Tag Archive: Indianapolis

Biking Season is Upon Us

I woke up this morning looking forward to riding my bike to work, only to find it raining.  I guess I am a fair weather biker.  But, I did take a little time to think about what I was going to do to protect myself and about what drivers can do to protect bikers.  A car to bike impact is always going to result in damage to the bike and the biker.  Certainly the bike will be damaged, but more importantly the biker will likely be seriously injured including broken bones, spinal cord injury, brain injury and possibly wrongful death. ... 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

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

Indiana Department of Revenue Upgrades INtax Portal

The Indiana Department of Revenue has updated its INtax program to create a more user-friendly platform and streamlined filing process. INtax was created in 2005 with the goal of helping Indiana businesses file taxes easily and transparently. Starting in 2013, Indiana required all businesses to file and pay sales and withholding taxes electronically via the INtax program. INtax allows businesses to access their tax records 24/7, as well as file and pay businesses taxes right up to the due date deadline. According to the Indiana Department of Revenue, over 300,000 Indiana businesses are registered on INtax and the state has... View Article

Back to School Means Using Caution in School Zones

Schools are back in session in Indiana, and that means that students are out in full force, traveling from home to school and back again. Crossing guards monitor only very few school crossings; there is a shortage of volunteers and a shortage of funds to pay for crossing guards. State and local police officers do make an effort to be out and about during the times when most students are traveling. Most school zones are unmonitored, unless a local law enforcement officer has time to patrol during the peak hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. to... View Article

Social Security Disability and the Ability to Ambulate Effectively

What the heck does ambulate effectively mean and why should it matter to a person filing a claim with the Social Security Administration for Disability Benefits? Let’s start with the second question first. The ability to walk is essential to almost every job.  It certainly is essential for most trades.  The Social Security Administration classifies jobs by how much physical ability is necessary to do the job.  The classification that requires the least amount of physical activity is called a sedentary job.  A sedentary job calls for the worker to sit for most of the work day.  Even so, a... View Article

Young and Young Works for All Hoosiers

Let this be our public stand:  At Young & Young we refuse to discriminate.  We represent Hoosiers, all Hoosiers.  We see our job as helping Hoosiers when they are most vulnerable.  We call on the Governor and the Legislature to repeal RFRA.  We agree that people of religious conviction are guaranteed the right to practice those convictions as they see fit. That guarantee is a constitutional guarantee. However, that right does not confer upon anyone the right to discriminate, marginalize, or denigrate others. We are social beings.  Success in society depends upon doing unto others as you would have done... View Article

Roundabout Driving Safety Tips

Traffic circles, or roundabouts, have been a common fixture in places outside the Hoosier State for a long time. These roundabouts can be up to five lanes wide, with speed limits of up to 70 miles per hour. Thanks to traffic circles, heavy traffic flows smoothly through even the biggest cities, with very few accidents. However, these traffic control devices are just now becoming popular in Indiana, and some drivers are confused about how they work. The following tips will help new (and not-so-new) drivers navigate these intersections. First, obey the signs when you approach a roundabout. These areas have... View Article

Megabus being sued over crash near Indianapolis

On October 14, 2014, a Megabus was involved in an accident near Indianapolis. The bus was carrying between 50 and 60 passengers, and was traveling during overnight hours when visibility was limited. In addition, the weather was bad. Rain was falling and the interstate highway that the bus was traveling down was slick with rain. The driver of the bus, according to passengers, had stated that the windshield wipers on the bus were malfunctioning. At nearly 4:30 a.m. eastern time, the bus driver encountered a disabled vehicle on I-65 near Greenwood. The bus driver lost control of the Megabus. The... View Article

Drunk Driving Causes Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Are you aware that there are two kinds of drunk driving charges in the criminal justice system? The first is driving with a blood alcohol content over .08. The second is operating a motor vehicle while impaired. The former is an A misdemeanor (Punishable by not more than 1 year in Jail). The latter is a D felony punishable by not more than three years in jail. Both are crimes because driving in either circumstance lessens the drivers reaction time which, when operating a 2000 pound hunk of metal, can be very dangerous. I have represented Hoosiers who have fortunately... View Article

Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Discusses School Bus Safety Tips

Schools are back in session throughout central Indiana. Thousands of children are traveling across the metro area in the morning and afternoon, to get from home to school and back again. If you are driving during peak school zone times, you should be watching for school buses. You should also know what to do, to keep children safe and keep out of legal trouble. Know What to Look For There are several things you should be watching for. First, look for signs along the roadway that signal school bus stops. Signs near schools will also signal school bus loading and... View Article

Young and Young Celebrates 60 Years Representing Seriously Injured Hoosiers

On June 15, 1954, Young and Young opened our doors and for 60 years we have been representing seriously injured Hoosiers and Hoosier families coping with the wrongful death of a loved one. A lot has happened in those 60 years. Pop and Dad are both gone now, but they live on in our memories and in the hearts and minds of the thousands of Hoosiers they helped during their time on earth. A lot of other things have happened that remind us just how long our journey has been. Sixty years ago, Sports illustrated published its first issue. Sixty... View Article