What You Need to Know About Rental Cars After an Accident

What You Need to Know About Rental Cars After an Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: After an accident, you are entitled to a rental car to provide for transportation while your own vehicle is repaired or replaced. Depending on your insurance, you may have certain time and model constraints on the type of vehicle you are provided. Should you be involved in an accident… Read more »

6 factors determining case worth

Six Factors That Determine How Much Your Case Is Worth

What you’ll learn reading this article: Multiple factors will influence the worth of your personal injury claim after an accident caused by the negligence of a person, product or company. In many cases, the amount of financial losses you incur due to medical treatments, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more will help to shape… Read more »

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Proving Soft-Tissue Damage After a Car Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: Many soft-tissue injuries may not be readily apparent after an accident and may take days to weeks to show symptoms.  Soft-tissue injuries can cause debilitating pain and result in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms for the victim. Insurance companies will fight soft-tissue injuries, and seeking the help of an… Read more »

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What Are My Rights as an Injured Passenger in Indiana?

What you’ll learn reading this article: There are certain situations in which you, as a passenger, could be found partially at-fault for an accident. As a passenger, you have the right to pursue damages after an accident except in specific situations, such as the driver being a close relative. Accidents that involve multiple passengers can… Read more »

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 »