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Sweeney Law FirmDefense Myth that Car Crash Victims Recover in 6-8 Weeks is ExposedMarch 19, 2008By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surprising number of people -- more than 60 percent -- still suffer significant pain a year after a traumatic injury in a car crash or other cause, showing the need for better pain treatment, researchers said. In a study published on Monday in...Sweeney Law FirmCNN's 18 Month Investigation of the Claims Practices of Major Auto CarriersFebruary 12, 2007By Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston CNN ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- If you are injured in a minor car crash, chances are good that you will be in the fight of your life to get the insurance company to pay all the medical costs you incur -- even if the...Sweeney Law FirmAnderson Cooper of CNN investigating claims practices of State Farm & AllstateFebruary 9, 2007From Anderson Cooper's blog: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 Insurance companies fight paying billions in claims Put yourself in the driver's seat of this accident. You are heading down the street when a truck comes out of nowhere and slams into the right side of your car. The damage to the...Sweeney Law FirmCorrelating Car Accidents and the Time of DayThere is a block of time during the day when more car accidents tend to happen. The hours from three to nine pm on weekdays is the timeframe that most accidents occur in. From six to nine pm, more specifically, accidents are at a higher risk of occurring than at...Sweeney Law FirmDistracted Driving Laws Nationally and in IndianaEach day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention...Sweeney Law FirmEmployer was not Vicariously Liable for Employee who was Driving Home from Work MeetingCurt Carlson and his employer, Jim Krampen, owner of Seven Corners, a hotel in Carmel, Indiana, met with a client at the hotel.  They consumed alcohol and had dinner. Sweeney Law FirmFort Wayne motorcycle accident leaves 1 dead and 1 injuredOne motorcyclist was killed and another was critically injured after after a double motorcycle accident at 4 a.m. on May 28th. The police believe that the two motorcyclists came in contact with each other at a high rate of speed while heading westbound on Illinois Road near the intersection at...Sweeney Law FirmHolidays and Traffic AccidentsHolidays are an increased time for car accidents because more people are on the roads. There is also a greater likelihood that alcohol has been consumed by motorists. The severity of accidents also has a correlation to the time of day it occurs. This time of day and accidents relationship...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Drunk Driving Case Goes to TrialIn Clifton Ervin vs. State of Indiana, Jeff Sedberry, a Carmel police officer witnessed a car driven by Clifton Ervin weaving across the center line and called the vehicle in to Fisher’s police department and intended to continue to follow the car until on-duty officers arrived. Sedberry’s plan was interrupted...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Highway Funds in Jeopardy Unless Stricter Drunken Driving Laws PassedState legislation vs. Washington- the federal government is unhappy with some of Indiana's laws regarding open containers and punishment for drunk drivers with a repeat history. When these laws were put into place 8 years ago, they were in compliance with federal guidelines. Upon recent review, feds have decided the...