More chapters are being written in the ongoing story of the largest automotive-related recall in history—the Takata airbag. The recall has now affected about 100 million vehicles. A separate defect was recently announced that affects a small number of vehicles. An additional death, the eleventh in the United States, was blamed on the problem. Separate,…

Two years after a man was killed in a crash, his family has filed a wrongful death suit against the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). The suit claims that INDOT, United Consulting Engineers (which designed the interchange where the crash happened), and Primco, Inc. (which completed the actual construction) were negligent. The suit also claims…

Related Articles When Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim? When someone dies, it’s hard for the survivors to cope. This is especially true if the death was caused by someone’s negligence. If the victim’s death couldn’t be explained by natural causes or a tragic accident, but rather by someone else’s negligence, it may be pursued…

Using a cell phone or other electronic device behind the wheel is a bad idea. Texting and driving is an especially bad combination, and a recent fatal accident in our area underscores this fact. In January, a driving instructor died of injuries received after the car he was using during a teaching session was struck…

Losing a loved one is a tragic and life-changing event under any circumstances. Often, there are financial burdens to bear alongside the emotional ones. If your loved one’s death was due to an accident of some kind, you may find yourself wondering if the accident was due to another person’s wrongdoing or carelessness. The law…

Attorney Jon Noyes authored an article for the Indiana Law Review Blog. The article dealt with resolving ambiguities of the Indiana wrongful death statute when the order of death is ambiguous. In Indiana, the adult wrongful death statute groups individuals into two categories: Adults who were married, or possessed dependent next of kin, or both….

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its to-do list for 2015. Safety in the trucking sector is one of a number of things that the board intends to improve. As you might know, the number of deadly crashes and accidents involving truck drivers has been steadily rising over the past few years….

When negligence occurs at a hospital, patients or their families may be entitled to compensation for things like medical expenses and pain and suffering. While this applies in many medical settings, some might be surprised to learn that cruise ship companies were exempt from medical malpractice suits for more than a century. However, the AP reports…

An announcement regarding a settlement in the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse occurred on Friday, December 18, as reported by the Indy Star. Previous State Settlement On August 13, 2011, the catastrophic event caused seven deaths and 58 injuries. Prior to Friday’s announcement, the state of Indiana committed to $11 million in payments to…

A bizarre accident in New Jersey last month emphasizes the need for companies and general contractors to ensure that everyone on a construction site abides by safety rules, even ones that seem small. A 50-year old worker stopped by a site to deliver drywall and exited his vehicle without a hard hat. Subsequently, a tape…

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