Could Shutting Off Cell Phones in Company Cars Start a Trend?

November 25, 2019
Safety organizations aren't the only ones taking notice of the nationwide toll of distracted driving. Businesses and corporations are beginning to realize the liability issues when employees get in wrecks because they're texting, talking, or even surfing the internet behind the wheel.

The National Safety Council has made a "case for comprehensive cell phone policies" by employers. On average, employers incur $150,000 for every collision resulting… Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident

Is it Legal to Use My Phone at a Stoplight?

October 29, 2019
Indiana's Distracted Driving Law makes it illegal for drivers to type, send, or read text messages and emails, even if you're stopped at a traffic light or stop sign. It also prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from using a cell phone under any circumstances, including talking and hands-free use.

If you were injured in a car accident because another motorist was texting and driving, you could be left with physical, mental, emotional, and financial injuries. At… Read Full Post

Why seniors are more likely to slip and fall

September 26, 2019
As an Indiana senior, you run a higher risk of suffering a seriously injury from a slip-and-fall accident than the state’s younger citizens. At Gardner & Rans PC, we understand the specific criteria that make you more susceptible to falls as you age, and we also recognize the ways in which premises liability laws are designed to protect your interests and those of other citizens.
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If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We serve South Bend, Granger, Elkhart, La Pointe, Mishawaka, and surrounding… Read Full Post

Do I Need a Lawyer if the Car Accident Wasn't My Fault?

August 29, 2019
If you were in a car accident where the other driver obviously erred, you may feel like you don't need to hire an attorney. While you don't have to, not retaining a lawyer could leave you vulnerable to the other driver's lawyer or your own insurance company.

At Gardner & Rans, our lawyers don't want you to be taken advantage of because you lacked legal representation. If you were injured because of the actions of another driver, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. This blog breaks down how a car accident attorney can help you, even if you weren't at fault.

Comparative Negligence in Indiana

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How Alcohol Impairs a Driver

July 24, 2019
It is not a surprise that drinking alcohol affects a person’s ability to drive safely. Every year, there are numerous accidents and fatalities associated with drunk driving in Indiana. However, many people do not understand how alcohol affects their bodies and may drive, thinking they are perfectly okay to do so.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science explains that the effects of alcohol include many changes to the brain that affect the body’s ability to function correctly. This infographic explains how it can affect you:
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Category: Car Accident

Watch out for Indiana drivers talking on cell phones!

July 16, 2019
Is it Illegal to Talk on the Phone While Driving in Indiana?

If you've researched the dangers of distracted driving in any capacity, you likely already know that many fatal car accidents in Indiana and throughout the nation include some type of driver distraction as causal factors. At the top of the list for dangerous behaviors behind the wheel is hand-held cell phone use. If you drive on roadways in this state even semi-regularly, you probably see adults talking on cell phones while they're driving all the time. Perhaps, it's because it is not against the law.

Do you know that … Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident

Filing Personal Injury, Premises Liability, and Wrongful Death Claims

June 28, 2019
Personal injury claims can vary widely in terms of their causes, liable parties, and resolution. If you have suffered an injury due to another party’s negligence, the last thing you want to think about is preparing to fight for fair compensation. You likely have pain, medical appointments, financial concerns, high emotional stress, and uncertainty about your future.

At Gardner & Rans, our attorneys can help you pursue justice for personal injury, wrongful death, and premises liability claims in Indiana. We believe that manufacturers, companies, and property owners should be held liable for negligence that results in harm to a member of the public. Call us for a complimentary case… Read Full Post

How Long do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

May 17, 2019
If you were injured by the actions or negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. However, statutes of limitations require you to file a personal injury claim within a set period after your injury. These filing deadlines make it essential to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

For many individuals, a severe personal injury can result in physical, mental, emotional, and financial burdens. Filing a personal injury claim so soon afterward could cause you additional stress and trauma.

That's where the personal injury attorneys at Gardner… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

The Dangers of Night Driving

April 24, 2019
Nighttime is by far the most dangerous time to be on the road. There are a plethora of reasons for this, and the statistics behind it are shocking. This infographic explains just how much more perilous driving is at night than during the day.
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If you're injured in a car accident at night, the attorneys at Gardner & Rans will dedicate themselves to making you whole. We will do our utmost to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

Please call 574-233-6035 today to set up a complimentary consultation.  We serve clients in South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger… Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident

The Problem Of Latency In Texting And Driving

March 13, 2019
Everyone knows that texting and driving is dangerous. It kills more than 3,500 people per year in the United States and injures about 400,000 more. The federal government, numerous state and local governments, and many companies have run campaigns to educate people on the risks of texting while driving.

But many people don't know the perils of texting and driving last long after you put your phone down. This is called latency. Our South Bend lawyers at Gardner & Rans have compiled a guide to why it’s so bad:

What is Latency?

Latency is the time it takes your… Read Full Post