Wrongful Death

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buckle Up: Your Life Depends on It

There’s probably no single piece of auto safety equipment that has a stronger role to play in your safety than a seat belt.  For decades now, buckling up and making sure that everyone in your car is buckled up as well has been the most effective way to minimize the risk of serious injury in […]

New Federal Rule Makes it Easier for Truckers with Diabetes to Drive

Truck drivers with diabetes who were hitherto barred from driving unless they had an exemption from the federal administration, can now operate commercial trucks under certain conditions. Earlier truckers who suffered from insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) were prohibited from driving commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce unless they received an exemption from the Federal Motor […]

Human Error to Blame in Most Self Driving Car Accidents

Self-driving cars may be here sooner than you think, and promise to revolutionize the way we travel. However, one thing will continue to remain constant.  Even as humans allow cars to take over driving duties, most auto accidents may continue to be caused by human error. Driver error is a major factor in car accidents. Drivers […]

Pediatricians: Rear-Facing Car Seats Work Best To Prevent Injuries in Accidents

The nation’s leading pediatrician group now advises that parents continue to use rear-facing car seats for much longer than previously defined in order to minimize the risk of injuries to their child in the event of an accident. Up until now, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised that children be restrained in rear-facing car […]