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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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Slip and Fall Accidents: What if I Slip and Fall in a Parking Lot?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Accidental falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States.  Parking lots are commonly frequented and full of potential hazards for slip and fall accidents.  You must file a claim for your slip and fall injury before the statute of limitations expires, which depends on… Read more »

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Slip and Fall Accidents: What if I Slip and Fall on a Sidewalk?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Indiana sidewalks can offer year-round hazards to individuals who traverse them.  Sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner—whether that’s a private citizen or the city government—and must be maintained properly.  Your timeline to file a slip and fall claim depends on what type of property the accident took… 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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Liability Issues in Slip and Fall Accidents

What you’ll learn reading this article: Premises liability law refers to the type of law centered on a property owner’s duty of care to visitors.  Indiana code provides for modified comparative fault, meaning one or all parties involved in a slip and fall case can be found at fault.  The monetary damages you may recover… 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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Should You File a Lawsuit for Your Accident-Related Injuries?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Many people are afraid to file a lawsuit for fear of being stigmatized or because they are worried about the time and effort a lawsuit can entail.  Too often, individuals don’t realize how little bargaining power they have against an insurance company when representing themselves. They need help gaining… 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 »

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What Type of Damages Are You Entitled to in Your Injury Case?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Indiana provides jurists with a list of damages that can be claimed in personal injury suits.  While not all personal injury cases result in a jury trial, this list provides victims with a blueprint for determining possible compensation.  Your personal injury case may involve both economic and non-economic damages,… Read more »

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Why You Should Fill Out an Incident Report

What you’ll learn reading this article: The first step in documenting a slip and fall injury is filling out an incident report with the store or business, providing you an important Exhibit A.   Incident reports help establish evidence in your slip and fall case and alert the store to their role in your injury.  Avoid… Read more »