Carmel Personal Injury Attorneys
Put 40+ Years of Experience on Your Side
The Cline Law Firm, LLC exists to serve the legal needs of individuals who have been injured and families who have suffered the death of a loved one as a result of negligent, intentional, or other wrongful conduct of health care providers, truck and motor vehicle operators, drug, medical device, or other consumer product manufacturers, or any other person, entity, or corporation.
Our Carmel attorneys have more than 40 years of legal experience and are recognized nationally for their commitment to clients in and out of the courtroom. We are not afraid to take on big cases that pit us against powerful individuals and corporations. The innocent and injured deserve to be protected and fairly compensated for their pain and suffering. We can be a voice for you during your darkest time when you call to use our services.
Lance D. Cline, Esq.
"Lance Cline's dedication to his clients and his level of skill in trial advocacy have earned him membership in the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates."Read Full Bio
Lindsay N. Popejoy, Esq.
"I am a firm believer that our most important purpose in life is to use our abilities to help those in need. My main focus and desire is to make a tangible difference in the lives of as many people as possible."Read Full Bio
The Inner Circle of AdvocatesFounding member, Lance D. Cline, is one of only two Indiana lawyers ever invited into this most prestigious and selective organization of plaintiff trial attorneys.
Best LawyersLance D. Cline has been voted by his peers as a Best Lawyer in America in the fields of medical malpractice and personal injury every year since 1997, as the Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year three times and as the Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in 2019.
Super Lawyers®Lance D. Cline has been selected by his peers as an Indiana Super Lawyer and as one of Indiana's Top 50 Lawyers since the inception of the award in 2004. He has also been selected as one of Indiana's Top 10 Lawyers in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationLance D. Cline has been a member of ITLA's Board of Directors since 1984 and was selected by his ITLA peers as the Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2018.
$5,634,669 Verdict for a Wrongful Death Caused by Pneumonia
Lance D. Cline obtained a jury verdict of $5,634,669.84 for the wrongful death of a fifty-two-year-old Indian female married to a sixty-four-year-old Indian male at the time of her death. The couple had no children. The decedent developed MRSA pneumonia, a rare form of pneumonia.
$4,100,000 Verdict for Birth-Related Brachial Plexus Nerve Injuries
Lance D. Cline tried this case to a jury in 2012. The plaintiff was a minor male who sustained injuries to brachial plexus nerves in his right arm at the time of his birth. A shoulder dystocia occurred during the vaginal delivery.
$3,500,000 Verdict for a Brachial Plexus Nerve Injury During Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Lance D. Cline tried this lawsuit to a jury in a conservative, northern Indiana county in 2018. The sixty-five-year-old plaintiff had a history of multiple dislocations in his left shoulder between the ages of fourteen and twenty-five that led to the performance of a Magnuson-Stack procedure upon his left shoulder at the age of twenty-five that prevented further dislocations.
$1,285,000 Verdict For a Minor Who Sustained Permanent Brachial Plexus Nerve Injuries at Birth
Lance Cline presented expert witness testimony from two board-certified obstetricians and a biomechanical engineer with expertise and knowledge regarding physician-applied forces during child delivery. The Defendant made no offer of settlement before the trial. The jury deliberated for ninety minutes before ignoring the medical review panel opinion and returning a verdict in favor of the client in the amount of $1,285,000. That was a record verdict in the county where the case was tried.
We Are Here to Serve You
Our society recognizes that unfortunate events occur every day as a result of unreasonable or unsafe behavior and conduct, all of which can cause great harm to individuals and families. Acting collectively in our great nation, we have developed civil laws that exist to protect victims of such conduct and to make them whole for their harms and losses.
The legal process that provides legal remedies for such negligent or wrongful conduct is technical, complicated and fraught with pitfalls for the victims who often lack the knowledge and financial resources necessary to combat the skilled lawyers and deep pocket liability insurance companies who represent the purveyors of wrongful conduct.
This is where our team steps in. Through our free consultations and use of contingent fee contracts, we strive to be as accessible as possible to those who need our help. We will interpret legal jargon, file paperwork, investigate accidents, and do much more to strengthen your claim and successfully secure the results you deserve.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?
Unlike insurance companies, the legal team The Cline Law Firm will act as true advocates on your side. Our firm is committed to working for your best interest every step of the way, while fighting for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Insurance companies, despite what they may say, are not looking out for your best interest. Being businesses at heart, they are primarily focused on what will save them the most amount of time or money.
Learn more about how we can help you today during a free consultation.
Indiana Personal Injury Statute Of Limitations
The statute of limitations is a law all states have that dictate how long an injury victim has to file a claim before they are no longer eligible to do so. In essence, this law is a time limit on how long you have to pursue compensation for your injuries. According to Indiana Code section 34-11-2-4, you have two years from the date you sustained your injury to file a personal injury claim.
There are some notable exceptions that can change this two-year time period. For example:
- Injury victims under the age of eighteen have two years from their eighteenth birthday to file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out
- Personal injury claims against a city or county have a much shorter statute of limitations of only 180 days
There are more circumstance that can change the amount of time you have to file, so it’s important to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as you can. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Our Client-First Approach
If you are thinking about hiring a lawyer then you probably have a story to tell about something bad that has happened to you or a loved one. You probably want to hold another person, entity, or corporation monetarily accountable for negligent, intentional or other wrongful conduct that has caused harms and losses to you or a loved one. You may also want to make sure that the bad event you or a loved one has endured will not happen to anyone else. The Cline Law Firm, LLC exists to help you to listen to your story free of charge and achieve these goals, whenever possible.
After an injury, most people have questions about the civil legal process for obtaining the payment of money for the wrongful conduct of another that has caused harms or losses to you or a loved one. The Cline Law Firm, LLC exists to answer those questions for you and to explain the civil legal process to you free of charge.
We work for our clients on a contingent fee basis. If we agree to represent you, then we will enter into a contingent fee contract that states that you will pay us a fee for the work that we do for you only if we collect money for you and only out of the money that we collect for you. That contract will also state that we will advance all of the out-of-pocket expenses necessary to prosecute your legal claim and that you are not responsible for reimbursing us for those expenses if we do not collect money for you.
In other words, you can afford to hire us and our knowledge, skill, and experience, because we will charge you nothing unless and until we collect money for you. We take all of the financial risk so that you do not have to do so. If we accept your legal claim, then we bet on you and ourselves so that you do not have to do so.
"I truly want to thank you for helping us through these hard years of litigation. It's finally over."MM
"With warm appreciation for all you've given of your time, your energy, and yourself, I am so glad that I was referred to you. Thanks a million."RS
"I so admire your work ethic and dedication to your profession."LF
"I thank all of you for making our dreams "real" once again."SF
"There is not a day that goes by that we do not think about what you have done for our son. We just wanted to thank you one more time."JF and LF
"From the bottom of our hearts, we have appreciated all of your time and effort devoted to us."LZ and MZ
"I wanted to thank you again for all the time and work you put into my case and for believing in me."CG
"I sincerely appreciate your understanding of our spiritual convictions and working with us toward a resolution where we can find eternal peace."TE
Lighting The Way for You
If you are thinking about hiring a lawyer to represent you for a claim for money damages caused by the negligence or other wrongful conduct of a health care provider, a truck driver or other motor vehicle operator, a drug, medical device, or other consumer product manufacturer, or any other person, business entity, or corporation, please call us right now. We are here to answer your questions free of charge. We would be honored to work for you. We have the knowledge, training, experience, passion, and trustworthiness that you and your legal claim need and deserve. We have helped hundreds of people like you. It is all that we do.
As if suffering from injuries isn’t challenging enough, you may also be thousands of dollars in debt as a result of needing medical treatment and/or missing work. Our team is passionate about helping our clients and believes that the innocent should not have to pay out of their pockets for injuries caused by the negligence of someone else.
By holding negligent individuals and entities responsible, and depending on the facts of your particular situation, we may be able to recover damages for you for some or all of the following:
- Nature, extent, and permanency of personal injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Physical pain and emotional distress
- Loss of love, companionship and services of a spouse
- Lost wages or earning capacity from inability to work
- Medical bills
- Burial and funeral expenses
Our founding attorney is the son of a personal injury attorney and has known that he was destined to fight for the injured since he was young. Our dedication to our clients spans generations. If you want to be listened to and have your needs met, you can trust our team.
Triumphant in Complex Injury Cases
A Record of Client Satisfaction
A Legacy of Success in the Court Room
Membership in the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates
40+ Years of Collective Experience