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What should I do after getting into a car crash?

When you have been in an accident that another motorist caused, you may, understandably, be emotionally shaken and preoccupied with your injuries. However, a lack of wariness may prevent you from getting the full compensation to which you are entitled. A few tips may help you take the right steps to protect yourself following a car crash leading to injury in Indiana.

Woman killed in fatal motor vehicle accident in Indiana

A 22-year-old woman was tragically killed in a four-car crash, according to state police. The fatal motor vehicle accident occurred just before 4 p.m. on May 22. Indiana police have not filed charges against anyone involved in the crash at this time, but their investigation is ongoing as of this report.

Amish teen dies in car accident in Indiana

A tragic accident has claimed the life of a member of the Amish community, according to local sources. Indiana State Police have reported the 17-year-old boy was killed in a car accident that involved three vehicles and the horse and buggy in which he was riding. For the moment, no one has been charged with an offense in this case.

Fatal car accident blamed on distracted driving

As many drivers here in Indiana and across the country can attest, it can be easy to become complacent behind the wheel. People tend to forget that they are driving what could be characterized as a deadly weapon, and when they are not focused on driving and/or paying attention to their surroundings, disaster can strike. Every year, numerous car accident deaths are blamed on distracted driving. 

Man criminally charged for distracted driving after car accident

Accidents here in Indiana can occur for any number of reasons. The cause could be the weather, a malfunction on a vehicle, a medical condition that the driver is experiencing or something else entirely. In some cases, the car accident may have been caused by distracted driving, such as texting, eating or talking on the phone while behind the wheel. If it can be proven that the driver was engaged in one of these activities, it means that the driver was negligent in his or her driving duties. It seems as though this is the case with an accident that occurred last month.

Street racing possibly linked to fatal car accident

Street racing is one of the most dangerous activities to partake in while driving. It's also illegal. Reckless drivers who engage in street racing could cause a serious or fatal car accident. In Indiana, a recent crash may have been caused by two vehicles whose drivers were racing.

Fatal car accident may have been caused by distracted driving

Distracted driving is a growing problem in the United States and here in Indiana. Most people think about cell phone usage as the reason for distracted driving. However, there are other reasons as well, which is evidenced in a recent fatal car accident.

Alleged shoplifter causes death and injuries in car accident

The surviving family members of a 63-year-old Indiana grandmother are likely struggling to cope with the trauma of her recent tragic death, and her 11-year-old grandson's critical injuries. A 37-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car also has to cope with the severe injuries she suffered. The sad reality is that the death and injuries were apparently caused by a car accident that could have been avoided.

Teens should know, texting isn't the only form of distraction

When most people hear the term distracted driving now, they oftentimes think exclusively of texting and driving. This is due in part because of numerous national campaigns that have been geared toward teen drivers to get the message out about the risks of distracted driving. Whether you've read about it on our blog or heard the message from one of these campaigns, you probably know all about the serious and fatal consequences of distracted driving.

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