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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 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.
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.
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 ...
With June finally here, many public and private swimming pools in the Indianapolis area have recently opened, providing an excellent way for people in the area to beat the heat and get some exercise. Unfortunately, as with any water-based activity, going to a swimming pool exposes you to a risk of serious injury. Here are some of the most common injuries people sustain in swimming pool accidents.
For most people, the Fourth of July means relaxing with friends and family, barbeque, parades, and attending their local fireworks show. Unfortunately, the very things that can make Independence Day enjoyable also creates a very real risk of serious injury. Here are some of the common sources of Fourth of July injuries and what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.
Bicyclists are unquestionably vulnerable to serious injuries when they are involved in an accident, especially when crashes involve a motor vehicle such as a car or truck. Unfortunately, these kinds of incidents happen regularly, and there is no way you can reduce your risk of getting into an accident to zero without giving up riding entirely.
With May finally here and the summer months just around the corner, many young people in the Indianapolis area are looking forward to starting the next chapter and graduating from high school, college, or graduate school. As a result, there will inevitably be graduation parties happening in the area, many of which will involve the consumption of alcohol.
Each year, the government gathers information and releases statistics regarding traffic accidents and resulting fatalities. In 2016, one figure was shocking: Pedestrian deaths had increased by about 11 percent. The number of people who walked places did not increase nearly that much, so researchers sought another explanation for this sharp increase in pedestrian deaths.