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Personal Injury Overview

December 2017 Archives

Reviewing other types of animal attacks

When people hear about an animal attack, many are likely to assume that the incident involved a vicious dog. While dog bites are indeed a common cause of animal attacks and a major concern, it is important to bear in mind that other types of animals are also responsible for attacking innocent people. For example, someone may be bitten by a pet snake, clawed in the face by someone's cat, or even attacked by an exotic animal that someone owns. If you have been attacked by someone's pet that should have been restrained or are suffering because of a pet owner's negligence, you should not give up or think that you have no options without first reviewing your situation.

Reviewing other bike accident consequences

When a bicyclist is struck by a vehicle, the suffering brought on by the accident may disrupt their lives and those who are close to them. People often recognize that the loss of life and serious injuries are an unfortunate aspect of bike wrecks. However, it is also vital to keep in mind the other consequences that victims may face. If you were hit by a car while riding your bike, you could be going through these difficulties on a personal level.

Drunk driver kills two, injures two others

As residents in Indiana should be able to enjoy the days leading up to Christmas knowing this time of year offers them special time with friends and family. Sadly at too many holiday gatherings people choose to drink alcoholic beverages and then drive themselves home instead of identifying a designated driver or using ride hailing services or public transportation. This seemingly simple decision puts far too many innocent people in harm's way for no reason.

Common injuries you may develop in a car accident

Many people in Jeffersonville do not realize how dangerous and life-changing car accidents can be until they are in one. On television and in the movies, car accident injuries are often glamorized and made to seem less significant than they are in real life. As a result, many people may have the conception that they can easily bounce back after a collision, no matter how minor or major it is. 

How serious is distracted driving?

Like most residents in Indiana, you have likely heard and read many things espousing the dangers of distracted driving but you may wonder just how much of a problem this really is. Forbes provides details from a study conducted by Consumer Reports that provides some insight into this. The results are startling indeed and confirm that much work is needed to convince drivers, auto manufacturers and lawmakers alike that more help is needed to reduce the risk associated with distracted driving.

Are bicycle lanes safer than vehicle lanes?

You may be looking forward to leaving your car behind and taking on the city on two wheels as Indiana works to make roadways across the state more bicycle friendly. In many areas, this includes bike lanes, but do these routes dedicated to cyclists really improve your safety?