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Being involved in a bicycle accident is a traumatic experience that often leaves victims confused and uncertain about where to turn next. Between hospital bills, insurance claims, and pain and anxiety associated with your injuries, the weeks and months after an accident can be very difficult. Fortunately for victims, a personal injury lawyer can protect your legal rights and ma ...
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) afflict millions of people every year with extremely serious symptoms. Despite their prevalence, the general public still doesn’t understand these injuries. Here are four facts that you may not know about TBIs and how they can damage people’s lives. For more information, call the Fountain Law Firm today at (888) 242-HURT (4878) or send us an emai ...
With an abundance of good weather, the call of the open road beckons to many. Often, that means taking to the highway on a motorcycle. Although cruising the byways on a motorcycle can bring a powerful sense of freedom, the risk of serious injury or death is considerably higher while riding a motorcycle than when taking a comparable journey by automobile.
After a car accident that someone else caused, chances are that you will deal with the other driver’s insurance company to cover any losses you sustained. Initially, you may feel pressured to talk to the other company because of the situation with a vehicle and to obtain transportation. If you are calling about medical bills, they aren’t going to pay anything anyway until you s ...
As part of the upper Midwest, Indianapolis residents can expect their fair share of ice, snow, and freezing temperatures each year. As anyone who has experienced winter driving knows, these conditions can wreak havoc on the roads and turn driving into treacherous experiences. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of involvement in a winter weather car accident by following the ...
Risk Factors for Involvement in a Pedestrian Accident In a metropolitan area like Indianapolis, walking anywhere puts you at risk of a pedestrian accident. Not surprisingly, when pedestrians are involved in accidents with motor vehicles like cars and trucks, it’s typically the pedestrians who are seriously injured.
Walking is one of the healthiest forms of exercise. It can help to reduce stress, increase long-term health, and it’s a positive environmental option to take instead of driving your car. While there are many benefits to walking, one danger to be aware of is heavy traffic, especially distracted drivers.
By nature, construction work is a dangerous occupation. Exposure to heavy machinery, moving objects, and extreme heights can all lead to serious injuries. One of the most common dangers on a construction site is a fall hazard from a dangerous height. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that any worker who is suspended from six feet or higher must u ...
If you have ever been driving along the highway at night and pulled up next to a car that is emitting a white-blue light from the drivers’ side window, beware. There is a good chance that the driver is looking at a screen and not at the road. Distracted driving is a major problem on the roads today, and results in approximately nine deaths every single day in the United States.
Every parent is nervous when they hand over the keys to a new teenage driver. Parents know that teenage drivers are inexperienced and do not always appreciate risks as well as adults. Teens may engage in risky behaviors behind the wheel—and not know what to do when they start to lose control of a car.
Every year, Indianapolis residents can expect snow, ice, and subzero temperatures at some point during the harsh winter months. As anyone who drives in these conditions can confirm, winter weather can wreak havoc on roadways, causing slippery conditions, poor visibility, and other issues that make driving treacherous.
Thousands of people visit shopping malls throughout the Indianapolis area every day. While most of these trips are legally uneventful, slip and fall accidents injure a substantial number of people in malls each year. Here are some answers to questions people often ask about shopping mall slip and fall accidents. For more information, call our office today or contact us online.
The aftermath of a car accident can confuse and stress anyone, and many victims worry about how to pay for their medical expenses, repair bills, and stay afloat while they cannot work. One question that lawyers often hear during the first meeting with a car accident victim is whether the attorney thinks that the case will settle or go to trial.
As car accidents go, a rear-end accident probably doesn’t sound too bad. In fact, many people equate rear-end accidents with fender benders. Rear-end accidents, however, can be extremely dangerous and can result in long-lasting negative health consequences. If you were hit from behind by another vehicle, rule out potential injury by seeking immediate medical attention.
Fractured or broken bones are extremely painful, but they usually heal fairly quickly and don’t lead to serious complications. That, however, isn’t always the case. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a fractured bone, it can really set you back. If you experience complications in the healing process, it can hurt your life and livelihood in significant ways.
If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. In fact, many people are inclined to get the thing over with as quickly as possible by simply allowing the insurance company to take charge. Every car accident is unique, but before you decide to forego legal guidance, take a moment to ...
Aggression is appropriate in the boxing ring, but it’s never appropriate when you get behind the wheel. In fact, aggressive driving is dangerous driving. To keep our roads safe for everyone, drivers need to adhere to safe driving practices and to drive with clear heads. Indianapolis, nevertheless, sees its share of aggressive drivers and the accidents they cause.
Bicyclists are obviously extremely vulnerable when they take to the open road. They’re balanced on two wheels—with no visible means of protection—on streets they share with motorized vehicles many, many times their size and weight and that typically move much faster. Recreational bike trails are popular in Indiana and often cross busy roads.