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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 […]

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 […]

Riding With Uber

January 19, 2016

As Uber and other rideshare companies gain popularity in Indianapolis and many other cities, traditional taxis are more and more taking on the perception of being more expensive and less pleasant to ride in. Like traditional taxi companies, these services does not own or control every vehicle or driver who picks up passengers. Service drivers […]

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 […]

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 […]

As I'm sure you're aware, states have differing laws regarding the use of cell phones and other devices while driving. I think we can all agree that even if you're in a state that doesn't explicitly make it illegal to use a cellphone while driving in any way, it is common sense to NEVER text […]

For those of us who have children, obviously one of the most important things we think about daily is ensuring our child is 100% secure in our vehicle prior to leaving the driveway. Let's talk about some common sense necessities, as well as some non-negotiable laws regarding child restraint in a motor vehicle. Let's take […]

THE “INVISIBLE ILLNESS”   CROHN’S AND COLITIS AWARENESS WEEK: DECEMBER 1-7   Crohn’s and Colitis have special importance for this law firm because they have personally touched our lives through friends and family.  Those living with these illnesses are courageous people.  They look just like anybody else, do not appear to have any medical issues, […]

Arbitration is an expensive binding legal resolution process which can be helpful in certain types of lawsuits.  Unfortunately, big business has figured out how to incorporate it into contracts with consumers to keep them from filing class action suits.  The New York Times has recently exposed the unfairness of these contracts.  For example, credit card […]

Americans love bacon!  Our bacon craze continues and grows even crazier every year…you can buy bacon cookies, bacon ice cream, and even grilled cheese sandwiches wrapped with 10 strips of bacon. Right here in Indianapolis, some of your favorite restaurants are going nuts with bacon! Cafe Patachou in Carmel offers a bacon-infused maple syrup, and […]

Friday, October 23, 2015 3pm to 7pm Saturday, October 24, 2015 10am to 4pm 8220 US 31 S Indianapolis, IN 46227 Free Digital Fingerprinting! Who: Parents and children of all ages are invited to this event. This is the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Child Safety Event for the community. Why: Many children are reported missing […]

Fire Safety

October 20, 2015
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It’s that time of year again, when you put away the flip flops and trade them in for an oversized sweater and boots. October 4-10 is also fire prevention week here in Indiana, a week to take a little bit of time to learn the safety tips behind fires. Families are getting together, and friends […]

Injury by Police Vehicles

October 7, 2015

Far too often we hear stories of civilians being injured by police vehicles. Often, crashes occur during high speed chases, but sometimes it is the result of negligence. Just last week an off-duty IMPD officer, driving his marked police vehicle, struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking in the street. It is suspected that […]

Vehicle crashes happen every day; we read about them online, in newspapers and magazines and hear about them when we watch the news. What you may not realize is that more and more, crashes are the result of distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as, “inattention that occurs when […]

Spider Accident!

October 1, 2015

We can all relate to the fact that spiders are not the most exciting of bugs. This woman takes it to the extreme when she jumps out of a moving vehicle because she spots a spider inside. This is a funny video to watch, until someone ends up injured. Questions that should be raised are […]

Proper Child Car Seats

September 4, 2015
Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

By Indiana state law, a child traveling in a motor vehicle is required to be restrained in an age-appropriate car seat each and every time that vehicle is being driven. Often, simple errors can put that child’s life in danger, as we have seen from time to time right here in Indianapolis. The American Academy […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

During the late days of August, children are often outside enjoying the last lingering days of summer; perhaps taking walks around the neighborhood or riding scooters and bicycles with their friends. Unfortunately, sometimes tragedy can strike and lives are changed in an instant. Tragically, in Indianapolis just this past week, two young children have been […]

HPV Vaccines

July 28, 2015

Unlike vaccines for tetanus and measles, the HPV vaccine is controversial. You should study the research yourself before deciding whether to have you or your child given one. This vaccine is controversial not only because The Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has recorded 88 injury and 8 death claims related to the HPV […]

If you or your child experiences a condition listed on the vaccine injury table correlated to the vaccine, it is important to know that it is recommended that you work with a personal injury attorney experienced in this area of practice and file a claim no later than three (3) years from the date of your vaccination. In the […]

Vaccines containing tetanus are typically given at a young age to protect against tetanus. Brachial neuritis is a condition that one could experience after receiving this vaccine. Brachial neuritis is a term used to describe an inflammation of the shoulder area that causes sudden-onset shoulder and arm pain, followed by weakness and/or numbness. If you […]

It is very important for you and your children to obtain your vaccinations.  There is no question that the benefits far outweigh the risks, and that vaccines have prevented injury and death in our country.  However, on very rare occasions, there can be individual adverse effects.  It is important to know about these in case you […]

Children in Hot Vehicles

July 17, 2015

Hotter temperatures are finally coming around in Indianapolis and central Indiana. With temperatures rising, parents should be reminded of the danger of leaving children unattended in a vehicle. According to Janette Fennell, president and founder of KidsandCars.org, there have been eight heatstroke-related deaths in the U.S. so far this year from children left alone in […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

Did you know? If you are involved in an accident, you must stop your vehicle. Even if there are no injuries, you are required to stop and speak with the other driver, give them your license and registration information and wait for law enforcement if necessary. If there are injuries involved, you must remain on […]

Three people dead, and one in critical condition in just two months due to four different hit and runs in the Indianapolis area. One woman was killed while walking to a bus stop, after many heartfelt pleas from the family of the victim, the driver eventually turned himself in. Another woman killed while crossing a […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

This weekend more than 250,000 people will be eagerly heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 500 miles of fun, or as we affectionately call the Indy 500. Here are a few tips to enjoy your day, avoid injuries, and ensure that you get to watch the victor chug his bottle of milk: We all […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

We all want to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Unfortunately, along with warm weather the danger of being hit by a car increases. Four people were injured in less than a week recently in Indianapolis, the latest a young school girl as she was getting out of a car to get onto her […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports that an estimated 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) occur annually in the United States.[1] Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious events that have the potential to leave victims paralyzed below the site of the injury.[2] This is because the spinal cord, a bundle […]

Are Your Airbags Defective?

January 7, 2015
Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

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 […]

red light

  In March of 2014, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed House Bill 1080, making Indiana the 16th state that allows people who are riding motorcycles, motorized bicycles, scooters, and bicycles to treat red lights as stop signs under certain circumstances. The law, which took effect on July 1st of this year, is found at Indiana […]

Lane Splitting in Indiana

September 10, 2014
lane splitting

The Law in Indiana Lane Splitting is the practice of riding a motorcycle in between lanes of traffic. Unfortunately, there is misinformation on the web which implies that lane-splitting is legal in Indiana.  Although lane splitting is not specifically addressed by name under Indiana Motorcycle traffic laws, a motorcycle, “may not be driven or operated […]

child injured

Parents are naturally very protective of their children. However, once children start going to school, parents cannot be with them and keep them safe every moment. There are many different risks of personal injury when your child goes off to school, and you should always be aware that you may be legally entitled to compensation […]

Common Issues with ATVs

August 28, 2014
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All Terrain Vehicles, also known as ATVs or non caged Four-Wheelers, are common across the country, especially in rural areas. We turned to Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC, a Los Angeles personal injury advocate, in order to learn more about these types of vehicles. Ehline has a lot of experience in these cases, […]

car accident

Single car accidents can cause severe injuries and damage. These accidents usually involve a driver colliding with a tree, building, or other obstacle, sometimes at a high rate of speed. Following a one-car accident, you would likely assume that the driver is the only potential party at fault. However, the contributing causes to a single […]

golf cart accident

Naturally, most people associate golf carts with a day spent on the golf course, as an easy form of transportation from one hole to another. However, the use of golf carts has expanded significantly in recent years, well outside of golf courses. The carts are commonly used to transport people through airports, sports arenas, and […]

pedestrian accident

According to a report published by the advocacy group Smart Growth America, Indianapolis ranks among the most dangerous cities in terms of pedestrian safety. Titled “Dangerous by Design,” the report ranks cities based on a “Pedestrian Danger Index” which indicates the likelihood of a person who is on foot being involved in a fatal vehicle […]

rollercoaster

Millions of people in the United States go to amusement parks in the summer months for some family-friendly entertainment. Some of the most popular attractions at amusement parks are the thrilling roller coasters or other large rides. Due to the inherent danger of such attractions, safety standards for amusement parks are set by federal agencies, […]

texting while driving

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 […]

truck accident

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck driver fatigue is either the primary cause or a contributing factor to 35-40% of all commercial truck accidents. Truck drivers are on the road for long hours, many days in a row, which can be exhausting. Additionally, they are usually alone in their cab, driving […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

Millions of people suffer injuries in different types of accidents every day. Many times, accident victims are not aware that they may be entitled to substantial compensation from the responsible party if that party acted in a negligent manner. Following an accident, an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer can evaluate your situation and can advise you […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

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 […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are a leading cause of preventable injury in the United States. Millions of American visit the emergency room each year due to injuries suffered in various types of falling accidents such as slip and falls or falls from ladders, scaffolding, or other heights. Injuries […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every single year. Many brain injuries are relatively minor, requiring short-term medical care, over-the-counter medication, and rest for recovery. However, in some instances, brain injuries can be extremely serious and may cause life-altering permanent disabilities […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

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 […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

There is no doubt that winter weather such as snow and ice can have a devastating effect on your daily commute. While it is safest to stay home and avoid the roads during a winter storm, many residents of Indianapolis do not have that luxury, and must get to work or other obligations. However, the […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

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 […]

Dangerous Injuries in the NFL

November 25, 2013
Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

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, […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

Car accidents affect millions of Americans each year, sometimes resulting in serious injuries that can significantly affect the lives of those involved. In fact, according statistics published by the United States Census Bureau, there are generally over 10 million motor vehicle accidents each year. These accidents can occur for a number of different reasons, and […]

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 accident, what are your rights? Do you need an attorney? In this video it details what […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

Halloween is right around the corner and millions of children and adults alike are looking forward to wearing costumes, collecting candy, and attending parties.  Unfortunately, many people do not appreciate the risks of accident and injury that come along with the fun and festivity of Halloween.  Many parents worry about their children bringing home poisoned […]

Indianapolis Pedestrian Accident & Personal Injury Law

Walking is a popular form of transportation for many reasons.  Walking saves money, provides exercise, and helps the environment.  Many Americans may also believe that walking is a safer form of transportation than riding a bicycle or driving a motor vehicle, however that is not necessarily the case.  Statistics show that pedestrians may be 1.5 […]

Construction Accident Attorney Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs because of the high risk for accidents among workers.  Construction sites are usually unstable by nature, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over one quarter of construction workers have been injured on the job.  Furthermore, injuries from construction accidents often cause very serious injuries, and […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

When you visit a mall, grocery store, or other public place, you should be able to expect that the conditions are safe and that you will be free from injury.  However, that is unfortunately not always the case, and over eight million Americans visit the emergency room each year due to slips and/or falls.  These […]

We are all very nervous when we hand the keys to a new teenage driver.  You can help your teenage understand the responsibility of driving by setting up a written contract.  Because they are just learning to drive, they are very vulnerable to distractions in the car.  More teenage driving collisions happen at night than […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur for a variety of reasons, and can range in severity from minor concussions to catastrophic injuries that may lead to serious disabilities. Recent data indicates that even mild TBIs can cause serious medical complications. As a result, professional sports organizations such as the National Hockey League (NHL) and the […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

As warmer weather approaches, you can be certain that you will see more and more people riding bicycles on our public roads. While bicycle riding can be excellent exercise and an efficient way to get from place to place, bicycling can also pose serious risks. According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

Distracted driving is a growing problem, largely due to the growing popularity and use of cell phones and other mobile devices. Because distracted drivers are not fully paying attention to the road, the risk of a car accident increases significantly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 9 people are […]

Indianapolis Personal Injury Law

According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States today. Car accidents can cause injuries ranging from minor cuts and scrapes to more significant injuries that may require long term hospitalization and may even be […]

One of the men struck by a pickup this morning on the Westside has died, police said. Nicholas Malott, 22, Indianapolis, was transported to IU Methodist Hospital in critical condition after the accident but later died of his injuries. Malott’s brother, 24-year-old Dusty Shiler, Indianapolis, was taken to the hospital in serious condition was released […]

Two drivers were treated for their injuries after a semi and an SUV collided at 10th and Delaware streets this afternoon. Indianapolis fire officials said Jane Olise- Aikins was northbound on Delaware in her SUV about 1:30 p.m. when it collided with a semi driven east on 10th by Charles Teagge. The owner of the […]

A pedestrian was critically injured after being hit by a car early Sunday morning. By Fox59 3:22 p.m. EST, February 5, 2012 – Indianapolis A pedestrian was critically injured after being hit by a car early Sunday morning. The accident happened at South Harding and Ray Streets around 1 a.m. According to police, the driver […]

Man Dies in I-465 Crash

January 2, 2012

A 45-year-old Indianapolis man was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on eastbound I-465 near Keystone Avenue. Paul Kallin was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative of the Marion County coroner’s office from injuries sustained in the crash, which occurred shortly before 1 p.m. on the city’s Eastside, according to an Indiana State […]

A one-year-old St. Joseph County boy was hit and injured by a truck as his father was backing up. The accident occurred about 10 a.m. Tuesday morning near Lakeville. Officials said the man was unhitching a trailer in the driveway and his son watched. He then sent his son inside, but it is unclear if the […]

A good samaritan was killed when a freight truck drifted over hitting him. The accident happend on the shoulder of Interstate 465 in Indianapolis late Wednesday evening. According to reports, a car had pulled to the right-hand shoulder of the interstate because of a flat tire. A man in a pick-up truck pulled up behind […]

A 7-year-old boy was killed after being critically injured when he was hit by a car about 7 p.m. Sunday evening. According to reports, the boy and his parents were attending a birthday party in the 5500 block of Floating Leaf Drive when the accident occurred. Officials said they believe the child’s obstructed view as […]

Man Killed In Car-Truck Crash

September 17, 2011

A man was killed just before 6 a.m. early Monday morning. According to reports, the man was in a car that crashed into a tractor trailer truck on the east side of Indianapolis, near Interstate 70. Pictures from the scene showed the car wedged beneath the rear of the truck. Officials said the truck had […]

Seven people were injured in four separate Brown County-area motorcycle accidents over Labor Day weekend. According to reports, the first crash occurred Friday afternoon about 5:30 p.m. when a woman and man on a motorcycle collided with the back end of a pickup truck. The woman was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital and  the man […]

An Indiana State Trooper was seriously injured early Saturday morning when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver. According to reports, Master Trooper Dan Hearon and his K-9 partner were patrolling about 1:30 a.m. when Billy S. Patterson hit the patrol car with the sports utility vehicle he was driving. The crash happened near […]

The collapse of the Grandstand stage at the Indiana State Fair last weekend has claimed the life of a sixth person. According to reports, 22-year-old Jennifer Haskell died Friday morning from the injuries she sustained when the stage unexpectedly collapsed August 13. Five other people died last Saturday night and early Sunday morning after a […]

A gust of wind is being blamed on a stage collapse at the state fair that killed at least five people, Gov. Mitch Daniels said. On Saturday night a large gust of wind blew the Grandstand stage down atop of the fans who were near the stage, awaiting the main act “Sugarland.” Four people were […]

The city of Indianapolis is working on installing additional security cameras around the downtown area in an effort to provide more security. According to reports, the cameras are due to be fully functioning in time for the Super Bowl scheduled for February of 2012, but will help with crime long after the Super Bowl is […]

An early-morning hit-and-run left a bicyclist dead Sunday morning in Indianapolis. According to reports, the 5o-year-old man was riding his bike near 46th and Emerson about 3 a.m. Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle left the scene and has not been identified. Police are unsure of the […]

A Columbus, Indiana bicycle accident sent three people to the hospital last week. Officials said the children, ages 2 and 3, were in a trailer attached to the back of their mother’s bicycle just before 10 p.m. when the trio was hit by a passing car. The children’s father was riding behind the crew when […]

An Indiana day care worker is speaking out saying she did not hit a toddler in her care hard and was not fired. According to theINDYchannel.com Bernadette Hardy said she barely swatted the child. The Department of Child Services investigated after the child’s mother called to file a police report saying her daughter had a […]

An Indiana day care worker was fired after allegedly spanking a toddler. According to reports on TheINDYchannel.com the day care worker at Nannie Capen’s Home Daycare on 4321 S. Mann Road allegedly swatted a two-year-old girl on her rear end and put her in a high chair for time out. The mother reportedly called police […]

The Indiana Department of Child Services reminded parents Tuesday of the need to be vigilant with children in and around water. Seven Indiana children died from drowning in a bit more than two weeks from May 30 through June 13. James W. Payne, DCS Director said, “Parents must be aware of their children at all […]

A south Indiana man was killed Friday when a truck he was working on rolled off a hydraulic lift and crushed him. According to reports, the man was working at Ace Automotive in New Albany, Ind. Friday afternoon about 4 p.m. on a truck. He was putting a new fuel tank in the vehicle when he […]

Two men were critically injured when a motorcyclist collided with a bicyclist who was crossing an intersection. According to officials, 45-year-old Darryl Williams riding a motorcycle on 16th Street, crashed into 30-year-old James Ashby who was on the Monon Trail riding his bicycle. The incident occurred about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Both riders were taken to […]

A young teen is in critical condition after being found at the bottom of a pool Monday at his own birthday party. According to reports, about 20 teens and adults were celebrating the 13-year-old’s birthday at a community pool at Valley Brook Trailer Park when another child spotted the boy at the bottom of the […]

Two preteens were injured, one critically, Tuesday evening when the motorized minibike they were riding hit a tree. According to officials, the two boys, ages 9 & 11, were riding the minibike just before 8 p.m. The 11-year-old was driving the minibike, when it lost control, they crossed the street and hit the tree. Both […]

High summer-like temperatures this week caused some road repairs completed last fall and winter to fall apart. According to several news reports, the 90 degree temperatures that hit the city this week along with the large amounts of rain that has fallen over the past few weeks may have created a massive mess for motorists. […]

The Indiana State Senate narrowly passed a bill last Friday that would make it illegal for drivers to text while operating a motor vehicle. Although there has been a session-long debate as to whether the bill should include banning cell phone use in addition to texting, the final bill was a modified version of a […]

Brain Injury Lawyer in Anderson, IN

Several people were injured Sunday, one critically, when an all-terrain vehicle and a car collided in Wright Township. According to officials, the accident occurred just after 1 p.m. when the ATV failed to stop at the intersection of State Road 59 and CR 400N, striking the car. One of the passengers on the ATV was […]

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