Posts for Accidents

Biking Season is Upon Us

I woke up this morning looking forward to riding my bike to work, only to find it raining.  I guess I am a fair weather biker.  But, I did take a little time to think about what I was going to do to protect myself and about what drivers can do to protect bikers.  A car to bike impact is always going to result in damage to the bike and the biker.  Certainly the bike will be damaged, but more importantly the biker will likely be seriously injured including broken bones, spinal cord injury, brain injury and possibly wrongful death. ... View Article



Do you want to give a Statement to the At Fault Driver’s Insurance Company

If you are in a collision and you are injured we advise against giving a statement to the at fault driver’s insurance company.  Why, you ask.  You are going to tell the truth and everyone will agree that it is the other driver’s fault, so what is the harm. Let’s take it one step at a time.  First, the police have already performed an investigation and more likely than not have taken a statement from you.  The insurance company for the at fault driver has access to the police report.  Therefore, they already have a statement from you.  Therefore, what... View Article



Police Reports and Accidents

In our line of work, representing seriously injured people as a result of car crashes, semi tractor-trailer accidents and drunk driving accidents, we rely heavily upon an investigating officers report to start our investigation into the facts of the car collision.  We do not rely exclusively upon the report because we want to speak directly with the witnesses and obtain recorded statements about how the auto accident occurred.  We also want to get out to the scene of the collision as soon as possible before the physical evidence is worn away by the weather.  Nothing is as important to a... View Article



What if the Drunk Driver has no Insurance?

You are on your way home when a light flashes in front of you and then the lights go out.  You wake up in the hospital with broken bones, or a spinal cord injury or you have other life threatening injuries.  Your family tells you that you were hit by a drunk driver.  The family car is a total loss.  They had to cut you out of it and everyone was worried you were not going to make it.  The family also tells you that the drunk driver doesn’t have any insurance that will cover your medical bills, lost wages... View Article



What if the person who hit you claims they had the green Light?

You are driving home after a pleasant day with family and friends.  You approach an intersection and wham, you are spinning with an explosion like a gun shot in your ears.  You have just been the victim of a car crash. You can’t see because the airbag is wrapped around your face.  Your are disoriented and in shock.  You are not sure if your spouse, in the passenger seat is okay and you are not sure if your kids are ok in the back seat.  You do not even know if you are ok.  Your world is just not predictable... View Article



Highway Construction Zone Safety

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



Most Parents Are Not Installing Car Seats Correctly

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 SafeKids.org) 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



Auto accident, Semi Tractor-Trailer Collision- The importance of a rapid and in depth Scene Investigation

Did you know that most cars and semi tractor-trailers carry a little black box that records data about a collision when one occurs?   Did you know that many semi tractor-trailers have on board cameras that record not only what is going on outside the vehicle but also what is going on inside the vehicle.  For these reasons  it is vital that your family contact a qualified attorney, experienced in reconstructing car wrecks, drunk driving crashes, and semi tractor-trailer wrecks when the passengers suffer serious personal injury. The actions of the owner of the vehicle can cause recording devices to erase... View Article



Accidents and Paralysis

The scariest moment of a person’s life has to be when they are in an accident, whether it is a car accident, a drunk driving accident, a semi tractor-trailer accident, construction accident, or any other type of injury accident, and they realize that they cannot feel or move their legs, or arms or any part of their body.  This kind of injury can be devastating to a family.  The good news is that advances in medicine are making the lives of paralysis patients ever more livabale and rewarding.  New techniques and medicines are being developed to help reduce and minimize... View Article



Getting Your Medical Bills Paid While You Get Well

Insurance companies love it when an injured person does not have health insurance. Why?… you ask.. well then they know that you can not afford to get the proper medical treatment for your  injuries and will be pressured to accept less than full value for your damages. If you do not have health insurance then check to see if you are considered at work when you were injured (e.g. a delivery man driving to deliver gets hit by a driver at fault). If so then worker compensation should pay for your related medical bills and allow you to get the... View Article



Indiana Megabus Accident Injuries

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