Indiana University Research Helps TBI Survivors

Synopsis Car accidents or sports concussions can create lasting complications that eventually reveal a more serious brain injury. As many as 60 percent of individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) find it challenging to display empathy and respond with appropriate emotions in personal and professional relationships. The inability to recognize emotions puts [...]

Car Accidents Can Create Dangerous Pregnancy Complications

Synopsis The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report nearly 170,000 car crashes in the U.S. each year involve pregnant women. Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death and injury for pregnant women and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of traumatic fetal deaths. Car accidents contribute significantly to a woman’s [...]

Under What Circumstances Can You Sue the State of Indiana?

Synopsis Receiving compensation for an injury that occurs on government property is possible but not before facing several legal questions and time sensitive hurdles. Under the Indiana Tort Claims Act, specific rules related to injury date and accident fault apply to individuals who wish to bring a lawsuit against local and state governments. As the [...]

By | 2018-06-20T21:33:23+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Civil Rights Violations|0 Comments

Two Major Racing Leagues Get Serious About Concussion Protocols

Synopsis Both NASCAR and IndyCar have announced improvements to the evaluation of driver concussions and brain injuries prior to them returning to the track to compete. NASCAR will now be using a quick screening test developed in partnership with Mayo Clinic that involves a driver’s vision. IndyCar will use a different concussion assessment system, commonly [...]

Sheriffs Meet to Discuss Overcrowded Indiana Jails Problem

Synopsis In the past decade, over 10,000 inmates have had their human rights and personal freedoms stripped from them and lost their lives in both city and county jails. Many of these deaths were attributed to sickness because health care services are often abysmal and lead to needless suffering, mental distress, disability, and death while too many [...]

Brain Injury Could Result From Near-Fatal Drowning Accident

Synopsis Last year, the U.S. saw an average of 10 people drown each day. In Indiana, 114 people died of drowning last year. More than 50 percent of drowning victims who were treated in emergency rooms required transfer to another facility for extended care. Summer break is a time when Indiana health officials are urging [...]

Bad Hoosier Drivers Part 2: Drunk Driving

Synopsis Indiana drivers are now navigating through a time period when statistics for traffic deaths skyrocket, a time slated by traffic safety officials as “the 100 deadliest days for motorists” between Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays. Not only are injuries from these car and truck wrecks both harmful and expensive, they often cause lifelong [...]

Mother and Daughter Injured in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run in Goshen

Synopsis Goshen Police are still looking for the driver of a black pickup truck who fled after allegedly hitting a mother and daughter pedestrian duo near their home inside Brookside Manor. If a driver causes an accident with a pedestrian, bicyclist, another car, or a fixed object and then leaves the scene without stopping to [...]

By | 2018-06-18T13:47:01+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Head-On Crash Kills Man in Jackson County

Synopsis Indiana State Police are investigating after a man was killed and three others were injured in a head-on crash on US 31 in Seymour. A head-on crash typically occurs when a vehicle crosses a centerline or a median and crashes into an approaching vehicle or when a driver knowingly or unknowingly travels the wrong way [...]

By | 2018-06-18T13:46:29+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Indiana News, Tips|0 Comments

3 Vehicle Technologies that Could Reduce Motorcycle Crashes

Synopsis Leading motor vehicle technologists are saying one of the best accident prevention methods is to have more operators driving vehicles with active in-vehicle safety systems. Several cars and trucks are being built with technology that can help drivers avoid or mitigate a crash in all sorts of situations, but most helpful in the prevention [...]