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Choose An Attorney Who Will Go To Bat For You
If You've Suffered A Personal Injury, Contact Attorneys at
If you or a family member has experienced a serious personal injury, you’re probably going
through a difficult, emotional time. That’s why it’s important not to allow yourself to be
pressured into accepting an offer or signing any documents related to your injury.
If you’re not completely sure of your options and what’s in your best interests, you need help
from someone you can trust. You need Gerling Law. From our locations in Evansville,
Louisville and Owensboro, we have been advocating for the interests of injury victims for over
50 years. We will fight for you.
You need to protect yourself against being wronged, and you need an experienced attorney who
will explain your rights and fight vigorously to help you seek fair compensation for your pain
Right now, you’re probably asking yourself:
“Who can I turn to and who can I trust?”
The answer to that question is vitally important — and urgent. Because you’re here at
our website, we know that you are ready to stand up for yourself and you’re looking
for help. A Gerling personal injury attorney is ready to stand up with you and to
aggressively pursue justice for you or your family member.
It is important to act quickly following a personal injury. You must investigate the accident,
preserve any evidence, and file a lawsuit before the deadline set by law, also known as the statute
Your injuries may be due to the negligent or careless actions — or inaction — of a person,
company or organization. Gerling Law personal injury attorneys have the experience and
resources you need to win fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Let us take care of the
details — so you can concentrate on returning to health.
Experience Handling The Most Complex Personal
At our Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro law locations, Gerling Law’s
personal injury attorneys have experience handling the following types of cases:
Auto accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, trains and airplanes and accidents
Severe injuries such as brain injuries, burn injuries and spinal cord injuries
Construction accidents, including injuries caused by electrocution, and fires and explosions
Premises liability accidents involving everything from slip and falls to negligent security
Dog bites and other animal attacks
Nursing home abuse and neglect
Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy and other injuries caused by medical
Products liability cases caused by dangerous or defective products or drugs, including mass tort
Wrongful death claims
What Is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law is designed to protect those harmed by the recklessness, carelessness or
inaction of others, and it covers a variety of situations in which an injury has occurred as the
result of another’s negligence. If you or a family member has suffered an injury, you may file a
claim to recover damages, usually in the form of monetary compensation from those who caused
Unfortunately, some injuries caused by another’s negligence result in death. When that happens,
the loved ones of the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Gerling Law’s personal injury lawyers can help you file a personal injury claim to ensure that
you receive the full compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Reach Out to a Medical Malpractice Attorney
You trust your doctors and other health care professionals with your health and expect competent
care and treatment from them. And yet, thousands of patients are harmed by negligent medical
care every year.
Serious personal injuries — even death — can result from negligent medical care. If you have
been injured by the negligent care of medical professionals, we can help you receive the
compensation you need to move on with your life. Contact Gerling Law. We’re dedicated to
fighting for your legal rights.
Click on the links in the blue box to the right to learn more about medical malpractice.
Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers are Ready to
Most people know that Social Security benefits are available to help us financially once we reach
retirement. But do you know that Social Security is also designed to help those who are disabled
and unable to work and support themselves at any age?
If you’ve been seriously injured and you’re unable to work, remember, “There is life after
disability. Don’t give up!”
It costs nothing to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, but the process can be
intimidating – you must prove that you are totally disabled.
At Gerling Law, our experienced Social Security Disability lawyers are ready to help you
immediately after you become disabled. We know your rights, will guide you through every step
of the eligibility process, and build a case to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Social Security Disability Law
Applying for SSD
Pain and Qualifying Disabilities
Social Security Disabilities Benefits
Call Gerling Law today at 1-888-GERLING (888-437-5464) or complete our Social Security
Disability case evaluation for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Remember, Go with
Experience. Go with Gerling.
About Gerling Law
Top-Rated Personal Injury Law Firm in the Tri-State Region
What sets Gerling Law apart from the thousands of other law firms in the Tri-State Region?
It’s not some clever slogan. It’s not some kind of marketing gimmick. It’s something far more
important: It’s the way we approach the practice of law and focus on the needs of the people we
For over five decades, Gerling Law has pursued justice and fair compensation for people who
have been injured by someone’s actions or neglect, along with people who can no longer support
themselves because of an illness or injury.
Every aspect of our approach is built upon a set of core values that guides our entire team. Those
values include a commitment to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and civility… and a
promise that we will treat our clients with genuine respect and sincerity.
Beyond our commitment to our clients, the professionals of Gerling Law recognize that we also
have a responsibility to the communities we call home.
Legal Professionals Who Care
If you or a family member has been injured, or if an illness or injury has made it impossible to
continue working, our law firm with locations in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and
Owensboro, is ready to put its resources and experience to work on your behalf.
Gerling Law with locations in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro is here to
pursue justice and fair compensation for people who have been injured, or who are unable to
work because of injury or illness.
Our entire legal team offers our clients a supportive and protective environment where you can
feel welcomed and know you’ll be heard. We will always do our best and, no matter what,
you’ll know that you’re being treated fairly and with integrity. Our approach is to be hardline
against your opponents, yet we’ll always take the high road with you, our client.
The People of Gerling Law
Want to get to know the legal professionals who are ready to go to work for you? Click the links
below to meet our team of attorneys and the staff members who support them.
Click here to learn about our attorneys
Click here to meet our staff
Call the Gerling Firm today at 1-888-GERLING (888-437-5464) or complete the Free Case
Review form for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.
Gayle Gerling Pettinga
Jesse Randall Poag
Robert W. Rock
James E. Stoltz
The Gerling Law Firm: Accomplished and Aggressive
For over five decades, the Gerling Firm has been grateful for the opportunity to serve our clients.
Our lawyers are recognized as accomplished and aggressive in the practice of Personal Injury
Law . We help our clients through these difficult times by taking care of the details so that they
can concentrate on regaining their health.
Our years in legal practice also include Medical Malpractice and Social Security Disability
Law . Gerling has attorneys who can help you with your case.
When you choose Gerling Law you can be confident that our lawyers know the law, will
research and understand every detail of your case, and will tirelessly pursue justice for you.
Get the Legal Help You Deserve!
If you’ve suffered a serious injury or are unable to work due to physical or psychological
problems, talking to a law firm like ours just makes sense. Call Gerling Law today at 1-888GERLING (888-437-5464) or complete the Free Case Review form for a free, no-obligation
Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.
Go With Experience
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in personal injury on September 25, 2017.
If you are searching for legal counsel in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Owensboro or
surrounding communities, contact Gerling Law. Our lawyers have one purpose: to make your life
better through assertive advocacy, legal experience and a commitment to results. For over five
decades, our firm has helped individuals get their lives back after an accident or […]
Takata air bag problems offer consumers chance at
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in defective products on September 21, 2017.
Takata air bag problems offer consumers chance at prevention In many ways, consumer safety
seems to be on something of a reverse track. Typically, a person can only seek compensation for
damages suffered after an accident occurs and injury caused. That certainly is true when dealing
with motor vehicle accidents. The crash happens. Victims are […]
5 Reasons to Hire a Burn Injury Attorney
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in personal injury on September 18, 2017.
Those who suffer from a serious burn injury must focus on their healing and recovery. Burns can
be severe and require weeks and months of medical attention. You or your loved one will need
help covering your financial needs during and after your recovery. A Burn Injury Attorney
realizes that no amount of money will […]
SSDI benefits wait
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in social security disability on September 14, 2017.
Compassionate allowance speeds SSDI, but beware the ‘donut hole’ Donut holes are tasty treats.
Try to swallow one whole, though, and it could kill you. There’s a sort of donut hole when it
comes to Social Security Disability and if you feel you need the financial foundation it can
provide, you need to be aware […]
How to Legally Handle the Heartbreak from Birth
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in medical malpractice on September 11, 2017.
Joy can quickly turn to devastation when there is concern and worry from birth injuries. After
months of happiness and anticipation, the last thing you expect to hear during the excitement of
childbirth is that your baby suffered a birth injury. Data reveals that approximately one in every
9,714 babies in the U.S. is born […]
Slip and falls, broken sidewalks, and premises liability
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in premises liability on September 7, 2017.
Premises liability is an incredibly important area of law, even though it is one that most people
won’t think about on a daily basis. Everywhere you go and everything you do can be connected
back to premises liability. If this area of law didn’t exist, then there would be very few people in
the world […]
Auto Accidents and Distracted Driving
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in car accidents on September 4, 2017.
Most auto accidents are caused by another driver’s negligence. This includes anything from
driving too fast or too slow, being distracted, ignoring signals and signs, or being under the
influence of drugs or alcohol. The Phenomenon of Distraction You see it all the time: drivers in
their cars using their Smartphones and taking their eyes […]
Building Code Injuries
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in premises liability on August 31, 2017.
Can I sue for injuries caused by construction defect? Anyone who has contracted to have a house
built or have an addition put on knows minimum requirements for design, construction and
materials must be met. Building codes spell out the specifics. Every state has its own rules.
Indiana is no different. Every community is also […]
Main Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
On behalf of Gerling Law posted in personal injury on August 28, 2017.
Any damage to a spinal cord may result in lifelong injury. Someone who has sustained a spinal
cord injury may not be able to send messages to or below the area that has been damaged. Such
an injury may lead to a loss of basic motor skills, communicative skills, and can even be so
Going with Gerling Law Experience
There are times when serving the best interests of your client means working with another law
firm that has more experience in a particular area of law; greater familiarity with local laws,
judges and juries; another state’s legal credentials; or that can complement and extend your
firm’s own resources. That can involve referring a case to another firm, seeking co-counsel
opportunities, or simply looking for local counsel support.
Gerling Law has a history of providing that kind of support to other law firms. We have earned a
reputation in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky for providing aggressive, high-quality legal
representation in matters pertaining to:
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Our experience in personal injury cases is only one reason we are asked to work with other firms.
Just as important, we have also earned a reputation for integrity, honesty and fair dealing. Simply
put, you can count on us to do the job the right way.
We also recognize that every case referred to us is unique. Whether you want to play an active
role in the case, or simply hand it over to us, we’re prepared to work with you in the way that
best meets the needs of your firm and the best interests of your client.
When working with other attorneys, we are guided by two principles. First, we understand that
every firm has unique resources, perspectives, and experience. Blending these collective
strengths can often make the difference in a case. Second, we appreciate the relationship your
firm enjoys with the client, and we will always respect that relationship.
If you would like to speak with us regarding a referral, a co-counsel relationship, or local
representation, please contact Gayle Gerling Pettinga at 888-437-5464.
Free consultation. Call 888-437-5464
Gerling Law in Evansville
519 Main Street
Evansville, IN 47708