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Posts tagged "Car accidnets"

Burn injuries and pain after a car accident

Burn injuries are some of the most physically and financially devastating injuries that you can sustain in a car accident. Unfortunately, they are also some of the most difficult injuries for which to recover compensation. Our team at Doane Law Office, LLC, serves as a staunch advocate for victims throughout Indiana and Kentucky and has helped accident victims recover adequate compensation for a variety of injuries, including burn injuries.

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.

What are Indiana's child restraint laws?

As a parent in Indiana, it is essential that you know and follow the state's child restraint laws whenever you take your child in a vehicle. These laws are established to ensure your child is as safe as possible in the event of an accident. Furthermore, these laws are pretty much universal throughout the country, so they will also help you be compliant if you leave the state. 

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.

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.

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.

Bright sunlight and motor vehicle collisions

People recognize that many risk factors contribute to motor vehicle collisions, from driver fatigue to the use of illicit substances and alcohol. It is also important to be aware of some of the less obvious threats that can increase the chances of a motor vehicle wreck, such as bright sunlight. Some people may not think of the sun as a threat, but there are different ways that the glare of the sun can lead to an accident on the road.

Explaining the principle of negligent entrustment

Every year countless new drivers are introduced onto Jeffersonville's roads. Ultimately, these new motorists will hopefully gain the experience needed to consistently navigate those roads safely while behind the wheel. Yet after being first introduced to driving, new motorists (especially teens) tend to exhibit many of the risk factors that contribute to car accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists some of those to be speeding, driving at odd hours and operating vehicles while intoxicated. Its data shows teens as being among those age groups more likely to engage in such behavior. 

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.