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

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

Record Breaking Holiday Travel Expected in 2018

December 17,2018
AAA reports one in three Americans will travel for the holidays this year. 112.5 million people across the country are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home to celebrate the season with family and friends -… Read Full Post

Who is at Fault for a Parking Lot Accident?

December 10,2018
It’s the holiday season, which means parking lots are about to become much busier. As shoppers rush to destinations like Erskine Plaza and University Park Mall, often all at once, it’s almost expected to have to circle around parking lots once, maybe twice, before finding a space.

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Develop good habits to keep yourself from texting and driving

August 10,2017
Your ability to operate a vehicle provides unparalleled freedom and flexibility to make traveling from place to place easy and convenient. However, it is important to remember that driving can be risky if you are involved in certain behaviors behind the wheel. At Gardner & Rans P.C., we have… Read Full Post

Addressing the financial consequences of a crash

August 04,2017
From broken bones and other serious injuries to death, motor vehicle collisions can be devastating for different reasons. In Indiana, these crashes can also affect victims in other ways, which also interfere with their quality of life. For example, you may be going through numerous financial… Read Full Post

Watch out for Indiana drivers talking on cell phones!

July 16,2017
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… Read Full Post

Accident liability for borrowed cars

June 21,2017
When a person loans their vehicle willingly to another driver in Indiana, the car insurance usually follows the vehicle. This means, according to Esurance, that should someone borrow a car and get into an accident, it is the car owner’s insurance that will pay. However, as with any situation,… Read Full Post

Could shutting off cell phones in company cars start a trend?

May 15,2017
Let's face it, distracted driving -- particularly cell phone use -- has become an epidemic in the United States. Drivers throughout the country, including here in Indiana, find it difficult to put down their cell phones while they drive. You may only take your attention off the road for a few… Read Full Post