How to Understand Your Auto Insurance Policy

by Staff | October 19th, 2020 | Auto accident

To legally drive a car in Indiana, you must purchase and maintain auto insurance. This insurance is designed to cover any injuries or property damage you might cause others to incur while you’re driving. The amount of insurance coverage you need to purchase to legally drive is: $25,000 per injured person $50,000 maximum injury coverage…

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Are You Guilty of These Dangerous Driving Habits?

by Staff | October 12th, 2020 | Auto accident

Around 75% of Americans self-rate their driving skills as “above average.” But 90% of auto accidents involve human error. With that statistic in mind, it’s clear that many drivers overrate their abilities behind the wheel, and that means they could be unknowingly putting themselves and others at risk. There are many laws governing how drivers…

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Is It Dangerous to Drive a Car with a Rebuilt or Salvage Title?

by Staff | October 5th, 2020 | Auto accident

Buying a new vehicle, whether it’s fresh off the assembly line or just new to you, has never been more expensive. The average new car price is anywhere from $33,000 to $38,000, and used vehicles are commanding higher and higher prices, including those that are more than a decade old with hundreds of thousands of…

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Bicycle Safety Tips for Both Cyclists and Drivers

by Staff | September 28th, 2020 | Auto accident

Indiana’s many traffic laws are designed to protect everyone who uses its roadways. That includes people in passenger vehicles as well as commercial truck drivers, bus drivers and passengers, motorcyclists, pedestrians in crosswalks, and even bicyclists. Many people choose to ride bicycles as their primary or secondary form of transportation—it’s great exercise, it’s extremely low-cost,…

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How to Stay Safe When You Get a Flat Tire on the Highway

by Staff | September 21st, 2020 | Auto accident

Whether it’s caused by a blowout or a slow deflation, experiencing a flat tire isn’t just an inconvenience—it can put your life at risk. Many people don’t think twice about getting out of their vehicles, pulling their jacks out of their trunks, and getting right to work on swapping their flat tires with their spare…

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How Does Indiana’s Modified Comparative Negligence Law Work?

by Staff | September 14th, 2020 | Auto accident

Whenever a car accident occurs, there’s a good chance that one of the drivers was 100% at fault. For example, if a driver was distracted and crashed into the back of a stopped vehicle at an intersection, it’s hard for them to argue that the person they hit was at all to blame in that…

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How to Safely Drive Through Work Zones

by Staff | September 7th, 2020 | Auto accident

Every day, thousands of vehicles drive over the same stretches of interstates and highways in Indiana. Inevitably, those roads need maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. When that happens, work crews may block off entire lanes for weeks or months at a time. Many drivers view work zones as nothing more than inconveniences and time wasters, but…

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

by Staff | August 24th, 2020 | Auto accident

Driving is a privilege many of us take for granted. Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage during our teen years, and after a few shaky first months behind the wheel, we quickly become accustomed to our daily commutes and the challenges of driving. Because of that familiarity, it’s easy to forget how…

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Why Driving With a Dog in Your Car Can Be Dangerous

by Staff | August 17th, 2020 | Auto accident

In a study observing how well pet owners drove when their dogs were free to roam inside their vehicles, versus when they were kept in pet carriers, experts learned drivers were distracted more than twice as often when their dogs were unrestrained. They also displayed 649 unsafe driving behaviors over the course of the study…

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How Long Do You Have to File a Claim for Different Types of Accidents?

by Staff | August 10th, 2020 | Personal injury

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we always encourage injured victims in Indiana to contact us right away after an accident. Doing so helps us get a head start on collecting evidence and building their claims. But when victims wait too long, they not only run the risk of having a less effective claim, they…

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