Winter ‘Bewareness’ on Roads and Highways

December 12, 2020

As we move into the winter months, truck accidents become more common. The reasons are quite obvious: snow, sleet and ice. The roads become slippery. Combine that with fog and shorter and darker days, plus the possibility of an impaired driver, and the risks go up exponentially. We all know that when it’s car versus…

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Jared R. Tauber named to the Board of Directors for the Foodbank of Northwest Indiana. Congratulations to Jared!

July 31, 2020

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been leading the Region’s fight against hunger since 1982 and distributes more than 4.5 million meals each year to hungry kids, adults and seniors across Lake and Porter counties. Each month the Food Bank serves more than 23,000 individuals through its 100+ partner agencies and programs like Mobile…

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Summer Means Driving Danger

July 21, 2020

Every time you get behind the wheel, there is the risk of an accident.  There are so many concerns on the roads and highways, many of them new since many adults began driving, sometimes decades ago.  We are talking about new risks from texting while driving and talking on cell phones.  Texting on the road has been illegal for some time…

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Safe Motorcycling

July 7, 2020

During these uncertain times, at least one thing is staying the same:  Motorcycle accidents.   Tauber Law Offices has seen too many tragedies over the years in accidents involving motorcycles.   Now that we are well into summer, the number of motorcycles on the roads has increased dramatically.   This means more serious accidents and fatalities.   What’s more, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a…

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The Mesothelioma Crisis

July 4, 2020

In the midst of this unprecedented pandemic that is changing the lives of most families locally and around the world, there exists another killer – mesothelioma. Mesothelioma, cancers, and other serious diseases are often caused by products containing asbestos and other toxins. These materials were commonly used by hundreds of companies and manufacturing centers since…

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Put down your cellphone or PAY.

July 1, 2020

July brings some new laws that everyone in Indiana should be aware of.   Cell phones while driving  Drivers are now prohibited from holding cell phones on the road.  Indiana is now in step with many other states, including Illinois, in passing such a measure.  There is an exception if phones are used when stopped or mounted on a vehicle’s dashboard and in hands…

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Killing Covid | Tauber Law Offices Becomes A COVID-free Zone

June 15, 2020

The economy is slowly opening up and companies are getting back to business. Consumers are returning to a new normal and employees are returning to work.  Businesses are finding new ways to attract customers and employers are searching for ways to make the workplace a safer environment for their employees.  In most commercial and industrial…

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Jared R. Tauber named to the Board of Directors for the Foodbank of Northwest Indiana

April 28, 2020

Tauber Law partner Jared R. Tauber was recently named to the Board of Directors for the Foodbank of Northwest Indiana. Congratulations to Jared. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been leading the Region’s fight against hunger since 1982 and distributes more than 4.5 million meals each year to hungry kids, adults and seniors across…

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Adopting an older child

January 6, 2020

No matter how it happens, adding a child to your family presents a significant change to your life. When your adoption journey includes adopting an older child, this event also makes a huge life transition for your child.  Though most foster care systems, including the Department of Child Services in Indiana, support reunification for children removed…

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FBI Launches ‘Sextortion’ Awareness

December 17, 2019

The world today is filled with new technology, some of which we would never have dreamed about even 10 years ago.  Even though some of this technology is quite amazing and makes life easier and more convenient, it also presents new dangers, especially to our young people. The FBI has started a campaign focused on…

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Dogs Go to Valparaiso Community Schools QPR for Tauber 12-2-19

December 2, 2019

We think this is one of the best ideas of the year, especially if you’re a dog lover. Dogs have always been known as ‘man’s best friend.’ Now kids have a furry best friend when they go to school in Valparaiso. Recently, the Valparaiso Community Schools put dogs into every single school. It’s been an…

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Dark Driving Dangers QPR for Tauber 11-22-19

November 22, 2019

The end of Daylight Savings Time in early November was the signal that the days are getting shorter.  As winter approaches there continues to be less and less daylight hours.  This presents a special danger on the highways. Forbes magazine has reported that, nationwide, 49% of fatal crashes happen at night.  The fatality rate per…

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A Wonderful Option QPR for Tauber 11-15-19

November 15, 2019

Adoption is a wonderful alternative to having children naturally or to supplement your present family. If adoption isn’t an option for you, please at least consider ways to help celebrate, advocate, and extend love and support to all who have been touched by adoption. There are many ways. Simply, acknowledge and thank those families who…

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Drinking and Scootering QPR for Tauber 10-27-19

October 27, 2019

For years drunk driving has been a serious issue when it comes to motor vehicle accidents involving personal injury. We at Tauber Law Offices have decades of experiences dealing with these tragedies. While alcohol related accidents are still way too common, there is some good news. According to a recent report from the National Highway…

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The Mesothelioma Crisis Continues

October 15, 2019

Well before the turn of the 20th century, two of our closest neighbors – Gary and Chicago – were among the top manufacturing centers in the nation. However, many of these factories and manufacturing plants were well-known to have used products that contained asbestos, a cause of mesothelioma, cancers and other diseases. Over the last…

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Tara Tauber Appointed by Indiana Supreme Court

October 15, 2019

The Indiana Supreme Court issued an Order Establishing the Indiana Innovation Initiative on September 24, 2019. That Order created a process to analyze research on justice reform, assess the impact of reform efforts in other states, identify innovative strategies to manage different case types, and make recommendations to the Indiana Supreme Court for best practices…

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What to think about before adopting a child in Indiana

October 14, 2019

Adopting in Indiana provides a child in need with stability and belonging and allows a family to grow in love. It is a largely positive experience for all involved parties. Nevertheless, it represents a lifelong commitment that you should not take lightly.   You may not be sure that you are ready to adopt a child, and at this point that…

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This is National Child Passenger Safety Month

September 18, 2019

All of September is National Child Passenger Safety Month. Each year agencies and organizations around the country take this opportunity to help educate and promote kids’ safety in vehicles. The main emphasis takes place this week (September 15-21). It is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The goal is to make sure…

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Gun deaths rising at ‘alarming’ rates in U.S. among school-aged children

September 9, 2019

We all know there is a disturbing trend in the United States involving gun violence. Not to get into the politics of the situation, but your family of attorneys at Tauber Law Offices is very concerned, especially when it comes to gun deaths involving children. “The number of school-aged children being killed by firearms is…

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Deadliest Highway in Indiana: US 41

August 26, 2019

US 41. From Chicago to Evansville, it runs 300 miles. Maybe you’ve driven it. But you may not know that US 41 is the deadliest road in Indiana. It is also the 25th deadliest road in the United States. Every year more than 30,000 people are killed in crashes across the United States. In the…

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Summertime Dangers to Children – They Don’t Have to Happen

August 2, 2019

It happened again just days ago.  Another infant dies in a hot car. It was in Evansville where a dad allegedly forgot to drop off his son at daycare.  When he returned to pick him up, his son was still in the car seat, according to a report from WTHR (Indianapolis).  The 3-year-old ended up…

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Teen Alert: 100 Deadliest Days

July 16, 2019

The kids are out of school.  Summer vacations are in full swing.  New memories are being made, and there is that exhilarating feeling of freedom.  Yet we at Tauber Law Offices feel we need to bring up a topic that needs widespread attention. We’re in the middle of it now.  Memorial Day to Labor Day…

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4 key steps to starting a company

July 9, 2019

If you believe you have a surefire idea for a product or service that will make a fortune, you may be eager to quit your day job and strike out on your own business venture. Having that amazing idea is just the first step, though. Taking these next steps will start you down the path…

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Reasons you may want to consider stepparent adoption

July 9, 2019

Having a solid parent-child bond with your stepchild is definitely beneficial for the two of you, but that may not be the best reason for you to consider stepparent adoption. In fact, adoption severs ties with the biological parent, and it may weaken your relationship with your stepchild when you take action to remove his…

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Indiana State Police Enforce “Move Over” Law

June 17, 2019

It’s been well over 20 years since Indiana enacted what is known as the Move Over law. The law requires motorists to slow down and move over when an emergency vehicle, utility service vehicle, highway maintenance or tow truck is stopped on two or four-lane roadways with emergency lights flashing. Today all 50 states have…

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Get Wet – But Be Safe

June 4, 2019

Now that we’re past the Memorial Day Weekend, we join those who call this time the ‘Unofficial Start of Summer.’ That means warmer weather and outdoor activities, especially in or on the water – a fun, wonderful and refreshing part of summer. This also reminds family of attorneys at Tauber Law Offices that it’s also…

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“Drive Like You Work Here”

May 27, 2019

The 2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week happened just a few weeks ago in mid-April. This is an annual occasion when the Federal Highway Administration calls for safer driving, safer work zones. The mission of the week deserves our attention. “Safety is everyone’s responsibility, so please focus 100 percent on driving, be sober, be considerate…

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Even Nice Dogs Bite

April 16, 2019

The old adage says “His bark is worse than his bite” when referring to dogs.  Not always.  As you might expect, the Pit Bull, the Rottweiler, and the German Shepherd are among the top culprits when it comes to biting people.  Still, even nice dogs have been known to bite. “Even good dogs have bad…

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Spring Brings More Cars, Bikes, Trucks, and Tykes

April 11, 2019

Other than the inevitable blips on the radar, we can finally assume that spring has sprung.  The air is fresh, April showers bring those May flowers, kids are back outside playing and riding their bikes, it’s time for a picnic, and the Cubs are back in action.  Or the White Sox, if you prefer. Speeds…

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Truck Drivers Protest Proposed Changes That May Limit Their Time on the Road

February 24, 2019

Motorists on I-465 around Indianapolis faced a frustrating delay late last month as truckers staged what they called a “slow roll protest.” During the midday hours, nearly two-dozen drivers participated as a result of their disagreement with federally mandated electronic logging of hours. For well over a year, truckers have been required to use electronic…

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Tougher Penalties Ahead for Drivers Who Pass School Buses

February 24, 2019

There have been far too many tragedies involving innocent children getting on and off school buses.   Sadly, many of these incidents are caused by drivers who ignore the stop arms on the buses and ultimately seriously injure or even kill a child. Indiana drivers now could face tougher penalties for passing stopped school buses under…

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Spring? Or Not.

February 4, 2019

From sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to spring like conditions approaching 60 degrees in less than a week.   What season is it anyway?   Not to break anybody’s spring fever, and even though the official start of spring is just a little over a month away, fact is, there is still plenty of winter to come.…

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Ice & Snow: Take it Slow

January 26, 2019

We’ve all seen it.  Vehicles driving too fast for conditions on our highways.   You often see people driving SUVs who think they are better equipped for winter driving.  That may be so, but truth is, sometimes SUVs are even more dangerous because these drivers go too fast for conditions. Tauber Law Offices wants to give…

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