How to recognize the signs of traumatic brain injury

April 24, 2020
A traumatic brain injury can have a devastating impact on both victims as well as their loved ones. Accordingly, families in Indiana must know what signs and symptoms to look for in the event of a significant head injury. Swift action is crucial to mitigate damage as much as possible, as well as prevent even more harmful effects from occurring.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of a brain injury can vary depending on whether it is considered mild or moderate to severe. More serious brain injuries will cause a range of physical symptoms, including… Read Full Post

Can I Claim Compensation for an Accident That Was My Fault?

March 27, 2020
When it comes to determining liability in motor vehicle wrecks, Indiana is a comparative negligent state. This means that as long as you are no more than 50 percent responsible for your crash, you may still be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other related damages.

Determining liability in comparative negligence cases can be incredibly complex, and requires the knowledge and skill of an experienced attorney. At Gardner & Rans P.C., our seasoned legal team is uniquely qualified to handle even the most complicated car and auto accident cases.

Comparative Negligence in Indiana

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Texting and Driving Facts

February 11, 2020
Despite the dangers of texting and driving being well-known, many motorists engage in the practice anyway. At Gardner & Rans P.C., we find this unacceptable. Our experienced car accident attorneys regularly deal with the consequences of texting and driving.

This blog breaks down some facts and statistics about distracted driving to show how dangerous it truly is. If you or a loved one were injured by a distracted driver, we will help you seek justice.

Texting and Driving Statistics

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Category: Car Accident

What to Do When You're Hit by an Uninsured Driver

January 02, 2020
Few feelings can be more gutting than learning that the driver who just hit you doesn't have car insurance. When your vehicle is damaged, and you and your passengers are injured, the news that the other motorist is uninsured can be yet another burden during a difficult time.

At Gardner & Rans, P.C., our car accident attorneys know Indiana's insurance laws inside and out. We'll combine this knowledge with our relentlessness as litigators to help you maximize your recoverable compensation. This blog breaks down Indiana's car insurance laws and explains how we can help make you financially whole after an accident with an… Read Full Post

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.

In the state of Indiana, … Read Full Post
Category: Car Accident