Category: Pedestrian Accidents

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

With Halloween Around the Corner, Parents Should Discuss Pedestrian Safety With Their Kids

October 3, 2018 | Pedestrian Accidents

The leaves are changing, a new school year is in full swing, and children throughout the Indianapolis area are already looking forward to Halloween. While your children may believe that the most pressing issues regarding Halloween are their costumes and which neighborhoods give out the best candy, parents should keep in mind that trick-or-treating significantly… read more

Risk Factors for Involvement in a Pedestrian Accident

February 7, 2018 | Pedestrian Accidents

Risk Factors for Involvement in a Pedestrian Accident In a metropolitan area like Indianapolis, walking anywhere puts you at risk of a pedestrian accident. Not surprisingly, when pedestrians are involved in accidents with motor vehicles like cars and trucks, it’s typically the pedestrians who are seriously injured. Under Indiana law, when people are hurt in… read more

How Much is Your Pedestrian Accident Claim Worth?

January 24, 2018 | Pedestrian Accidents

Walking is one of the healthiest forms of exercise. It can help to reduce stress, increase long-term health, and it’s a positive environmental option to take instead of driving your car. While there are many benefits to walking, one danger to be aware of is heavy traffic, especially distracted drivers. The law is supportive of… 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

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

Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in the U.S.

May 16, 2017 | Pedestrian Accidents

Each year, the government gathers information and releases statistics regarding traffic accidents and resulting fatalities. In 2016, one figure was shocking: Pedestrian deaths had increased by about 11 percent. The number of people who walked places did not increase nearly that much, so researchers sought another explanation for this sharp increase in pedestrian deaths. One… read more

What Percentage of Pedestrian Accidents Become Fatalities?

January 31, 2017 | Pedestrian Accidents

We hear about car crashes almost every day on the news. However, motorists are not the only ones at risk of harm in a traffic accident, as pedestrian accidents may be more common than you think. Anyone who is walking in a parking lot or near a roadway is considered to be a pedestrian and… read more

Pedestrian Risks in the Fall Season

October 31, 2016 | Pedestrian Accidents

Walking near traffic is always risky though often necessary. While you may consider the basic dangers of being a pedestrian, you may not consciously realize that pedestrians can be at higher risk of collisions in the later months of the year. As we enjoy the fall colors and crisp weather, we should also be taking… read more

I was hit by a car while walking- what damages am I entitled to?

April 15, 2016 | Pedestrian Accidents

In pedestrian car accident cases, the type of damages the pedestrian is entitled to will usually fall into these main categories: -Medical expenses -Lost wages -Pain and suffering Now, let’s consider each of these categories in turn. Medical Expenses This category of damages is probably the most simple. In the event that a negligent driver hits… read more

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