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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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  • Bicycle Accidents: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

    The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there were approximately 50,000 pedal cyclists injured in 2014. When bicyclists are involved in collisions with motor vehicles, the results can be catastrophic. In many cases, victims sustain injuries lie broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), facial fractures, and even spinal cord injuries.

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  • School Bus Injuries Can Be the Result of Negligence

    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.

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  • The Dangers of Sleep Apnea and Truck Drivers

    In order to receive a commercial driver’s license, a driver must undergo a medical evaluation and have a doctor state they are in adequate health to safely operate a large commercial vehicle. However, there are certain potentially risky health conditions that are not always screened for, diagnosed, or treated in commercial truck drivers. One such condition is obstructive sleep apnea.

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  • Your Rights As an Assault Victim

    If you have been the victim of a physical assault, you are probably upset and uncertain about what to do next. Even if the police have been able to identify and apprehend your attacker, the criminal aspect of an assault case does little for victims other than allowing them to feel that justice has been served.

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  • Stay Safe on the Roads in the New Year

    With the holidays behind us, most people are now looking forward to starting a new year and setting new goals. One of those goals should be to keep yourself and your family as safe as possible every time you leave the house – including when you are driving. The following are some examples of tips to stay safe on the roads in 2017: -Get a Tune-up – Keeping your car well-maint ...

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  • Holiday Gifts Can Cause Brain Injuries

    When you shop for holiday gifts for your children and other loved ones, you likely have zero intention of causing them harm. Instead, you likely focus on selecting gifts that will fulfill a specific request or will result in entertainment for your family. However, many toys and recreational products that make exciting gifts can also result in injury to your loved ones.

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  • Holiday Gifts Can Cause Brain Injuries

    When you shop for holiday gifts for your children and other loved ones, you likely have zero intention of causing them harm. Instead, you likely focus on selecting gifts that will fulfill a specific request or will result in entertainment for your family. However, many toys and recreational products that make exciting gifts can also result in injury to your loved ones.

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