What Does an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Do for You?

You may see or hear advertisements by personal injury attorneys on the internet, the radio, or the television, but what does a personal injury attorney do? A personal injury attorney represents clients who have civil liability claims. They handle cases which involve intentional torts or negligence. A civil lawsuit seeks compensation from a person or… Read more »

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Who is Responsible for an Indianapolis Distracted Driving Accident?

Distracted driving has become a serious problem in the United States. During 2016, 3,450people lost their lives in distracted driving accidents. Distracted drivers also injure hundreds of thousands of people each year.  Because distracted driving is under-reported, the numbers of lives devastated by distracted drivers could be much higher. Why Do People Drive While Distracted?… Read more »

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What Causes Head-on Collisions in Indianapolis?

There are many different types of car crashes in Indianapolis. Although all car crashes can result in fatalities and traumatic injuries, head-on collisions can be extremely devastating. In most cases, both vehicles are traveling at higher speeds when they crash into each other. The force of the impact causes serious and traumatic injuries to the… Read more »

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Why Shouldn’t I Apologize After a Car Accident in Indianapolis?

If you are involved in a car accident, there are certain steps you should take to protect your legal right to recover compensation from the driver who caused the crash.  There are also certain things that you should avoid doing that could hurt your chances of recovering full compensation for all injuries and losses. However,… Read more »

Five Mistakes That Hurt Your Accident Claim

The weeks and months after an accident can be confusing and frustrating. Some accident victims sustain traumatic injuries and incur substantial financial losses. It can be difficult to know what to do in the aftermath of an accident. In some cases, the steps you take can hurt your chance of recovering full compensation for your… Read more »

Should I Hire an Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer?

When someone is injured in an accident, hiring an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer may not seem important. In most cases, seeking medical treatment is the top priority. However, after you see a doctor and you receive medical treatment, you may begin to focus on the property damage and the financial losses related to the accident…. Read more »

NHTSA Releases 2017 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Information

Last month, the NHTSA released its 2017 Traffic Safety Facts related to alcohol-impaired driving. There was a slight decrease in the number of DUI-related fatalities from 2016 to 2017. Unfortunately, 10,874 individuals lost their lives in DUI accidents in 2017 (an average of 1 person every 48 minutes). Fatalities in alcohol-impaired driving accidents represented 29… Read more »

Filing a Claim for PTSD After an Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist or rider can suffer a variety of injuries in a motorcycle accident. Some injuries caused by a motorcycle cycle may not be visible, such as PTSD. PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychiatric disorder that can develop after a traumatic event. Traumatic events that may cause PTSD include motor-vehicle accidents, natural disasters,… Read more »

Can Airbags Cause Injuries in an Indianapolis Car Accident?

When deployed correctly, airbags can reduce the risk of serious injuries and life-threatening conditions in a car accident. Frontal airbags saved almost 50,000 lives between 1987 and 2015. According to the NHTSA, 2,756 lives were saved because of frontal airbags during 2016. Unfortunately, airbags do not always work they way they were designed to work…. Read more »

Should You Agree to Arbitration or Mediation to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

Most personal injury claims are settled without filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, intense negotiations are often required to settle an accident claim. In some cases, the other party may suggest using mediation or arbitration to settle a personal injury claim. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys evaluate an accident claim carefully to determine whether it… Read more »