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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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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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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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Were You Injured while Driving a Rental Car?

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

Car accidents involving rental vehicles can be confusing. There are many issues involved, including fault for the collision and identifying which insurance policy applies. At Keffer Hirschauer LLP, our Indianapolis car accident attorneys have extensive experience helping people involved in rental vehicle accidents. We can review your situation and identify the best course of… Read More »

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Signs You Suffered a Concussion in a Car Accident

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

Concussions are difficult to diagnose, although they can significantly impair a person’s ability to function day to day. Many people struggle with concussion for months, if not years, and cannot return to work, which costs them a considerable amount of money. Below, our Indianapolis car accident lawyers identify key symptoms. Go to a doctor… Read More »

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5 Serious Back Injuries People Suffer in Car Accidents

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

Back injuries are some of the worst that a motorist can suffer. These injuries often leave people in considerable pain and might make it impossible to return to work and earn a living. Consequently, back injuries can be very expensive, requiring considerable rest or rehabilitation. Our Indianapolis car accident lawyers have helped many people… Read More »

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How Pedestrians Can Reduce Accidents

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP |

Pedestrians are obviously vulnerable to any collision with a car or other motor vehicle. Because they have no protection around them, they bear the full brunt of any crash and can suffer life altering injuries. According to a study from the Governors Highway Safety Administration, Indiana saw around 36 pedestrian deaths in 2019. Many… Read More »

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