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Accidents in Porter County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Porter County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Porter County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Porter County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
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On Monday morning, 48-year-old Edward W. McCallum of Hobart was entering a ramp on I-94 with the big rig he was driving when he started to sneeze. The sneezing fit caused the truck to go off the ramp, into a grassy area, and rolled onto its side.
Shortly before 11:40pm, Heise was heading south on State Road 49, and entered the northbound lane in an attempt to pass cars that were in front of him. Unfortunately, Heise was unable to pass them and return to the lane before he collided with a northbound vehicle driven by Schneider.
Just before 8:45 a.m., an ambulance carrying a patient crashed into a school bus from Valpraiso Community Schools.
Michael A. Shelton, 47, and Kelly C. Shelton, 44, were killed when the pickup they were traveling in on Indiana 8 collided head-on with a school bus. The pickup crossed into oncoming traffic for an unknown reason.
A jeep crashed into the offices of