Personal Injury Lawyers Lafayette, IN


Who is liable for drunk driving accidents under Indiana's dram shop law?

Drunk driving is a leading cause of severe crash-related injuries and fatalities across Indiana. In 2018, approximately 227 out of 858 statewide traffic fatalities were alcohol-related, according to the NHTSA. Drunk driving is completely preventable. Drivers can make a choice to either get behind the wheel after having too much to drink or find a...

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What is being done to prevent distracted driving crashes in Indiana?

Far too many drivers in Indiana focus their attention on other tasks that have nothing to do with driving. It's common to see another driver eating, drinking, taking care of personal hygiene, texting, or fiddling with their radios. Technology provides a great deal of convenience. People can check their social media notifications, stream videos, choose...

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How can I recover damages after a multi-vehicle car accident?

Some of the largest roadway catastrophes in Indiana involve multiple vehicles. Some may involve as few as three cars, others involve large semi-trucks or a chain reaction of several vehicles. Multiple-vehicle crashes can occur any time when several vehicles are sharing the same road. A crash scene involving several vehicles is often catastrophic and takes...

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Hundreds of fatal crashes linked to spring daylight savings

On Sunday, residents of Indiana will lose an hour of sleep as we spring forward into daylight savings. Unlike most states, Indiana only began observing daylight savings after 2006. The hour-change is problematic for many people – there is a spike in tiredness, health issues, workplace accidents, and traffic collisions. The time change throws off...

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Parking lots are not as safe as you think

Pedestrian fatalities are at an all-time high across the United States, according to federal statistics. Most pedestrian fatalities occur on roadsides with poor infrastructure and unaccommodating intersections. Speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving are often cited as the leading causes. There is a myth that many people subscribe to: parking lots are safer than major...

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Environmental hazards & negligent driving during the holiday season are a deadly combination

  Driving during the winter is already dangerous enough. Fewer hours of daylight, limited visibility, black ice, and snow are the common environmental factors that can significantly increase the likelihood of being involved in a crash. That likelihood increases when negligent driving behavior is thrown into the mix. According to EHS Today, there are four roadway...

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What you need to know about Indiana's No-Pay, No-Play law

According to the Insurance Information Institute, Indiana ranked No. 8 in the nation for having the highest rate of uninsured drivers in 2015 at 16.7 percent. Florida had the highest rate at 26.7 percent. The No-Pay, No-Play law applies specifically to traffic accident cases involving uninsured drivers. Most drivers injured in a crash are able...

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Driving on wet leaves is just as dangerous as driving on ice

The fall foliage in Indiana offers a breathtaking view for both residents and visitors. Before we know it, those illuminating red, yellow, and orange leaves will end up in the roads — especially in heavily-wooded areas. For those who never experienced the dangers of driving on wet leaves before, this may not seem like a big...

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Infotainment systems more distracting to older drivers, according to AAA

If you recently purchased a new car, it likely came with built-in technology similar to the features found on a smartphone. This is commonly referred to as "infotainment" technology and gives drivers the luxury of communication, internet features, apps, music streaming, and navigation, without having to pick up a handheld device. Recent research shows that...

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