3rd party in a dui accident

Third-Party Liability in a DUI Crash

What you’ll learn reading this article: If a drunk driver injures you, their insurance may cover your losses. It may be difficult to get their insurance to pay without the help of an experienced accident lawyer. Even if they were uninsured, you may be able to seek compensation from your insurance or an accident lawsuit…. Read more »

ice and snow accident who's at fault

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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Dangers of Speeding Semi-Trucks

What you’ll learn reading this article: Because of their excessive weight and height, speeding trucks can cause dangers beyond typical speeding vehicles.  At their heaviest, semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and require almost two football fields’ worth of distance to brake fully.  Truck drivers must take special care not to exceed their ideal… Read more »

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Learn How to Safely Navigate the Rural Roads Around Indiana

What you’ll learn reading this article: Over half of Indiana is made up of farmland.  Rural roads can offer particular dangers that city streets do not.  Harvest season can be especially dangerous for drivers as farm equipment and machinery is operating. Indiana is made up of almost 23 million acres of land, and there’s a… Read more »

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PTSD After a Car Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: PTSD, though long associated with combat, is now seen more in the US general population in cases of motor vehicle accidents.  PTSD can affect all aspects of a person’s life and should be taken seriously.  If you suffer from PTSD as a result of a car accident, you may… 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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What Is a Contingency Fee?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee, meaning they receive no fee unless you are awarded compensation.  Unlike many Indiana personal injury lawyers, Poynter & Bucheri Accident Recovery fee is only 25%* for auto accidents.  Poynter & Bucheri Accident Recovery attorneys work hard to win big for… Read more »

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Setting Up Auto Claims

What you’ll learn reading this article: Setting up an auto accident claim starts with exchanging information at the scene. Having an attorney makes the claims process much easier. Avoid giving formal statements until you talk to your attorney. The moments after a car accident are very important. Now’s your chance to exchange insurance information with… Read more »

Why Is the Insurance Company Not Making You an Offer

Why Is the Insurance Company Not Making You an Offer?

What you’ll learn reading this article: You have a statute of limitations when it comes to your personal injury claim, meaning that if you don’t settle your accident claim quickly enough, you could lose your claim.  Insurance companies are often in no hurry to shell out the money to settle your claim—for them, it is… Read more »