There’s no motorist in Indiana that isn’t familiar with highway work zones. To many they can be an annoyance, something slowing you down on your way to work or to school. But for the men and women who are working in these zones, they are very dangerous, a place where on any given day an accident could change their life forever. That’s what makes Work Zone Awareness Week so important.
Guardrails are put into place for a very specific purpose: to keep a bad accident from becoming even worse. But what if guardrails are actually linked to deaths and serious injuries? Many believe that guardrails that are installed around Indianapolis are actually more dangerous than they are helpful, and they are even filing lawsuits to stop their installation.
“I was able to see this car coming and brace myself for the impact.” That’s an Indiana State Trooper recounting the night he was hit while responded to the scene of a crash. He was there to help but ended up a victim himself. “Getting hit is one of our biggest fears, and so we are always watching.
In July of 2013, two teens from Indiana were in Panama City looking for fun on the ocean during spring break. To take advantage of the warm waters and clear skies, the girls decided to go parasailing, but negligence on behalf of the parasailing company would nearly take the girls’ lives. It seems like they may be finally getting the compensation they deserve, however.
If you’ve been driving in Indiana in the past weeks, maybe even the past months, you’ve been encountering snow and ice. The bad news is that the road conditions are dangerous. The good news is at least your car is still running, something that you don’t want to take for granted when temperatures drop below freezing.
Indiana drivers were greeted by an ominous wall of white while they were driving last weekend. A “whiteout” left their visibility at nearly zero, and as car accident lawyers in Indianapolis, we know that’s a recipe for disaster… and this occasion was no exception. On Saturday, snow was being blown across roads at over 40mph, completely blotting out drivers’ views.