Posts for Traffic Accident

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

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

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

Tell Jurors the Truth in an Automobile Accident Claim

Assume you are in a severe automobile accident, a drunk driving accident or a semi tractor-trailer collision.  Assume also that you have serious personal injury or a loved one suffers wrongful death.  Now assume that the insurance company that you purchased underinsured motorist coverage from to protect you if the drunk driver does not have insurance refuses to settle the claim and you are forced to file suit.  Naturally you think you name the insurance company as a defendant, after all it is they who you contracted with, an paid your premium to, to protect you when the semi tractor-trailer... View Article

Injury, Wrongful Death and the Wave Out

It happens to all of us.  You’re stopped on a side street waiting to turn into a lane of traffic that seems to have no end in sight.  A driver on the preferential street stops and waves you out from your position.  You think the other driver is telling you the lane next to him is clear and that you can proceed. Do you trust the driver?  Do you proceed?  After all, he may have a clearer view of traffic than you do.  Despite the other driver’s good intentions in waving you through, if there is a car in that... View Article

The Hit and Run Accident and the Injury Lawyer

Pow, out of nowhere, a car runs the stop sign and hits you broadside.  Your airbags go off and white smoke envelopes you.  You aren’t sure, but you think there might be a fire in the car.  You don’t really know what happened and you can’t focus.  The world is moving a bit slower now.  You think, am I hurt, what is going on.  You feel a sharp pain in your left shoulder and rib area, where the impact came from.  You think, I might be seriously hurt, what should I do?  You look left and see that the car... View Article