HARPER & HARPER ATTORNEYS https://www.harperattorneys.com en-us Most Region's police agencies want body cameras but grimace at cost, Times sampling shows https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/Most-Regions-police-agencies-want-body-cameras-but Defense attorney Bob Harper has long questioned why Portage remains the only major police department in Porter County not equipping its officers with body cameras. https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/Most-Regions-police-agencies-want-body-cameras-but Courts asked to release three COVID-19 positive inmates from Porter County Jail https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/Courts-asked-to-release-three-COVID-19-positive-in VALPARAISO — Petitions have been filed seeking the release of three female inmates at the Porter County Jail, who have tested positive for the coronavirus. https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/Courts-asked-to-release-three-COVID-19-positive-in What No One Tells You About Workers’ Compensation https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/What-No-One-Tells-You-About-Workers-Compensation It seems like every day we hear about another workplace injury in Northwest Indiana. Thankfully, Indiana requires businesses to carry workers’ compensation insurance (although some employers are exempt.) This useful insurance protects workers who are injured at work. Workers’ compensation pays for the medical expenses of the injured worker and sometimes includes cash benefits. These benefits cover hurt workers, no matter what caused the accident and regardless of who is to blame. https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/What-No-One-Tells-You-About-Workers-Compensation Police Investigations and You https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/Police-Investigations-and-You When a detective calls you, stops by your home or work, or asks you to come in to the station for an interview, you might be under investigation. No matter who you are, being investigated by police is concerning. What should you do? ? https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/Police-Investigations-and-You What to do When in a Car Accident https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/What-to-do-When-in-a-Car-Accident The squealing tires and crushing glass…have you ever been in an accident? Chances are, you have been involved in a car accident or know someone that has. Every year, there are 6 million car accidents in the United States. Sadly, 3 million people are injured in car accidents, (driverknowledge.com). https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/What-to-do-When-in-a-Car-Accident Indiana DUI Checkpoints Explained https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/Indiana-DUI-Checkpoints-Explained With the upcoming holidays, you might have some questions about sobriety checkpoints, also known as DUI checkpoints or roadblocks. There is a lot of misinformation about these common traffic stops. Some incorrect information is that you do not have to comply, they are illegal, and you do not have to roll down your window. This is incorrect. It’s important to arm yourself with facts in case you find yourself at a DUI Checkpoint. https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/Indiana-DUI-Checkpoints-Explained What to Do if a Dog Bites You https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/WhattoDoifaDogBitesYou Did a dog bite you, a loved one, or your pet? Depending on the location of the wound and the particular canine, it could be serious. The first thing to do is to treat the wound. Dogs’ mouths are full of bacteria. https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/WhattoDoifaDogBitesYou What to Do If You Think You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/WhattoDoIfYouThinkYouAreaVictimofMedica Something went terribly wrong. You believe someone you trusted with your health has made a mistake. What do you do? Start by finding a different doctor and make your health a priority. Medical malpractice is serious, and should be addressed right away. https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/WhattoDoIfYouThinkYouAreaVictimofMedica What Should you Do if you Receive an OWI https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/What-Should-you-Do-if-you-Receive-an-OWI Mistakes like OWI’s can happen to the best of us. What matters most is how you move forward. There are things to keep in mind to minimize the impact of an OWI on your life. https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/What-Should-you-Do-if-you-Receive-an-OWI Porter County murder case dismissed; new prosecutor said the innocent will no longer be charged https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/InnocentNoLongerWillBeCharged VALPARAISO — Announcing his office will no longer prosecute the innocent, new Porter County Prosecutor Gary Germann moved Friday to dismiss the murder and arson case against an Ogden Dunes man accused of burning his mother at their home. https://www.harperattorneys.com/Blog/Details/InnocentNoLongerWillBeCharged