Summertime Auto Safety Tips From Our Indianapolis Auto Accident Attorneys

School is almost finished and it is almost time for those infamous summer road trips with the family.  Even if you will be staying in Indianapolis this summer, it is a good idea to prepare yourself and your automobile for summer driving conditions. We pay a lot of attention to preparing vehicles for winter, but… 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 »

Indianapolis Insurance Claim Checklist — Car Accident Claims

It can be difficult to know what you should do after a car accident that was not your fault. You may or may not be contacted by an insurance adjuster or insurance examiner from the other driver’s insurance company. If the other driver’s insurance provider contacts you, should you talk to someone about the wreck?… Read more »

Who is Responsible for Auto Accidents in Adverse Weather Conditions?

Indianapolis experiences a wide range of weather conditions that can be challenging for drivers. During winter months, drivers must deal with icy and snowy roads. On the other hand, rain can make roads dangerous during spring and summer months. Mother Nature’s impact on driving conditions can be severe. Is a driver responsible for an auto… Read more »

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 »

Three Insurance Company Tactics That Can Hurt Your Accident Claim

Insurance companies are not evil, nor do they operate with a desire to cheat accident victims out of the compensation they deserve for an accident claim. However, profits do often motivate the decisions made by insurance companies. They do not profit by paying out large insurance settlements. Therefore, many companies use various insurance tactics to… Read more »

Can a Drunk Driver Be Liable for Injuries if He is Not Found Guilty of DUI?

When a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol, the driver places himself and others at risk for serious injuries and death. In 2017,10,874 people died in DUI accidents involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher. The number represented 29 percent of all traffic fatalities for that year…. Read more »

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Will I Have to Go to Court If I Hire an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney?

Hiring a personal injury attorney in Indianapolis does not automatically mean that you will go to court. It can mean that you will receive a better settlement offer. Insurance adjusters knows they cannot trick or manipulate our attorneys into accepting an unfair settlement offer. Insurance companies know our attorneys won’t hesitate to take a case… 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 »