Archive for June, 2012


Two Injured in Indianapolis Car Accident

June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

Two people were injured as a result of an Indianapolis Car Accident that occurred earlier this month. According to reports from JC Online, the crash occurred on June 7 at around 3:15 p.m. on US Highway 41, about 3 miles north of Veedersburg, Indiana.

Trooper Kyle Wentland, with the Indiana State Police, stated that the 53-year-old driver of an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) pickup truck had stopped along the side of the highway to talk with mowing crews when his vehicle was suddenly struck from behind by another vehicle driven by a 28-year-old man.

The driver responsible for the Indianapolis Auto Accident suffered serious leg and ankle injuries and required helicopter transport to a local hospital. The INDOT employee was also taken to the hospital after complaining of neck and back pain.

Trooper Wentland added that signs had been placed near the scene to inform motorists of the approaching work zone and that roof and flashing lights were activated on the INDOT vehicle at the time of the accident.

The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers would like to remind Indiana’s citizens of the importance of moving over when emergency vehicles are stopped on the highway. State law requiresmotorists approaching a stopped emergency or utility service vehicle with lights flashing to move over to the furthest left lane to allow workers space. Vehicles are also required to slow down to 10 mph below the posted speed limit.


Indianapolis Police Officer Charged With Drunk Driving Accident

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

A 35-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) has been charged in connection to an Indianapolis Car Accident that left a construction worker injured. According to reports from WISHTV 8 News, the crash occurred Monday afternoon at the corner of West 16th Street and North Worth Avenue.

Witnesses say that the construction worker was struck in the back by the passenger-side mirror of a passing white pickup truck. The worker reported being hit to his supervisor who pursued the vehicle. Upon stopping, the supervisor confronted the driver, who is a Lieutenant with the IMPD, and asked him if he realized he had hit someone. The Lieutenant stated he was unaware of the collision and followed the supervisor back to the scene.

The off-duty officer, who was confronted about the smell of alcohol on his breath upon returning to the scene, was told that a police report needed to be filed. He then got back in his truck and fled the scene again.

With more help from the victim’s fellow workers, police were able stop him just down the road. He was placed under arrest on charges of suspicion of driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident where injuries occurred.

The Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers know the dangers of drinking and driving and ask that motorists utilize a designated driver or a cab to get home whenever you drink.


Teen Charged With Causing Auto Accident That Injured Three Others

June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

Motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of teenagers, and the chances of death only rise with more passengers in the vehicle. Driving becomes even more dangerous when these statistics are coupled with an unlicensed teen driver.

Such was the case on Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis, Indiana, when a 14-year-old girl crashed a car injuring her and three passengers. According to WISHTV 8 News, the accident happened at around noon on Mickley Avenue. Witnesses stated that they saw the vehicle heading south down a large hill at a high rate of speed just before it crashed into a tree.

The impact pinned the passengers inside the wreckage, requiring bystanders to come to their aid. All four victims were transported to local hospitals where three of them remained in critical condition.

The driver was arrested shortly after checking out of the hospital and was charged with three counts of criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury, and one preliminary count of operating a vehicle having never received a license. The District Attorney will finalize the charges as he sees fit at the conclusion of law enforcement’s investigation into the accident.

The Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers know just how dangerous speed can be when it comes to an Indiana Auto Accident. That is why the firm would like to remind parents to talk to their young drivers about the dangers of reckless driving.


Sketchers To Pay $40 Million To Customers Who Bought Shape-Up Shoes

June 06, 2012

In response to claims that the shoe company, Sketchers, misled consumers who purchased their line of “Shape-Up” sneakers, the manufacturer has agreed to pay approximately $40 million in damages to consumers that purchased the shoes. Additionally, the company states that it will accommodate those that no longer have a proof of purchase for their shoes.

According to the LA Times, customers who purchased the shoes are being asked to fill out a questionnaire on the company’s website with details about the purchase. Those filing for a refund will then sign documents stating that their statement is truthful, and a part of the purchase price of the shoes will be returned with no questions asked.

Consumer advocacy groups point out that the payout is just a small fraction of the profits that the company made on the shoes. Estimates show that Sketchers made more than $1 billion in sales in 2010 alone. Due to this fact, it is unclear whether or not the settlement will act as a deterrent to false advertising by big businesses.

A spokesman for Sketchers argued that $40 million is significantly more than the $25 million that Reebok, another shoe manufacturer, was forced to pay several years ago after facing similar claims.

The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers would encourage anyone who has been affected by a defective product to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.