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  • How Whiplash can Affect Your Life

    The injuries to the neck that are commonly referred to as “whiplash”1 are generally thought to relatively minor. If you hear someone has whiplash, you may not think it is that serious of an issue and may not understand why they are seeking compensation for their injuries. However, if you sustain whiplash injuries in a car accident, you can suddenly understand how serious this ...

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  • Use Your Smartphone After an Indianapolis Auto Accident

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving[1] is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash.

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  • Memory Loss After an Indianapolis Auto Accident

    Auto Accidents Causing Brain Injury in Indianapolis A traumatic brain injury[1] can occur when the head is stricken, suddenly jerked, or penetrated by a foreign object. The injury can be in the range of mild to severe. During a mild brain injury, the loss of full conscious awareness will persist for a short amount of time.

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  • Bicycle Versus Auto Collisions in Indianapolis Intersections

    On a per capita basis, Indiana recorded an annual average of about 2.0 cyclist deaths per million residents, the 13th highest in the United States. In 2011, there were 11 fatal bicycle accidents in the state of Indiana. The fatalities increased to 15[1] in 2012. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[2] indicates that slightly more than 10 percent of serio ...

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  • Do Rear Cameras Help Prevent Indianapolis Backover Accidents?

    A blind zone[1] is the area behind a vehicle where the driver cannot see even when looking back and using their rear and side view mirrors correctly. Blind zones are also in front of the vehicle but are not as large. -Average blind zone = 15 to 25 feet -Shorter drivers result in larger blind zones -Over 60% of backovers involve a larger vehicle such as a truck, van or SUV ...

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  • Drugs Causing Impaired Indianapolis Drivers

    The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence [1] sets forth many disturbing facts regarding the use of alcohol and drugs by impaired drivers: -An estimated 32% of fatal car accidents involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. (NHTSA) -3,952 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drug involvement. (FARS) -Over 1.

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  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Indianapolis Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Every 19 seconds someone in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI). That adds up to 1.7 million people each year. Brain injuries range from mild to moderate to severe. Every injury is different, but when your brain is injured, it can affect everything: your ability to speak, focus, remember, and relate to other people.

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  • Indianapolis Trucking Accidents Caused by Driver Error

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Large Truck Crash Causation Study[1] reviewed 141,000 large truck injury and fatal crashes that occurred during the study period. The study sets forth several different types of driver error that result in truck collisions including: Driver Fatigue Causing Indianapolis Trucking Accidents Fatigue leads truck drivers to fall asl ...

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  • 3 Causes of Fatal Indianapolis Motorcycle Accidents

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety[1] Loss Date Institute provides that in 2014 there were 4,295 motorcycle fatalities nationwide. While motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, these statistics remind us that they are not always the safest way to get around Indianapolis. Unlike sedans or SUVs, motorcycles do not provide the protection of an enclosed vehicle.

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  • Causes of Indianapolis Trucking Accidents

    Approximately 5000 people die in semi-truck accidents annually in the United States. Most of those victims were in passenger cars and pickup trucks which were hit by a big rig. Motor Carrier Management Information System[1] (MCMIS) rates a truck “Large” when its gross weight rating (GVWR) exceeds 10,000 pounds.

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  • 100 Deadliest Days for Indianapolis Teen Drivers

    For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend was the official kickoff of summer. Starting Memorial Day weekend up until Labor Day, road traffic amps up as families and individuals hit the road for summer vacation. Inexperienced teen drivers are also out of school and driving around with their friends, loud music, and cell phones.

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  • Common Myths About Indianapolis Car Accidents

    In 2014, there were 205,532 traffic collisions[1] resulting in injury or property damage in the state of Indiana. In that same year auto collisions caused 702 fatal collisions. While there may be just as many myths about accidents as accidents themselves, the most common myths include: MYTH: You don’t need to pull over, exchange information or file a police report if you are ...

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