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Here’s Why You Should Never Allow Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat for an Extended Period of Time


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Here’s Why You Should Never Allow Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat for an Extended Period of Time

Getting a small child such as a newborn or baby to sleep can be a challenge for many parents. And when they finally do get their child to sleep, whether it is in their car seat or in their swing, they often don’t want to disturb them to transfer them into their crib in fear… Read More »

National Child Passenger Safety Week is Approaching: Here’s What You Need to Know

Were you aware that the National Safety Council recognizes the last week of September as National Child Passenger Safety Week? The reason this week is devoted to child passenger safety is because “car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one to 13” [Source: U.S. Department of Transportation]. At each stage of… Read More »

How Do I File a Claim Against the State of Indiana?

After engaging in an accident in the state of Indiana, you may have determined that the state was liable for causing it to occur. For instance, perhaps a state worker was driving distracted and rear-ended your vehicle or you sustained an injury on government property because it was poorly maintained. While you may be under… Read More »

Will My Insurance Policy Cover an Auto Accident Caused by Road Rage?

When a driver becomes angry or frustrated because they are late for work, stuck behind a slow driver, and/or are caught up in traffic, they might begin to display behavior that would be classified as road rage. But, a driver who engages in road rage should be aware of a few different things:

Indiana Semi-Truck Driver Crashes After Trying to Swat Fly

Distractions are all around us when we are driving. Between the shiny billboards and drivers in fancy cars catching our attention, it’s hard not to always keep your eyes focused on the road. Aside from that, many motorists also have their phones sitting in their laps dinging or ringing, letting them know someone is trying… Read More »

Are You Familiar with Indiana’s Move Over Law?

If you answered no, now would be a good time to review the state statute that explains what your legal obligations are under the law as Indiana State Troopers will be conducting a state-wide patrol targeting those who violate it.

Indiana Family Sues Dick’s Sporting Goods After Their Son was Killed in Accident Involving Basketball Backboard

An Indiana family has filed a lawsuit against multiple parties after their 14-year-old son was killed in what many news sources are calling a “freak accident.”

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. 



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