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 »

Why Did the Insurance Company Deny My Accident Claim?

When you are injured in an Indianapolis, you might be entitled to compensation if the other driver was responsible for causing the crash. However, you must file an accident claim with the other driver’s insurance provider. Unfortunately, a process that should be straightforward when liability is clear can often be confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming. If… Read more »

Three Dangerous Driving Decisions That Can Be Deadly

Unfortunately, you cannot control what another individual does when he or she gets into a vehicle. However, you control what you do as a driver. Your driving decisions each day can keep you safe or place you and others at risk. Below are three dangerous driving decisions that can result in a tragic accident that… Read more »

Can Someone Sue Me If My Christmas Tree Falls Off Of My Car?

If you plan to transport your Christmas tree on top of your vehicle, you need to understand your liability if the tree falls off the car and causes an accident. Road hazards cause thousands of accidents each year on Indiana roads. A Christmas tree is a road hazard if it falls from vehicle. If the… Read more »

What are the Steps to Take After an Indiana Car Accident During the Holidays?

The steps you take following a car accident during the holidays are the same steps you should take after any car accident. Because so many of our friends and clients will be traveling beginning this week through the end of the year, we thought it would be a good time to review the basic steps… Read more »

Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit for My Indianapolis Accident?

When another party injures you, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages under Indiana’s personal injury laws. If you cannot settle your claim, you have the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your damages. However, is it better to settle your claim outside of court or file a personal injury… Read more »

Five Critical Steps to Take After a Hotel Accident

Do you plan to travel during the holidays? Maybe you are visiting relatives out of town or you are taking a well-deserved vacation. Regardless of the reason why you may be traveling during the holidays, you expect the hotel you stay in while you are out of town to be clean and safe. Even though… Read more »