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.

In the midst of… Read Full Post

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

How alcohol impairs a driver

May 30,2017
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

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

Man dead and woman injured in DUI car accident

May 11,2017
When people make the decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they put their lives and the lives of others in imminent danger. Not only does alcohol cause impaired perception and slower reaction time, but drivers often have difficulties controlling their speed and lose the ability to… Read Full Post

Road rage: Identifying the signs

April 07,2017
Aggressive driving is a serious problem on the roads of Indiana and throughout the United States. According to AAA, road rage is involved in more than half of all motor vehicle accident deaths in the U.S. Whether people are angry from sitting in traffic or are late to an important meeting,… Read Full Post