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Auto Accidents

IN AIP: An Insurance Option for High-Risk Drivers in Indiana

Car insurance is mandatory for drivers in Indiana, and for good reason: Insurance can pay for property damage after an accident, replace a stolen vehicle, and provide liability protection if …

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Auto Accidents

What to Do After an Accident Involving a Government Vehicle in Indiana

Car accidents can happen to anyone. But when those accidents involve a state or federal employee in a government-owned vehicle, it adds another layer of complexity to the situation. It’s …

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Auto Accidents

Indiana Drivers Have a 1 in 145 Chance of Hitting a Deer

The 2017 numbers in State Farm’s 15th annual deer collision study have been released, and Indiana ranks 27th on the list of states where drivers are most likely to have …

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Auto Accidents

Distracted Driving: Actions and Consequences

When we first learn how to drive, we’re told to always keep our eyes on the road and to watch what other people are doing. As we get more comfortable …

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Auto Accidents

The Risks of Texting and Driving

Life is more complex than it used to be, and there are a lot of things fighting for our attention. Stress at our jobs, busy lives outside of work, and …

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Auto Accidents

Talking to Your Teen About Road Safety

Schools are starting to close for the summer, which means a lot of freedom and independence for teenagers. There’s a lot to look forward to: Summer means road trips and …

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Auto Accidents

May Is National Bicycle Safety Awareness Month

There are plenty of benefits to riding a bike: It is a great way to stay in shape, appreciate the world around you, save money on gas, and reduce your …

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Auto Accidents

Everything You Need to Know About Indiana Work Zone Laws

Road work is a thankless but necessary job. Roadside workers are constantly repairing or rebuilding roadways to keep them safe and operational. For them to do their jobs safely, it’s …

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Auto Accidents

Indiana Law Tells Drivers to Move Over

It is difficult to remember, particularly when you’re gliding along the highway, that the comfy car in which you’re enjoying a coffee and an incensed rant from your favorite talk-radio …

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Auto Accidents

Indianapolis’ Most Dangerous Intersections in 2015

If you’re like most drivers, there are probably some intersections you hate to drive through. Maybe some have long delays during rush hour, or maybe it’s extremely difficult to take …

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Auto Accidents

New Study: Millennials Are the Riskiest Drivers

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety puts numbers to a problem many have suspected: Millennials take the most risks behind the wheel compared to drivers of …

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Auto Accidents

Don’t Be Fooled: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Every driver on the road has the responsibility to be as safe as possible—both for their own sake and for the safety of everyone else on the road. Drunk driving …

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Auto Accidents

Winter Driving Tips: Stay Safe on the Road

As beautiful and picturesque as snow can look, it makes for very dangerous driving conditions. In states like Indiana where snowfall is a fact of life, it’s important that drivers …

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Auto Accidents

New Website Predicts Indiana Car Crashes

Imagine being able to go to a website and get a forecast for tomorrow’s traffic crashes the same way that you can check tomorrow’s weather. Far-fetched? Maybe not. The Indiana …

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Auto Accidents

What You Should Know About Drunk Driving Accidents and Indiana Dram Shop Laws

Drunk driving accidents are awful and unpredictable. If you or a loved one are victims of a drunk driving accident, how do you know who’s liable? In Indiana, liability can fall …

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Auto Accidents

Three Tips to Avoid Drunk Driving Accidents During the Holidays

During the holiday season, you might have a lot of holiday parties on your social calendar. Whether you’re hosting or attending a get-together, you may get into the holiday spirit …

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Auto Accidents

Traffic Study Reveals Common Times for Car Accidents

At what time of day are car accidents most common? The results of a 2012 Indiana traffic study show the most likely times for drivers to get into a car …

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Auto Accidents

Need Car Accident App? 6 Free Auto Accident Apps

According to car insurance industry estimates, typical drivers will experience three to four car accidents over the course of their lifetime. Although stricter, safer laws have been implemented for drivers …

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Auto Accidents

Learn the Basics of Indiana Car Insurance Laws

Drivers in the United States must carry some form of car insurance liability coverage. Minimum coverage varies by state. Car Insurance Rates in Indiana You can easily determine your car …

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Auto Accidents

Everything You Need to Know About Indiana’s OWI Laws

The consequences for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are severe. Impaired drivers endanger themselves and others, risk their futures, and risk their finances. The legal and financial …

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Auto Accidents

Car Crash Fatalities Have Increased in 2016

The first six months of the year appear to be showing a trend that no one should be happy with. Based on the preliminary data available, the National Safety Council …

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Auto Accidents

Indianapolis Bicycle Hit-and-Run Accident Still Unsolved

A bicyclist in Greenwood, Indiana (just south of Indianapolis) continues to recover after a hit-and-run driver struck him this summer. The driver has still not been identified. Jon Kim was …

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Auto Accidents

Teen Driving: Statistics and Laws

Think about the first time your parents handed over the keys to the car; it was a great milestone filled with independence and excitement. You probably didn’t stop to think …

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Auto Accidents

No-Fault and Fault Insurance in Indiana: Know the Difference

If you drive, you most likely have automobile liability insurance. Even if you’re the most cautious driver, there’s always a risk of getting into an accident. That’s why it’s a …

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Auto Accidents

New Indiana Law: Move Your Car Crash from the Road

A new traffic safety law is now in effect in Indiana that requires drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes to get their cars or trucks off the road and out …

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Auto Accidents

Understanding the Dangers of Golf Cart Accidents

With many people eager to take advantage of the last of this year’s summer-like weather, it seems like a good time to remind people to drive carefully when they’re behind …

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Auto Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Indiana and Nationwide

A report from this spring that looks at preliminary crash data for 2015 suggests an unhappy trend: For the first half of last year, pedestrian deaths surged, pointing toward a …

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Auto Accidents

Road Repair Delays Frustrate Indianapolis Drivers

An investigative report into damaged roads in need of repair found something that drivers might have suspected for some time: The city simply doesn’t consider many smaller projects a priority, …

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Auto Accidents

Be Prepared: Take These Steps After a Car Accident

Automobile accidents disable, injure, and take the lives of more than 3.25 million Americans every year. If you’re one of the millions involved in an accident, knowing the laws will …

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Auto Accidents

Seven Things to Avoid After a Car Accident

Knowing what to avoid after a car accident can save you loads of time, but you have to stay in control. After a car accident, you might react impulsively, especially …

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Auto Accidents

Google Self-Driving Car Causes First Crash

At the end of February, it was widely reported that one of Google’s self-driving cars (SDC) had been involved in a minor crash. There wasn’t much news in that: Google …

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Auto Accidents

10 Common Causes of Traffic Accidents

Despite new advances in vehicle technology, such as backup cameras, adaptive headlights, and forward collision systems (FCS), car accidents still happen. An estimate of 38,300 people were killed on the …

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Auto Accidents

Snapchat and Car Crashes

Technology professionals have long used the concept of a “killer app” to describe an application so useful or game changing that it can quickly move users onto a new platform …

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Auto Accidents

Warn Your Teen: The One Hundred Deadliest Days Are Here

If there’s a teen driver in your family, now is the time to emphasize that they need to be extra careful. We’re now entering a period of the year that …

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Auto Accidents

The Goal: Reduce the Number of Rear-End Car Accidents

Safer cars are coming soon, and drivers will have a new kind of braking system to thank for it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced in March that …

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Auto Accidents

Daydreaming: An Underlying Cause of Indianapolis Auto Accidents

We see distracted drivers in Indianapolis every day. In fact, it’s hard to find drivers who are paying complete attention to the road. While many people associate distracted driving with …

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Auto Accidents

NTSB Again Recommends Alcohol Driving Limit Change

In January, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) once again recommended that the blood alcohol content (BAC) measure used to determine drunk driving be reduced. The BAC standard in all …

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Auto Accidents

INDOT Needs to Know About Unsafe Roads in Indiana

Is there a dangerous intersection near you? A missing sign or a broken traffic signal that’s causing a safety issue? Even a pothole that’s been getting worse for weeks? Have …

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Auto Accidents

The Dangers of Low Tire Pressure

The tire is one of the most important components of your car. It provides road traction, without which acceleration, steering, and braking is impossible. When your tires are degraded because of …

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Auto Accidents

Police Impersonators Make News

Are police impersonations on the rise? Several incidents around Indiana recently, as well as a cluster of episodes reported last fall, have made us wonder. The new reports reminded us …

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Auto Accidents

Texting and Driving Leads to Fatal Crash

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 …

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Auto Accidents

Pedestrian Safety: Nine Rules to Follow

Thousands of pedestrians are hit each year by motor vehicles while crossing or walking along streets, roads and highways. Because everyone must occasionally expose themselves to the dangers of motor …

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Auto Accidents

Massachusetts Moves Toward Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban

In a move already taken by a handful of states, the Massachusetts state senate recently passed a bill that would ban all hand-held cell phone use by drivers. Hands-free devices …

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Auto Accidents

Indiana Distracted Driving License Plate: Put the Phone Down

A new license plate is now available to Indiana motorists. Intended to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, part of the plate displays the message “PUT THE PHONE …

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Auto Accidents

Indianapolis Area’s New “Diverging Diamond” Freeway Interchange

A newly redesigned interchange at I-65 and Worthsville Road in Greenwood, Indiana may be a bit confusing for drivers not familiar with the “diverging diamond” traffic pattern. It’s the first …

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Auto Accidents

Carmel to Fix Dangerous Intersection

About 90,000 cars per day come through the intersection of Keystone Avenue and 96th Street on the border of Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Not only is this one of the …

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Auto Accidents

Keeping Kids Safe When Traveling in the Family Car

As personal injury lawyers, we see a lot of car accidents and we also help families deal with the complications that occur after these accidents. Often, children get hurt. It …

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Auto Accidents

New Stoplights on I-65 Detour in Boone County

The lack of a traffic light at the intersection of United States 52 and State Highway 47, which is along the heavily trafficked Interstate 65 detour, has caused two deaths. …

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Auto Accidents

Statute of Limitations: How Long You Have After a Car Accident to File a Claim

A devastating car accident is a life-changing event. You or someone you love could be seriously injured. Often, hospital stays and surgeries are required after an accident. Your first priority …

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Auto Accidents

Must-Have Emergency Kit Items to Keep in Your Vehicle

A well-stocked emergency kit is an important safety measure you should take for your vehicle. No matter how new your vehicle is, it could break down at any time. A variety …

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Auto Accidents

Recovery Tips for Whiplash After Being Rear-Ended

Whiplash is by far the most common injury following a rear-end collision. It occurs because your body moves much faster than your head in the vehicle. The head then catches …

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Auto Accidents

Tips to Building a Strong Auto Accident Case

Understanding the way lawyers think about personal injury claims is the first step to setting up a successful auto accident claim. Settlement ultimately depends upon how lawyers or insurance companies …

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Auto Accidents

Teach Your Kids These School Bus Safety Tips

A school bus is usually a safe means of transportation to take children to and from school, and there are many laws in place to keep it that way. Unfortunately, …

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Auto Accidents

Say the Right Thing: Common Reasons Car Accident Insurance Claims are Denied

After a car or vehicle accident, you will need to contact your insurance company—particularly if the damage was severe or if you had to seek medical treatment for your injuries. …

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Auto Accidents

The True Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes in Indiana

Thousands of crashes involving motor vehicles occur in the United States every day. These accidents lead to injury, property damage, and loss of life. However, another factor should be considered: …

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Auto Accidents

Loaning Your Car? Protect Yourself

When you get into your automobile, you probably buckle your seat belt before you put the car in gear. Why? To protect yourself in case of an accident, of course. …

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Auto Accidents

Teen in Stolen SUV Critically Injures Man

A 14-year-old boy driving a stolen SUV crashed into a pickup truck on the evening of June 19, 2015, critically injuring the pickup driver. According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, the …

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Auto Accidents

Indiana Teen Narrowly Escapes Car-Semi Accident

Earlier this month, an Indiana teen barely escaped a traffic accident with her life. Accident Details On the morning of June 18, 2015, seventeen-year-old Hanna Wade was driving along I-70 …

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Auto Accidents

ATV Crash Critically Injures Helmetless Rider

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)—also known as quad bikes, three- and four-wheelers, or quadricycles—are designed to traverse various types of terrain, as suggested by their name. ATV drivers are not required to …

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Auto Accidents

How to Safely Handle Tailgaters

Tailgating is the dangerous practice of following a car at an unsafe distance, and it happens for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the person tailgates out of habit, regardless of …

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Auto Accidents

INDOT’s New Flashing Yellow Lights in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Department of Transportation (INDOT) will soon install flashing yellow arrow lights at a handful of intersections throughout the city. The new yellow lights signal that drivers should yield …

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Auto Accidents

Five Guidelines for Car Drivers to Follow to Avoid Truck Accidents

The old story of David and Goliath plays out daily on the nation’s highways—except for the ending. One out of every eight traffic fatalities in 2012 involved a large truck, …

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Auto Accidents

Walmart Settles with Tracy Morgan in Car Crash Lawsuit

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has reached a settlement with Walmart in his lawsuit against the retail giant involving a New Jersey auto accident. The crash left Morgan badly injured and killed …

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Auto Accidents

New Traffic Lights Might Be Confusing Drivers

While driver negligence is a common cause of car accidents, other things can cause them too. An investigation is currently taking place into an Indianapolis accident that many believe was …

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Auto Accidents

Indiana Drivers Are Distracted by More Than Just Cellphones

Recently, Indiana state police officers paid particular attention to drivers who were driving in a fashion that suggested distracted driving was to blame. Behaviors such as swerving, going too fast …

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Auto Accidents

Megabus Crash Leaves Nineteen Passengers Injured

A Megabus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta crashed on I-65 in Johnson County. According to a report from Indy Star, the accident occurred in an area where construction vehicles were …

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Auto Accidents

Minor Injuries Can Become Major Injuries

Recently, more than a dozen people were injured in a downtown Indianapolis bus crash. According to an article from Indy Star, the bus—which was carrying twenty people—was traveling eastbound through …

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Auto Accidents

Recovering from a Car Accident

A car accident can be traumatic, both mentally and physically. Healing can be a long process, but the sooner you start, the quicker you will begin to feel better. Your …

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Auto Accidents

Child Restraint Systems: Indiana Laws and Recommendations

In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, we want to inform you about Indiana’s laws concerning infant and booster seats. There’s never been a better time to get up …

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Auto Accidents

Distracted Driving: A Dangerous Practice

There is a good chance you know someone who has texted while driving. You may have even done it yourself. But did you know that the practice has been illegal …

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Auto Accidents

Car Accidents in 2012: Indiana Traffic Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that Indiana traffic fatalities rose in 2012, the latest year for which complete statistics are available. About 779 people died that year, …

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Auto Accidents

Move Over and Slow Down: It’s the Law

Are there different laws for yielding the right-of-way to emergency vehicles on the interstate? In short, the answer is no. Here’s what Indiana Code 9-21-8-35 has to say about what …

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Auto Accidents

WKW Auto Accident App

The free WKW auto accident app is one of those things you don’t think you will ever need—until you do. And when you do, you’ll be glad you took a …

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Auto Accidents

In Need of an App to Use After a Car Accident? Download the WKW Accident App Today

All of WKW’s accident attorneys offer free case evaluations after you or a loved one have been in a wreck. But, before you contact us, we want to offer every …

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Auto Accidents

Golf Cart Accidents Can Result in Serious Injury

Small towns all across America have seen an influx in golf carts on the roadways. With a top speed of 15 miles per hour, you don’t typically think of them …

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Auto Accidents

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council (NSC) has named April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout April, the NSC and the United States Department of Transportation hold campaigns to raise awareness about …

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Auto Accidents

Indiana State Police Cracking Down on Traffic Violators

The Indiana State Police Department has announced a new initiative to crack down on traffic violators in an attempt to find aggressive drivers who are breaking the law and, in …

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Auto Accidents

Another Texting While Driving Scenario

In Indiana, texting and driving was made illegal as of July 2010. If you cause an automobile accident while texting, you could be liable for texting. However, what about the …

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Auto Accidents

Where to Report Dangerous Intersections in Indiana

Do you live near a dangerous intersection, or do you regularly drive by one on your commute? Don’t just wait for an accident to happen: Be vigilant, drive safe, and …

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Auto Accidents

Uninsured and Underinsured Car Insurance Coverage in Indiana

Having an automobile accident in Indiana can become a significant financial burden for an injured person. This burden can be compounded when the at-fault party does not have insurance or …

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Auto Accidents

Traffic Tickets as Evidence: Pros and Cons

In Indiana automobile accident litigation, the potential for a traffic ticket to be admitted into evidence is a double-edged sword. Evidence of a traffic violation issued against the plaintiff can …

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Auto Accidents

What to Do After an Automobile Accident

Auto accidents, such as truck collisions or car crashes, are scary. It’s important to remain calm and try not to panic. But what should you do after you have been …

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