Posts for Car Accident Lawyer

Bulky Coats and Kids Car Seats can be a Dangerous Combination

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



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



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



Winter Conditions to Blame for 20 Car Pile up

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



Winter Weather Driving and Avoiding Accidents

No matter where you live, it is prudent to have an understanding about winter weather driving and avoiding accidents. In some of the sunnier states, people have a difficult time driving when there is even a light snowfall, mostly because they are not familiar with driving on the slippery surfaces that snow and ice create. People living in the “snowbelt” states usually are quite familiar with driving in snowy conditions, but there always will be plenty of accidents that occur with the first snowfall of the season and whenever there are blizzard conditions. The Federal Highway Administration tracks winter weather... View Article



Auto Accidents, Medical Payments Insurance and Health Insurance

Heaven forbid, but imagine either you, a loved one or a close friend is hit by a drunk driver.  Injuries include broken bones and spinal injuries.  The drunk driver has insurance, but the health care providers do not want to wait for payment of all the bills incurred because of the serious personal injuries.  What do you do?  First, take a deep breath, there are answers to all these question rolling through your mind. The first question you have to answer is who is going to pay all these bills. Of course the liability insurance carrier for the drunk driver... View Article