the fault of drunk drivers

Are Drunk Drivers Always at Fault in an Accident?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Drunk drivers aren’t automatically at fault for auto accidents. Many cases involve some level of shared responsibility. These are challenging cases and you’ll need an Indiana DUI lawyer to help you understand your options. Drunk driving is a crime that puts everyone on Hoosier roads at risk. So you… Read more »

How to Protect Yourself When Driving in Bad Weather

What you’ll learn reading this article: Bad weather contributes to many road accidents. Planning ahead can help keep you safe. If you’re hurt in an accident, a local lawyer can help clarify how weather played a role in your crash. Did you know bad weather is a factor in 1 in 5 traffic accidents? In… Read more »

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Who Is at Fault for a Car Accident Caused by Snow or Ice?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Snow and ice create dangerous driving conditions that affect roadways as well as visibility. There are several steps Hoosier drivers can take to prepare their vehicles and themselves for safer winter driving.  Indiana is an at-fault state, which means that even if weather conditions contribute to an accident, at… Read more »

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What Happens When an Indiana Car Accident Involves a Government-Owned Vehicle?

What you’ll learn reading this article: In many cases, the government and its officials have immunity when it comes to being found liable for accidents.  Exceptions to governmental immunity do exist, and you can pursue claims in the event of an accident with a government-owned vehicle.   Because of contributory negligence, if you are found to… Read more »

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Who’s Responsible for a Car Accident in Bad Weather?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Indiana, as a four-season state, sees a reasonable amount of severe weather ranging from thunderstorms to tornadoes to winter storms.  Indiana is an at-fault state, meaning someone is always found responsible for an accident.  Indiana’s modified comparative fault negligence system means that one or more individuals can share in… Read more »

How to Obtain Your Indiana Crash Report

How to Obtain Your Indiana Crash Report

What you’ll learn reading this article: One of the most important reasons to call the police after an accident is to ensure an official crash report is filed in your state.  After an accident, there are several ways you can go about obtaining your copy of the official crash report, which includes important details from… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Rental Cars After an Accident

What You Need to Know About Rental Cars After an Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: After an accident, you are entitled to a rental car to provide for transportation while your own vehicle is repaired or replaced. Depending on your insurance, you may have certain time and model constraints on the type of vehicle you are provided. Should you be involved in an accident… Read more »

How to Handle Your Teen Driver's First Car Accident

How to Handle Your Teen Driver’s First Car Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: Teen drivers, particularly males, have a higher likelihood of being involved in a fatal car accident than any other age group.   Car accidents are the leading cause of death for American teens.   Prepare your teen for how to handle the aftermath of a car accident, especially one… Read more »

Indiana Cell Phone Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

Indiana Cell Phone Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

What you’ll learn reading this article: Starting July 1, Indiana’s new ban on using cell phones while driving is in effect. The goal is to reduce preventable distracted driving crashes on Indiana roads. Violators risk fines and a suspension of their driver’s license. Almost half of all drivers admit to being distracted by their phones,… Read more »

Hire a Lawyer Right Away to Avoid Irreparable Damage to Your Case

Hire a Lawyer Right Away to Avoid Irreparable Damage to Your Case

What you’ll learn reading this article: Many well-meaning individuals cause irreparable harm to their case before even leaving the scene of the accident by providing written or recorded statements that can be used against them later.  Posting online, particularly on social media, can damage your case, even if you are just sharing the news with… Read more »