Personal Injury Blog

Feb 15
Snow Plow Truck Accidents

The ice storms and snow that came early in 2022 in Indiana from the Midwest Snow Storm may had caused many accidents and issues on the roads. If you were able to get out of your house and onto the roads, the likelihood of finding a business open was low, while the potential of getting into an accident was high. The next winter could be n...

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  • May 3
    Fatal Thursdays: The Most Dangerous Day for Trucks

    Any commercial truck accident can be fatal. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2020, over 4,000 deaths occurred due to large truck crashes.  But when do most of these truck accidents occur? The truck and tractor-trailer accident lawyers at Blackburn Romey are here to give you insight into why tractor-trailer accidents are so prevalent in Indiana.   When Do Most Large Truck Fatalities Occur? Most weekday large truck fatalities occur on Thursdays, with a total of 6,618 crashes taking place between 2011-2020...

  • Feb 14
    Helmet Laws in Indiana

    In 2020, over 5,500 motorcyclists lost their lives in motorcycle crashes. Sadly, many of these deaths could have been avoided if riders had taken the necessary precautions before mounting their bikes. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you probably have questions. The Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers of Blackburn Romey have detailed information you need to know about motorcycle regulations in Indiana.    What is Indiana’s Helmet Law? Indiana currently has no universal helmet laws for motorcyclists. Indiana’...

  • Jan 23
    Common Personal Injury Damages

    After an injury from a car accident or another incident that was not your fault, you can seek a settlement from the liable party’s insurance company. The point of this settlement is to cover the damages you incurred due to the liable party’s negligence.  From non-economic damages like scarring and pain and suffering to economic damages like medical expenses, your lawyer will consider every type of harm that you’ve suffered when seeking your settlement.  Settlement amounts can vary widely depending on the type and severity of your...

  • Jan 16
    The Sleeper Berth Provision and Truck Accidents

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that truck drivers take regular breaks to avoid fatigue. In most cases, drivers spend 14 hours working, but can only drive for 11 hours within that 14-hour shift. Then, they must take 10 hours off duty. However, the sleeper berth provision is a complicated exception that allows drivers to essentially freeze their clock while they are on duty but not actively driving. This provision often comes in handy when a driver has arrived at a loading dock but must wait, sometimes for ho...

  • Jan 9
    Animal Shelters in Lafayette, Indiana

    Dog bites can be exceptionally dangerous and pose an even more significant risk to children, who are far more likely to be harmed by them than adults. Dog attacks are often the result of pet owners who fail to treat their dogs with the necessary care and respect to foster safe behavior. In fact, pet owners who fail to put the necessary effort into raising and handling their dogs and ensuring they are safe around others may increase the risk that bites will happen.  This is one of the reasons that animal shelters in Lafayette, Indiana, see ...

  • Jan 2
    What to Do After a Car Accident  | Ultimate Guide

    Your health should be your first concern after a car accident, but your financial recovery is a close second. Every step you take after a car accident should be in service of your physical, psychological, emotional, and financial recovery. An attorney from Blackburn Romey can fight for the money you deserve while you focus on rest and treatment.   Essential Steps Every Car Accident Victim Should Take After Their Collision Each accident is unique and victims must respond to their unique circumstances. However, certain advice applies t...

  • Dec 29
    What to Do in a Hit and Run

    Indiana law stipulates that any person who is involved in a motor vehicle accident must stop their vehicle at the scene of the crash or as close as possible without obstructing traffic. Generally, people must remain at the scene until they give their name, address, and registration number to any people involved in the accident and show their driver's license.  However, an accident resulting in injury to or death of another person means people must provide reasonable assistance to all people injured in the accident and immediately give noti...

  • Dec 22
    Wolfdog Hybrids | A Complete Guide

    A little more than a decade ago, the Daily Mail reported that five-year-old Kyle Holland was attacked while he slept by a German Shepherd-wolf hybrid and was partially eaten in the attack. The prosecutor charged the mother with manslaughter under the gross negligence theory because the woman was aware the dog was dangerous and could harm the boy, and the possible penalty for manslaughter is 15 years in prison. Wolfdogs and wolf hybrids are common conversations among dog owners because there is still considerable confusion about the differen...

  • Dec 15
    Cement Truck Accidents | Most Common Causes & Dangers

    Every day, millions of vehicles travel the roads of Indiana. Many of these vehicles are driven by commuters and people who are just going about their day. There are also many vehicles on the roads and highways that are operated by professionals who are transporting goods or services. These might include delivery trucks, garbage trucks, and cement trucks heading to work on construction sites.  When a vehicle accident occurs, the damage can be serious regardless of the speed and size of the vehicles. When an accident occurs with a cement tru...

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