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What Are Your Rights Under Indiana Wrongful Death Law?

A fatal accident can take the life of a loved one unexpectedly, creating tremendous emotional loss and leaving the family without financial support. When death occurs as the result of another person's negligence or wrongdoing, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action. Wrongful death statutes vary from state to state. The party who can pursue compensation, and the damages that can be recovered, depend on state laws. Gardner & Rans P.C. can assist in evaluating your particular situation, and help determine what rights you or your family may have in pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit under Indiana law.

Are Cell Phones the New Nemesis for Motorists?

Various research studies offer information about the dangers of using cell phones while driving-dialing, texting, or talking on a handheld or hands-free cell phone. The attorneys at Gardner & Rans P.C. have found that in many cases, cell phone use is a major contributing cause of motor vehicle accidents.

Premises Liability: Who is Responsible for My Injuries?

When you enter the property of another, you expect to be safe. If you sustain injuries on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. Premises liability is an area of law designed to hold owners and occupiers responsible for injuries which occur on their property. A premises liability accident could happen in a commercial building, on public property, or a private or rented home. If you are injured in a slip and fall, or other type of premises liability accident, contact the premises liability lawyers at Gardner & Rans P.C. for assistance.

Distracted driving in Indiana

Indiana residents deserve the right to be safe when on the roads. Sometimes accidents happen that are truly accidental and unavoidable but sadly there are far and away too many motor vehicle accidents that happen that are anything but. Crashes caused by the negligent actions of drivers should be avoidable and should not happen yet they do because drivers refuse to make changes.

Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

Unfortunately it will happen to 10 million people in the United States this year alone: an unexpected auto accident. Fortunately, according to the U.S. Census Bureau figures, most traffic accidents are nonfatal. What do you do when you are involved in an automobile accident, regardless of who was at fault?

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Today, nearly everyone has a cellphone, and many people have smartphones with apps, text messaging capabilities, and the ability to surf the internet at a moment's notice. These mobile devices can create significant distractions, particularly for young drivers.

How Do You Know If You Have a Personal Injury Case?

Not all injuries meet the requirements for pursuing a personal injury case. The most important factor is whether someone else's negligence or wrongdoing caused the injury. The best way to find out whether you have a viable case is to consult a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. The attorneys at Gardner & Rans P.C., offer a free consultation to discuss and evaluate potential legal action. Learning about your potential to pursue legal recourse is well worth your time if you can recover compensation for your injuries.

Tired? Try Not To Get Behind The Wheel.

Think you'd never drive while impaired? You may have already done it without knowing it. According to a recently released report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, sleep-deprived drivers are at least as much of a safety risk on the road as drunk drivers, if not more so.

Tips for sharing the road with motorcycles

Every day, motorcyclists across the country are injured or killed in collisions with passenger vehicles. In the state of Indiana, the government reported over 100 fatalities each year from 2007 till 2013. In addition to the deaths, there were also between 2,486 and 3,279 injuries reported during the same years. Interestingly, the number of motorcycle registrations in the state steadily rose each year, but did not seem to correlate with the number of fatalities or injuries.

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