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Being involved in a bicycle accident is a traumatic experience that often leaves victims confused and uncertain about where to turn next. Between hospital bills, insurance claims, and pain and anxiety associated with your injuries, the weeks and months after an accident can be very difficult. Fortunately for victims, a personal injury lawyer can protect your legal rights and ma ...
Parents who send their children to school on a bus every day put an incredible amount of trust in the people responsible for its operation, and, thankfully, the vast majority of school bus trips occur without incident. Unfortunately, in some cases, the negligence of other people can result in serious accidents that can leave people injured.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there were approximately 50,000 pedal cyclists injured in 2014. When bicyclists are involved in collisions with motor vehicles, the results can be catastrophic. In many cases, victims sustain injuries lie broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), facial fractures, and even spinal cord injuries.
You’ve heard it repeatedly: Don’t text and drive! Texting while driving, however, appears to be on the rise. In fact, textinganddrivingsafety.com finds that 23 percent of car accidents in 2011 involved cellphone usage. Many states, including Indiana, are addressing this important safety issue legislatively.
Car accidents can be caused by any number of things, but many involve a negligence on the part of a driver. Being aware of the primary sources of accident-causing negligence can help you steer clear of them yourself. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced Indianapolis car accident attorney.
Parents inevitably face the troubling and terrifying rite of passage known as teen driving. Learning to drive is a natural step in the progression toward increased independence and maturity, but it can also be harrowing for parents who are rightfully protective of their children. One of the best things you can do to reduce their risk of involvement in an accident is to talk to ...
If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re obviously rattled. But there are some things that you can do to help mitigate the damage and to protect yourself and others at the scene of the accident. Familiarize yourself with common sense post-accident safety precautions, and know what to do in case of a car accident.
With June finally here, many public and private swimming pools in the Indianapolis area have recently opened, providing an excellent way for people in the area to beat the heat and get some exercise. Unfortunately, as with any water-based activity, going to a swimming pool exposes you to a risk of serious injury. Here are some of the most common injuries people sustain in swimming pool accidents.
For most people, the Fourth of July means relaxing with friends and family, barbeque, parades, and attending their local fireworks show. Unfortunately, the very things that can make Independence Day enjoyable also creates a very real risk of serious injury. Here are some of the common sources of Fourth of July injuries and what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.
Bicyclists are unquestionably vulnerable to serious injuries when they are involved in an accident, especially when crashes involve a motor vehicle such as a car or truck. Unfortunately, these kinds of incidents happen regularly, and there is no way you can reduce your risk of getting into an accident to zero without giving up riding entirely.
With May finally here and the summer months just around the corner, many young people in the Indianapolis area are looking forward to starting the next chapter and graduating from high school, college, or graduate school. As a result, there will inevitably be graduation parties happening in the area, many of which will involve the consumption of alcohol.
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.
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 come with riding a bike.
There is no doubt that public attitudes toward marijuana have changed over the past few decades. Today, more than half of states have some form of legalized marijuana, and the Indiana House recently approved a bill that would allow people with epilepsy to use medical marijuana for treatment. As pot use has become more acceptable socially and legally, many states have seen an i ...
According to U.S. census data, riding a bicycle was the fastest-growing way of getting to work between 2000 and 2008-2012. While riding a bike is unquestionably a fuel-efficient, healthy, and often fun way to get from place to place, it also exposes riders to a significant risk of serious injury. In fact, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American M ...
Slip and fall accidents are consistently among the most common causes of accidental injury in the Indianapolis area. They can occur virtually anywhere that people regularly walk, including malls, shopping centers, grocery stores, and restaurants. When these accidents are the result of negligence of the party responsible for the maintenance of the property, victims are legally e ...
With the cold winter weather months behind us and warmer temperatures around the corner, many people in the Indianapolis area will be getting outside to engage in some physical activity. Unfortunately, doing so can expose you to a significant risk of injury. Here are some ways to minimize the chances that you will get hurt this spring.
Thousands of bicyclists are injured each year in serious accidents, many of which could have been avoided. While bicycle accidents can occur in any number of ways, one of the most common is known as the “right hook.” These accidents occur when a car or truck that is sharing a lane with a bicyclist passes the cyclist on the left and then takes a right turn across the path of the cyclist.