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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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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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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How to Handle Medical Bills While Waiting for a Settlement

by Staff | February 24th, 2020 | Auto accident

When it comes to unexpected expenses, few things are more devastating to a family’s savings than an auto accident. Crashes often result in serious injuries, and that means ambulance rides to the hospital, emergency treatments, overnight stays, and physical rehabilitation long after the initial treatment. Every step in the recovery process has a hefty price…

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3 Reasons to Be Hopeful (and Worried) About New Vehicle Tech

by Staff | February 17th, 2020 | Auto accident

Over the years, road safety has improved in several ways thanks to innovations in vehicle technology and safety laws. For example, drunk driving deaths have decreased by a third in the last 30 years. And thanks to certain technological advancements, such as rearview cameras and lane departure warnings, vehicles are largely safer than they’ve ever…

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