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Personal Injury Overview

February 2018 Archives

What do I do if a dog bites my child?

As your child plays in your yard in Indiana, a pedestrian with an unleashed dog approaches on the sidewalk. Your child hurries toward the dog to pet it, and the animal perceives the gesture as a threat and attacks. You quickly get your child to safety, but the damage has already been done. What should you do next?

How can parents prevent teens from driving distracted?

If you are the parent of a teenager, you might encounter various challenges, from problems in the classroom to issues with some of their friends. However, those involving driving can be especially difficult and as younger drivers begin to enjoy the independence and opportunities that come with a driver’s license, it is essential to remind them of dangers on the road. It is particularly important for you to warn your child about the distracted driving and do your best to prevent them from becoming involved in an accident because they were not focusing on the road.

Ongoing investigation into bicycle accident that left man dead

For many people in Indiana, bicycles provide a convenient mode of transportation that requires relatively little maintenance and saves on money. For others, riding their bicycle is an enjoyable hobby and a great form of exercise. However, all bicyclists are at risk of serious injury if they are hit by a vehicle. Often, bicycle accidents happen so suddenly, it leaves the rider with little time to react and find protection. While many cyclists take active precautions to wear the right clothing, follow the laws and practice vigilance, there are times when a collision is unavoidable. 

Delayed symptoms to watch for following a car wreck

When an accident occurs, it is very important to immediately assess the damage and address any injuries that those involved in the collision have suffered. Often, car accident injuries can be immediately recognized, such as a broken bone or a deep cut. However, those involved in a motor vehicle collision should also know that there are a variety of delayed symptoms to watch out for, which might not appear until days, weeks, or even months after an accident.

Using hand signals while cycling

Recent years have seen many in Jeffersonville take to the streets on bicycles. Whether as a less-expensive method of transportation or a tool to help improve your physical fitness, a bicycle can provide you with years of enjoyment. Yet as many of those that we here at the Doane Law Office, LLC have worked with can attest to, bikes also provide little in the way of protection in an accident. A common claim heard from motorists when they strike bicyclists is that the bike riders suddenly darted out in front of their cars without giving any warning. Thus, it is imperative that you understand how to communicate your intentions while on the road to both ensure your own safety and to be able to answer motorists who make such claims.