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

Three Things That Can Reduce Your Accident Settlement

March 14, 2018 | Car Accidents

Indiana law typically entitles auto accident victims to compensation when the negligence of others results in injuries. They can receive compensation for both economic and non-economic losses. Car accident victims, for example, may recover compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering, among others. While Indiana… read more

Motorcycle Accidents Can Leave Victims with Spinal Cord Injuries

March 7, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents

  At risk of stating the obvious, riding a motorcycle is significantly more dangerous than riding in a car or truck. Motorcycles are not equipped with safety features like airbags and seatbelts, and a serious collision often throw riders and passengers from their bikes. When accidents throw people from motorcycles, they often land on the… read more

What Happens When Children Get Hit While Playing by the Roadway?

February 28, 2018 | Children's Injuries

In this day and age of iPads and Netflix, most parents must push to get their children to play outside for a few hours. With warmer weather coming to Indianapolis, we will surely all see children in their front yards, playing games or riding bikes. Many children play soccer, volleyball, baseball, or similar sports in… read more

Should I Give the Insurance Company a Recorded Statement After an Accident?

February 21, 2018 | Car Accidents

  After a car accident that someone else caused, chances are that you will deal with the other driver’s insurance company to cover any losses you sustained. Initially, you may feel pressured to talk to the other company because of the situation with a vehicle and to obtain transportation.  If you are calling about medical… read more

Was Your Teen Injured Riding in a Friend’s Car?

January 17, 2018 | Car Accidents

  Every parent is nervous when they hand over the keys to a new teenage driver. Parents know that teenage drivers are inexperienced and do not always appreciate risks as well as adults. Teens may engage in risky behaviors behind the wheel—and not know what to do when they start to lose control of a… read more

Distracted Driving is More Than Texting

January 10, 2018 | Car Accidents

  If you have ever been driving along the highway at night and pulled up next to a car that is emitting a white-blue light from the drivers’ side window, beware. There is a good chance that the driver is looking at a screen and not at the road. Distracted driving is a major problem… read more

Falls at a Construction Site

January 3, 2018 | Construction Site Accidents

By nature, construction work is a dangerous occupation. Exposure to heavy machinery, moving objects, and extreme heights can all lead to serious injuries. One of the most common dangers on a construction site is a fall hazard from a dangerous height. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that any worker who is suspended… read more

Slips and Falls in Shopping Malls: FAQ

December 29, 2017 | Slip and Fall Accidents

  Thousands of people visit shopping malls throughout the Indianapolis area every day. While most of these trips are legally uneventful, slip and fall accidents injure a substantial number of people in malls each year. Here are some answers to questions people often ask about shopping mall slip and fall accidents. For more information, call… read more

How a Fractured Bone Can Damage Your Life

December 20, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Fractured or broken bones are extremely painful, but they usually heal fairly quickly and don’t lead to serious complications. That, however, isn’t always the case. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a fractured bone, it can really set you back. If you experience complications in the healing process, it can hurt your life… read more

Winter Weather in Indianapolis Can Cause Serious Car Accidents

December 18, 2017 | Car Accidents

  Every year, Indianapolis residents can expect snow, ice, and subzero temperatures at some point during the harsh winter months. As anyone who drives in these conditions can confirm, winter weather can wreak havoc on roadways, causing slippery conditions, poor visibility, and other issues that make driving treacherous. Poor weather does not excuse negligent driving,… read more

Facial Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

December 12, 2017 | Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury if they are involved in a crash. Their bodies often have little more than thin clothing to protect them—and it usually doesn’t protect much. One common piece of safety equipment that bicyclists rely upon is a helmet. Bicyclists wear helmets to protect their heads, neck, and face should an… read more

Will Your Car Accident Case Settle?

December 11, 2017 | Car Accidents

The aftermath of a car accident can confuse and stress anyone, and many victims worry about how to pay for their medical expenses, repair bills, and stay afloat while they cannot work. One question that lawyers often hear during the first meeting with a car accident victim is whether the attorney thinks that the case… read more

Aggressive Drivers Hurt People

December 6, 2017 | Car Accidents

Aggression is appropriate in the boxing ring, but it’s never appropriate when you get behind the wheel. In fact, aggressive driving is dangerous driving. To keep our roads safe for everyone, drivers need to adhere to safe driving practices and to drive with clear heads. Indianapolis, nevertheless, sees its share of aggressive drivers and the… read more

How Distracted Drivers Hurt Drivers and Pedestrians

November 10, 2017 | Pedestrian Accidents

One of the most significant dangers of the road—one that continues to garner more attention—is distracted driving. Distracted drivers endanger everyone on the road, but walkers and bikers are especially vulnerable to catastrophic injuries when distracted drivers get behind the wheel. And cell phone use while driving constitutes one of the worst distractions, one that… read more

Should You Go To the Emergency Room After an Indiana Car Accident?

November 8, 2017 | Car Accidents

If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re no doubt overwhelmed. Many people report feeling disoriented, confused, and even in shock after such harrowing events. In other words, you’re probably not making your best decisions in the hours and days immediately following a serious wreck. If you’ve been in a collision that leaves you feeling… read more

Even the Safest Drivers Can Get Hit by Truckers

November 6, 2017 | truck accident

It’s a fact of modern driving that we share the road with massive semi-trucks, and these semis are not only many times heavier than the vehicles we drive, but are also far more unwieldy. Semis are dangerous, and when they’re involved in accidents, those accidents are some of the deadliest on our roads. Even the… read more

Was Your Child Injured on a Bicycle?

November 3, 2017 | Bicycle Accidents

Riding bikes has been a favorite activity of children for generations. Riding a bicycle keeps children active and allows them to enjoy the outdoors, especially when they are on break from school in the summer. However, seeing your child ride off on a bike can also be stressful because of the risks of injury that… read more

Bike Helmet Safety: Preventing Brain Injuries

November 1, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Bicyclists are obviously extremely vulnerable when they take to the open road. They’re balanced on two wheels—with no visible means of protection—on streets they share with motorized vehicles many, many times their size and weight and that typically move much faster. Recreational bike trails are popular in Indiana and often cross busy roads. As more… read more

New Tech Keeping Bicyclists Safer

October 22, 2017 | Bicycle Accidents

In urban centers and beyond, biking to work is becoming ever more popular with commuters, but this trend also raises safety concerns. Having more bikes on the road can obviously lead to more bike accidents. As such, tech companies are innovating safety mechanisms to help keep cyclists safe when they hit the road. Take a… read more

Pedestrian Safety Tips for Children Who Walk to School

October 8, 2017 | Pedestrian Accidents

It’s always exciting to go back to school, but getting back into the school groove can also be chaotic. If your kids walk to school, it’s important to take the time out of your busy schedule to review the ground rules of pedestrian safety with them. When your children walk to school, it increases their… read more

Now Is the Prime Motorcycle Season—and a Good Time to Take Safety Precautions

September 25, 2017 | Motorcycle Accidents

With an abundance of good weather, the call of the open road beckons to many. Often, that means taking to the highway on a motorcycle. Although cruising the byways on a motorcycle can bring a powerful sense of freedom, the risk of serious injury or death is considerably higher while riding a motorcycle than when… read more

Does Your Child Bike to School?

September 19, 2017 | Bicycle Accidents

With school starting for children across the state, many parents are likely busy with back-to-school shopping, organizing school supplies, getting the calendar set, and similar tasks. One important thing you should stop and consider is how your child is going to get to and from school on a daily basis. There are several options, all… read more

Drinking and Driving Increases on Holiday Weekends

August 29, 2017 | Car Accidents

  People in Indianapolis like to have fun. Many people love the opportunity to relax and let loose, and holidays are the perfect occasion to do just that. This does not just apply to winter holidays, but also to all of the national summer holidays, as well. With nicer weather rolling in, many people are… read more

Memory Loss After an Indianapolis Auto Accident

August 15, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

    A traumatic brain injury can occur when the head is stricken, suddenly jerked, or penetrated by a foreign object. The injury can be in the range of mild to severe. During a mild TBI, the loss of full conscious awareness will persist for a short amount of time. When a severe brain injury is inflicted… read more