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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hit and Run Accidents are Increasing — What Should You Do After a Hit & Run Crash?

A recent analysis released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that fatalities from hit and run accidents are at a record high in the United States.  Some of the disturbing facts about hit and run accidents from the study include: Every minute, a hit and run accident occurs somewhere in the United States…. Read more »

Who Is Liable for Car Crashes in Work Zones in Indiana?

Work zone accidents increased 7.8 percent nationwide from 2014 to 2015. Nationwide, there were approximately 96,626 crashes in work zones. The number of work zone accidents has increased in the United States each year since 2013. The number of work zone accidents increased in Indiana from 2015 to 2016. Indiana has also experienced an increase… Read more »

Football Season is Here! Beware of Increased Risk of DUI Accidents?

Football is back in full force for college and professional football teams. Unfortunately, alcohol and watching football often go together. Consuming alcohol during a football game is a common occurrence at tailgates and parties. Sadly, some people enjoy a bit too much alcohol before and during a football game, especially when they begin celebrating hours… Read more »

Motorcycle Safety Checklist for Indiana Motorcyclists

For many individuals, riding a motorcycle is a form of recreation they enjoy on weekends or vacations. For other riders, their motorcycle represents an economical form of transportation to and from work, school, or other locations. Whatever the reasons riders may have for riding a motorcycle, one constant remains the same for all riders. Motorcycle… Read more »