Wrongful Death

Motorcycle Safety During a Pandemic

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and also when we are likely to see more motorcycling activity in Indiana. As COVID-19 restrictions across the state are eased, there is likely to also be more traffic on the streets over the next few weeks and motorcyclists must bear that in mind. Motorcycling during a pandemic has […]

Many Drunk Driving Accidents Involve Motorists Below the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit

You don’t have to be legally intoxicated to be involved in a drunk driving accident in Indianapolis.  A new study shows that a significant percentage of motorists in fatal alcohol-related car accidents involve motorists whose blood alcohol levels were below the legal intoxication limits. According to the results of the study which were published in […]

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 […]

Commercial Truck Inspections Postponed to Later this Year

An annual trucking safety inspection blitzkrieg that is conducted every year will be postponed to later this year on account of hectic trucking schedules during the COVID-19 outbreak. Commercial truck drivers have been exceedingly busy since the outbreak, ensuring that medical supplies as well as essentials like foods and groceries are shipped to all corners […]

Truck and Tanker Rollover Accidents: Why They Are So Dangerous

Being in the vicinity of any kind of truck or tanker rollover can be a terrifying experience. It’s not just drivers of large trucks who may be at risk when their truck rolls over, but also occupants of smaller passenger vehicles nearby who may be in danger of losing control of the vehicle, or worse […]

Trucking Safety Summit to Focus on Challenges, Technologies

A federal trucking safety summit scheduled for later this month is expected to focus on newer challenges and advanced technologies to face these challenges. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently released a statement expressing concern over the increase in truck accident fatalities over the past few years. At a Transportation Research Board meeting in […]

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. […]

Indiana Hands-Free Cell Phone Law Penalizes Violators

Indiana recently passed a law that would stiffly penalize motorists who use handheld cell phones while driving. Indiana now is one of only 22 states that have laws banning the use of handheld cell phone while driving. The law would impose a strict fine of $500 on motorists who use handheld cell phones while driving. […]

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 […]