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… Read Full Post

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… Read Full Post

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.

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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… Read Full Post

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… 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.

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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… Read Full Post

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… Read Full Post

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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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… Read Full Post