Do the Dram Shop Laws in Indiana Apply to Social Hosts?

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime in Indiana. A person convicted of drunk driving can face serious criminal punishments, including jail time, fines, probation, and interlock ignitions. However, if the drunk driver causes a DUI accident, the driver may also be liable for damages in a civil suit. While you might have already… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Is There a Deadline to File Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Indiana?

If you lost a family member because of a negligent or wrongful act, you might have a claim under Indiana’s wrongful death laws. The PBAR legal team understands that a wrongful death lawsuit might not be on your mind. However, we want you to know that we are here if you want to explore your… 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 »

How Can A Contingency Fee Help Me with My Indianapolis Accident Claim?

Your first thought after an accident is medical care for your injuries. Depending on the severity of your injuries, that may be your only thought for quite some time. However, at some point, you may consider consulting an Indianapolis accident attorney to learn about your legal rights. We strongly urge you to consult with one… Read more »

Can I Recover Compensation for an Indianapolis DUI Accident?

When a car crash injures someone, two priorities typically take precedence over other concerns — medical care and transportation.  Therefore, a victim typically focuses on obtaining the medical treatment he or she needs to heal quickly and fully. If the injuries are minor, the person may be more concerned with a replacement vehicle or a… Read more »