Indianapolis Insurance Defense and Personal Injury Defense Attorneys
Marion County General Civil Litigation Lawyers for Workers' Compensation Defense, Business Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration
The experienced attorneys at Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP, are capable of litigating cases in a wide range of practice areas. No matter which of these areas your cases fall into, we will make your case our priority and defend your interests through the litigation process at every step.
Contact our firm with questions you have about the following practice areas:
General Civil Litigation
General civil litigation applies to a broad range of laws and the associated litigation of civil law. Civil law is designed to settle disputes between individuals, organizations, business entities, etc. Within this branch, there multiple sub-branches, and each is governed by specialized laws that requires specific legal attention.
Within this practice area, our firm is equipped to handle the following types of cases:
- Insurance coverage disputes;
- Professional liability disputes;
- Bad faith claims;
- First party litigation;
- Third party litigation;
- Premises liability;
- Trucking and commercial vehicle accident litigation;
- Motorcycle accident litigation; and
- Construction accident defense.
Worker's Compensation Defense
Worker's compensation is a type of insurance policy most employers throughout the United States are required to carry. When an employee is injured on the job, this insurance covers all the costs that he or she accrues, such as medical bills and salary reimbursement for time out of work. In Indiana, worker's compensation claims are handled by the Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana. Within this area, our firm takes claim denial defense cases and represents employers facing a worker's compensation claim from a former or current employee.
Business litigation refers to any type of commercial or business-related dispute. It can sometimes be referred to as commercial litigation. Business litigation cases can involve public or private entities.
Within this area of law, our firm has handled the following types of cases:
- Contract disputes;
- Partnership and shareholder disputes;
- Non-compete covenants;
- Employment practice disputes, including discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination claims; and
- Business formations.
Mediation and Arbitration
Mediation and arbitration are two forms of alternative dispute resolution. In both of these resolution methods, case outcomes are determined outside of court and may allow clients to avoid costly expenses commonly associated with litigation.
The arbitration process relies on the expertise of an arbitrator, who is a neutral third party who weighs both the plaintiff and the defendant’s claims and ultimately decides the case’s outcome.
Mediation is similar to arbitration in that the case is so resolved outside the courtroom, but it involves a mediator instead of an arbitrator. A mediator is a neutral third party who does not make the final decision regarding a case’s settlement. Instead, he or she facilitates a discussion between the parties in an effort to resolve their dispute and guide them to a fair an equitable settlement. In mediation, compromise is key. Our team of experienced mediators know how to evaluate cases and use efficient tactics to assist parties in reaching an amicable resolution of their case.
Contact Our Indianapolis Insurance Defense Attorneys
At Due Doyle Fanning & Alderfer, LLP, we work to defend and resolve cases promptly for our clients. For your legal consultation with our firm, contact our attorneys at 317-635-7700 to learn more about the services we offer and your rights as our client.