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South Bend Lake Effect Car Accidents

According to data compiled from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Auto Insurance Center, about 800 Americans die every year in car accidents because of winter weather conditions. Indiana is the fourth deadliest state for fatal… Read More

How Medical Expenses from a Car Accident Are Covered

Medical bills are a common expense after a car accident. Because Indiana is a tort state, the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company will be responsible for covering your expenses. However, depending on the circumstances of your accident and… Read More

The Rights of Passengers Injured in Car Accidents

Every driver has a responsibility to drive in a safe manner. When he or she breaches this responsibility and causes a car accident, other individuals involved in the crash have the right to pursue compensation for the injuries they suffered – whether… Read More

Liable Parties in a Drunk Driving Accident

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you have legal options for obtaining compensation for your injuries and other damages from the accident. In some cases, it may even be possible to hold multiple parties liable for the crash. A car accident… Read More

Practical Tips on How to Prevent Drowsy Driving

Driving when you are tired or fatigued is also known as drowsy driving and it is responsible for 100,000 traffic crashes every year, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). These crashes occur because fatigue causes your brain to process information… Read More

What if You Are Injured as a Passenger in a Car Accident?

When a passenger is injured in a car accident, he or she has the same right to recovery as the driver who is not at-fault in the accident. In some instances, the passenger may have the right to recover from multiple parties. Regardless of the specifics… Read More

NHTSA: Fatal Traffic Accidents Continued to Increase Last Year

Newly-released data from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) show that 37,461 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2016, a 5.6 percent increase compared to 2015. This is a slightly smaller year-over-year increase than the one from… Read More

4 Teen Driving Safety Tips to Help Your Child Avoid a Crash

Parents have good reasons to worry about the safety of their teenagers when they start driving. Drivers between 16 and 19 years old have a higher risk of being involved in a crash than drivers in any other age group, according to the U.S. Centers for… Read More

Strategies for Avoiding Traffic Accidents as Children Head Back to School

Tomorrow is the first day of classes for public school students in South Bend. While this is an exciting time for students and parents, it can also be dangerous as there will be a significant increase in car, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The increase… Read More

What You Need to Know About Indiana Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents in the nation. In 2014 alone, there were approximately 1,966,000 of these crashes, making up 32.4 percent of the total number of collisions involving another motor vehicle. Approximately… Read More