September 11th, 2013|
September 11, 2013
The Indiana Car Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that the changes in traffic patterns caused by construction zones can prove to be extremely dangerous to motorists’ safety. In fact, the Indiana Department of Transportation found that a total of 11 fatalities resulting from construction zone crashes were recorded in 2012 alone. Furthermore, four out of five of those victims were determined to be drivers or passengers in vehicles.
One such accident occurred just last week and was responsible for leaving four people, including two children, seriously injured. According to an article from The Tribune-Star, the driver of a 2007 Ford Explorer SUV carrying two children, ages 3-and 7-years-old, was traveling southbound along U.S. Highway 41 in Vigo County when she failed to slow for construction zone traffic and collided with the rear-end of a 2013 Honda Pilot. The Pilot then veered into a Ford Contour before coming to a halt.
The driver of the Explorer suffered serious injuries to her head, chest, and leg, while the children suffered less severe injuries. The driver of the Pilot also suffered injuries. All four were taken to local hospitals for further examination.
The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of how devastating injuries from a car accident can be and encourage anyone who has been injured in a crash caused by another motorist’s negligence to discuss their legal options with an attorney.
August 14th, 2013|
August 14, 2013
A Terre Haute Car Accident that occurred yesterday was responsible for seriously injuring two motorists. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Indiana 246 in Vigo County.
According to the Terre Haute Tribune-Star, a four-door sedan was traveling southbound along U.S. 41 in the passing lane when a Jeep carrying two passengers suddenly struck them from behind. The impact of the collision caused the Jeep to leave the roadway and roll several times, leaving both passengers seriously injured.
Paramedics were called to the scene and transported both injured men to a local hospital to receive further treatment.
The incident leaves many wondering if a passenger in a vehicle can hold the driver responsible for their injuries if the an accident is that driver’s fault.
The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that the answer is yes, as long as negligence on the driver’s part can be proven. The firm explains that proving such negligence can be an extremely complex process though. That is why the firm urges anyone who has been injured in an auto accident that occurred at no fault of their own to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
May 22nd, 2013|
May 22, 2013
A Terre Haute Auto Accident involving a bicycle was responsible for seriously injuring one person over the weekend. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, along Margaret Avenue, on the south side of town.
According to an article from WTHITV 10 News, two cyclists were riding eastbound along the road when a vehicle struck one of the bikes from behind. The impact of the collision occurred with such force that the cyclist was thrown from the bike before hitting the asphalt. Paramedics then rushed the victim to a local hospital for treatment.
The accident highlights the need for the public to become better educated on the importance of sharing the road. In an effort to achieve this goal, the government has named May National Bike Month. As part of the campaign, information is being distributed to help both cyclists and motorists become more aware of their responsibilities when on the road.
Motorists should remember to eliminate all distractions when driving and focus their attention to the road. They should also look twice in both directions at intersections and yield the right-of-way to cyclists when deemed necessary by traffic signals.
Cyclists should work to make themselves more visible to motorists through the use of reflective and lighted gear.
The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin hope these tips are effective in helping to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents involving bicycles in Indiana.
February 13th, 2013|
February 13, 2013
While most motorists and caregivers are aware of the need to utilize safety and booster seats when children ride in a vehicle, many are unaware of how to properly install the devices. In fact, a study conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that eight out of 10 child safety seats are not strapped into a vehicle correctly.
According to an article from FOX 59 News, one man from Indiana is doing his part to ensure penalties for failing to install a child safety seat in a vehicle correctly become more stringent. The story explains the mans’ granddaughter, an eight-year-old from Terre Haute, Indiana, died recently as the result of injuries she sustained in a Indiana Auto Accident while riding in a safety seat that wasn’t correctly installed. The girl was five-years-old when the driver of the vehicle crashed, sending the child’s head between her knees and crushing her spinal cord. The girl was left paralyzed and died three years later as a result of complications with her injuries, while the driver of the vehicle only received a $25 fine.
That is why the man is pushing for the state to approve House Bill 1095, which would make it a felony if a child is injured or killed in an accident where they are not properly restrained.
The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin support any measure aimed at better protecting children from injury in the event of an accident.