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  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: August 30, 2019

Faulty stairs, freshly mopped or waxed floors with no visible warnings, ice, snow, cracked sidewalks, spills—there are an infinite number of causes for slip and fall accidents. If you’re moving, a slip and fall injury can happen. Sometimes injuries happen due to our own carelessness, or an error in judgment; we’ve all experienced that terrifying moment when you simply trip…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: May 2, 2019

Combine the yeast and 2 cups warm water in a mixing bowl and stir to dissolve. Add the butter, sugar and salt. Use a wooden spoon to stir in one-third of the flour until smooth. Add another third of the flour and stir, then turn it out onto a floured board to knead. Knead it over 15 minutes, adding the…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: March 14, 2019

The answer is “sort of.” While this answer might not satisfy those people who require a simple “yes” or “no” answer to tough questions, let me try to explain Indiana premises liability case law. In order to prevail on a slip and fall case in Indiana, the injured person must prove: (1) a hazardous condition on the property caused the…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: March 6, 2019

One of the common complaints about lawyers by the public is that “legalese” makes it impossible to understand the clear intent of parties to a contract. The public believes that “magic language” exists in contracts and that failure to comply with makes a contract invalid or a will have no effect. This type of belief is not good for the…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: December 16, 2018

Although the title of this blog post might seem ridiculous at first blush, I’m personally surprised that businesses who invite customers upon their land for products or services have not tried to sneak “waivers of liability” into receipts…yet. And, as you can see from my photo above, I spend a lot more time at McDonald’s than I do at a…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: October 5, 2018

Not very often. But, automatic exclusion by a Judge is not always the right legal ruling. Usually this topic comes up when clients ask if I can mention other similar trips or falls on the defendant’s property that occurred before our incident at an upcoming trial. The most common situation involves “another fall” involving a different person who fell on…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: July 23, 2017

When It Comes To Unpaid Medical Bills, An Injured Person Can Feel Victimized A Second Time One of the most common complaints received from clients concerns unpaid medical bills while a case is pending. I remind clients that until and unless you prove your case of negligence against a wrongdoer in a court of law, the medical treaters have a…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: July 14, 2017

Wal-Mart, Inc. will not settle your slip and fall case based upon avoiding bad publicity. It will settle your case if you have a good case with sound evidence presented by capable attorneys, like Shaw Law. We’ve done it before, we can do it for you. It is estimated that Wal-Mart, Inc. operates over 4,500 stores in the United States.…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: July 13, 2017

What once seemed like science fiction is coming and it’s almost here. Google is coming out with a driverless, robotic car that will not have a driver. Rumors are that Apple and other major auto manufacturers will soon have driverless cars. Who knows? Someday it might be illegal to drive your own car. Google and Apple are currently working on…Read More

  • By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
  • Published: June 19, 2017

After 30 years of helping injured people get back on their feet, Shaw Law Office has noticed two recurring defenses used by landowners in litigation over and over again: Notice and Notice. Wait, you say, that looks like only one defense, right? How can that be two separate defenses? Well, the answer is simple. A landowner will typically blame the…Read More

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