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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.
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 ...
Commercial truck drivers in the United States must adhere to laws and regulations implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The regulations imposed by the FMCSA are broad and come with strict attendant fines and penalties for those who do not abide by them. To help keep our highways and byways safe for everyone, the FMCSA holds all big-rig drivers ...
With school starting for children across the state, many parents are likely busy with back-to-school shopping, organizing school supplies, getting the calendar set, and similar tasks. One important thing you should stop and consider is how your child is going to get to and from school on a daily basis. There are several options, all of which have risks of accidents.
Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury if they are involved in a crash. Their bodies often have little more than thin clothing to protect them—and it usually doesn’t protect much. One common piece of safety equipment that bicyclists rely upon is a helmet. Bicyclists wear helmets to protect their heads, neck, and face should an impact occur.
People in Indianapolis like to have fun. Many people love the opportunity to relax and let loose, and holidays are the perfect occasion to do just that. This does not just apply to winter holidays, but also to all of the national summer holidays, as well. With nicer weather rolling in, many people are likely preparing to take boating trips, go camping, or attend or host barbecues.
You’ve heard it repeatedly: Don’t text and drive! Texting while driving, however, appears to be on the rise. In fact, textinganddrivingsafety.com finds that 23 percent of car accidents in 2011 involved cellphone usage. Many states, including Indiana, are addressing this important safety issue legislatively.
Car accidents can be caused by any number of things, but many involve a negligence on the part of a driver. Being aware of the primary sources of accident-causing negligence can help you steer clear of them yourself. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced Indianapolis car accident attorney.
Parents inevitably face the troubling and terrifying rite of passage known as teen driving. Learning to drive is a natural step in the progression toward increased independence and maturity, but it can also be harrowing for parents who are rightfully protective of their children. One of the best things you can do to reduce their risk of involvement in an accident is to talk to ...
If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re obviously rattled. But there are some things that you can do to help mitigate the damage and to protect yourself and others at the scene of the accident. Familiarize yourself with common sense post-accident safety precautions, and know what to do in case of a car accident.