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Some tactics on social media use after car accidents

One thing that many folks in Jeffersonville forget to exercise caution with after their car accidents is social media. Thanks to technology, it may seem faster and more convenient to inform loved ones about their incidents on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media. However, discretion is necessary to prevent issues with the aftermath. 

Discussing details of your accident with others before it reaches a resolution can lead to an unfavorable settlement. Insurance companies use different methods to verify accident claims and minimize settlement payouts. You may think you are not doing any harm by not giving your insurer a statement. But the company could just as easily use what you post online to substantiate or discredit your car accident claim. Consider the following suggestions. 

Automated vehicle technology becoming common in motorcycles

Automated technology is quickly becoming prevalent in cars and trucks. Motorcycles may soon be next. So far, the motorcycle industry has not seen as much advance in automated vehicle technology compared to four-wheel vehicles.

But as scientists develop ever-more-sophisticated automated technology, motorcycle companies are moving to include it in newer models. With motorcycles sales topping 500,000 units per year in the United States, some technology companies motorcycle manufacturers have seen a lucrative opportunity to develop automated technology for motorcycles.

An insurance company may deny your motorcycle injury claim

The goal of an insurance company is to protect its policyholder and part with as little money as possible. In motorcycle accidents, especially, the insurer may either offer a low settlement or deny the claim of a rider altogether, asserting that the motorcyclist was at fault.

Prejudging the rider

Can you recognize a drunk driver before it is too late?

It is a busy holiday weekend and you are traveling on one of the busiest roads in Indiana on your way to get together with family. You notice a driver that seems to be acting recklessly. His car is making erratic movements and you are questioning whether or not you should dial 911 to report their dangerous behavior. In these situations, knowing the signs of a driver who may be under the influence is important so you can know how to confidently handle the situation.

Distracted driving accidents are on the rise

Texting while driving is not only dangerous, it is illegal in Indiana. At Doane Law Office, LLC, we know that distractions behind the wheel include more than just texting. If you have been in an accident due to distracted driving, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Did your accident cause traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury can occur when someone sustains an impact to the head. Traffic accidents and falls rank among the top causes of TBI, so if either of these things happens to you, be sure to get proper medical attention and keep an eye out for potential symptoms.

Why should you always wear your helmet?

You have recently started riding your bicycle to work in Indiana. You have found that it allows you flexibility in traveling, it is more efficient than your gas-guzzling vehicle and it allows you to get exercise and enjoy nature. Because you do not feel like fixing your hair every day, you have opted not to wear your helmet the last couple of times. After all, how dangerous is it really, if you are still aware and following all of the rules of the road? Understanding the critical reasons why you should always wear your helmet may help you change your perspective.

What is Kentucky's move over law?

Emergency personnel, construction workers, law enforcement officers and citizens are killed every day across the country due to being hit when on the side of the road and out of their vehicles. These people are typically not just standing on the roadside to be standing there. They may be doing their job or reacting to their vehicle being disabled. Anytime you get out of your vehicle on an Indiana roadway, you become vulnerable, but sometimes there is no way to avoid it. The state has stepped in to try to help keep you safer if you find yourself in this situation.

Are there exceptions to dog bite liability?

If you own a dog in Indiana, it is your general responsibility to ensure that dog is not running loose or harming people. If your dog bites someone, you face serious liability and could be sued or even thrown in jail, according to the Indiana General Assembly. You are responsible for any injuries your dog causes if you do not have your dog properly contained and the dog was not provoked in any way.

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