Matt Schad is an Martindale-Hubbell, AV-rated trial attorney handling serious injury and death cases, including products liability, construction site accidents, highway design, motor vehicle collisions, premises liability. He enjoys cases with challenging complex medical, technical, and engineering elements.
Larry J. Schad is a native of New Albany and graduated from New Albany High School in 1959. He attended the University of Kentucky on a football scholarship and graduated in 1963. His Juris Doctor was earned from the University of Louisville. Following his graduation from U of L, it was necessary for Larry to complete two years of active military service in fulfillment of his ROTC Army Commission.
Mr. Forrest is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He is a member of the Indiana and Kentucky bars, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana and the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the 6th and 7th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is a member of numerous legal associations, including the Indiana Trial Lawyers ...
Nancy Morris has been our Civil Case Manager since 2000. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spalding University and worked as a claim specialist for State Farm Insurance for 25 years before coming to Schad & Schad.
Samuel Schad works in the area of Social Security Disability claims. He has overseen the tripling of the firm’s caseload in this area since first focusing on disability claims in 1995. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s SSD practice, from handling initial phone calls to the briefing of cases for Federal Court review.
Each year, the State of Indiana publishes statistics on the number of auto accidents that occur in thte the state. According to the Indiana Crash Facts website maintained by the State of Indiana, there were more than 189,676 accidents in 2009. Wonderfully enough, this is a net decrease over 2008.
But there are still too many accidents on Indiana highways and byways. Too often, auto accidents, truck accidents, truck rollovers, tractor trailer accidents, and motorcycle collisions occur on local freeways.
When you seek help in a disability claim, there are two main things that you should look for: someone who will fight for your rights, and someone who will do that as quickly as they can. Since 1973, Schad and Schad has helped thousands of deserving individuals obtain the Social Security benefits they need. Schad and Schad has a staff of representatives with over 55 years of combined experience. When we sit down with you to evaluate your case, we will ask the hard questions that need to be asked. Before a contract is signed, you will know why we are taking the case and what our theory is.
As patients, we put a lot of trust in health care professionals to find out what's wrong and do what's necessary to make us better. And, for the most part, they do a wonderful job. But when a health care provider acts negligently, it's called medical malpractice, and it can cause the serious injury or death of a patient.
Dog attack victims in the US suffer over $1 billion in monetary losses every year. According to the Insurance Information Institute, dog bites cost insurers $345.5 million in 2002, $321.6 million in 2003, $317.2 million in 2005, and $351.4 in 2006. The number of claims paid by insurers was 20,800 in 2002, but fell to 15,000 in 2005. The insurance payment for the average dog bite claim was $16,600 in 2002, but rose to $21,200 in 2005. Liability claims accounted for approximately 4 percent of homeowner’s claims.
The injuries from a trucking accident are often massive. In a match between large trucks and cars, cars lose - and their occupants too often pay the ultimate price. For trucking accident victims, the personal and economic burdens can be overwhelming.
Because so many trucking accidents are severe, the government has created guidelines that trucking companies and their drivers must follow.
Slip-and-Fall accidents or trip-and-fall accidents (Premises Liability Claims) are one of the most common accidents next to automobile accidents. But liability in many automobile accidents is very easy to establish. Simple mathematical formulas can be applied in even the most complex accidents to determine the force, speed, and other likely vectors that would produce a given negligent scenario.
This is not the case with most slip-and-fall/trip-and-fall accidents, which occur in establishments catering to the public, such as grocery stores and general merchandise stores.
Construction site workers face many hazards and work-related injuries. Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in terms of injury of any industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that for the more than 390,000 persons employed in Florida´s construction industry, over 30,000 (roughly 8%) reported work-related injuries or illnesses in 2000 alone.
States and counties have a legal responsibility to design and maintain roads in a safe condition. Unfortunately, we all know that many local roads are dangerous. We drive them every day.
Accidents are not always the fault of the drivers. Often, people take the policeman’s word that they or another driver made a mistake. Dangerous roads are traps for drivers and pedestrians that cause serious injury and death.
A landlord sprays pesticides in an apartment containing children. A contractor cuts corners using formaldehyde treated wood in a deck. A factory pumps cancer causing pollutants into ground water close to a subdivision.
Every day, people are exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace, at home, and from the environment. Big corporations responsible for these dangers deny responsibility for decades, even when they know full well that their products can poison and kill.
Mr. Forrest is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He is a member of the Indiana and Kentucky bars, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Indiana and the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the 6th and 7th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Forrest, was born in Washington, D.C., November 9, 1940;
Admitted to bar, 1966 ( Indiana); 1986 (Kentucky)
Also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh
Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Southern District of Indiana and Eastern and Western Districts of
Preparatory education, Indiana University (A.B., 1961);
legal education, Indiana University
School of Law (LL.B., 1966)
Named Trial Lawyer of the Year, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury, 2005 – 2013
Member: Louisville, Floyd County, Indiana State, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Schad and Schad, P.C.
223 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150
THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT