Three Situations That Create Close Calls on the Highway & How to Avoid Highway Accidents

Most drivers have experienced a close call on the highway. A vehicle swerving into your lane or a sudden traffic jam that causes everyone to slam on breaks can make you realize just how close you came to a being involved in a traffic accident. Unfortunately, for many drivers, these close calls turn into tragic… Read more »

Can a Drunk Driver Be Liable for Injuries if He is Not Found Guilty of DUI?

When a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol, the driver places himself and others at risk for serious injuries and death. In 2017,10,874 people died in DUI accidents involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher. The number represented 29 percent of all traffic fatalities for that year…. Read more »

Do I Have a Soft Tissue Injury?

I was injured in an accident, and I am experiencing pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion? Do I have a soft tissue injury caused by an accident? Yes, you could be experiencing the signs and symptoms of a soft tissue injury. Depending on the severity of a soft tissue injury, the injury may heal… 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 »