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Being involved in a bicycle accident is a traumatic experience that often leaves victims confused and uncertain about where to turn next. Between hospital bills, insurance claims, and pain and anxiety associated with your injuries, the weeks and months after an accident can be very difficult. Fortunately for victims, a personal injury lawyer can protect your legal rights and ma ...
Parents who send their children to school on a bus every day put an incredible amount of trust in the people responsible for its operation, and, thankfully, the vast majority of school bus trips occur without incident. Unfortunately, in some cases, the negligence of other people can result in serious accidents that can leave people injured.
With an abundance of good weather, the call of the open road beckons to many. Often, that means taking to the highway on a motorcycle. Although cruising the byways on a motorcycle can bring a powerful sense of freedom, the risk of serious injury or death is considerably higher while riding a motorcycle than when taking a comparable journey by automobile.
Every year, Indianapolis residents can expect snow, ice, and subzero temperatures at some point during the harsh winter months. As anyone who drives in these conditions can confirm, winter weather can wreak havoc on roadways, causing slippery conditions, poor visibility, and other issues that make driving treacherous.
Thousands of people visit shopping malls throughout the Indianapolis area every day. While most of these trips are legally uneventful, slip and fall accidents injure a substantial number of people in malls each year. Here are some answers to questions people often ask about shopping mall slip and fall accidents. For more information, call our office today or contact us online.
The aftermath of a car accident can confuse and stress anyone, and many victims worry about how to pay for their medical expenses, repair bills, and stay afloat while they cannot work. One question that lawyers often hear during the first meeting with a car accident victim is whether the attorney thinks that the case will settle or go to trial.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) afflict millions of people every year with extremely serious symptoms. Despite their prevalence, the general public still doesn’t understand these injuries. Here are four facts that you may not know about TBIs and how they can damage people’s lives. For more information, call the Fountain Law Firm today at (888) 242-HURT (4878) or send us an emai ...
As car accidents go, a rear-end accident probably doesn’t sound too bad. In fact, many people equate rear-end accidents with fender benders. Rear-end accidents, however, can be extremely dangerous and can result in long-lasting negative health consequences. If you were hit from behind by another vehicle, rule out potential injury by seeking immediate medical attention.
Fractured or broken bones are extremely painful, but they usually heal fairly quickly and don’t lead to serious complications. That, however, isn’t always the case. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a fractured bone, it can really set you back. If you experience complications in the healing process, it can hurt your life and livelihood in significant ways.
If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. In fact, many people are inclined to get the thing over with as quickly as possible by simply allowing the insurance company to take charge. Every car accident is unique, but before you decide to forego legal guidance, take a moment to ...
Aggression is appropriate in the boxing ring, but it’s never appropriate when you get behind the wheel. In fact, aggressive driving is dangerous driving. To keep our roads safe for everyone, drivers need to adhere to safe driving practices and to drive with clear heads. Indianapolis, nevertheless, sees its share of aggressive drivers and the accidents they cause.
Bicyclists are obviously extremely vulnerable when they take to the open road. They’re balanced on two wheels—with no visible means of protection—on streets they share with motorized vehicles many, many times their size and weight and that typically move much faster. Recreational bike trails are popular in Indiana and often cross busy roads.
It’s a fact of modern driving that we share the road with massive semi-trucks, and these semis are not only many times heavier than the vehicles we drive, but are also far more unwieldy. Semis are dangerous, and when they’re involved in accidents, those accidents are some of the deadliest on our roads. Even the safest drivers among us aren’t exempt from the dangers posed by these metal giants.
If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re no doubt overwhelmed. Many people report feeling disoriented, confused, and even in shock after such harrowing events. In other words, you’re probably not making your best decisions in the hours and days immediately following a serious wreck. If you’ve been in a collision that leaves you feeling like your thoughts are scattered, confuse ...
One of the most significant dangers of the road—one that continues to garner more attention—is distracted driving. Distracted drivers endanger everyone on the road, but walkers and bikers are especially vulnerable to catastrophic injuries when distracted drivers get behind the wheel. And cell phone use while driving constitutes one of the worst distractions, one that can cause ...
Because bicyclists share the road with vehicles that are much larger, heavier, faster, and generally more dangerous, they are far more vulnerable to serious injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the problem of bicycle accidents is significant. In fact, the CDC shares that, while bike trips account for only about 1 percent of all trips in the U.S.
In urban centers and beyond, biking to work is becoming ever more popular with commuters, but this trend also raises safety concerns. Having more bikes on the road can obviously lead to more bike accidents. As such, tech companies are innovating safety mechanisms to help keep cyclists safe when they hit the road.
It’s always exciting to go back to school, but getting back into the school groove can also be chaotic. If your kids walk to school, it’s important to take the time out of your busy schedule to review the ground rules of pedestrian safety with them. When your children walk to school, it increases their daily physical activity and can help foster their independence—but because s ...