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Motor vehicle accidents may result on curves in roads

A man in Indiana has unfortunately lost his life in a car crash, thus leaving his family members to grieve over his sudden death. The car accident took place on a recent Friday night when the man failed to negotiate a curve properly. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents happen as a result of a driver's carelessness, which is grounds for litigation.

The accident took place at a little before 10:20 p.m. According to police, a 45-year-old man was driving his car along Indiana 25 South. However, he entered a curve and reportedly ended up losing control of the motor vehicle. At that point, the car allegedly left the roadway and hit a tree.

Semitruck crashes can come from a series of events

The service that truckers provide to this country is invaluable and can't be replaced by others. While these professional drivers usually do their part to help everyone remain safe, there are times that the truckers might not do the best job at this.

Semitruck crashes can come from a host of causes. Some of these are due to the trucker's actions, but others aren't. It's imperative that the cause of the crash is determined when a victim opts to seek compensation, because this might impact who can be named as a defendant.

Motor vehicle accidents may occur due to crossing median

A teenager in Indiana has sadly lost his life in a tragic car crash. In addition, several individuals were injured in the collision. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents occur due to driver negligence, which is grounds for litigation.

The accident took place at a little past 12 p.m. on a recent Saturday along Eastbound Interstate 74. Police said a car was headed west on the interstate, but the driver, 17, ended up losing control of the car. That is when he breached the median and struck a second car that an 85-year-old man was driving.

Newborn baby's death sparks medical malpractice claim

A woman in a neighboring state recently claimed that a doctor's negligence caused the death of her newborn baby. She has thus filed a lawsuit against the doctor as well as multiple facilities, claiming medical malpractice. Likewise, the loved ones of any person who dies due to medical negligence in Indiana has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

In the recent out-of-state case, the woman claimed that her doctor did not properly monitor her labor both before and during her delivery. As a result, she reportedly did not deliver her baby boy in an appropriate amount of time. She claimed that this caused her baby's brain to lack the blood and oxygen it needed.

Indiana distracted driving bill may curb motor vehicle accidents

Distracted driving -- for instance, texting while operating a car -- can easily cause car crashes. This is why many states have taken steps to ban driving while using cell phones. Indiana is yet another state that has decided to make distracted driving illegal in an effort to prevent injuries from motor vehicle accidents as well as save lives.

The state of Indiana is proceeding with a House bill aimed at banning drivers from holding their mobile phones while behind the wheel. During a recent hearing, victims of distracted driving advocated for the law. Likewise, the surviving loved ones of people who had died as a result of distracted driving showed support for the bill.

Motor vehicle accidents result in 1 death, 2 injuries

A man recently passed away in a tragic Indiana car crash involving three vehicles. In addition, two other people suffered injuries in the accident. Often, these types of motor vehicle accidents happen as a result of a driver's carelessness behind the wheel, which is grounds for litigation.

The recent accident took place at a little before 4:30 p.m. on a Friday. According to police, the crash took place when a car heading east along a street was attempting to pass multiple automobiles. The driver then reportedly tried to return to its lane but ended up clipping the back part of a second car.

The most common types of medical malpractice

If you have recently had a negative experience involving your medical provider, you may be suffering damages as a result. These damages may be financial, they may be physical or they may be emotional. If you have suffered damages, you will be wondering whether there is anything that you can do to gain some form of compensation for what you went through.

It may be possible to seek compensation for the damages that you suffered by making a medical malpractice claim. To do this successfully, you must be able to show that your medical provider was negligent or reckless in some way and that this behavior directly led to the damages suffered. The following are the most common types of medical malpractice.

Hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents can cause injury and death

When motor vehicle accidents occur in Indianapolis and throughout the state, drivers are expected to stop the vehicle. There are many reasons for this including checking to see if others involved are injured and need medical assistance, to exchange insurance information and to wait for law enforcement to arrive so an accident report can be filled out. This is known and should be adhered to regardless of the circumstances. It is even more important if the accident involves a pedestrian. Unfortunately, some drivers decide to flee the scene after a collision. When there is a hit-and-run crash, the victim who was injured or the family left behind after a fatality should consider their options to seek compensation.

A male pedestrian was hit and killed by an SUV. The vehicle subsequently fled the scene. First responders were called to the scene of a collision at approximately 7:15 p.m. The victim was in the street. He did not respond to them. The man was declared dead where he had been found. It is believed that the accident happened there. After speaking to witnesses, law enforcement determined that the vehicle in question was a Honda Pilot, model years 2003 to 2008. It is expected to have sustained damage to its front end on the grill and windshield. The driver did not stop to check on the pedestrian's condition and went north after the crash. A search is ongoing.

Distracted motor vehicle accidents are not just phone-related

When there is a story about a distracted driving accident in Indiana or anywhere else across the nation, there is an automatic assumption that the driver was using his or her phone. However, there are many ways in which a driver can be distracted and all can lead to motor vehicle accidents with injuries and fatalities. This is especially dangerous when the distracted driver is operating a large truck. People who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a crash should be aware of the variety of ways in which a driver can be distracted and consider this as part of a potential legal filing for compensation.

A semi-truck crashed into vehicles in front of it during slowed traffic after its driver was distracted by his cup of coffee. Three people died and many others were hospitalized after the accident. The accident happened on the interstate in the late morning at around 11 a.m. Eight vehicles in addition to the truck were involved. The fatalities were two women, 21 and 19, and a toddler. The driver of the truck, a 34-year-old man from Michigan, said he put his cup down just as he approached the traffic. He rear-ended the vehicles leading to the deaths and injuries. In total, 14 survivors were taken for treatment. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. The trucker was arrested on various charges including reckless homicide.

New law addresses military medical malpractice claims

We may think that anyone in our nation who has been negligently harmed by a medical professional has the right to pursue a legal claim. However, up until recently that hasn't always been the case for service members in Indiana and across the U.S.

In what has been dubbed by some a "Christmas miracle," the National Defense Authorization Act has been signed into law.

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