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Filing a Claim When Another Driver Isn’t at Fault

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Sometimes it’s easy to know who to point fingers at in the aftermath of an accident. In some cases, however, driver negligence isn’t a factor in an accident. There are actually countless cases in which the factors that caused the accident were outside the drivers’ control. So when the other driver is not the cause, how do you go about getting compensation for any injuries you sustained or damages to your vehicle? When no one is at fault for the accident, the drivers involved have to explore other potential causes for the accident in order to make a claim—some…

Steps to Take After an Accident

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What should I do immediately after an accident? This is a very common question, and whether you've been in an accident before or if this is your first experience, it can be overwhelming. When you’re involved in an accident, and even for some time after the accident, it’s difficult to get enough clarity to know what you need to do next. You may be injured and the on-scene portion of the aftermath may go by in a blur because of that or because you’re experiencing some level of shock. We’ve put together a list of things to do after an accident (if…

Two Injured After a Road-Rage Speed Contest Ends in Crash

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Two people were injured after a suspected speed contest ended in a crash. Around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, Fort Wayne police responded to a report of a crash on Maplecrest and Parrot. At the scene, they found a passenger car and motorcycle that had collided as the result of a road rage incident involving a speed contest. The passenger car involved in the accident was not involved in the speed contest and was rear-ended when the motorcycle tried to cut off the car it was speeding around. The adult male driver and adult female passenger of the motorcycle were both taken to a local…

8 Ways to Ensure Safety While Riding a Motorcycle

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Someone is going for a motorcycle ride on an open road on a sunny day. With Spring quickly approaching, many motorcyclists will want to get back out on the road. As thrilling as it is to ride, it can be equally dangerous behind the handlebars of a bike. A motorcycle crash is nearly 30 times more likely to end in fatality than a standard motor vehicle crash, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  Your safety is our priority. Here’s a few ways for new and seasoned motorcyclists to ensure safety while enjoying the ride. Have a Bike that Suits You – Having a bike that allows you to comfortably place both feet…

Kokomo Man Suffers Fatal Injuries from Motorcycle Accident

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Detectives and police are huddled around the victim of a motorcycle accident. Last week, a 58-year-old man was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN after suffering a motorcycle accident near Kokomo, IN. Eye-witnesses reported a truck forced his motorcycle off the road, causing him to drive into a ditch. First responders indicated that the man's motorcycle was found 800 feet from the side of the road, and further indicated that the motorcycle likely flipped.  Victim, Wayne Windsor, was found unconscious but breathing. He was airlifted to Parkview Hospital, but the injuries he suffered were too great to sustain him. Windsor was pronounced…

Insurance Coverage Disputes and Indiana Health Care

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This photo shows an empty courtroom. According to the Northwest Indiana Times, even with the "federal mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance, about 1 in 8 Hoosiers still are personally responsibile for all the costs of their medical care." With an equal likelihood of accidents happening to the insured and uninsured, those without insurance are, in a sense, playing the lottery on a daily basis, hoping that sickness and injury avoid them.    Unfortunately good health and luck aren't enough to keep the uninsured out of the hospital. This has led to an estimated $3 billion a year in health…

The Legal Benefits of Motorcycle Helmets

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This bright blue motorcycle helmet is sitting on the ground. When it comes to motorcycle helmets, states vary on their requirements from having no law to requiring all riders to wear a helmet at all times.  The state of Indiana falls in the middle of this continuum with a partial law that requires helmets and eye protection for all drivers and riders under the age of 18, as well as for instructional permit holders. There is more to consider than just the law, however, as wearing a helmet even when it is not required by law can have a variety of benefits.  The most obvious benefit being the added safety that a helmet provides.…

Motorcycle Safety and Awareness

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A parked red motorcycle sits on an open road. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As May continues to bring in warmer weather, the number of motorcycles out on the road increases. The NHTSA encourages all motorists to stay alert and to safely “share the road” with motorcycles. Motorcycles have the same privileges and rights as any motor vehicle, yet they can be difficult to spot on the road as they are not as conspicuous as other vehicles.   According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Per vehicle mile…

Winter Driving Safety

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With the cold months of winter upon us, driving conditions can change quickly. To help Hoosiers prepare for another winter driving season, the Indiana State Police offers the following safety tips.  Be prepared: Before traveling, check the forecast and let someone know your travel route. Keep your gas tank full. Carry a winter driving kit which should include: blankets, flashlight and extra batteries, a brightly colored cloth, sand (or cat litter), shovel, candle, matches, non-perishable high calorie food, a first aid kit and jumper cables and cell phone. Drive according…

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