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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 ...
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Loss Date Institute provides that in 2014 there were 4,295 motorcycle fatalities nationwide. While motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, these statistics remind us that they are not always the safest way to get around Indianapolis. Unlike sedans or SUVs, motorcycles do not provide the protection of an enclosed vehicle.
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 ...
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.
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.