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  • Stoned Drivers Put Others at Risk

    There is no doubt that public attitudes toward marijuana have changed over the past few decades. Today, more than half of states have some form of legalized marijuana, and the Indiana House recently approved a bill that would allow people with epilepsy to use medical marijuana for treatment. As pot use has become more acceptable socially and legally, many states have seen an i ...

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  • Research Indicates that Bicycles Accidents Increased by 28 Percent Between 1998 and 2013

    According to U.S. census data, riding a bicycle was the fastest-growing way of getting to work between 2000 and 2008-2012. While riding a bike is unquestionably a fuel-efficient, healthy, and often fun way to get from place to place, it also exposes riders to a significant risk of serious injury. In fact, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American M ...

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  • Recognizing Negligence after an Indianapolis Slip and Fall Accident

    Slip and fall accidents are consistently among the most common causes of accidental injury in the Indianapolis area. They can occur virtually anywhere that people regularly walk, including malls, shopping centers, grocery stores, and restaurants. When these accidents are the result of negligence of the party responsible for the maintenance of the property, victims are legally e ...

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  • Spring Personal Injury Safety Tips

    With the cold winter weather months behind us and warmer temperatures around the corner, many people in the Indianapolis area will be getting outside to engage in some physical activity. Unfortunately, doing so can expose you to a significant risk of injury. Here are some ways to minimize the chances that you will get hurt this spring.

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  • The Right Hook: A Dangerous (and Avoidable) Type of Bicycle Accident

    Thousands of bicyclists are injured each year in serious accidents, many of which could have been avoided. While bicycle accidents can occur in any number of ways, one of the most common is known as the “right hook.” These accidents occur when a car or truck that is sharing a lane with a bicyclist passes the cyclist on the left and then takes a right turn across the path of the cyclist.

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  • Stoned Drivers Put Others at Risk

    There is no doubt that public attitudes towards marijuana have changed over the past few decades. Today, more than half of states have some form of legalized marijuana, and the Indiana House recently approved a bill that would allow people with epilepsy to use medical marijuana for treatment. As pot use has become more acceptable socially and legally, many states have seen an ...

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  • Reasons for Calling an Attorney After a Loved One’s Wrongful Death

    Indiana law allows family members and certain other loved ones of people who have lost their lives in preventable accidents or due to the wrongful conduct of others to compensation for their losses through a wrongful death action. These actions are extremely complicated and differ in many important ways from personal injury actions in which the victim survives.

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  • Statistics Prove That Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives

    Motorcyclists are at a significant risk of injury every time they ride. Unlike a car or truck, motorcyclists are completely exposed to the elements and do not enjoy the increased safety that is afforded by features like airbags, seat belts, and crumple zones. As a result, other than riding safely, the only thing that motorcyclists can do to reduce their risk of injury is to we ...

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  • What Type of Trucks Lead to the Most Accidents?

    Anyone who drives on the highway should recognize the risks of driving around large commercial trucks. There are many types of commercial vehicles including box trucks, delivery trucks, buses, and more. While any of these vehicles has the potential to be involved in a serious crash, the most dangerous trucks on the roads are the large tractor-trailers.

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  • Car Accidents and You: How to Avoid Becoming an Offensive Driver

    Millions of car accidents happen each year in the United States and a primary cause of these crashes is offensive or aggressive driving. While you cannot control the actions of other drivers, one important step you can take to help increase your safety on the road is to avoid becoming an offensive driver yourself.

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  • The Surprising Number of Dangerous Drivers on the Roads

    You may mostly associate dangerous driving behaviors with young and inexperienced drivers. Teenagers and other new drivers tend to not fully recognize the risks of certain acts on the road, such as texting or otherwise violating traffic laws. Speeding, running traffic signals, and not wearing a seat belt may seem like a rush to them – not a threat to themselves and everyone else on the road.

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  • Common Causes of Indiana Car Accidents in 2016

    With another year behind us, it is a good opportunity to think about the most common causes of car accidents. Understanding why motor vehicle crashes occur allows us to take steps to avoid them and do our part in making the roads a little bit safer. Here are some of the more common reasons that car wrecks occurred in Indiana during this past year.

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  • TBIs: How Brain Injuries Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

    People who sustain traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, often experience a host of issues as a result of their injury. Generally speaking, mild brain injuries like concussions do not result in long-term health issues, as the symptoms associated with them tend to clear up in a matter of weeks or months.

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  • What Percentage of Pedestrian Accidents Become Fatalities?

    We hear about car crashes almost every day on the news. However, motorists are not the only ones at risk of harm in a traffic accident, as pedestrian accidents may be more common than you think. Anyone who is walking in a parking lot or near a roadway is considered to be a pedestrian and cars can crash into pedestrians when they least expect.

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