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Posts tagged "Car accidnets"

Indiana sees increase in drunk driving deaths

During the holiday time, there can be an increased focus on the dangers of drunk driving in Indiana. This is logically related to the number of parties and gatherings that take place at this time of year as alcohol is commonly served at these events. While it is important to be aware of this problem during the holidays, however, it is important to know that drunk drivers can be on the road at any time of the year and any time of the day or night.

Causes and symptoms of whiplash following a car accident

Whiplash injury arises when the structures in the neck, such as ligaments, nerves, muscles and discs, become damaged following an accident. Though whiplash can occur after a sport injury or physical abuse, it most commonly occurs during Indiana motor vehicle accidents.

Three children killed in Fulton County accident

It may often be assumed that when civil claims are initiated in Jeffersonville, blatant recklessness or carelessness had to be involved. Yet the defendants in such cases may not fit the standard definition may have set of a negligent wrongdoer. In many cases, they might be ordinary people who simply suffered from a momentary lapse in judgment. Yet their lapses still may not absolve them from liability. In such cases, those bringing claims may not be seeking vindication, but rather may simply need the compensation in order to adequately handle the expenses they are now forced to endure. 

Staying safe as a new driver

Many people are ecstatic to begin driving, such as teenagers who finally get the chance to drive or adults who may be driving for the first time (for example, some people who have lived in urban areas their entire lives may not have much driving experience, in certain circumstances). While it can be exciting to be a new driver, it can also be dangerous if certain precautions are not taken. If you are a teen who is driving without much experience, or the parent of a young driver, it is important to make road safety a top priority.

The importance of not admitting fault in a car accident

When people get into a car accident in Indiana, usually two different things can happen: one is that they may admit they were at fault, the other is that they will deny any involvement in causing the accident. What many people may not be aware of is that it is more beneficial to avoid admitting fault at all, and to leave that responsibility up to investigators to determine. 

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.