How to Handle Your Teen Driver's First Car Accident

How to Handle Your Teen Driver’s First Car Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: Teen drivers, particularly males, have a higher likelihood of being involved in a fatal car accident than any other age group.   Car accidents are the leading cause of death for American teens.   Prepare your teen for how to handle the aftermath of a car accident, especially one… Read more »

Why is My Insurance Settlement Offer Lower If I Ask Myself Than If I Use an Attorney

Why is My Insurance Settlement Offer Lower If I Ask Myself Than If I Use an Attorney?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Statistics show that attorneys can negotiate much higher payouts for personal injury claims than those who forgo representation. Insurance companies actively work to keep from paying you the settlement you deserve.  Noneconomic damages for pain and suffering aren’t a given in an insurance company settlement agreement but hiring an… Read more »

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Tips for Preventing Indianapolis Work Zone Car Accidents

What you’ll learn reading this article: There are several common causes of work zone accidents in Indiana, and depending on which factor contributed to a crash, one or more parties may be liable. There is an increased likelihood of accidents in work zones due to a number of factors ranging from the construction itself to… Read more »

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Will Posting on Social Media Hurt My Car Accident Claim?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Social media posts are legally allowed in the courtroom, even if your account was set to private. Defense attorneys and insurance companies are talented at mining social media for excuses to deny car accident victims damages.  If you do make the mistake of posting, talk with your attorney rather… Read more »

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Will My Insurance Rates Go Up After an Indianapolis Car Accident?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Sometimes car insurance rates rise after an accident. Indiana has clear rules about having insurance and reporting car accidents. There are three important reasons to let your insurance company know about the accident, even if it was minor or it wasn’t your fault. Here’s a hard lesson many people… Read more »

Indiana Cell Phone Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

Indiana Cell Phone Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

What you’ll learn reading this article: Starting July 1, Indiana’s new ban on using cell phones while driving is in effect. The goal is to reduce preventable distracted driving crashes on Indiana roads. Violators risk fines and a suspension of their driver’s license. Almost half of all drivers admit to being distracted by their phones,… Read more »

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Indiana Truck Accidents Often Caused by Tire Blowouts

What you’ll learn reading this article: Truck tire blowouts can cause serious road accidents. You can sue the trucking company or even the tire manufacturer. Surviving the accident financially is an important part of your recovery. Have you ever been driving next to a big rig when one of its tires blows out? BAM! It’s… Read more »

Follow These 8 Steps If You’re Injured in a Spring Bicycle Accident

Follow These 8 Steps If You’re Injured in a Spring Bicycle Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: Bicycle accidents aren’t always avoidable, but there are some steps you can take to better ensure your safety when you hit the road cycling. You should treat a bicycle accident like a car accident in many ways, and follow standard procedure, such as calling 911 if hit. Always seek… Read more »

Increase in Indianapolis Pedestrian Accidents

Increase in Indianapolis Pedestrian Accidents

What you’ll learn reading this article: Fatal pedestrian accidents are on the rise throughout the entire United States. Indianapolis has one of the most dangerous areas for pedestrians in the U.S. Several ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from pedestrian accidents in Indianapolis. Warmer weather means an increase in walkers and bicyclists, and… Read more »

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Open & Obvious Doctrine and Indiana Slip and Fall Accidents

What you’ll learn reading this article: It’s important for everyone, whether you are a landowner, a renter, or a visitor, to understand Indiana premises liability and exceptions to it in Indiana.  If you are injured in a slip and fall case, the property owner may attempt to claim the open and obvious doctrine, one exception… Read more »