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Car Accidents

9 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Car Accident Lawsuit

October 20, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
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There are over 6 million car accidents every year. Many of these car accidents turn into lawsuits further down the road. But even a few simple mistakes can ruin your car accident lawsuit. We’ve put together this guide to help… Read More

Deadly Car Accidents in Indiana

October 17, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
Man on motorcycle got hit by a car.

Indiana’s traffic fatality rate is 13 in 100,000 as of 2017. A greater percentage of fatalities occurred in non-urban areas, potentially due to higher speed limits. Unsurprisingly, the risk for fatality increases for younger drivers, drivers and passengers not using… Read More

Indiana Car Accident Statistics

October 15, 2019 By: Phil Truitt
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The odds that you will get into a car accident over the course of your driving life are very high. As Forbes reports, the average American driver should actually expect to get into at least once accident every 18 years…. Read More

Car Accident Injuries and Liability

October 3, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
A bad car accident in Fort Wayne

Being involved in a car accident is never easy, but when you’ve been injured, the difficulties mount. In addition to dealing with vehicle repairs, you may also be facing mounting medical bills and time off work. In the case of… Read More

What Is the Seat Belt Law in Indiana?

October 1, 2019 By: Phil Truitt
Driver fastening his seatbelt for safety.

When a vehicle traveling at even a slow speed comes to an immediate, complete stop as in a car accident, it can send occupants flying forward, toss them about the cabin or, in the worst cases, eject them from the… Read More

What Does an Expert Witness Have to Do with My Accident Compensation?

September 26, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
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If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Fort Wayne, your expenses will no doubt be stacking up. A personal injury case can allow you to collect compensation for your expenses, including: Medical treatment Lost wages Repair or replacement… Read More

Car Accidents on Private Property

September 19, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
what to do after a car accident

A car accident is stressful enough, with injuries to recover from, bills to pay, and potentially the loss of use of your vehicle. When that accident occurs on private property, your situation may be even more difficult due to differences… Read More

Steps to Take After Your Child Is Injured in an Indiana Car Accident

September 17, 2019 By: Phil Truitt
Paramedics team rescuing child injured from car accident.

Car accidents can be terrifying enough if it is just you in the vehicle. But when a small child is in the car, many other worries will run through your mind. Is the child hurt or OK? Will the paramedics… Read More

Is Indiana a No-Fault State?

August 23, 2019 By: Phil Truitt
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Indiana has a tort-based, or “fault,” system of auto insurance liability. In this system, each driver is responsible for his or her own actions. So, if you are injured in a car accident in Indiana, you need to establish who… Read More

Who Is Liable if a Road Issue Caused My Accident?

August 15, 2019 By: Richard T. Truitt
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Vehicle accidents are most often caused by drivers. In these cases, it is relatively simple to determine fault and collect compensation. One driver is typically at fault and, therefore, financially responsible for expenses related to the accident. But what happens… Read More

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