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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

Risk Factors for Truck Drivers That Can Lead to Accidents

There are times when motorists are responsible for truck accidents. However, in many cases, a truck driver’s negligence is what ultimately leads to an accident. There are a lot of risk factors faced by truck drivers that may put them more at risk for… Read More

How Can I Protect Myself from an Underinsured Driver in an Accident?

Imagine you were just in an accident and found out the at-fault party is uninsured or underinsured. This adds more frustration to an already stressful situation. Find out what you need to know about insurance coverage for these types of accidents and… Read More

Why Do Car Insurance Companies Drag Out Car Insurance Claims?

Car insurance companies are not working to serve your best interests. That is why accident victims often find insurance companies using a variety of tricks to avoid paying compensation or to try to get you to accept a lowball offer. One of the tricks… Read More

5 Tips for Driving Safely at Night

Driving at night may seem like no biggie to most, but in fact, it is an unnatural act. We are not nocturnal beings - we are meant to be active during daylight hours. At night, our depth perception, color recognition and peripheral vision are greatly impaired. In… Read More

Things You Should Never Do After a Car Accident

Car accidents are often confusing and scary events for everyone involved, particularly victims who suffer injuries. However, if you do not know how to handle the situation, you run the risk of doing something illegal, or something that hurts your chances… Read More