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Indiana drivers at risk

Recent reporting by local Indianapolis news outlets indicate that many people are still unaware of the Takata airbag recall, and many more have not been notified if their vehicle is part of the recall.  Since the beginning of 2014 there have been on-going international recalls for vehicle airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. 

Pedestrians in danger

In the past two years, the number of pedestrians who were injured by moving vehicles in Indiana has skyrocketed. Indiana residents may disregard accounts of pedestrians being struck by motor vehicles, or think that could never happen to them, but recent reports indicate that this type of accident is not uncommon. Vehicle-pedestrian accidents in Indiana… Read More »

Drowsy Drivers – hazards on Indiana highways

In neighboring La Porte, David Claxton dozed off at the wheel while approaching an intersection.  It was midday, and he said that he had slept nine hours the previous night. There are many reasons that a person may drive while drowsy – but other than a previously unknown medical condition, none are legitimate. 

New technology for drivers

Each year car and SUV manufacturers compete to create the newest, most exciting accessories to add luxury, style, and safety to their vehicles. GM Chevrolet Bolt Bluetooth connectivity allows the vehicle to automatically detect the user’s smartphone. This lets the driver remain connected to the automobile at all times via the application. Drivers can check… Read More »

May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

The National Safety Council has chosen the month of May to highlight teens and inexperienced drivers.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) records indicate that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults. According to the most recent data from the CDC, more than 2300 teenagers, age 16-19, were… Read More »

Child Car Seat Laws in Indiana: What You Need to Know

Here’s some good news for parents in Indiana: Car accident-related child fatalities are on the decline. According to the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, which tracks police-reported road accidents around the state, four children were killed per 1,000 people involved in crashes in 2016. That reflects a 14-percent annual decline since 2012.

When Is It Illegal to Leave the Scene of a Car Accident in Indiana?

The scene of a car accident can be a confusing and nerve-racking place for everyone involved, but there are steps you have to take immediately after a collision to strengthen your subsequent claim and avoid criminal charges. Losing your head in the heat of the moment may be tempting – especially if another driver’s negligence… Read More »

What Do You Need to Capture When Photographing an Accident Scene?

When it comes to collision claims, Indiana is a tort state, which means the liable parties are ultimately responsible for any damages that result. Before accident victims can recover compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, though, they must prove the defendant was directly responsible for the damages they incurred.   There are various ways… Read More »

What Qualities Should You Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney?

According to FOX Business, the average person files a collision claim with their auto insurance provider once every 18 years. That means even though car accidents are common, they are not so common that virtually everyone is well versed in the claims process.   Accident report In fact, many people who get hurt in motor… Read More »

Head-on Collision in Munster Sends Three to the Hospital

If you sustain injuries in a motor vehicle collision, the costs associated with treating them may surprise you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each emergency department (ED) visit for crash-related injuries totals an average of $3,300.

 

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