Wrongful Death

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 […]

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 […]

2018 was Deadliest Year for Bicyclists in 30 Years

More bicyclists died in traffic accidents in 2018 than any other year over the past three decades. According to new statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicycle accident fatalities in 2018 increased, even as there was an overall dip in the number of motor vehicle accident deaths across the country. It was […]