A recent tragic accident in Miami County, Indiana took the life of a prominent state health care advocate, who had a distinguished career fighting on behalf of vulnerable Hoosiers and their health-related needs.
According to news reports, his death occurred after he apparently didn’t yield to oncoming traffic on US 31. Another vehicle struck his car; he was pronounced dead on the scene, while the other driver required hospitalization.
Accidents like these occur with alarming frequency. Even when they don’t result in death, they have great potential for causing serious, non-fatal injuries. According to a report that looked at Indiana collision statistics for 2011, close to 29,000 collisions (out of 188,132 statewide) involved a failure to yield the right-of-way.
These kinds of collisions can occur to drivers who are generally responsible. All it takes is one moment of inattentiveness or fatigue, one miscalculation, or perhaps too much impatience on the road; sometimes, environmental factors such as poor visibility also contribute to the likelihood of such a crash. The drivers can otherwise be sober and law-abiding.
It’s painful to witness the senseless end to a life, particularly one full of achievement and contributions to society. It’s also difficult to watch the kinds of problems survivors struggle with. It’s important that people involved in such accidents have the means to rebuild their life as much as possible. They may require costly medical care and adjustments to their lifestyle. They may experience the deprivation of lost wages and also be in need of vehicle repairs.
As Indianapolis accident attorneys, we are dedicated to your well-being. We will help you assess what happened during the accident and also fight for you to receive the care and compensation you need afterwards from insurance companies and, when necessary, from anyone responsible for it. Don’t hesitate to contact us for support and advocacy.