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Approximately 5000 people die in semi-truck accidents annually in the United States. Most of those victims were in passenger cars and pickup trucks which were hit by a big rig. Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) rates a truck “Large” when its gross weight rating (GVWR) exceeds 10,000 pounds.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Large Truck Crash Causation Study reviewed 141,000 large truck injury and fatal crashes that occurred during the study period. The study sets forth several different types of driver error that result in truck collisions including: Driver Fatigue Causing Indianapolis Trucking Accidents Fatigue leads truck drivers to fall asl ...
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety the federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2012, the number of deaths from motorcycle accidents was more than 26 times the number of auto accidents. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13% of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2013.
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.
There is no doubt that public attitudes towards 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 ...
Indiana law1 allows family members and certain other loved ones of people who have lost their lives in preventable accidents or due to the wrongful conduct of others to compensation for their losses through a wrongful death action. These actions are extremely complicated and differ in many important ways from personal injury2 actions in which the victim survives.
Indiana law allows family members and certain other loved ones of people who have lost their lives in preventable accidents or due to the wrongful conduct of others to compensation for their losses through a wrongful death action. These actions are extremely complicated and differ in many important ways from personal injury actions in which the victim survives.
Motorcyclists are at a significant risk of injury every time they ride. Unlike a car or truck, motorcyclists are completely exposed to the elements and do not enjoy the increased safety that is afforded by features like airbags, seat belts, and crumple zones. As a result, other than riding safely, the only thing that motorcyclists can do to reduce their risk of injury is to we ...
Anyone who drives on the highway should recognize the risks of driving around large commercial trucks. There are many types of commercial vehicles including box trucks, delivery trucks, buses, and more. While any of these vehicles has the potential to be involved in a serious crash, the most dangerous trucks on the roads are the large tractor-trailers.
Millions of car accidents happen each year in the United States and a primary cause of these crashes is offensive or aggressive driving. While you cannot control the actions of other drivers, one important step you can take to help increase your safety on the road is to avoid becoming an offensive driver yourself.
You may mostly associate dangerous driving behaviors with young and inexperienced drivers. Teenagers and other new drivers tend to not fully recognize the risks of certain acts on the road, such as texting or otherwise violating traffic laws. Speeding, running traffic signals, and not wearing a seat belt may seem like a rush to them – not a threat to themselves and everyone else on the road.
With another year behind us, it is a good opportunity to think about the most common causes of car accidents. Understanding why motor vehicle crashes occur allows us to take steps to avoid them and do our part in making the roads a little bit safer. Here are some of the more common reasons that car wrecks occurred in Indiana during this past year.
People who sustain traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, often experience a host of issues as a result of their injury. Generally speaking, mild brain injuries like concussions do not result in long-term health issues, as the symptoms associated with them tend to clear up in a matter of weeks or months.
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 cars can crash into pedestrians when they least expect.
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.