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Pursuing Justice For Accident Victims In Indiana

Brownsburg, Indiana, Personal Injury Blog

Tragic motorcycle collision lands 4 in the hospital

A vehicle versus motorcycle collision sent four people to the hospital on July 9, and two of the injured were reported to be in critical condition. According to the Berrien County Sheriff's Department, the accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m., when a 23-year-old driving a Mercury was exiting U.S. 31 close to Niles. Police say that the collision occurred when the 23-year-old struck an 18-year-old Harley Davidson rider who was driving eastbound along U.S. 12.

Allegedly, the Mercury driver failed to yield to the motorcyclist. Both the 18-year-old motorcyclist and the motorcyclist's 17-year-old passenger needed to be rushed to a hospital in Indiana for treatment. Both teens were reported to be in critical condition. A 35-year-old and 7-year-old who were riding in the Mercury as passengers were also injured in the accident and were taken to the hospital. Two more passengers in the Mercury, a 10-year-old and 58-year-old, suffered injuries that weren't reported to be serious. They were treated at the crash site by emergency responders.

How to prevent distracted driving accidents

Can you imagine pouring a cup of coffee, hopping in the car and casually reading the news on your phone while a robot-driven vehicle whisks you off to work? Although we're a decade or more away from that kind of future, it's nice to imagine what commuting will be like when driverless cars are ready for the mainstream. One of the biggest benefits will be the elimination of distracted driving.

Until this future day arrives, we'll continue to face the dangers of this common cause of vehicle accidents. As such, we need to do everything we can to stay safe.

Wrong-way driver causes fatal St. Joseph County car accident

Three people died on a recent Sunday night after a wrong-way driver crashed into a Chevy Tahoe along the Indiana Toll Road. According to police, two of the fatally injured victims were children.

The incident happened close to mile marker 83 a little before 7:30 p.m. According to Indiana troopers, they received calls that a black Toyota was traveling erratically in the area. Not long after police received the calls, the erratic car changed directions and started driving the wrong way down the highway. This caused a head-on collision with the Chevy Tahoe that contained the victims. The Tahoe flipped over onto its side and caught fire.

1 killed in motorcycle crash in Elkhart, Indiana

In many motorcycle crashes, the problem is that the motorcyclist isn't seen by the driver of another vehicle. This is usually because of the vehicle's profile, which is smaller than most, making it harder to see and recognize.

Motorcycles also appear to travel slower than they are, so a driver could pull out in front of a motorcyclist who doesn't have enough time to slow down or stop. This is a common situation and one that drivers need to be aware of if these crashes are ever to be eliminated.

What is a catastrophic injury?

Catastrophic injuries can change a person's life in an instant. These injuries have a serious impact because of their nature; they may be permanent or disabling.

Catastrophic injuries caused by crashes, medical malpractice or even sports injuries may impact a person immediately and for years in the future. Here's a little bit about these injuries and what you should know:

Understanding the purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit is a kind of lawsuit you can file if you lose a loved one as a result of another person's negligence or misconduct. For example, if a drunk driver hits your mom while she crosses the road, you could file a claim for her death. Similarly, if you lose a loved one because of a serial killer, then that person could be held liable for your loved one's death.

A wrongful death lawsuit's purpose is to give you a way to seek compensation for the losses you've suffered as a result of your family member's death. Normally, the only people who can file a lawsuit are direct family members such as parents, children and grandparents or grandchildren. Sisters and brothers may also make claims on some occasions.

1 dead, 1 injured in fatal motorcycle crash in Indiana

In motorcycle crashes, there could be several people in harm's way. Passengers often take a significant hit, just as the drivers do. Take, for example, this case out of Indiana. A woman from Michigan was rushed to an Indianapolis hospital following a serious motorcycle accident on State Road 135. The woman, a 60-year-old, had been a passenger on the motorcycle of a 52-year-old man.

They were traveling when they approached a downhill area. There, the driver realized that another motorcyclist was stopped up ahead. He put on the brakes but lost control of the motorcycle, according to the police investigation.

What does an incomplete spinal injury mean to my life?

When you left your house in the morning, you had no idea that your life would be forever changed by the afternoon. While walking across the street to get some lunch, a vehicle collided with you, failing to stop for a red light.

You're thankful to be alive, but the reality is that you're in significant pain and require assistance getting back to your normal daily life. You've suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury, which could mean that your body won't ever work the same again.

Dangerous rollover accidents are not confined to 18-wheelers

When you think of a rollover crash, you probably visualize a big rig going over on its side on the freeway and backing up traffic for hours.

However, a rollover can happen to any kind of vehicle, given the right conditions. Still, there are ways to keep your vehicle safe and keep you and your passengers from becoming victims.

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