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Insurance Mix-Up Leads to Fatal Accident Not Being Covered by InsurerBy Jack H. FarnbauchMay 1, 2020An ambulance that crashed into a car and killed its driver was not covered under an insurance policy, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled April 7, 2020. As a result, the insurer had no obligation to either the ambulance service or its employee.Bad Faith Suit against Allstate ReinstatedBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 17, 2020After being involved in a car accident in which she was a passenger, Monika Schmidt sued her friend, Deborah Fisher, who had been driving.Driver Passes Out and Kills Passenger in CrashBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 3, 2020While driving to Bloomington for Thanksgiving with Wanda Denson as a passenger in his vehicle, Delmer Dillard suddenly declared he was not feeling well, slumped over and passed out.Indiana Moves to Ban Cell Phone Use on RoadwaysBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 29, 2020Nearly a decade after the Indiana General Assembly passed a law meant to prohibit the use of cellphones for texting or sending emails while driving, legislators on February 24, 2020 passed a bill that almost completely bans handheld device use for drivers in moving vehicles. Drunk Driving Verdict AffirmedDrunk Driving Verdict of $21 Million Dollars AffirmedBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The driver's appeal was denied after the court found Clayton to have a history of drinking and driving.Google's autonomous vehicles would be allowed on public roads upon passing of the AV Start Act.USA Today Op-Ed Implores Lawmakers to Outlaw Driverless Cars on Public RoadsBy Jack H. FarnbauchAugust 13, 2018The AV Start Act would allow driverless vehicles on public roads.A semi crashed into a passenger vehicle, forcing him into the intersection.Northwest Indiana Jury Awards $16.5 to Motorist Injured by Distracted Truck DriverBy Jack H. FarnbauchAugust 2, 2018The driver of an 18-wheeler was texting when he smashed into the back of Binkowski's vehicle, forcing him through an intersection.Auto AccidentWhat to Do When Hit by an Uninsured or Underinsured MotoristBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017Even though insurance is required by law for all drivers on the road, many accidents are caused by drivers carrying no insurance. However, if you opted into uninsured motorist coverage when you signed up for your insurance policy, you can recover from your own insurance company. Got Insurance ImageEstate of Deceased Man Succeeds on Uninsured Motorist ClaimBy Jack H. FarnbauchOctober 30, 2017While cutting the grass at his Goshen home in August 2010, Brian L. Harris was struck and killed by Noel M. Sparks, who was driving a 1974 Chevrolet truck he had borrowed from Brent and Jamie Stouder. At the time of the accident, Sparks was driving on a suspended license, so he was deemed to be an uninsured motorist.Dangerous Airbags Still Seriously Injuring and Killing PeopleDangerous Airbags Still Seriously Injuring and Killing PeopleBy Jack H. FarnbauchFebruary 27, 2017Takata, a brand of airbags installed in Honda and Acura vehicles is responsible for 16 deaths internationally and 11 alone in the United States.