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About Jim Young

James H. Young has been with the firm from the beginning of his career and has been involved in many of the firm's memorable accomplishments. He has practiced law for 29 years and has developed his own style that has proved very effective with both judge and jury. Mr. Young's clients know he will analyze their situations with an experienced and critical eye and that he will construct the most persuasive and solid argument possible.

Bulky Coats and Kids Car Seats can be a Dangerous Combination

January 26, 2017 Published by

Winter weather conditions pose additional problems for parents when it comes to securing their kids into car seats. The warm, but bulky, winter coats that keep kids warm can pose a life-threatening hazard if you try to buckle your child into their car seat while wearing those coats. The problem is that bulky coats can compress and allow the child to be ejected from their safety harness during an accident. When parents adjust the child safety seat harness to allow more room to accommodate the bulky winter coats, it can endanger their child. The webbing must fit snugly against the... View Article

Highway Construction Zone Safety

April 19, 2016 Published by

When there is construction on Indiana roads or highways, driving can become hazardous. Even when roads are well-marked, you must rely on other drivers to also pay attention and drive with due caution to avoid accidents. You may also be exposed to unforeseen dangers from loose debris, nails, potholes and sudden stops. As a recent fatal accident on I-65 demonstrates, Construction Zone Safety is an issue for all drivers. Penalties for offending drivers range from fines and loss of license privileges to jail time. Indianapolis Accident Attorneys Highway safety is an area of Personal Injury Law that our firm deals... View Article

5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

December 8, 2015 Published by

When you are involved in an accident, there are many things to deal with. You may be so focused on your own recovery and hiring a personal injury attorney might be the last thing on your mind. However, there are five reasons why retaining the services of a competent injury lawyer should be at the top of your list. An Attorney Knows What You Are Entitled To Receive Each case warrants a different settlement amount, based on the jurisdiction and type of case. An attorney knows best what you are entitled to receive for your claim. It is important to have an attorney... View Article

Most Parents Are Not Installing Car Seats Correctly

September 15, 2015 Published by

Many parents and caregivers are making huge mistakes with car seats that could cause their child to be seriously injured in the unfortunate event of an auto or truck accident. You should utilize the following tips to help you ensure that your child’s car seat is installed properly and you are using it correctly. Car Seat Checkup (provided by 1. Right Seat. This is an easy one. Check the label on your car seat to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s age, weight and height. Like milk, your car seat has an expiration date. Just double check the... View Article

Back to School Means Using Caution in School Zones

August 3, 2015 Published by

Schools are back in session in Indiana, and that means that students are out in full force, traveling from home to school and back again. Crossing guards monitor only very few school crossings; there is a shortage of volunteers and a shortage of funds to pay for crossing guards. State and local police officers do make an effort to be out and about during the times when most students are traveling. Most school zones are unmonitored, unless a local law enforcement officer has time to patrol during the peak hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. to... View Article

Indiana Megabus Accident Injuries

April 17, 2015 Published by

A recent Indiana Megabus accident on southbound I-65, near Edinburgh, again points out some of the risks taken when you are on public transportation. Passengers on common carriers, like the Megabus, airplanes, taxis and other modes of group transport are unavoidably exposed to certain risks. When you are not in control of a vehicle, there is little you can personally do to avoid accidents, seen or unseen. You depend on the driver, captain or other person in charge to take reasonable care to transport passengers safely. Personal Injury – Bus Accidents Every year, about 20,000 people are injured in bus... View Article

Truckers Resist Rules on Sleep, Despite Risks of Drowsy Driving

April 6, 2015 Published by

Truckers and the trucking industry have a keen interest in newer U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules regarding a common problem of roadway safety – drowsy driving. For both of these groups, money is a core concern, but for the public, safety is the number one issue. Driver Fatigue and Fatal Crashes It is estimated that between one seventh and one third of all semi-truck crashes are related to driver fatigue, falling asleep while driving or drowsy driving. A recent (June 2014) collision involving comedian Tracy Morgan resulted in injury to him and death to... View Article

Winter Conditions to Blame for 20 Car Pile up

February 25, 2015 Published by

Winter weather and white out conditions due to heavy snow across Indiana contributed to several multi-vehicle crashes recently. Vehicle accidents are a major reason many people first contact our law office for assistance gaining recovery for their Personal Injury accident claims. Many injury accidents are caused by simple negligence and when drivers do not use common sense when visibility conditions are poor on roadways. Drivers travelling too closely or too fast during white out conditions were the main problems cited as the cause of a 20 car pile-up on northbound I-69 in Delaware County. A multi-vehicle crash shut down travel... View Article

Tips on Avoiding Semi-Truck Accidents

December 20, 2014 Published by

As we spoke about earlier, accidents involving semi-trucks can be deadly for those in passenger cars and smaller trucks. The following tips will help drivers avoid an accident with a semi truck and stay safe on the roads during this holiday season and all through the year. * Be Cognizant of Blind Spots Semi-trucks have large blind spots on the side of the vehicle, and behind it. Before you pass a semi, ensure that the driver sees your vehicle and is aware that you are planning to pass. You should also remember to signal your intentions well in advance of... View Article

Why Are Truck Accidents So Horrific?

December 17, 2014 Published by

According to the NHTSA, the number of fatal auto accidents is increasing yearly. Almost 40,000 people each year are killed in automobile accidents, and many of these are due to run-ins with a semi. According to the same set of statistics, around half a million accidents each year involve trucks that weigh over 10,000 pounds. These accidents include serious injuries, and thousands of deaths. With that being said, accidents involving large trucks make up just a small percentage of the total of accidents on United States roadways each year. However, these accidents make up a large portion of the fatalities. When... View Article

Indianapolis Man Arrested for OWI After Crash on I-74

December 15, 2014 Published by

On December 6, 2014, a resident of Indianapolis was involved in an accident on I-74, and was subsequently charged with drunk driving. This accident occurred near the Ronald Reagan Parkway’s mile marker 68 at around 8:00 a.m. local time, when a semi-truck left the roadway and ended up in the grass off the shoulder. Police responded to the scene of the accident and found that the 33 year old driver of the semi-truck had been drinking. This driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after submitting to a breathalyzer test. In addition to the arrest of the semi... View Article

Roundabout Driving Safety Tips

November 4, 2014 Published by

Traffic circles, or roundabouts, have been a common fixture in places outside the Hoosier State for a long time. These roundabouts can be up to five lanes wide, with speed limits of up to 70 miles per hour. Thanks to traffic circles, heavy traffic flows smoothly through even the biggest cities, with very few accidents. However, these traffic control devices are just now becoming popular in Indiana, and some drivers are confused about how they work. The following tips will help new (and not-so-new) drivers navigate these intersections. First, obey the signs when you approach a roundabout. These areas have... View Article