Serious Personal Injury and The Golden Rule
I have often said, but not as eloquently as I have recently read in the paper. As you all know we represent Hoosiers seriously injured in auto accidents, construction accidents, semi tractor trailer accidents, drunk driving accidents and so on. Our job is to advocate on behalf of folks dealing with brain injury, broken bones, spinal cord injury, paralysis, and wrongful death. Our philosophy is that we only take serious injury cases with merit. What I mean by this is that there is evidence that the person who we contend was negligent was actually negligent and that that negligence caused our clients injury. We do not advertise. We rely on other lawyers and former clients to recommend us to our clients. In this way we know that our clients are taking the issues seriously.
Our greatest tool has always been what our mother taught us and what we know your mother taught you. If you make a mess you are responsible for cleaning it up. We have always known we are not alone in making this a core value of our lives. Yesterday, in the Indianapolis Star, we read the following and want to repeat it here as we think it sums up the essence of a meaningful life, and the essence of why injured people are entitled to be made whole when another causes their injury. The peace is entitled “Golden Rules for Living”, by Miriam Hamilton Keare.
If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up
If you break it, admit it.
If you can’t fix it, call someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, take care of it.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else, obtain permission to use it.
If you don’t know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it’s none of your business, don’t ask questions about it.
We hope you have a productive, healthy and joyous new year.