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Northern, South Western Indiana Have Highest Rates of Drunk Driving Accidents

The northern and south western parts of Indiana, including LaPorte and LaGrange counties have some of the highest rates of drunk drivers involved in accidents. According to statistics for 2017, the median county rate of drunk drivers involved in fatal collisions was 9.4 for every 10,000 licensed drivers. LaGrange County had a median rate of […]

Stats Provide Grim Picture of Motorcyclist Safety in Indiana

Data for 2017 paints a somber picture of the motorcyclist safety situation in Indiana. According to the Indian University Public Policy Institute, in 2017, there were 147 fatalities in motorcycle accidents in Indiana. This was a staggering 47 percent increase over 2016. It was also the highest jump on record since 2012, when there was […]

‘Change Your Mind’ Awareness Campaign on Brain Injury

Every March, the Brain Injury Association of America commemorates Brain Injury Awareness Month through campaigns that aim to increase awareness about the injury in the country. From 2018 through 2020, the campaign is called “Change your Mind,” and it aims to foster awareness about this debilitating injury, and the effects it can have on patients. […]

Anti-Distracted Driving Legislation Helps Save Motorcyclist Lives, Too

It’s not only motorists who benefit when states pass legislation designed to prevent motorists from using cell phones while driving.  Studies show that these laws also result in a reduction in the number of motorcyclist fatalities. The results of a recent study published in the journal Social Science and Medicine found that in states that […]

Pedestrian Accident Deaths Touch 30-Year High

According to alarming data from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, projected pedestrian accident fatalities for 2018 are set to break a 30-year record. The report estimates 6,227 deaths in pedestrian accidents across the country in 2018. These are not final estimates by any means, and take into account only the first six months of the […]

‘Do Not Disturb’ Cell Phone Feature Can Help Reduce Distracted Driving

Cell phone blocking features like the “Do Not Disturb” blocker on Apple’s iPhone can help reduce the rates of cell phone usage while driving. The encouraging results of a new study find that many motorists use such technologies to reduce distractions while driving. The study was conducted by the driving app Everdrive, and finds that […]

Recovering Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries After an Accident

Recovering damages for soft tissue injuries after an accident is often very challenging because of a number of reasons. Firstly, these injuries are often invisible.  Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the muscle, tendons, and ligaments, and are often not visible to the naked eye. There may be no external signs of the injury, and […]

Motorcycle Accident Data Spotlights Risk Factors

Motorcyclists make up a small percentage of the total number of users of our roads, but constitute a disproportionately large percentage of accident fatalities. In 2016, according to data supplied by the National Safety Council, 4,986 motorcyclists and their passengers were killed in accidents across the United States. The total number of injuries that year […]

Tips for Safe Motoring during the most Dangerous Time to Drive

A combination of several factors makes driving at night time one of the most dangerous activities. Here’s how you can increase your chances of reaching your destination after driving in the dark. There are several reasons why most accidents occur during night-time or in the dark. Reduced vision increases your risk of an accident. Visibility […]