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Cycling for Safety

Click here for Motorcycle Safety Awareness information When it seemed like winter would never end, we’re suddenly now in the summer season. While this is such a wonderful time of year for so many reasons – picnics, the kids playing summer sports, the beach, cook-outs...

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We Live in a Highway Danger Zone

We’ve reported to you before that Northwest Indiana combined with South Chicago is one of the busiest set of commercial trucking routes in the country. And one of the deadliest. We are right in the middle of it. I-65, from Gary through Merrillville and on down through...

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The Vital Importance of an Estate Plan

An estate plan is one of the most important documents you will ever create. Some people believe that all you need is a will. The truth is, a will is only the beginning. You really need a comprehensive estate plan to fully protect you and your heirs during the many...

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Big Trucks Can Mean Big Trouble

Already in this New Year, we’re hearing about many tragic accidents involving big trucks in our region – and already some fatalities.   If a big truck hits your vehicle, you are usually the loser considering the monster size and weight...

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LEGALLY SOLD

As the seasons change, lots of folks start thinking about putting their house on the market. Maybe you’re thinking of selling or buying a house or property on your own to avoid having to pay a real estate commission of 6-7%. Many people...

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KNOW WHAT YOU’RE BUYING

In our previous article we discussed the importance of getting the help from a highly experienced real estate attorney when making a transaction. When purchasing or selling a business, a carefully crafted Asset Purchase Agreement is...

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The Bikers Are Coming

It’s getting close to the time when winter starts turning to spring. The motorcycles will be back on the road. Sometimes riders rush the season by driving in conditions that are less than ideal. The results are sometimes tragic. There...

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAP RAISED IN INDIANA

Way back in 1975, Indiana was the first state to enact malpractice reform legislation. That was a landmark move, but a cap on how much Hoosier victims can collect has been a burden in many malpractice cases ever since.  Some recent...

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April is Awareness Month for Distracted Driving Dangers

How many times have you seen this while driving?    How about that man shaving while driving?   A  smoker fishing for a lighter?  Not to mention people texting and using cell phones while driving?   Let’s admit it, many of us have done it from time...

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Good Reasons to Carry an Umbrella

On a rainy day you carry an umbrella for protection.  However, every day you should carry another kind of umbrella — an umbrella insurance policy, for a more serious type of protection. There are basically two reasons to have umbrella...

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Summer Camp – Be Prepared

The kids are excited. Another school year has gone by, and many children are off to summer camp. There is vital information to keep in mind regarding summer camps.  You want to make the experience a happy and safe one and provide a source of...

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Our 2016 Safe Summer Checklist For Kids & Parents

It’s officially here. For the kids, summertime should be full of fun and made of memories. Too often it is not. The National Safe Kids Campaign estimates that every year, one in four kids ages 14 and younger will sustain an injury that...

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Roads Even More Deadly in 2015

This is is the time of year when motorists hit the highways in heavy numbers because of vacations and other activities.  It follows that this is also the deadliest time. According to preliminary figures just out this month from the...

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Warning: There could be a Time Bomb in Your Car

Now, a product designed to keep you safe in your car or truck, is proving to be potentially dangerous for millions. If you haven’t heard this on the national and local news, read about it now. This is all about the largest airbag recall in U.S....

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Consider a 1031 to Help Your 1099

There’s a way to swap one asset for another without paying taxes.  Before you get too excited, this is a pretty specialized transaction with a lot of limitations and considerations. It’s called a 1031 exchange and it can only be used to...

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Child Passenger Safety Week Gets off to a Bad Start

This past month  of September featured Child Passenger Safety Week.  It was to be a gentle reminder to make sure the kids are buckled up and safe in the car to avoid any injuries or accidents.   And to celebrate the progress that has supposedly been...

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Trick or Treat with Care

It’s the time of year for costumes, sweets, and tricks and treats. While Halloween offers plenty of make-believe fun, it also brings real safety risks, as children dart across dark streets with their minds more on candy than on cars....

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Celebrate November National Adoption Month

A Message from Tara Tauber For those of us who have experienced the joy of adoption, such as my husband and me, each day is a celebration.   For the rest of you, I want to make you aware of the critical need for good people to adopt....

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A Multitude of Thanks

There really is a lot to be thankful for, even in this year of change and turmoil.   Rhett, Tara and Jared are most gracious to be working together as a family and for the gifts of our own children, relatives and friends, food and...

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Watch for Flying Ice and Snow When Driving

Some people call them ice missiles.   You’re driving down I-65 amidst the normal busy caravan of semi-trailer trucks.  Suddenly, an avalanche of ice and snow slides off the roof of the vehicle and onto your windshield, blinding you. ...

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Truckers’ Poor Health Pose a Serious Problem

Most commercial truckers are good and responsible people, driving thousands of miles a year, safely picking up and delivering everything from food, to fuel, to furniture.   They contribute to our economy and, like us, have families and...

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Check the Accident Forecast Before You Travel

Before you go on a longer trip in your vehicle, you’re probably like the rest of us.  You check the weather forecast to see what conditions you might face.  Now you can also check a forecast for traffic crashes to find out the probability of an...

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Spring Means Extra Caution as Kids Play Outside

It is one of the most unimaginable tragedies for any parent.  In late February, a two-year-old Greenwood, Indiana, girl died after her mother accidently backed over her in the family driveway.  The child was playing in the front yard when she darted...

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Notable Clients: First Financial Bank, Town of Highland, Austgen Electric, Inc., Krygier Companies, Choice Landscaping, Luke Land, LLC, DeMonte Capital Corporation, Englewood Construction Management, Timbermasters, FFC Fencing, Co, Southshore Storage, C&L Storage, K&S Engineers, Rainmaker, Scheffer International, Inc., Urgentdent, US Minerals, Inc., Wintrust Commercial Banking, Schererville Family Dentistry, B&D Sewer, Fred Barr Woodworking, Luke Family of Brands, County Line Orchard, Cardiovascular Consultants, Kali Beauty, Langel’s Pizza, Woodworks Design, Theos, Prime Steakhouse, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, Homann Karate, Hoosier Horton, Gizmos, JAKS Warehouse, T.J. Boyle Real Estate, Martin Mechanical Corp, Muller Acura, TTS Granite, Northwest Oral Surgeons, Meyers Development, Ferree Movers, Certified Driving School, Romano’s, Station 21, School Town of Highland, and Lake Station Community Schools.

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