By William Bill Hurst You are driving down the street and hear a siren.  You look around for the flashing red lights and suddenly you see an ambulance, firetruck or police vehicle approaching. What do you do? Indiana Code 9-21-8-35 says the following: Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicles, when the person who…

  By William Bill Hurst If you’ve been hurt in an accident where someone is at fault, his/her insurance company does not want you to hire a lawyer.  It is because the insurance adjuster knows he/she will have to pay larger “fairer” insurance settlement amounts to resolve the personal injury accident case.  The Insurance Research Council…

By William Bill Hurst There are over four (4) million motorcycles registered in the United States. Motorcycle fatalities represent approximately five percent (5%) of all highway fatalities each year. Yet, motorcycles represent just 2 percent of all registered motor vehicles. Almost eighty percent (80%) of all motorcycle crashes result in injury or death, a comparable figure…

By William Bill Hurst If you are interested in motor vehicle recalls, child safety seat recalls, tire recalls, or the NHTSA recall notification system, or if you want to report car, truck, or vehicle equipment that you feel has safety defects, click on the following links:The NHTSA Recall List or Office of Defects Investigation – Safety…

By William Bill Hurst There’s growing support in the United States for statutory bans prohibiting hand-held cell phone usage while driving. There have been several recent scientific studies supporting not only baning hand-held cell phones but also wireless technology used in vehicles that are hands free. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) currently advises all…

By William Bill Hurst Seat belts increase your chances of surviving an accident by 45%, says the NHTSA. However, in spite of this and many other reasons to wear your seat belt, 55% of the 31,963 vehicle occupants that died in car accidents in 2004 chose not to wear one. If you have been injured…

By William Bill Hurst A recent study shows that 1000 Americans per day are treated in ER as a result of dog bites. In 2007 there were 33 fatal dog attacks in the USA. Most of the victims are children, half of whom are bitten in the face. There are almost 800,000 bites per year…

By William Bill Hurst 2011 marks the 8th consecutive year that Indianapolis Attorney, William Bill Hurst has been selected as an Indiana Super Lawyer. But what exactly is a Super Lawyer? What does it mean to be classified as such? Could this be yet ANOTHER venture where lawyers shell out money to boost their advertising…