Personal Injury Blog

Nov 3
The 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

Dogs are often seen as man’s best friend, but not all breeds are created equal. Based on research, some dogs are considered more dangerous. While any dog can bite you and cause personal injuries, some dogs have more of a propensity to do so. The following dogs, therefore, have a reputation, statistically, for being more aggressive o...

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  • Apr 11
    What To Do When Someone Hits a Parked Car and Leaves in Indiana?

    Car accidents are often associated with bustling highways and high-speed collisions. However, the reality is that they can happen in quiet streets and parking lots. In fact, the National Safety Council reports indicate that parking lots record over 50,000 crashes every year, which is about 20% of all vehicle accidents. What is Hit-and-Run in Indiana? In Indiana, a hit-and-run occurs when a driver collides with another vehicle or property and fails to stop and provide their information. The law requires drivers involved in an accident to imme...

  • Apr 9
    How to Get a Police Report After an Accident in Indiana

    Personal injury law allows injured car accident victims to seek compensation from at-fault parties. However, an injured victim first has to demonstrate the liability of the at-fault party by presenting evidence to insurance companies, which often includes a police report. The easiest way to obtain a police report in Indiana is by purchasing a copy from websites specified by the state. You could also contact the local police department that responded to your crash for more information. Consider speaking to a trusted Indiana car accident a...

  • Apr 8
    Average Car Accident Settlements for Back and Neck Injuries

    Victims of car accidents suffer various injuries, including back and neck injuries. Although it only takes a moment to sustain a neck or back injury, injured victims can endure symptoms for weeks, months, and years to come. Besides the pain and suffering associated with neck injuries, car accident victims can face medical expenses and lost income due to their injuries. Although personal injury law allows victims to obtain compensation from the at-fault party, they must proactively file and pursue an insurance claim. Hire a trusted Indian...

  • Apr 3
    Can I Cancel My Car Accident Claim?

    You can often cancel a car accident claim you filed; however, always discuss whether doing so is wise with a car accident lawyer. For example, you've received an estimate for property damage, and it is close to the value of your deductible. In that case, proceeding with the claim might not make sense when the difference between the repair cost and the deductible is negligible. However, if another driver has filed a claim against your insurance, you can't cancel the claim. Consider speaking to a trusted Indiana car accident attorney fo...

  • Apr 2
    Who Is Responsible for Road Debris Damage?

    Some drivers experience the terrifying incident of being hit by flying debris. Sometimes, road debris damage results in minor vehicle or windshield damage that might not even warrant an insurance claim. However, there are instances where road debris results in substantial vehicle damage, bodily injury, or fatalities. Insurance claims stemming from these types of accidents can be challenging, as identifying the liable party can be difficult. In such cases, speak to a trusted South Bend car accident attorney who can determine the liable party...

  • Feb 28
    Is it Illegal to Leave Your Kids in the Car?

    Leaving children unattended in a vehicle is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly. According to noheatstroke.org, there were 29 child deaths in the US in 2023 due to vehicular heat stroke. In South Bend, Indiana, leaving your kids in the car could amount to child endangerment or child neglect. It is illegal in Indiana to leave a child under the age of 6 unattended in a vehicle for more than half an hour. Doing so is a class A misdemeanor, carrying up to $5,000 in fines and one year of imprisonment. When you need to run an err...

  • Feb 27
    When Is It Too Late To Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

    After experiencing a car accident, many victims are overwhelmed by the experience, and rightfully so. At such a moment, they are unsure of who to contact and the necessary steps to take. As time passes since the crash, you may realize you need a legal advocate to handle your case. But when is it too late to hire an attorney? You can hire an attorney at any time, but delay may significantly impair or even cut off your ability to receive compensation. In Indiana, you have a two-year window from the date of the accident to file a personal inju...

  • Feb 26
    Leaving the Scene of an Accident With No One Else Involved

    Most drivers are tempted to leave the scene of an accident when no one else is involved. This is especially true if you believe that there is no damage done. However, it is important to understand that doing so is never a good idea and can have serious legal consequences. Therefore, your actions after a South Bend, Indiana, accident can make a huge difference in what happens following an accident. We advise you to hire an attorney from a South Bend car accident law firm to explain your rights and guide you into the proper course of action. ...

  • Feb 22
    Meaning of “No-Zones” on Semi-Trucks

    If you are a driver in South Bend, Indiana, you are definitely aware of the blind spots surrounding your vehicle. You may need to turn around and look over your shoulders before making a turn to avoid colliding with another vehicle in your blind spot. With semi-trucks, these blind spots are known as “no-zones” and are really big. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), these are areas around a semi-truck where the truck driver cannot see another vehicle through the mirrors or “over the shoulder” techniq...