A collision between two vehicles can result in severe consequences. The chances of a tragedy are even greater when an accident involves a head-on impact. These frightening crashes can double the force involved in an accident because both vehicles’ speeds factor into the power of a collision.
In 2018, The National Safety Council (NSC) found that 30% of accidents nationwide involved a head-on collision. Those accidents lead to 4,900 tragic deaths along with over 256,000 injuries over the course of the year.
The results of a head-on impact can be devastating for any driver involved, and the tragic effects can, unfortunately, extend to the families of the victims.
Deadly Head-On Collision near Salem, Indiana
A driver was killed in a two-car collision in Washington County, Indiana Tuesday afternoon. WDRB-TV reported the accident happened around 4 p.m. on State Road 60 near Abbott Lane west of Salem on October 27, 2020.
Indiana State Police say a 57-yr-old Salem man was driving westbound when he crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. The Salem man was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the University Hospital in Louisville with serious injuries.
Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Support for Indiana Accident Victims and Their Families
Surviving accident victims may have to seek help in the aftermath of any collision. They may need immediate assistance with hospital bills and other expenses. They may just need help paying rent and other bills after they’ve missed time at work and lost paychecks.
Victims can file a claim for damages against an at-fault driver’s insurance policy and hope to get compensation for their hardships. This can include money for any hospital care and rehabilitation expected in the years to come.
If an accident ends in the ultimate tragedy and a victim loses his or her life, then the family of the victim will also need support and protection from the financial losses experienced after an accident that wasn’t the victim’s fault.
In these tragic cases, a family can seek justice and protect their future by filing a wrongful death claim. This claim would seek compensation for any medical costs, ambulance fees, and funeral expenses. A wrongful death civil claim can also compensate a family for any financial and emotional support the loved one would’ve provided in the future.
Contact an Indiana Car Accident Attorney
If you or a family member has been the victim of a careless driver, please contact our attorneys. We have spent our careers making sure victims and their families receive fair compensation after a tragedy.
Talk to an Indiana Car Accident Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get your family what is theirs under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the compensation needed to protect a family’s future. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443 or click here to contact them online.