Posts for Winter Driving
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
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
Fall is upon us again here in the Hoosier State. The deer population in Indiana is as strong as ever, and motor vehicle accidents involving deer are extremely common. When you are out and about enjoying the fall foliage and thousands of miles of scenic roadway in Indiana, use the following tips to help you avoid a collision with a deer. Plan Your Trips Wisely Deer are most active at dawn and dusk. If you can, avoid traveling during peak deer activity times. And avoid traveling during dark when visibility is poor. If you must travel, leave a little earlier... View Article
The first winter advisory of the year is in effect tonight, which leads us back to our annual be safe and avoid the crash annual missive. This is an especially good time to have a discussion, and maybe a test run, with your new drivers. We all know how we knew everything when we started to driver, so the lecture alone is not likely to sink in on the teenager. However, we have found that going to a nearby parking lot and practicing a few maneuvers was time well spent. Cars handle differently in the snow, and new drivers have... View Article
It is close to Christmas. It is currently Chanukah. Sons, daughters, Mothers, Fathers, cousins, aunts, uncles and more are on the State and Federal highways trying to get home. We hope everyone has a safe and peaceful holiday season. All these folks have to share the road with semi tractor-trailers. Being so close to these big trucks at high speed inevitably lead to semi tractor-trailer crashes. The big truck accidents can be devastating because of the size difference in the vehicles involved. The weight differential causes the likelihood of spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, and even wrongful death. The... View Article
In Indiana, as I m sure is true in many parts of the Country there is an old saying. If you don’t like the weather, give it a minute, it will change. This is especially true in the winter were it can be in the 50s one day and the next we can have a foot of snow on the ground.
In Indiana we must drive in the snow for three to five months out of the year. Driving in the snow does not reduce the amount of care a driver must use in order to drive safely.
The holidays are a time to be of good cheer. Common at all parties is alcohol. Common to alcohol is drunk driving. Common to drunk driving are drunk driving accidents.
In my experience, accidents do not just happen. Thus, to call car collisions accidents is a misnomer. What I mean is they are collisions usually caused by one of the drivers failure to follow the rules of the road.
The lawyers of Young and Young are your Indiana Serious Injury Lawyers. We monitor issues relevant to the safe use of automobiles and roads in Indiana. On February 27-28, 2011, the Indianapolis metropolitan area received more than two and a half inches of rain in less than six hours. At that rate, the ground cannot absorb the water quick enough to prevent flooding, At that rate the sewer system cannot drain away the water fast enough to prevent flooding. As a result, small retainage ponds, small, normally dry, drains, creeks and rivers over flow. The water flows out onto low... View Article
Dear Hoosiers, I came to work today on roads covered with ice. As I did, I passed a large truck losing control, skidding into the median. The large truck, a semi tractor-trailer came to a stop causing no injury and little damage, though I suspect the driver might have to change his under garments. I thought back to a time when I had seen another such event, only this time there were no wire guards across the median. The truck slid across the median and into the path of a minivan. The small family never stood a chance. It was... View Article
Winter Driving Safety Tips – Remove Window Ice for Greater Visibility – Indianapolis Accident Attorneys
As Indiana Serious Injury Lawyers, practicing all over the State of Indiana out of our Indianapolis offices brings many surprises. Something that never ceases to amaze us is people who drive with ice on their windshield and on the others widows in the car. We are amazed in kind of the same way we were amazed when Christine Aguilera got the words of the National Anthem wrong before the Super Bowl. I mean she knew she had to sing it in front of 100 million people, we would think that she would put a little work into preparing, say like... View Article