Scene of a Car Accident

The scene of a collision is always chaotic. Even after minor fender benders, tempers are likely to flare, and tensions will be running high.
July 27, 2018
Man discussing a few factors to consider when creating a will.

Five Factors to Consider When Creating a Will

People might be living longer these days, but that doesn’t mean you should put off creating a will. Unfortunately, 60 percent of American adults don’t have an estate plan. Should […]
July 23, 2018
A family attorney may be able to help you avoid conflict during divorce.

Four Tips to Avoid Conflict During Divorce

Divorce proceedings—by their very nature—can be contentious. Even if ending the marriage was a mutual decision, it’s likely that you and your spouse will have at least a few disagreements […]
July 13, 2018
Doctor viewing statistics about medical malpractice.

3 Alarming Statistics About Medical Malpractice in the U.S.

Whenever you visit a medical facility, it is reasonable to assume that you will receive quality care. At the very least, you should not leave the practice in worse condition […]
July 3, 2018
A personal injury attorney can help you with a claim for medical malpractice in Indiana.

What constitutes medical malpractice in Indiana?

Every time you visit a healthcare provider, it is reasonable to assume that you will receive quality care. Although medicine is not an exact science and there are certain conditions […]
July 3, 2018
An OWI attorney may be able to help you fight your criminal charges.

Three Reasons to Hire an OWI Attorney Right Away

When should I hire an OWI attorney? This is one of the most common questions people ask after being arrested for drunk driving. The short answer: as soon as possible.
July 1, 2018
You may be eligible for compensation if you experience symptoms of whiplash after a car accident.

What are the symptoms of whiplash after a car accident?

Whiplash, or neck strain, is a relatively common impact injury that develops when the head is forced backward and forward rapidly. Rear-end collisions are a leading cause of whiplash, but […]
June 25, 2018
Man discussing selling his business with a business attorney in Lafayette.

Three Reasons to Hire an Attorney When Selling Your Business

Selling a business is a lot more complicated than simply selling the product or service that it provides. Even if you started the company on your own or have been […]
June 13, 2018
A personal injury attorney helps with accident cases.

What qualities should I look for in a personal injury attorney?

If you or someone you love was hurt because of another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for lost income, healthcare bills, and other damages. But if […]
June 12, 2018
A personal injury lawyer assists clients in pursuing punitive damages.

When are punitive damages recoverable in Indiana?

There are different categories of damages that may be recovered by personal injury claimants in Indiana. Some categories are intended to make the wronged party “whole” again by paying for […]
June 12, 2018
A personal injury attorney helps when a truck accident has occurred.

Whom can I sue after a commercial truck accident in Indiana?

One of the first steps in building a successful personal injury claim is to identify the liable parties. After most accidents involving passenger vehicles, the liable party is the negligent […]
June 11, 2018
Stay involved with your kids and avoid arguing with the other parent during a child custody case.

Four Mistakes to Avoid During Your Child Custody Case

It goes without saying that divorce is a stressful and time-consuming process. This is especially true if you and your spouse cannot agree on a child custody arrangement. You may […]
December 18, 2017
When should you file a personal injury claim? | Ball Eggleston

After an accident, when should you file a personal injury claim?

Did you know that when you file a personal injury claim could be the difference in the settlement amount you receive? If you or a loved one has been in […]
September 26, 2017
Attorneys Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” | Ball Eggleston

Three Ball Eggleston Attorneys Recognized in “Best Lawyers in America”

We are excited to announce that three Ball Eggleston attorneys have been included in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. As the oldest and most respected peer-review […]
August 22, 2017
Client asking "should I accept a settlement offer."

Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?

When you have bills to pay from an injury, a personal injury settlement from the insurance company might seem like the solution to all of your problems. But, what if […]
August 2, 2017
W. Neil Eggleston Reflects on Tenure as Obama’s White House Counsel | Ball Eggleston

W. Neil Eggleston Reflects on Tenure as President Obama’s White House Counsel

Obama’s Former White House Counsel Has Lafayette, Indiana Roots W. Neil Eggleston does not have a moment of regret when he thinks back to his work in Washington. While reflecting […]
June 14, 2017
Client consulting a personal injury attorney.

Why It’s Important to Consult a Personal Injury Attorney

Were you or a loved one injured as a result of another person or company’s negligence? If so, here are a few reasons why it’s important to consult a personal […]
June 1, 2017
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Attorney Jack L. Walkey Has Received the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award

Ball Eggleston PC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jack L. Walkey has received the Grand Marquis de Lafayette Award for his 25 years of service to the Lafayette Police […]
May 5, 2017
Do I have a personal injury case? | Ball Eggleston

Do I have a personal injury case?

After your accident, you’ve probably asked, “Do I have a personal injury case?” To answer this question, there are several questions you must first ask yourself. Watch our video for details. […]
April 7, 2017
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Attorney John P. Schafer Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Ball Eggleston PC is pleased to announce that Attorney John P. Schafer of Lafayette, Indiana, has been admitted as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
April 1, 2017
Man wondering the things you should do after a serious accident.

Four Things You Should Do After a Serious Accident

Statistically, you’re bound to be in an auto accident at some point. Forbes estimates that you will file an insurance claim for a collision approximately once every 17 years. Most […]
March 1, 2017
Person wondering what to do after a motorcycle accident.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Bikes have become a cost-effective, fuel-efficient alternative to vehicles. In fact, there are approximately 8.5 million motorcycles registered in the United States alone. While motorcycles come with several benefits, they […]
March 1, 2017
Man questioning what to do after a car accident.

What to Do After a Car Accident

Throughout the course of your life, you could be in an automobile accident or collision. That said, do you know what to do after a car accident? After calling 911 […]
February 16, 2017
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How to Know if You Have a Personal Injury Case

If you’re the victim of an accident and were injured, you might be wondering if you have a personal injury case. Automobile accidents, medical malpractice, farming accidents, fires, and more […]
February 15, 2017
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Attorney John P. Schafer Named a Partner at Ball Eggleston, PC

Attorney John P. Schafer has been named a partner at Ball Eggleston, PC, a Lafayette, Indiana law firm. We at Ball Eggleston are proud to make this announcement, as Mr. […]
January 30, 2017
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Ball Eggleston Given United Way’s Award of Merit

At their annual meeting and awards luncheon, the United Way of Greater Lafayette presented the 2016 Award of Merit to Ball Eggleston PC in the 1-100 employee class. This award […]
January 21, 2017
Woman wondering how to fight a DUI.

How to Fight a DUI

A DUI can affect employment, careers, travel options, reputation, and much more. As a result, it’s important to understand how to fight a DUI.
January 10, 2017
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Six Things You Should Know After Your First DUI

What happens when you’re arrested for drinking and driving? Do you have to tell your parents or your school? Will you be fined? Will you lose your license? After being […]
October 22, 2016
Person determining how to choose a DUI attorney.

How to Choose a DUI Attorney

Your mind is spinning after a drinking and driving arrest. One thing you must consider carefully is how to choose a DUI attorney. Here are a few tips to help […]
October 15, 2016
Client asking "what kind of attorney do I need for a DUI?"

What Kind of Attorney Do I Need for a DUI?

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, you probably have several questions, including, “What kind of attorney do I need for a DUI?” The answer to this question […]

September 1, 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2020 Awards

It’s a great privilege and honor to announce that four of our Ball Eggleston attorneys have received the prestigious Best Lawyers in America 2020 awards. We’re proud to have such […]
October 11, 2019
Learn four social media tips for auto accidents to protect your case.

Four Social Media Tips for Auto Accident Claimants

It didn’t take long for social media to become a staple in our daily lives. Just 25 years ago, posting any personal information online was regarded as incredibly risky, but […]
October 7, 2019
Learn about signs that your personal injury case will go to trial.

Will my personal injury case go to trial?

When recovering from serious injuries, life is stressful enough without having to navigate intricate legal proceedings. Gathering evidence and filing complicated paperwork can be daunting tasks, especially if your financial […]
September 30, 2019
Learn five mistakes to avoid when buying a home in Indiana.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home in Indiana

Your home may be the biggest purchase you ever make, so it’s important to perform your due diligence before closing on the property. You’ll also want to prevent any issues […]
September 23, 2019
Learn why taking a DIY approach to estate planning is a bad idea.

Why Taking a DIY Approach to Estate Planning Is a Bad Idea

Life can be unpredictable, so it’s wise to create a comprehensive estate plan—even if you’re relatively young and healthy. This will ensure your loved ones are protected if anything happens […]
September 16, 2019
If you have a product liability claim from negligent labeling, learn basic FAQs to ask.

Four FAQs about Product Liability Claims Arising from Negligent Labeling

Product manufacturers have a duty to provide reasonable warnings about the risks associated with using their goods. These warnings typically appear in disclaimers on the packaging and within the accompanying […]
September 9, 2019
Learn who may be liable for a commercial truck accident.

Who is liable for a commercial truck accident?

Truck accidents have the potential to cause considerably more damage than crashes that only involve passenger vehicles. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, a tractor-trailer can devastate a car, pickup, or […]
September 2, 2019
Depending on the facts of your personal injury claim, an attorney may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Three Elements to Prove in Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another person or organization, you have the right to file a personal injury claim for any losses resulting […]
August 30, 2019
Find ways to make divorce easier on the kids by helping them address the emotions that come with a major life change.

4 Ways to Make Divorce Easier on the Kids

Divorce can be hard on children of all ages, especially young kids. In a healthy family dynamic, both parents will contribute to the child’s routine, education, and personal growth in […]
August 23, 2019
A Ball Eggleston attorney can walk you through the process of raising capital to start or grow a business.

Need capital to start or grow a business? Here are three questions to ask yourself first.

Every aspiring business owner needs at least some capital to bring his or her vision to life. And once the company is up and running, obtaining a cash infusion may […]
August 16, 2019
An attorney can help you seek compensation for damages from slips and falls caused by spilled liquids.

Three FAQs About Slips & Falls Caused by Spilled Liquids

Sometimes a slip or fall is much more than an embarrassing blunder. These accidents can result in hip fractures, soft tissue damage, and even brain trauma. When the staff of […]
August 10, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help you understand Indiana’s minimum car insurance requirements.

What are the minimum car insurance requirements in Indiana?

When it comes to car accident claims, Indiana follows a standard fault system. Under this system, the party liable for the wreck is responsible for covering the resulting damages. Since […]
August 5, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help you understand important legal terms before you file a personal injury claim.

5 Legal Terms You Should Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Although the goal of a personal injury claim may seem simple—to recover damages incurred as the result of an injury—navigating the legal system can be complicated. Many clients become overwhelmed […]
July 26, 2019
Learn about defenses against OWI charges in Indiana.

Three Defenses Against OWI Charges in Indiana

If you’ve been charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI), your freedom isn’t the only thing that’s at stake. Even if your record is otherwise clean, a conviction could result in […]
July 24, 2019
Select the right mortgage lender with the help of a Ball Eggleston attorney.

How to Select the Right Mortgage Lender for Your Home Loan

Choosing a mortgage lender is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when buying a home. After all, this may be the largest purchase of your life. […]
July 10, 2019
An attorney at Ball Eggleston can answer questions about motorcycle accident claims involving drunk drivers.

Three FAQs About Motorcycle Accident Claims Involving Drunk Drivers

Drunk drivers are a hazard to everyone around them, but motorcycle riders are at an especially high risk of serious injury and death when they encounter an impaired motorist. The […]
July 6, 2019
If you’re living with a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

What is the lifetime cost of living with a spinal cord injury?

Every year, there are roughly 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States. Living with an SCI—or caring for a loved one with a spinal injury—can […]
July 1, 2019
Sharon Dull supports animal legislation

Sharon Dull Supports Passing Animal Legislation

Ball Eggleston’s Sharon Dull, who has worked as Mike Stapleton’s litigation paralegal for 45 years, has spent her life advocating for animals. She recently testified in support of two Indiana […]
July 1, 2019
An attorney can answer FAQs about truck accidents.

Personal Injury Claims: Three FAQs about Truck Accidents Caused by Falling or Spilled Cargo

Whether they’re traveling on a major highway or a side street, most drivers assume the road will be free of debris. But when cargo spills off a truck without warning, […]
June 24, 2019
Ball Eggleston attorneys can help you navigate laws and exceptions to disinheriting a spouse.

Can I disinherit my spouse?

When someone dies without a will, the laws of intestate succession determine how his or her estate is divided among eligible beneficiaries. These laws vary by state but typically prioritize […]
June 18, 2019
A divorce attorney can help you understand the reasons to stay off social media during divorce proceedings.

Three Reasons to Stay off Social Media During Divorce Proceedings

If you’re active on social media, turning to friends and followers for advice may be instinctual when you’re facing a life-changing decision. And few events can impact a person’s life […]
June 17, 2019

Gabriel N. Eberhardt Receives Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Award

Ball Eggleston’s Gabriel N. Eberhardt was rewarded for his achievements in the community during the Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 14. Mr. Eberhardt and […]
June 13, 2019
The attorneys at Ball Eggleston can help with motorcycle accident wrongful death claims.

Three FAQs about Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Claims

Learning that a loved one has died in a motorcycle accident is devastating. Not only was the loss entirely unexpected, but there’s also a good chance it was caused by […]
June 12, 2019