Car Accidents

Damages for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

June 27th is commemorated as PTSD Awareness Day, and this month is the right time to draw attention to this much-neglected mental health condition that affects so many in Indiana. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a common mental health condition that often results when a person has suffered through an extremely catastrophic or life threatening event […]

Watchdog Group Calls for Proactive Efforts on Pedestrian Safety

A US watchdog group has recommended that federal authorities be more proactive and act to reduce pedestrian accident deaths. The Government Accountability Office is calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to take more steps to reduce pedestrian accident fatalities. The National highway Traffic Safety Administration has embarked on a few initiatives to help […]

Indiana Drunk Driving Toll Drops to Five-Year Low

The most recent statistics from the state of Indiana show that the percentage of people being killed in drunk driving accidents caused by an impaired driver has dropped to significant lows. However, the actual numbers are still far too high for comfort. According to statistics by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, there were 99 […]

How This Indiana City Reduced Traffic Accident Fatalities

The city of Camel, Indiana has been able to make serious progress in reducing the number of persons killed in traffic accidents within the city. The City now has a traffic accident fatality rate of 2 deaths for every 100,000 persons, which is staggeringly low compared to the national average of 12 per 100,000 persons. […]

Unbelted Back Seat Passengers Twice as Likely to Die in Car Crash

The number of motorists and front seat passengers who survive serious accidents has increased over the past few decades, primarily due to the increase in seatbelt usage rates among these occupants. However, the same is not true for back seat passengers. There are more number of fatal injuries involving back seat passengers now, and the […]

Red Light Camera Violation-Related Deaths on the Rise

The number of people killed in red light violation-related accidents is on the rise across the country. Even as the National Highway Traffic safety Administration records drops in other types of accidents, the agency finds that accidents caused by drivers who run red lights remain stubbornly high, and on the increase. According to data by […]

High-Risk Drunk Drivers Involved in Most Fatal Accidents

A disproportionate number of high-risk drunk drivers, including repeat offenders, are involved in most fatal drunk driving accidents. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association recommends an “individualized justice” approach to reduce the risk of high- risk offenders being out on Indiana streets, endangering lives. There is no denying that there has been a lot of progress […]

Watch Out for Drowsy Driving Risks This Holiday Season 

This holiday season, watch out for drowsy drivers who may be behind the wheel in a sleep-deprived state. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine in a new study estimates that as many as half of all Americans have fallen asleep behind the wheel, indicating that the drowsy driving threat is more widespread than we may […]

The Autumn Driving and Crash Risks You Must Know About

Autumn can be a beautiful season to drive in with the changing colors of foliage and the pleasant weather. It can also make motorists complacent because no one really thinks of the kind of crash risks that could be lurking behind weather that is typically known more for pumpkin picking and beautiful hues than for […]

Hospital ER’s Warn Drinking and E-Scooters Don’t Mix

Statistics suggest that far too many persons are being rushed to hospital emergency rooms with brain injuries and fractures after accidents caused when they were riding their e- scooters. Alcohol is blamed for many of these accidents. A recent study whose results were published in the journal Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open found that […]