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Can dog bites be prevented?

You're strolling through your neighborhood, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, when suddenly, out of nowhere, a dog lunges towards you, teeth bared. The next thing you know, you're nursing a painful bite on your hand. Dog bites can happen when we least expect them,...

Third-Party Liability for Construction Accidents in Indiana

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous places, with potential hazards always lying in wait. Every year, construction workers suffer serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment and sometimes causing temporary or even permanent disability. While those injured are generally entitled to workers’ compensation from their employers’ coverage, it may be that a third party bears substantial responsibility for the accident. If so,…

Proving Fault in an Indiana Auto Collision by Spotting the Damage

Determining fault is perhaps the most important part of an Indiana auto accident case. Fault matters because Indiana, like the majority of states, follows the rule that the person responsible for an accident is required to pay for other people’s resulting injuries. What’s more, Indiana’s modified comparative fault doctrine means that in order to recover damages, you must be found…

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Leads Indiana State Police to Warn Bikers About Lane Splitting

A motorcyclist’s fatal crash in early 2023 has led Indiana law enforcement authorities to call public attention to the dangers of lane splitting — that is, riding between two lanes of slower moving or stopped traffic. The fatal crash occurred in March, when the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on I-80/I-94 near Gary. The rider was passing vehicles along the skip…

Wrongful Death of Indiana State Trooper Is Linked to Speeding Motorist’s Marijuana Use

Details surrounding the death of an Indiana State Police master trooper are starting to emerge as prosecutors build their case against a Marion man they say was driving recklessly while under the influence of marijuana. Police say the suspect, Terry Sands, was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic going north on I-69. An off-duty officer activated his emergency…