Four Differences Between Indianapolis Truck Accidents and Car Accidents

If you have seen an accident involving a large truck or commercial vehicle, you already know that these crashes are not your typical traffic accident. Accidents involving large vehicles are different from crashes involving cars, small trucks, or motorcycles. Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other large truck accidents typically result in more fatalities and catastrophic injuries than… Read more »

Are Large Truck Accidents More Deadly for Passengers in Other Vehicles?

Does it make you nervous to drive next to a big-rig on the interstate? Do you hold your breath for a few seconds until that 18-wheeler either passes you or is safely in your rear-view mirror? If so, you are not alone. Many people do not like sharing the road with large trucks because they… Read more »

Distracted Driving in Indianapolis – Part 3 of 3 – Proving Fault for a Distracted Driving Accident

In our final distracted driving blog for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, our Indianapolis distracted driving attorneys discuss the steps you should take if a distracted driver injures you. We also discuss compensation for accident victims and how a distracted driving accident claim is valued. Steps to Take After an Indianapolis Distracted Driving Accident Many of… Read more »

Distracted Driving in Indianapolis – Part 2 of 3 – Proving Fault for a Distracted Driving Accident

In the second part of our blog series for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, our PBAR legal team discusses proving fault for a distracted driving accident.  It is not enough to prove that a driver was distracted at the time of a collision. You must prove that the driver caused the collision. In the blog below,… Read more »

What is the Best Way to Pass a Commercial Truck on Interstate 65?

Interstate 65 through Indianapolis is a heavily traveled section of interstate. Have you ever been nervous driving next to a commercial truck on the interstate that are traveling at high rates of speed? Do you become nervous when you need to pass a commercial truck on the interstate? If commercial trucks make you feel nervous,… 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 »

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 Should I Expect to Happen When I File a Personal Injury Claim?

Have you been injured in a traffic accident, fall, dog bite, boating accident, or ATV accident? The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming for some victims. As they try to recover from injuries sustained in the accident, they must also deal with a variety of situations. For instance, who is going to pay 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 »