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When spring hits Indiana, motorcycle riders take to the roads and stay there throughout the summer and fall. With more bikes on the road, it’s up to everyone to stay alert in order to keep things safe. To help encourage this, Governor Mike Pence has chosen May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Indiana. The decision is supported by statistics that indicate that three quarters of motorcycle accidents involve multiple vehicles, and the vast majority of those accidents are caused by the driver of the other vehicle, not the motorcycle driver. Often, these collisions happen because the driver of the vehicle... View Article
As the weather warms up, more motorcycle riders will be hitting the roads to take their first rides of the new season. With the increased traffic comes in increased risk for personal injury and collisions. The total number of U.S. traffic deaths has risen for the first time since 2005 and motorcycle deaths represent 14.7 percent of this number, a new high. In Indiana, 2012 saw the highest number of motorcycle fatalities since the 1970s, with 152 deaths. This trend is disturbing, and requires the attention of all drivers to be reversed. Factors causing increased motorcycle fatalities include warmer weather... View Article
We all see it travelling on our highways. An overloaded pickup truck hits a bump on the road and out flies a part of its payload into the path of oncoming cars travelling at 65 miles per hour. Most of the time the cars behind the problem avoid the object and move on down the road. Not so all the time. Yesterday, a hay bale fell off a truck on Highway 46 in Bartholomew county. The bale hit a motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction causing the motorcycle to crash. Two Hoosiers William Eland III and his wife Lindsay Eland... View Article
We send our thoughts and prayers to Indiana State Police Officer First Sgt. Jon Watson. Trooper Watson was injured on I-70 when a vehicle, while attempting to change lanes, moved into a space occupied by Trooper Watson. Trooper Watson lost control and crashed. He suffered serious personal injury including fractures in several places in his leg and abrasions. We wish Trooper Watson a speedy recovery. Lets use this experience as a teaching moment for us all. The best way to avoid automobile collisions, and motorcycle collisions is, as the driver, to be aware of your surroundings at all times. This... View Article
Over my twenty five plus year career representing motorcyclist injured in collisions, I hear the same response from those responsible for the motorcycle crash, “I didn’t see the motorcycle”. This moment of inattention causes the most serious personal injuries to those on the bike including broken bones, spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, brain injury, amputations and wrongful death. I also hear from these same people that they wish they had the chance to do it over again, they would have done things differently. They would not have rolled the stop sign. They would have taken that extra second to... View Article
We see it quite frequently, a car pulls out in front of a motorcycle and causes serious personal injury or wrongful death of the motorcyclist.
We all know that motorcycles are on the road. We all know that a quick glance, without stopping is not enough to always see what is plainly there. A motorcycle has a bright headlight, it is plainly visible. Slow down, take a better look.
It is a fact of life, the rule of gross tonnage. This means that in a collision the vehicle with the highest gross tonnage is going to prevail. In the situation involving a motorcycle accident with a truck, the motorcyclist is in the greatest danger of serious personal injury or wrongful death.
I am always amazed at people I see riding bikes and scooters and motorcycles without helmets. I am even further amazed and how strongly some of these people feel about laws requiring the use of helmets.
Motorcycle safety should be a priority for all riders. Did you know that in Indiana there is special training available for motorcyclists? Check with your local BMV if you are a rider, to ensure you receive proper training and licensing. Additional training is available through the organization ABATE www.abateofindiana.org/. (American Bikers Aimed Toward Safety). Remember to wear your helmet. An encouraging piece of news was just recently released. Motorcycle deaths dropped 2 percent in the first nine months of 2010. The Governors Highway Safety Association just released its report. Unfortunately the report also indicates that the trend was not holding... View Article
At Young & Young, we are Indiana Injury Attorneys. We practice all over the State of Indiana out of our Indianapolis offices. As Indianapolis Injury Attorneys, we vigorously pursue Indiana drunk driving accident cases. We pursue Indiana drunk driving accident cases because we know they often times result in severe injury to our fellow Hoosiers. We know the medicine and the law that will benefit Hoosiers severely injured in Indiana drunk driving accidents. That is why we are Indiana drunk driving accident lawyers. The Hoosiers we represent in drunk driving accident cases have severe injuries including amputations, brain injury, broken... View Article
At Young & Young, we perform the full range of services for Hoosiers who have been injured by the negligence of others, or who have a severe disability. John P. Young, practicing out of the Indianapolis offices of Young & Young was proud to talk about Social Security law with Denny Smith on WIBC on Thursday August 19, 2010. We covered the full range of topics including disabilities from auto accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents and construction accidents. As personal injury lawyers, Young & Young is always looking to help in the community to educate Hoosiers about their rights. ... View Article