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Driving Safely in Severe Weather

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

The weather in Indianapolis can change in an instant—beautiful skies giving way to drenching downpours or, as we approach winter, massive snowstorms. It is difficult for motorists to know ahead of time just what the weather will be when they put their key in the ignition. Unfortunately, severe weather is a danger to motorists… Read More »

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Can You Receive Compensation for a Herniated Disc?

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

A herniated disc is a particularly painful back injury that many car accident or motorcycle accident victims suffer from. The pain can be so debilitating that some people cannot return to work and they lose out on tens of thousands of dollars of lost income. The good news is that an accident victim can… Read More »

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Can a Jaywalking Pedestrian Receive Compensation after a Crash?

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

Jaywalking is against the law in Indiana—and for good reason. Motorists are not expecting people to dart out into the middle of the road. Instead, most sensible drivers expect pedestrians to cross at the crosswalk when given permission to do so. Someone ticketed for jaywalking must pay some meaningful fines. However, does this mean… Read More »

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What is a Loss of Consortium Claim in Indiana?

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

Accidents affect more than simply the person injured in a car or motorcycle crash. A spouse can also see their life turned upside-down because of the injuries suffered. Fortunately, Indiana law allows spouses to obtain compensation when a husband or wife has been injured in a crash. This is called a “loss of consortium”… Read More »

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Do You Need a Dashcam?

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

A dashcam is a video camera mounted to the dashboard or windshield. It records whenever your car is running and can capture what happens in front of the vehicle. Police officers often use dashcams, which is why we have video of officers running after fleeing suspects. There are many reasons why a driver might… Read More »

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What Is Reckless Driving?

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

Many car accidents are caused by negligent drivers. These are men and women who are driving while distracted or who make simple errors. Unfortunately, a large number of accidents are also caused by reckless drivers. Unlike those who are merely negligent, reckless drivers appreciate that they are endangering people with their behavior. The problem… Read More »

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Why Chest Contusions Are Serious Injuries

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

A contusion is another word for a bruise, which might not sound like a terribly scary injury to suffer in a car accident. But chest contusions can be very dangerous, sometimes even deadly. Immediate medical attention is necessary to give the injured motorist a good chance of recovery. Because medical care is expensive, injured… Read More »

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Pedestrian Deaths Surge in 2020 in Indianapolis

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

With the recent coronavirus pandemic, we would have expected the number of pedestrian deaths to have declined in our city. The Governor’s stay at home order limited the number of errands that a person could run outside the home, and this order applied to people who walk as well as to people who drive…. Read More »

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How Do I Prove a Driver Was Drunk?

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

Victims of drunk driving accidents can qualify for compensation for their injuries. If a driver who is intoxicated and is clearly at fault for a collision, Indiana law requires that those who are at fault provide compensation to cover things like medical care, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. We’ve got two… Read More »

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Prescription Drugs Can Make Driving Unsafe

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

When we speak about “impaired drivers,” many people automatically think of those who are intoxicated or high on marijuana or cocaine. Very few think about drivers whose coordination and judgment have been impaired by prescription or even over-the-counter medicines. However, certain medications can impair a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, thus… Read More »

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