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Indiana Motorcycle Accidents Bring Serious Consequences

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

Motorcycle Fatalities in Indiana on the Rise

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

Objects flying off vehicles causing Automobile Collisions and Serious Personal Injury

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

Motorcycle Accidents can be Prevented

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

Motorcycles: To See or not to See

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

Indiana Serious Personal Injury Lawyer and Keeping a Lookout

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.

Motorcyclist, Trucks and Wrongful Death

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.

Indiana Motorcycle Saftey Should be Top Priority

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 (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

Indiana drunk driving accidents

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

After Fatal Accident, Indianapolis PD Considers Field-Sobriety Policy For Officers

John Young has written several blog postings about the firestorm surrounding IMPD officer David Bisard who was involved in a collision while operating his police cruiser allegedly under the influence of alcohol. A motorcycle operator lost his life in the accident. There was no field-sobriety test taken administered at the scene which is in part the source of the controversy, but a change in police department policy may be on the horizon. The website reports as follows: The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department doesn’t require officers involved in crashes to take breath tests to determine whether they were under the... View Article