Category: Blog

Can A Pedestrian Be At-Fault for an Accident?

December 15, 2020 | Blog,Pedestrian Accidents,Personal Injury

Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable when they are in or around the roadways. Unfortunately, there are times when pedestrian versus vehicle crashes occur and cause severe injuries. Pedestrians are much more vulnerable to sustaining significant injuries in the event an accident occurs. Unfortunately, the information provided by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (IUPPI) shows us… read more

How we are Handling Current & Prospective Cases During COVID-19

March 23, 2020 | Blog,Q&A

Due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are taking a different approach to contact our current and prospective clients. However, our focus to help those in need remains the same.  Remote Help The team at Fountain Law Firm wants to assure both current and prospective clients that we are still working hard to represent… read more

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

November 20, 2019 | Blog,Personal Injury

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we know that most people are planning a big family meal. However, as people begin to prep the big day, fire safety is rarely at the top of everyone’s list of things to think about. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving tops the list of home cooking… read more

New Vaping Product Injuries and Death Statistics

November 19, 2019 | Blog,Personal Injury

E-cigarettes and vaping have become popular, but there has been a rapid rise in the number of vape-related illnesses and deaths over the last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps track of how many people have been harmed. As of this month, more than 2,000 people have been treated for vape-related… read more

Safest Neighborhoods to Trick or Treat in Indianapolis

October 8, 2019 | Blog,Children's Injuries,Pedestrian Accidents

Halloween can be a great time for having fun with friends. However, when you have kids, your priorities are different. The safety of your children is of the utmost importance during the Halloween season. There are plenty of dangers to be aware of, especially on Halloween night. Pedestrian accidents are one of the most common… read more

Elderly Adults Suffer in Slip and Fall Accidents

January 19, 2019 | Blog,Slip and Fall Accidents

Especially with the recent ice and snow in the Indianapolis area, people are often worried about slipping and falling down. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that an estimated 8.9 million Americans visit emergency rooms each year due to injuries suffered in slip and fall accidents. Common slip and fall injuries include brain injuries, broken… read more

New Year’s Safety Tips

December 27, 2018 | Blog

Ringing in a New Year is exciting!  To keep it fun, here are a few safety tips: Driving You probably already know that New Year’s Eve is one of the most dangerous times to drive. The combination of intoxication and potentially hazardous weather increases the risk.  The best way to avoid problems is not to… read more

How Car Accidents Can Result in a High-Risk Pregnancy

November 28, 2018 | Blog,Car Accidents,Personal Injury

If you’re pregnant, chances are that you’re doing everything you can to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. You’re probably eating right, staying away from alcohol, exercising moderately, and seeing your OBGYN on a regular basis to ensure that everything goes as it should. Unfortunately, while you can control yourself and what… read more

Parents: Look out for Counterfeit Bike Helmets

November 21, 2018 | Blog

As a responsible parent, you do everything you can to ensure that your child is safe every time he or she leaves the house. As if you didn’t have enough to worry about already, a report by National Public Radio (NPR) adds another concern to the list: fake bike helmets. According to the report, most… read more

Thanksgiving Road Trip? How to Drive Safety Around Large Trucks

November 14, 2018 | Blog

Millions of Americans road trip during the Thanksgiving holiday to see friends and family who live in different parts of the country. When you’re thinking about a long weekend and your upcoming Thanksgiving feast, it’s easy to overlook the dangers of driving. This is especially true when you share the road with large commercial trucks,… read more

Motorcyclists: Watch for Quickly Changing Weather Patterns During the Fall

November 7, 2018 | Blog

With fall firmly upon us and winter just around the corner, many people in the Indianapolis area are taking advantage of the last of this year’s milder weather and riding their motorcycles as much as possible. While fall can present a great time to ride, it can also expose riders to hazardous situations due to… read more

Women Are More Affected by Concussions Than Men

April 25, 2018 | Blog,Brain and Spinal Injury

Women are more adversely affected by concussions than men are, according to an article published in the Scientific American. Specifically, the report indicates that women suffer more concussions, have more symptoms, and are slower to recover than men. As the survivor of a serious accident herself, Merry Fountain understands the unique issues facing women who… read more

National Burn Awareness Week: February 1-7, 2016

January 29, 2016 | Blog

This year is the 30th anniversary of National Burn Awareness Week, created to promote burn awareness and prevention among the general public and high-risk groups such as children and older adults. The goal is to spread a message of awareness and prevention, and this year’s message is Scald Prevention. The American Burn Association provides information… read more

Renting A Car – Things To Consider

January 26, 2016 | Blog

If you’ve ever rented a car, you know they love to attempt to sell you insurance on the vehicles. Rental companies such as National, Avis, and Dollar make the majority of their money by charging fees for insuring vehicles. They typically offer various degrees of coverage for charges starting around $15/day. Many renters say yes to… read more

What to do After a Truck Accident

January 25, 2016 | Blog,truck accident

Truck accidents impact thousands of people every year. In fact, according data published by the United States Department of Transportation there were over 500,000 accidents involving commercial vehicles in 2011 alone. Being involved in a trucking accident can result in significant injuries that may require long-term medical care and even affect a person’s ability to… read more

Holiday Traveling Safety – Indianapolis Personal Injury Tips

January 21, 2016 | Blog,Car Accidents

During the holidays, many of us will be traveling on highways and interstates to visit friends and relatives in other parts of the country.  According to data published by the United States Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 91% of all holiday travel is by car, and the number of long-distance trips increases by 54% during the… read more

Dangerous Injuries in Sports

January 19, 2016 | Blog,Brain and Spinal Injury

Playing sports inherently comes with the risk of injury.  Athletes suffer injuries such as pulled or strained muscles, tendons, and ligaments on a regular basis and are generally aware of the prevalence of these types of injuries in most sports.  However, every once in a while, a sports injury occurs that causes the sports community,… read more

Texting and Driving Accidents

January 14, 2016 | Blog,Car Accidents

Distracted driving behaviors include engaging in any activity that takes your hands off of the wheel, your eyes off of the road, or your mind off of driving. Reading or sending texts, emails, or other types of instant messages is considered to be one of the most dangerous types of distractions because it causes all… read more

What to do after an auto collision in Indianapolis

January 8, 2016 | Blog,Car Accidents

In Indianapolis, regarding injury law and finding an tough attorney or lawyer to fight for you, If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you are not alone. National statistics show that there are over two million collisions each year involving personal injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car… read more

$305B Highway Bill Signed By Obama In December

January 8, 2016 | Blog

Something which certainly will have an impact on the overall safety of America’s roads, including Indiana and the Indianapolis area, President Obama signed into a law a five-year, $305 billion highway bill this past December (2015), within hours of a scheduled expiration of the nation’s road and transit spending. The new law, paid for with… read more

Can I Recover after a Boating Accident?

December 31, 2015 | Blog,Personal Injury

As summer quickly approaches, many families will spend the day on the water around Indiana. Boating, waterskiing, riding jet skis, and participating in other types of watersports are popular recreational activities to escape the summer heat and have some fun. Unfortunately, like most recreational activities, watersports and boating are not risk-free, and accidents and injuries… read more

Tragic Crash Outside Indianapolis Kills 4 Teens

December 31, 2015 | Blog

We are devastated to learn that last night, Wednesday, December 30, 2015, four teenagers from the same Indiana city of Brownsburg were killed when their car crossed the median and struck a minivan. This happened on SR37 near Waverly in Morgan County. You can read more here: Link. Our prayers go out to the families… read more

When can I Recover from a Trucking Company after an Accident in Indianapolis?

December 28, 2015 | Blog,truck accident

If a semi-truck collides with another car, most people tend to assume the truck driver was at fault for the accident. Many times, driver error or negligence is in fact the cause of the accident and, in such situations, the truck driver should be held accountable for their mistakes and any resulting injuries.  However, sometimes… read more

Monroe Co. Declares Public Health Emergency Due To Hepatits C

December 22, 2015 | Blog

We have just learned of an alarming rise in Hepatitis C cases taking place in Monroe County, to the south of Indianapolis. According to county health officials, this is directly tied to intravenous drug use.

Are Your Airbags Defective?

December 21, 2015 | Blog,Car Accidents

Though airbags are intended to protect motorists in the event of a collision, some defects actually inflict additional injuries to accident victims. In recent months, many headlines have focused on a large number of potentially defective airbags manufactured by Japanese company Takata. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a statement [1] earlier this year… read more