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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Is Your Indianapolis Teen Driver Receiving a Car For Christmas?

Christmas, birthdays, and graduations are common occasions for teens to receive their first cars. However, a teen driver that has access to a vehicle 24/7 are on the road much more compared to teen drivers who borrow their parents’ vehicles. If your teenager is receiving a car for Christmas, you should evaluate your child’s readiness… Read more »

What Do You Need to Know About Indianapolis Motorcycle Crashes?

The number of fatal motorcycle crashes increased by 5.1 percent from 2015 to 2016 nationwide. During 2016, 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes in the United States. Ninety (90) of those motorcycle accident fatalities were in Indiana. In addition to the fatalities, motorcycle accidents injure thousands of people each year. The PBAR legal team believes… Read more »