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O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC

Practice Areas

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Business & Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Serving complex business and litigation needs

Attorneys at O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC help businesses tackle their day-to-day legal needs in order that they may concentrate on running a successful operation.

Our law firm offers clients creative strategies based on decades of litigation experience.

Our business services and commercial litigation practice includes:

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Business Organization and Planning
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Disputes
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements

Indiana and Kentucky Attorneys for Business Transactions

Helping clients with legal support at every stage

Business clients of O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC receive personal attention from highly competent business lawyers they can trust implicitly. Our attorneys strive to develop a continuing relationship with business clients.

We have the expertise to be involved with all phases of clients' business operations, from formation through closure. Small businesses in Indianapolis and Louisville rely on the firm's many years of corporate law experience to guide them through the day-to-day corporate questions and problems they encounter.

We assist clients with:

  • Corporate formation and operation
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Other business and nonprofit organization

Once formed, businesses may require additional services relating to vital documents. O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC drafts and reviews:

  • Bylaws
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating Agreements
  • Real-estate purchase/lease
  • Equipment leases
  • Contracts with employees and vendors
  • Business succession plans

When a business reaches the end of the line, we help with the transition. We handle:

  • Owner buy-outs
  • Retirement
  • Sale of the business

Indianapolis and Louisville attorneys
you can trust with every legal need

The full-service lawyers at O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC build such strong relationships with our clients that they confidently choose our firm to handle their personal and general legal matters.

Our individual client legal services include:

  • Estate Planning
  • Bankruptcy
  • Family Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Probate and Estate Administration

Dedicated to protecting your assets

The estate planning lawyers at O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC have seen first-hand the problems that can arise when individuals and business owners fail to prepare for the future. Estate planning is vital to ensure your assets are protected and your final wishes are followed.

Proper estate planning is particularly important for business owners who want to control what happens to their enterprise after their death. In Indiana and Kentucky, individuals and businesses rely on O'Koon Hintermeister to tailor estate plans that include:

  • Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Business Succession Plans

Do not let your family or business partners suffer due to your lack of planning.

Indianapolis and Louisville Injury Attorneys

Formidable advocates for injury victims

The personal injury attorneys at O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC put clients' interests first. We understand that a severe injury results in medical bills, missed work, household expenses and stress. We also understand the devastation families face with the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys are here to help.

We thoroughly explain your legal rights so that you can make informed decisions about whether and how to proceed with a claim. We describe in detail what to expect, from the length of the process to the potential outcome.

Our team of lawyers investigates every aspect of each case. We develop strategies guided by significant insight we have gained in our years of practice.

We negotiate vigorously on behalf of personal injury clients. We carefully analyze any settlement offer by a defendant or an insurance company to ensure it is fair and includes full compensation for:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disability payments
  • Punitive damages

We handle injury and death cases in the following areas:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Amusement Park and Water Park Accidents
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Construction Accidents
  • Drowning
  • Electrocution
  • Elevator or Escalator Accidents
  • Fires or Explosions
  • Maritime and Boating Injuries
  • Motorcycle or Bike Accidents
  • Nursing home Neglect
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Three-wheeler, Four-wheeler, and ATV Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries

Auto Accident Representation

Who will stand up for you after an auto accident?

Our Indianapolis and Louisville law firm accepts personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee basis. Our contingent-fee arrangements permit clients to pursue litigation without paying a retainer.

Your initial consultation is free, and all attorneys' fees and expenses are paid from funds we recover on your behalf. Of course, we are selective in the cases we accept.

Championing victims of serious car crashes in Indiana and Kentucky

Auto accidents can wreak havoc. Property damage, injuries and even death can result.

The auto accident attorneys at O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC understand the frustration and anxiety that injury victims and their family members feel following a motor vehicle crash. We provide comprehensive representation for you.

An insurance company and its team of lawyers will likely represent the person responsible for your accident. Their objective is to protect their interests and to pay as little as possible on your claim. Our team of auto accident lawyers levels the playing field. We provide high-caliber representation you can trust.

Our strategy in auto accident cases is to conduct a thorough investigation, retain reputable medical and accident experts, and vigorously negotiate and litigate. We have significant experience in car crash cases, including cases that we have taken to trial when negotiation failed to produce results for our clients.

At O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC, we represent victims of all serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents:

  • Auto
  • Truck/Tractor-Trailer
  • Motorcycle
  • Bus
  • Bike
  • Boat
  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
  • Pedestrian
  • Hit-and-Run
  • Alcohol-Related/Drunk Driving
  • Poor Road Design
  • Front-End and Rear-End
  • Intersection
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Skilled Truck Accident Lawyers

There is no substitute for a skilled truck accident attorney

Truck accident litigation is complex. Rest assured that the owner of the tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle and its insurance company will have a team of attorneys working immediately to limit their liability. O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC works just as quickly and effectively to preserve evidence and protect your rights.

We conduct a thorough investigation, including reviewing and safeguarding critical evidence such as trucking company policies and records. We interview witnesses and substantiate crucial, time-sensitive information.

O'Koon Hintermeister lawyers understand trucking laws and the requirements for proving liability. We work with reputable engineering, accident reconstruction, trucking and medical experts to assist with these complex cases.

We represent clients involved in truck accidents on state and local roads, as well as the numerous highways surrounding Indianapolis and Louisville. Our experience includes accidents caused by many factors.

Products Liability Lawyers Serving Indiana and Kentucky

Attorneys willing to hold companies accountable for unsafe products

Every year, thousands of consumers are injured or killed by defective products. At O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC, we make it our mission to right the wrongs committed by manufacturers against consumers.

We rely on a team of reputable experts in medicine, engineering, design, manufacturing, chemistry, biomechanics and accident reconstruction to develop solid cases. Additionally, our attorneys are familiar with stringent negligence and products liability laws.

The firm handles injury and wrongful death cases involving:

  • Design Flaws and Design Defects
  • Manufacturing Flaws
  • Inadequate Instructions or Warnings
  • Insufficient Testing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Medical Devices
  • Tools
  • Equipment
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Construction Equipment
  • Household Appliances
  • Consumer Products
  • Children's Products
  • Cribs
  • Car Seats
  • Toys
  • Food Products
  • Auto Industry Products
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • SUV Roll-overs

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Louisville and Indianapolis

What makes a death a wrongful death?

At the law firm of O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC, we understand the devastation a wrongful death can cause for you and your family. As a result, we have dedicated our practice to serving the needs of families who are forced to endure the loss of a loved one.

A wrongful death occurs when a person dies because of the reckless or negligent behavior of another person. With the help of an experienced Indianapolis and Louisville wrongful death lawyer, obtaining compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, and pain and suffering is possible.

Examples of some accidents that may cause a wrongful death:

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are responsible for many deaths each year. According to the Kentucky State Police, 590 people died in fatal collisions in 2013 alone. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles can cause catastrophic injury and death if not used responsibly. An attorney who knows Indianapolis and Louisville wrongful death law can help you seek fair compensation.

Workplace Accidents

Employers must ensure the safety of employees. Construction sites and mining operations are often associated with wrongful deaths. If someone you love dies on a work site, do not hesitate to contact the wrongful death law firm of O’Koon Hintermeister, PLLC.

Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, injuries and wrongful deaths occur at hospitals and medical institutions. Surgical errors, medication errors, and misdiagnoses may all lead to death.

Product Liability

Manufacturers, retailers, and product designers are responsible for selling and distributing safe products to the public. If a product is defective and causes injury or death, these parties are responsible. Additionally, products must contain proper warnings and labels.

Are You Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Nothing is more painful than losing someone you love. While taking legal action may be the farthest thought from your mind, you may be able to obtain a fair settlement for the loss of your loved one.

If you lose a loved one because of an Indianapolis or Louisville wrongful death, you should speak to an attorney who represents clients throughout Indiana and Kentucky as soon as possible.

The laws regarding who is eligible to file a claim are often complex and you need a knowledgeable wrongful death law firm to help you seek fair compensation for your loss. Fortunately, the talented lawyers at the law firm of O'Koon Hintermeister, PLLC have extensive experience in wrongful death law.

Kentucky

According to the law in Kentucky, whenever a person dies because of the negligence of another person, the surviving family members of the deceased have the right to take legal action. Furthermore, in the event of a wrongful death in Louisville or other areas, any amount recovered, not including funeral expenses and attorney fees shall be for the benefit of kindred.

When determining who may recover the damages, the court considers the closest relatives first. If the deceased leaves a widow, and only a widow, he or she is entitled to the whole sum. If the deceased has a widow and children, the sum is split evenly between both parties.

If the victim of the wrongful death in Louisville has no children or widow, his or her parents are entitled to recover damages. If both parents are deceased, the recovered damages will become part of the estate of the deceased and this shall pass to the next closest relative. To handle the complexities of the law, you need a reliable Louisville wrongful death attorney.

Indiana

In Indiana, if a person dies because of the wrongful act or omission of another, the remaining family may take legal action within two years of the incident. For a wrongful death in Indianapolis or other areas, surviving family members may file a claim for reasonable medical, hospital, funeral and burial expenses, and lost earnings. Like Kentucky, recovered damages in Indiana pass to the widow of the deceased first and to any dependent children. If the deceased leaves no widow or children, the recovered sum shall pass along to the next remaining kin.

Due to the complex nature of wrongful death law, it is in your best interests to contact a trustworthy Indianapolis wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.