Like all states, Indiana had its fair share of traffic crashes in 2010. In that year alone, 754 people lost their lives on Indiana roadways and 192,890 were injured or lost property. The report, compiled by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, did not differentiate between minor and serious injuries. However, the report did note that 8,339 of those collisions were caused by drivers who were impaired by alcohol or drugs.
No one ever wants to become part of a car crash report. You can do your best to avoid an accident by driving sober, driving defensively and always wearing a seat belt. You should also ensure that your vehicle is in safe operating conditions at all times. Even when you are a responsible and courteous driver, not all drivers return the favor. They disobey traffic safety laws, drive unsafe vehicles and have no regard for the risk they pose to other drivers. If you have been injured by such a driver, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover financial compensation.
Rubino, Ruman, Crosmer & Polen is a personal injury law firm located in Dyer, Indiana. We assist clients in Indiana and Illinois. Our lawyers are compassionate with accident victims yet aggressive in holding the other driver accountable for the injuries he or she has caused. We have extensive knowledge of Illinois and Indiana personal injury laws. If you have unpaid medical bills or have missed work due to your injuries, our personal injury lawyers can help. You are welcome to contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about the specific ways we can put our knowledge and experience to work for you.