June 13, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 15 people are killed and an estimated 1,200 individuals are injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents stemming from distracted driving every day. In response, drivers who were recently polled said that they feel less safe on the road than they did five years ago.
There’s good reason for this, as there was an 11 percent increase in the number of distracted driving crashes over that time period. One such accident happened in Steuben County, Indiana, earlier this week. According to WTHITV 10 News, the crash happened at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday on Grapevine Road, near County Road 700 S. It was there that a 36-year-old man from Pleasant Lake, Indiana, was driving south along Grapevine when he hit a 32-year-old woman who was walking along the side of the road. The driver later told police that he did not see the woman because he was too busy pouring a cup of coffee from a thermos.
The victim was taken to a local hospital to receive medical treatment to injuries on her head and leg.
The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say that thousands of Indiana Auto Accidents, along with the injuries and deaths associated with them, could be prevented if motorists stopped doing things behind the wheel besides driving, such as texting or eating, and focused their attentions on the road.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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