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Personal Injury Overview

March 2018 Archives

Physical and emotional trauma children experience from a dog bite

Anyone in Indiana could sustain a dog bite. However, age matters when dealing with the results. According to the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 10 percent of the wounds that adults suffer from a dog attack are on the head and neck. However, 76 percent of children's bite wounds were to the face and neck, and most of these primarily affected the cheeks, lips and nose.

Premises liability categories and their significance

When a property owner or manager does not have safety measures in place, or management does not enforce the set measures, it can create dangerous conditions. For those who suffer an injury while on a property due to dangerous conditions, it may be possible to seek compensation. 

When motorists pass bicycles in a traffic lane

Although bicycles generally move at speeds considerably slower than vehicle traffic on Indiana roadways, cyclists have the right to ride in the vehicle lane, and they are subject to all the rules of vehicle traffic. Motorists who "get stuck" behind a bicycle in traffic may be impatient waiting for a chance to pass. Unfortunately, many of them may attempt to squeeze by when there is traffic in the oncoming lane. This puts the cyclist at high risk for a sideswipe or other collision. 

Indiana pedestrian deaths hit a 10-year high

Each year, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute prepares a traffic safety report of state data for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Included in this report are the new statistics involving pedestrian fatalities. According to the numbers for 2017, there were 107 pedestrians killed, an increase of 22 over 2016, and the highest number in the past 10 years.

When you hurt your back in an auto accident

When a motor vehicle collision occurs, victims may suffer from a wide variety of injuries, such as broken bones or lacerations that result in scarring and pain. However, back injuries are particularly concerning and can upend the life of a victim in a variety of ways. If you hurt your back in a crash that recently took place, you may be struggling with a number of different challenges in the workplace and other facets of your life. However, it is important to look over any options that may be available to you, such as taking your case to court to secure compensation that you need.