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Motorcycle going through a red light due to Indiana's red dead law.

Motorists in Indiana must come to a full stop at a red light in Indiana. Many intersections have sensors embedded in roadways to determine when the traffic lights should change. Many of the sensors work by detecting the weight of vehicles on the road. However, motorcycles, mopeds, and bicycles may…

A dog bites a stranger's arm in Indiana.

According to data published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), Hoosiers love dogs. Approximately 49 percent of households in the state report owning a dog, meaning Indiana has the sixth-highest percentage of dog owners in the U.S. Unfortunately, canine lovers know that even well-trained dogs sometimes bite or otherwise…

A truck driving on the road in Indiana.

Thousands of Americans are injured or killed in crashes with large trucks every year. Indiana residents are no exception. Recent reports suggest that the Hoosier State is one of the deadliest states in the U.S. for large truck crash victims. This is likely due to the prevalence of large trucks…

Drivers determining who is at fault in a car accident in Indiana.

Determining who is at fault in a car accident, a slip and fall case or another injury and who is financially liable as a result is at the heart of virtually every Indiana personal injury claim we handle at Truitt Law Offices. A person’s right to bring a personal injury claim is based…

Driver is texting while driving.

Smartphones have become a normal part of our lives. Many of us may not even realize how frequently we check our phones for text messages, social media posts, or news updates. Unfortunately, the constant attention we pay to our phones continues for some people even after they get behind the…

Pedestrians right of way in Indiana.

Indiana and other major cities across the country are redesigning their streetscapes to better accommodate pedestrians. This follows the revelation that serious accidents involving pedestrians have been on the rise for years. On average, a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in traffic crashes, based…

Fender bender accidents in Indiana.

While headlines focus on car accidents that cause fatalities and extensive property damage, about 85% of car accidents in Indiana are reported as only causing property damage in the latest edition of Indiana Traffic Safety Facts. Most car accidents are minor fender benders and may leave drivers involved wondering whether…

Pedestrian jaywalking got hit by car.

Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of pedestrian fatalities and deaths. This is why Indiana has several laws to help protect people who are out walking or jogging. Despite these protections, there are times when pedestrians cross the road when they’re not supposed to. This can endanger their…

T-bone accidents in Indiana.

Motorists are at risk of severe injury if they’re struck in a T-bone accident. Also called side-impact collisions or broadside accidents, these crashes occur when a vehicle is struck from the side, placing them in a “T” shape at the moment of impact. Despite today’s safety innovations, vehicle occupants have…