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What are the top reasons for motorcycle accidents?

Cruising along the highway in the great state of Indiana can be exciting, but it can also put you in danger. The lack of protection and vulnerability mean that motorcyclists are often more likely to suffer serious injuries and fatalities in an accident than passenger vehicles. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute has released the most common factors that may cause you to end up in a fatal motorcycle accident.

The accident that shattered your world

You probably relive the car accident every day and perhaps dream about it at night. However, your loved one is the one who truly suffers and perhaps will suffer for the rest of his or her life. When the doctor explained to you the damage to your loved one's spinal cord, you likely felt emotions you have never experienced. Now all you can do is wonder what happens next.

How to avoid a jackknifing accident

The Indiana news is often filled with stories about jackknifed tractor-trailers. These large vehicles can pose a serious danger to others on the road when they end up in a jackknife situation. reports that jackknifing is when a semi’s trailer slides sideways towards the cab of the truck. The most common cause is braking issues where the brakes lock up. It is recommended that all trucks are equipped with anti-lock brake systems, which can help reduce this situation from occurring. Both the truck and the trailer should have ABS.

Is driving at night more dangerous than daytime driving?

Even after the sun sets in Indiana, thousands of vehicles fill the roadways. People continue to travel, completing errands, coming home from work or rushing out to meet with friends. Although the roadways may appear to be the same at night as during the day, they are not. The risk for getting killed in a motor vehicle accident is significantly higher after the sun goes down. In fact, people are three times more likely to die in a car accident at night than they are during the day. This may be due to a number of factors that make it more difficult for people to navigate the roadways at night.

Why seniors are more likely to slip and fall

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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