When a driver agrees to transport passengers, that driver is taking on the legal responsibility to take reasonable care when operating the vehicle. When car accidents occur and innocent passengers are injured as a result of the actions of a driver, those injured passengers may have legal options afforded to them. Indiana passengers should be aware of those options and what actions they may take if those injuries necessitate medical treatment. A recent accident on an Indiana roadway resulted in injuries to all three passengers in the vehicle.
The accident happened right around midnight on a Sunday morning. The car was headed south and being driven by a 24-year-old man. The car left the roadway and ended up going down an embankment. All three passengers suffered injuries while the driver did not.
One passenger, a 20-year-old, was treated for contusions. Another passenger, a 41-year-old man, had concussion symptoms. A third, another 41-year-old man, suffered a head trauma. All three were transported by ambulance; however, the passenger with the head trauma then needed to be taken by air to another hospital for treatment of that injury. According to police, there was reason to believe speeding while going around a curve may have contributed to the car accident.
When passengers in Indiana are injured in car accidents, those passengers may have expensive medical costs, the financial strain of lost wages and other expenses related to the accident. Those passengers, in some cases, may be able to pursue damages by filing a personal injury suit against the driver whose actions may have led to a car accident. Once an investigation of a car accident pinpoints a cause or any culpability, injured parties may have a clearer idea as to whether or not a personal injury suit is possible and appropriate for their situations.
Source: wthitv.com, ” Early morning crash in Vigo Co. sends 3 to hospital“, Hunter Petroviak, Nov. 8, 2015