Can I Receive Less for My Motorcycle Accident if I Did Not Wear a Helmet?

Indiana does not require adults to wear a motorcycle helmet when they ride. The motorcycle helmet laws in Indiana require anyone under the age of 17 to wear a helmet when riding. Adults are free to choose whether they wear a helmet. Research proves that motorcycle helmets save lives and reduce injuries. Studies show that… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Common Causes of Rear-End Crashes in Indianapolis

Rear-end crashes are common throughout Indianapolis, especially during heavy periods of traffic. Crashes involving rear-end collisions are often referred to as “fender benders,” which makes them sound like minor car accidents. However, rear-end crashes can cause traumatic injuries and life-threatening conditions. Some victims of rear-end accidents have surgery and endure months of painful therapy and… Read more »