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How an Attorney May Establish Fault for a Parking Lot Crash

Parking lot accidents happen all the time and it can be confusing determining which driver is to blame. Sometimes both drivers were violating traffic laws, like speed limits. Often, drivers do not understand right of way laws in parking lots. Our South… Read More

Injury Compensation if You Were Not Wearing a Helmet in a Motorcycle Crash

You may prefer not to wear a helmet when riding your motorcycle. However, if you were injured in an accident while not wearing a helmet, you may wonder if you can still pursue compensation for your damages. For example, could you be held partially at… Read More

Taxes on Personal Injury Settlements

In most cases, there are no taxes owed on personal injury settlements as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not consider this type of income to be a wage or salary. However, there are important exceptions. It is critical to know whether your personal… Read More

Risk Factors for Indiana Drivers Who Consume Legal CBD Oil

When cannabidiol (CBD oil) was legalized in Indiana in July of last year, many residents suffering from various medical conditions were happy they could finally purchase this product legally to help them manage their symptoms. However, there is likely… Read More

Parental Responsibility for a Child’s Car Accident

We all know teenage drivers can be careless. They often cause accidents due to distracted driving or just a lack of experience behind the wheel. When this happens, their parents could be held financially responsible because of Indiana’s parental responsibility… Read More

How the Shortage of Truck Drivers Can Cause Dangerous Commutes

Over the years, the trucking industry has seen a downturn in the number of truck driver applicants, and with more experienced drivers retiring, finding new drivers has become very important. Below, find out how the influx of new, less-experienced drivers… Read More

The “Seat Belt Defense” and How it Affects My Case

If you were involved in a car accident and not wearing a seat belt, you may have suffered some preventable some injuries. But does the failure to buckle up affect the value of your claim? Below, we discuss how not wearing a seat belt impacts your accident… Read More

What You Should Do If You are Involved in a Parking Lot Accident

Parking lot accidents are quite common. There is a high risk for accidents because of all the activity, from pedestrians to cars pulling into and getting out of parking spaces and entering and leaving the lot. That is why it is important to know more… Read More

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Staying Safe Riding in the Rain

Bad weather is often unexpected. When it hits, it may put a damper on your plans for a motorcycle ride. Fortunately, there are some ways you can prepare yourself for getting caught in the rain, which puts you at greater risk of losing control of your… Read More

Indiana Car Crash Statistics You Should Know About

2018 saw a six percent decrease in traffic deaths in the state of Indiana compared to 2017. However, there were still 859 deaths on our state’s roadways. There were also a total of 4,077 car accidents in South Bend in 2017, including 342 speed-related… Read More