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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What Indiana Laws Say About Parking

by Staff | August 3rd, 2020 | Auto accident

Most drivers are well aware of the major traffic laws—at the very least, those that are likely to get you a ticket if you violate them. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who is unfamiliar with the dangers of speeding, the possibility of an arrest for driving under the influence, and the consequences of…

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Why Do Pressure Cookers Explode?

by Staff | July 27th, 2020 | Defective product

If you polled Indianans on what pops into their heads when they hear the phrase “pressure cooker,” you may get a split right down the middle between a do-it-all kitchen appliance and a highly stressful situation. That’s because pressure cookers have long been associated with kitchen accidents that damage homes and severely injure unlucky bystanders.…

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Understanding Indiana’s Driver’s License Point System

by Staff | July 20th, 2020 | Auto accident

Earning your Indiana driver’s license is an exciting day, whether at 16 or any other age. A driver’s license means greater freedom and mobility, and as long as you get it renewed on time, you’re free to continue legally driving for decades to come. However, that doesn’t mean you can drive in any manner that…

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Know Indiana’s Laws on Using Phones While Driving

by Staff | July 13th, 2020 | Auto accident

There are a few behaviors that are universally agreed on as being extremely dangerous behind the wheel. Speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, running red lights and stop signs, and following other vehicles too closely all significantly increase your risk of crashing and have been major factors for auto accidents for decades. But in…

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Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

by Staff | July 6th, 2020 | Personal injury

After an injury that wasn’t you fault, getting compensation for your expenses is likely a big priority for you and your loved ones. You may be too hurt to work, and that means no paychecks for weeks, months, or years. In addition, your injuries may require extensive medical treatments. With no income, it can be…

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Who is Considered Liable For a Trucking Crash?

by Staff | March 23rd, 2020 | Truck accident

After a motor vehicle accident, getting much-needed compensation is the most pressing concern for victims and their loved ones—especially when the crashes were caused by negligent or reckless drivers. Victims often face resistance from the insurance company, but when there’s sufficient proof that shows they weren’t at fault and that they were seriously injured in…

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