Indiana Serious Injury Attorney Discusses Hidden Dangers on the Road
As Indiana serious injury lawyers, we tend to see dangers exposed that were not really obvious just before the injury occurs. We represent seriously injured Hoosiers all over the state from our Indianapolis offices. Over the last 57 years we have come to understand that safety does not necessarily meet the eye. Take for instance the situation which occurred yesterday in Marion County. A 53 year old man was sitting on the bench in a metro bus shelter waiting for his bus as he has done for the last several years. Without warning a car near the shelter is struck in the rear by another car which is not paying attention to the rules of the road. The car is pushed out of control and into the bus shelter where our waiting passenger is sitting. In an instant, the shelter is collapsed and destroyed. Our passenger is seriously injured with a broken leg. The driver of the car, who must be as shocked as the bus passenger is also seriously injured. Both the passenger and the innocent driver were taken to area hospitals, and their conditions are not known at this time.
The impact of this story is that the passenger, and even the innocent driver had no way of knowing that the other driver would violate the rules of the road and place them in danger. There was nothing our two seriously injured people could have done to prevent their injuries. We wish them a full and speedy recovery. As to the individual who violated the rules of the road and caused the collision, we say it is now time for you to step up, take responsibility for the harm you caused and fully and fairly compensate your fellow Hoosiers for all the harm you caused. If your insurance company plays games with your fellow Hoosiers claims, we encourage you to take the insurance company to task. Tell them to do the right thing. If they refuse to listen to you, tell them you are switching to a company that will, heaven forbid, in a future incident, do the right thing.