Indiana Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Indiana Historic Pathways Motorcycle Tour Taking Place This Weekend

by Staff | September 10th, 2014

Autumn creates fantastic weather for riding a motorcycle, and the Indiana motorcycle accident attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to tell you about an opportunity to learn Indiana’s history and raise funds for a good cause this weekend.

The Indiana Historic Pathways motorcycle tour will take place this coming Saturday, Sept 13, at 10 a.m. at the Hoosier National Forest office in Bedford. The ride costs $10 per bike and $5 for every additional passenger.

Riders will then begin the 115 mile route around the southern part of the state along U.S. Highways 50 and 150. Stops include the Medora Covered Bridge, Beck’s Mill, and the Paoli courthouse square. Each location will feature an educational speaker offering the history surrounding the location.

The money raised will be used to increase education efforts about the historic byways of southern Indiana.

The Terre Haute personal injury lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin encourage all motorcyclists to get their bikes out this weekend and attend this event. Remember to stay safe on the ride by wearing a helmet and giving other bikes and vehicles plenty of space on the road.

Indiana Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Man Seriously Injured

by Staff | October 16th, 2013

October 16, 2013

Each year, thousands of accidents between motorcycles and other vehicles are reported in the state of Indiana. The Indiana Motorcycle Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain data suggests motorists turning left in front of a motorcycle causes as many as 42 percent of accidents between a motorcycle and another vehicle.

One such accident that occurred last week was responsible for leaving a 45-year-old Elkhart, Indiana, man seriously injured. According to an article from WNDU News, the crash happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, at the intersection of State Road 15 and County Road 42, outside the city of Goshen, Indiana.

Reports indicate the victim was northbound along State Road 15 when a 22-year-old New Paris, Indiana, man attempted to turn left onto the road from County Road 42 in front of the bike. The motorcyclist did not have time to stop and struck the side of the truck.

The impact of the collision left the motorcyclist with head injuries and fractures in his legs, resulting in rescue crews transporting him to a local trauma center for further examination and treatment.

The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes the risks motorcyclists face every time they ride. That is why the firm would like to urge motorists to do their part to protect motorcyclist safety by always looking twice in both directions before attempting to cross through lanes of traffic.

Dangers Of Drunk Driving For Indiana Bikers

by fst | December 14th, 2011

December 14, 2011

We all know how dangerous drinking and driving can be, but drinking and then getting on a motorcycle takes risky behavior to a whole other level. The Tribune-Star reported today that one motorcyclist who took his chances with drinking and biking lost the gamble Sunday night when he died after crashing his bike.

The Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department reported the accident occurred at approximately 10:15 PM in the northbound lanes of Indiana 63. Deputies stated that upon arrival at the crash scene, they found the 40-year-old victim, from Cayuga, Indiana, on the shoulder of the road. They added that it appeared the biker had gone off the road and struck a guardrail before coming to rest. Detectives and deputies who are currently investigating the crash further did confirm that alcohol played a part in the single-vehicle crash.

A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds an increasing number of motorcyclists aged 40-44 are dying in alcohol-related crashes. According to the CDC, the rate of older adults who have died in alcohol-related motorcycle crashes increased from 1.2 per 100,000 population in 1983 to 1.9 in 2003.

The Indiana Motorcycle Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to remind bikers that the dangers of drinking and driving are even greater on a motorcycle. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, contact an attorney today for a free initial consultation.