Indiana Injury Lawyer Blog

Beware of Counterfeit Bicycle Helmets

A bicycle helmet is the only thing standing between you and serious brain injuries in the event of an accident. However, merely wearing a helmet may be enough. Your helmet needs to be a certified, well-designed and well-manufactured helmet that can meet safety standards in order for it to protect your head in the event […]

Drug Use, Drowsy Driving Contributes to Trucker Deaths

The driver of a large commercial truck is responsible for the safety of all motorists who are sharing the highway with him. According to statistics by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, truck drivers are also responsible for causing their own deaths in accidents caused by drugged driving. In the year 2017, the number of […]

Medical Errors Can Be Reduced with Improved Patient-Provider Communication

The risk of dangerous and possible life-threatening medical errors can be reduced through greater and more stable forms of communication between patient families and health care providers. Those results come from the findings of a new study conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital. In the study, researchers developed an intervention system that was specifically designed to […]

Stressed Surgeons Make 66 percent More Errors

According to a new study, stress affects a surgeon dramatically in an operating room, and can increase his chances of making an error by a staggering 66 percent. The results of the study were reported in the British Journal of Surgery. The researchers attached a device that measures electrocardiogram data to the surgeon during surgery, […]

New Documentary Spotlights Medical Errors

A new documentary shines the light on a much – neglected problem surrounding patient safety – the nexus between doctors /hospitals and insurance companies that makes it harder for injured patients   to recover justice after they have been injured due to medical negligence. The documentary titled Bleed Out premiered on HBO recently, and featured accounts […]

January is Birth Defects Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health agencies are marking the month of January as Birth Defects Awareness Month. According to statistics, a baby with a birth defect is born every 4.5 minutes somewhere in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a birth defect as a structural […]

Is Your Used Car Safe to Drive?

According to statistics, there are more than 250 million used cars travelling on American roads. At least 40 million used cars are sold each year, forming a large percentage of second hand automobiles on our roads and highways. Buying a used car is a cost effective measure for many Americans and families. Some groups of […]

AAA Accident Prevention Tips: Drive Safely This Winter

Poor visibility, slippery roads and other factors can make driving a special challenge during winter. The Automobile Association of America is warning motorists about safe driving and accident prevention this winter season. Firstly, make sure that your car is in good shape to handle the challenges of driving in cold weather. Get your vehicle serviced […]

Indiana Truck Accident Statistics 

Truck accidents almost always result in severe injuries or fatalities, typically involving occupants of the smaller vehicle involved in the crash. In Indiana, there were a total of 100 fatal truck accidents in 2016. That was a drop of 106 and 112 fatal truck crashes in 2015 and 2014 receptively, which is good news. But […]

Thousands of Incapacitated Seniors Suffer “Self Neglect” at Nursing Homes

New data shows that thousands of senior residents of nursing homes who are physically and mentally incapacitated suffer from what is known as “self-neglect” – they are unable to look after their basic needs and have no caregivers to help them with the same. According to the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, the data […]