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Sweeney Law FirmIndiana texting and driving banStarting July 1st, 2011, Indiana becomes the 32nd state to enact a new law that bans texting while driving. Drivers who text while driving may be subject to a fine of up to $500 even if there is no other violation. The new texting ban is an attempt to...Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Uninsured Motorists | Car Accident LawyersCar insurance may be required in nearly every state. But that doesn’t mean every driver has coverage. The Insurance Research Council reports that one in seven drivers lack coverage. The City of Detroit however has a much higher rate, approaching fifty percent of drivers on the road. Sweeney Law FirmJustices issue 4 opinions tackling prejudgment interestPrejudgment interest is often requested as part of a settlement in accidents to cover expenses of inflation, interest and bills that accumulate in what may be a lengthy period between the time of the accident and the court’s final judgment. Courts in Indiana have wide discretion in deciding if prejudgment...Sweeney Law FirmMandatory Electronic Logs for Truck DriversFederal law is changing regarding truck driver logs. Gone will be the days of paper logs that a driver could falsify in an attempt to stay on the road longer hours for more money. The law is being implemented in an effort to make the roads safer for everyone. Electronic...Sweeney Law FirmMegabus from Indy Involved in Crash near Hammond | Indiana Bus Accident LawyerA Megabus on its way to Chicago from Indianapolis was involved in a crash in northern Indiana on December 30, making this the third crash involving the bus company in recent months.Sweeney Law FirmMoped Driver Killed as Result of Negligent DriverMoped Driver Killed as Result of Negligent Driver South Bend police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck who hit a moped on August 24, 2014. The moped driver was killed after being dragged underneath the truck for nearly 1,000 feet. Sweeney Law FirmNew Required Electronic Stability Control for Trucks Could Save LivesFederal regulators have recently put in place a required ‘electronic stability control’ (ESC) law for all trucks and buses exceeding 26,000 pounds. It will apply to all new trucks in August 2017 and new buses in 2018. Sweeney Law FirmProgressive's #Fail in Social Media may be Warning to InsurersIn mid-August of 2012, Progressive Insurance Company lost their good reputation, satisfied customer ratings, and many customers due to a story of one of their customer’s claims being handled unethically. The brother of a deceased victim of a car accident used social media to shame Progressive Insurance in their handling...Sweeney Law FirmSouthern Indiana Semi Truck Vehicle CollisionOn Wedneday July 27th, A fatal auto collision occurred on Interstate 64 in Crawford County, Indiana. The accident report stated that the victims were in a Fedex Semi Truck that left the highway and struck an overpass. There was one fatality, 51 year old James Loper and one injury, 36...Sweeney Law FirmUnderstanding the Types of Damages Available for a Car Accident If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Indiana, you have probably wondered what sort of recovery you may be able to receive as a result of your injuries or other consequences.