Category: Car Accidents

How Long Do Car Accident Settlements Take?

February 6, 2024 | Car Accidents

If you were injured in a car accident, a settlement could provide you with the necessary funds to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and car repairs. You could also get some additional money to cover future expenses and your pain and suffering. You are likely anxious to settle your car accident claim, but… read more

Injured as a Passenger in an Indiana Car Accident

August 28, 2023 | Car Accidents

If you are injured as a passenger in an Indiana car accident, you have the same right to be fairly compensated for your injuries as if you were the driver in the accident. Indiana is an at-fault state for car accidents, so the at-fault party is responsible for the damages you sustain, whether you are… read more

How to Increase Your Indiana Accident Settlement

May 30, 2023 | Car Accidents

Most of us drive nearly every day, without putting much thought into how dangerous driving can be. Yet in 2020 alone, there were 175,816 car crashes in Indiana – 38,913 of which caused injury to one or more people. In many cases, these auto accidents are caused by other drivers being careless or even reckless…. read more

How Much Can a Car Accident Devalue Your Car?

March 15, 2022 | Car Accidents

Being involved in a vehicle accident is a serious matter, one that you have to deal with right away so that you have transportation. It is crucial to work with insurance carriers to recover compensation for your medical bills and property damage expenses. However, even after repairs take place, will the market value of your… read more

What are the Consequences of Texting and Driving in Indiana?

March 7, 2022 | Car Accidents

Vehicle accidents occur in a wide variety of ways, including distracted driving. There are various ways that drivers can be distracted in Indiana, including texting while behind the wheel. Here, our Indiana accident injury lawyers want to review the dangers of texting and driving in Indiana. In particular, we want to look at distracted driving… read more

Who is Liable in a Chain-Reaction Car Accident?

December 28, 2021 | Car Accidents

Determining liability after any type of vehicle accident can be challenging. However, this is particularly true for chain-reaction collisions. Here, our car accident lawyers want to properly define a chain-reaction collision and discuss who may hold liability when one of these types of crashes occurs. It is crucial for those harmed due to the negligence… read more

How Does the Car Accident Settlement Process Work?

December 17, 2021 | Car Accidents

Can I Still Get Compensation if My Health Insurance Paid for My Injuries?

October 25, 2021 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

If you sustain an injury caused by the actions of another individual or entity in Indiana, the number one priority has to be securing compensation for your medical bills. After all, your medical treatment cannot wait for an insurance settlement to come in from the at-fault party. Often, individuals have to rely on their personal… read more

What Factors Can Affect the Value in a Car Accident Claim?

September 30, 2021 | Car Accidents

Vehicle accident claims can become incredibly complicated in Indiana. Anytime a person sustains an injury in an accident caused by the actions of another driver, they should be able to recover various types of compensation. However, the total amount of compensation available in these situations will vary depending on several factors. Here, we want to… read more

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Indiana?

September 15, 2021 | Car Accidents

Lane splitting is a term used to describe motorcyclists riding down the centerline of two lanes of traffic going in the same direction. Currently, lane splitting is only legal in the state of California. This is not a legal driving action in Indiana. Here, we want to discuss lane splitting. In particular, we want to… read more

What are the Consequences for Driving Without Insurance?

May 13, 2021 | Car Accidents

Most people understand that they have to have a current driver’s license and insurance in order to operate a vehicle in the state of Indiana. However, there are times when individuals choose to operate without insurance. Individuals could face significant penalties for driving without insurance, including major fines, license suspension, and the requirement to obtain… read more

Am I Liable for a Car Accident if Someone Else Was Driving My Car?

February 10, 2021 | Car Accidents

Getting into a vehicle accident is a scary and terrifying experience for everybody involved. One of the most crucial aspects of the aftermath of a car accident is determining liability so insurance carriers can provide settlements. But what happens if somebody else causes an accident while driving your vehicle? Could you be held liable for… read more

How is Fault Determined in a Multi-Car Accident?

November 23, 2020 | Car Accidents

Vehicle accidents can be scary and confusing, particularly when there are more than two vehicles involved. These cases can become complex, and determining fault in a multi-car accident involves gathering any available evidence and negotiating with multiple insurance carriers or legal teams. Comparative Negligence Laws Indiana operates under what is known as a “comparative negligence”… read more

The Dangers Of Medical Authorizations And Release Of Liability Documents

March 23, 2020 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

In the aftermath of sustaining an injury, and when there is the possibility of an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit, injury victims need to take steps to protect themselves. Soon after an accident that involved an injury, the injured party will receive various documents from the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. Amongst this paperwork… read more

How a Police Report Can Help Your Accident Claim

March 20, 2020 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

Getting involved in a car accident can be a scary and confusing experience. If you get into a car accident, one of the first steps you can take, after being certain that you or any other party receive immediate medical care, is to call the police and ensure a report is completed. In the state… read more

Injured in an Accident Without Car Insurance

January 15, 2020 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

Getting into a car accident can be a scary experience. The aftermath of an accident can be incredibly confusing, especially when you are dealing with property damage or any injuries. However, what happens if you were involved in a car accident and did not have insurance? At Fountain Law Firm, we want to discuss this… read more

What is Defensive Driving?

December 23, 2019 | Car Accidents

Car accidents are not uncommon in Indiana. Drivers should do everything they can to prevent car accidents, and one of the best ways to do so is to practice defensive driving. Defensive driving is a set of learned skills that allow a driver to defend themselves against possible collisions on the roadway. Defensive driving is… read more

Indiana Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

December 19, 2019 | Car Accidents,DUI Accidents

Alcohol-related car accidents are often the cause of severe injuries and fatalities. These incidents affect people across the country and here in Indiana. The statistics involving drunk driving crashes are often shocking, and they highlight the need to continued vigilance on the roadways. Summary of total DUI accidents in the US Alcohol-impaired driving is a… read more

Road Rage Statistics

October 10, 2019 | Car Accidents,Personal Injury

We have all heard of road rage incidents, but do you really understand what the term “road rage” means? Aggressive driving has been a major problem since cars first became popular. With millions of vehicles on our state roadways each day, understanding what road rage is and how to avoid it can go a long… 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

Can a TBI From a Car Accident Can Change a Woman’s Reproductive Functioning?

October 24, 2018 | Brain and Spinal Injury,Car Accidents

While a car accident can cause many injuries, one of the most common—and perhaps, most concerning—is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that traffic accidents were the third-leading cause of TBI among all age groups in the United States. Car accident victims can sustain a TBI from… read more

Car Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

September 26, 2018 | Car Accidents

Pregnancy can bring anticipation, excitement, and new experiences. While your baby is well-protected within your uterus, certain everyday activities—like driving or riding in a car—can expose both you and your unborn child to serious injuries. In fact, even a relatively minor accident could result in fetal injuries that can result in long-term complications and even… read more

Pregnant Women Hit by Drunk Drivers

September 12, 2018 | Car Accidents

When you are pregnant, you will likely learn about all the precautions you should take to keep your baby safe from harm or complications. However, if you ever drive or ride in a car, there is not always a lot you can do to mitigate the risks of another driver crashing into you. This is… read more

Seat Belts, Pregnancy, and Car Injuries

March 28, 2018 | Car Accidents

Women and men are built differently. They often have different size, stature, musculature, and even postures when sitting. For these reasons, seat belts can fit men and women differently. While seat belts are meant to protect you in the event of an accident, they can also cause serious injuries in a crash. Furthermore, research shows… read more

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Can Increase Your Risk of Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

March 21, 2018 | Car Accidents

  While it is not without controversy, many people associate St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with drinking alcohol to excess. As a result, drunk driving accidents tend to increase around the holiday, putting everyone on the road at risk. While everybody knows that drinking and driving increases accident risks and violates the law, intoxicated drivers continue… read more