A Seymour, IN man was killed in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend by a car driven by an Elizabethtown, Indiana man. The accident occurred at just before 2am early Sunday morning, and it happened right outside a bar in Columbus, Indiana.
Fortunately there were witnesses to this cowardly act, and the accused driver of the runaway car was apprehended a short time later at a private residence. In addition to being charged with a homicide violation and leaving the scene of an accident, the driver was also cited for marijuana possession.
Though all the facts are not in, we are certain that the families of both men involved in this Indiana car accident have been affected forever. The family of the driver of the car must try and understand the set of circumstances that led to their loved one making a series of fateful choices, while the family of the deceased is surely trying to wrap their heads around the sudden and irreversible news that was delivered to them over the weekend.
The losses that are experienced after fatal car accidents are unfortunately more than just the loss of a loved one. This is one reason why insurance companies will look to settle with affected families as quickly as possible. By settling quickly, families can agree to a settlement without fully factoring in the long term losses and the ways in which Indiana state law is designed to protect them. In Indiana, victims and their families are entitled to compensation for their losses that include lifetime income loss, pain and suffering, medical bills, and funeral costs.
Auto Accident Lawyers in Indianapolis
By working with an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer, individuals and families are positioning themselves in a protective stance and are saying to the insurance companies, “we are serious.” The insurance companies are definitely going to be serious with you, so you should be serious with them. However, during times of trauma and loss it can be difficult to know what steps to take. That is why we recommend that all victims of auto accidents in Indiana work with a personal injury lawyer especially if they’ve been injured.
The Indianapolis injury attorneys at the Ken Nunn Law Office are ready to assist and help you navigate the terrible aftermath that follows serious car accidents. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident in Indianapolis, please contact us today for a free case review.
Source. WTHR.com, ‘http://www.wthr.com/story/22100567/elizabethtown-man-charged-in-fatal-hit-run-accident,’ April 28, 2013.