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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

What Not to Post on Social Media After an Accident

Social media can be a great platform to express yourself and share details of your life with family and friends. However, if you have just been injured in an accident and are actively pursuing compensation for damages, you may want to be careful with… Read More

What Is My Pain and Suffering Worth?

If you take legal action after suffering a personal injury, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. Below, we discuss the non-economic damage of pain and suffering and how insurance companies set a monetary value for it.  Unfortunately,… Read More

Liability for a Car Accident Caused by Poor Road Conditions

While a large portion of automobile accidents are caused by negligent drivers, poor road conditions are another common factor in car wrecks. In an accident caused by poor road conditions, state, local and federal government agencies may be held legally… Read More

What You Need to Know About Filing a Spinal Cord Injury Claim

Approximately 12,500 spinal cord injuries happen in the U.S. each year, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Spinal cord injuries can be devastating to victims, and can have a significant impact on their loved ones, as well.… Read More