Kokomo Personal Injury Law Blog

State police correct misidentification in accident report

News reports of traffic accidents in Indiana often state that the names of persons involved have not been released because the identities of those persons have not been verified. A striking example of the need for this caution was displayed when the state police revised its accident report to correct a transposition of the names of two drivers involved in a pedestrian fatality.

The car accident occurred on the edge of a construction zone on I-65 when a woman driving southbound on the interstate pulled her car onto the median. She climbed out of the vehicle and walked into the southbound traffic lane. She was struck by a southbound 2015 Volvo that was pulling a trailer. She died instantly. A semi-trailer truck then crashed into the Volvo. Neither the Volvo driver nor the semi driver were injured, but police have ordered toxicology studies on both drivers and the victim. The results of these studies are still pending.

Addressing distracted driving before summer break

We’re now just over a month or so away from the end of the school year. If you have a teen driver at home, he or she will likely be driving more this summer than during the school year. In fact, driving among all ages tends to increase when the weather is nice. Now is the perfect time to be thinking about one of the most important safety issues all drivers face: distraction.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Agencies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are doing all they can to spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving, which killed at least 3,166 people on U.S. roads in 2017. While this behavior is unsafe for any driver, teenagers appear to be the most likely to drive distracted and the most at-risk for a crash (because of their already underdeveloped driving skills).

What are my options if my child is injured at a friend's house?

Sending your child to someone else's house for a playdate can be nerve-wracking. If you don't know this friend or their family very well, you might be nervous about all the things that may hurt your child. Many activities are risky to children if there is no adult supervision.

If an injury happens while your child is on another person's property, you should know who is responsible.

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