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Indiana firm fighting for commercial vehicle accident victims

Being injured in a commercial vehicle accident in Indiana is no small thing. If you have been injured in one of these wrecks, then you've likely experienced physical, emotional and financial harm that can lead to pain and suffering, limitations to your everyday life and monetary shortfalls. Your stress levels may be through the roof, and your anger leave you thirsting to seek justice against those who turned your life upside down. If this is the case, then you may want to consider the legal options available to you.

Untreated sleep apnea may result in truck accidents

The trucking industry has played a pivotal role in our economic development. By moving goods across the country, these massive vehicles allow consumers to have access to a plethora of goods at an affordable price. However, these trucks, when driven negligently, can pose a significant danger to other motorists in Evansville and nationwide. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has implemented regulations in an attempt to ensure trucking safety, but even these regulations and the penalties they impose are not enough to prevent injurious and fatal truck accidents.

Steps to take after you are in an accident

When you are in a car accident, several traumatic things happen in a short period of time, and that can be enough to shake anyone up. That is why it is important to have a plan of action for the day when you do have to deal with one. By having a plan, you are going to be prepared to handle all the details the situation calls for, which will mean protecting your interests in the long run and helping yourself gain access to any resources you need to overcome injuries or damage to your vehicle.

Reduce driver distractions to reduce accident risk

You might know that distracted driving is among the most popular topics when it comes to automotive safety today, but it is easy to miss just how extensive the problem is. The fact is that each year sees more emphasis placed on curbing distractions while driving because they constitute such a broad range of risk factors. In fact, while texting and driving might be an instantly recognizable source of driver distraction that is likely the reason for the attention on the topic today, distracted driving has actually been a problem for generations.

Distracted driving poses danger to Indiana drivers

If you are like most Indiana drivers, then you probably see distracted driving on a daily basis. Other motorists may be texting and driving, searching for something in the floorboard or eating. These activities, which are otherwise safe, can be extremely dangerous when conducted behind the wheel. A driver who takes his or her eyes off the road for only a matter of seconds can travel, depending on one's speed, hundreds of yards without his or her attention on the road. This means that they may fail to break in time for slowed or stop traffic, yield at a stop sign or crosswalk, or they may veer into oncoming traffic.

Motorcycle accident injures Indiana police officer

Motorcycle riders are notoriously vulnerable when they are out on the road in Indiana and throughout the U.S. There are a variety of reasons for this from motorcycle unawareness to recklessness on the part of the drivers of other vehicles and more. Serious injuries and fatalities can result from motorcycle accidents. These can happen to anyone and those who are affected should be aware of what they will face in the aftermath. In many cases, a legal case is necessary to recover damages for financial and personal loss.

A prime example of all motorcyclists being at risk to a crash occurred when a law enforcement officer on his motorcycle was injured after being hit by a van. The van suddenly changed lanes and hit the officer. The officer was riding a 2015 Harley Davidson issued by the department. The officer was taken to the hospital with injuries to his leg and ankle. After an investigation, the driver of the van was placed under arrest for not having a driver's license. In addition, he received citations for his license plates being expired and for making an unsafe lane change.

How do Indiana family courts make decisions in child custody disputes?

For divorcing parents, child custody is typically the most important issue that has to be dealt with in divorce proceedings. While it is wonderful when couples can work together to come up with a mutually satisfactory parenting time arrangement, this isn’t possible for many couples. In such cases, the intervention of the court is necessary and the decision has to be reached by the court rather than simply approved.

One important point that parents need to understand about child custody decisions is that the decision is not primarily about them. Assuming that both parents are deemed to be fit and there are no challenges to parental rights, the primary issue is not parents’ rights and interests, but what is in the best interests of the child. 

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