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Indiana Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In Connection To Fatal Fort Wayne Shooting

November 20, 2013

When an individual is killed as the result of another person’s error or negligence, the family of the victim may have a right to attempt to hold the party responsible for damages. The Indiana Wrongful Death Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain the father of a young man who was shot and killed outside of a bar two years ago has filed such a claim.

According to an article from The Journal Gazette, the incident occurred on Halloween night in 2011 at Mookie’s Bar & Grill in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Police were called to the Clinton Street location that night following a noise complaint, but before police could arrive, shots rang into the air. A 23-year-old man was struck by one of the bullets that was fired and died at a local hospital the following morning.

Now, two years later, the victim’s father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the bar where his son died and others associated with the incident. The suit claims the bar and its management failed to supply adequate security on the night the incident occurred. It goes on to allege this negligence was directly responsible for the young man’s death.

The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how difficult the loss of a loved one can be. That’s why the firm is hopeful a decision in the case will bring closure to the family of the victim.

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Indiana Woman Killed In Accident With Tractor-Trailer

April 11, 2012

A 43-year-old Valparaiso, Indiana, woman was killed after being involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Tuesday. According to The Post-Tribune, the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 30 and CR 600 West in Porter County.

Reports from troopers with the Indiana State Police say that the 52-year-old driver of a 2009 Freightliner truck was heading west on U.S. 30 when he began to cough uncontrollably. He says that he realized the light had turned red as he approached the intersection, but that he was unable to stop the truck due to his coughing fit. The semi-truck screeched into the intersection and collided with a maroon SUV that was going south on 600W. The impact sent the vehicles across the median before coming to rest in the oncoming lanes of traffic.

While the driver of the truck and a passenger who was in the cab escaped the accident unscathed, the driver of the van died at the scene of the accident.

It is unclear whether the driver of the truck will face any charges in connection with the crash until troopers complete a full investigation into the accident.

The Indiana Truck Accident Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to send their thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of the woman who tragically died in this accident. The firm hopes that they can find swift closure to their untimely loss.

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Indiana Tractor-Trailer Crash Leaves One Dead and Two Others Injured

February 15, 2012

A tractor-trailer driver was killed and two others injured in a collision Tuesday morning along Interstate 70 in Hendricks County, Indiana. According to reports from the Tribune-Star, the crash happened around 7:30 AM, near mile marker 57, just outside Monrovia, Indiana.

Reports from the incident filed by troopers with the Indiana State Police who responded to the scene indicate that a 64-year-old truck driver from Indiana was broken down on the side of the interstate and hooking up to a tow truck driven by a 30-year-old man. The two men were standing between the tow truck and the big rig when a second tractor-trailer, driving much faster than other vehicles according to witnesses, jackknifed and slammed into the trailer of the disabled semi. The impact caused the truck to lurch forward and pinned the big rig’s driver between the two vehicles.

The man who was pinned was declared dead at the scene, while the tow truck driver suffered critical injuries to his lower body and remains hospitalized at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. The driver of the second tractor-trailer was also injured.

The trucking industry is regulated by stringent rules that are designed to protect drivers and other motorists from harm while sharing the road with these massive commercial vehicles.

The Indiana Truck Accident Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin send our condolences to the families of those who were injured or lost their lives in Tuesday’s collision.

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Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty To Fatal Indiana Car Accident

January 11, 2012

Justice will soon be served for the family of a 28-year-old Terre Haute, Indiana, man who was killed when the drunk driver of the car he was riding in crashed. According to The Tribune-Star, the driver pled guilty last Friday to the class-C felony charge of causing death while driving intoxicated.

The accident happened on Christmas Eve of 2010. Both driver and passenger were intoxicated and racing up and down the streets of Terre Haute, until the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree on Ninth Street, just north of Cherry. The 28-year-old passenger died at the scene of the crash.

Investigators were able to determine that the driver of the vehicle had a blood alcohol level of .15, almost double the legal limit to be behind the wheel.

The convicted drunk driver is expected to be sentenced on February 13 in Vigo Superior Court 5.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that drunken driving accidents in the United States injure a person every two minutes and kill someone every 31 minutes.

That is why the Indiana drunk driving accident lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos, and Newlin would ask that people be responsible when they drink by designating a driver for the evening before the festivities begin. If a sober driver is not available, call a taxi.

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Car Crash Claims The Life Of An Illinois Toddler

November 30, 2011

It is always tragic when a car crash happens and a person dies, but the level of heartbreak is always multiplied when an innocent child is the one taken. That was the case Monday in Teutopolis, Illinois, when a 2-year-old female toddler was killed when a tow truck struck the vehicle she was riding in. According to Channel 10 News, the accident happened at the intersection of Illinois Route 33 and Effingham County Road 1950 East.

Officers with the Teutopolis Police Department said that the crash occurred when the 23-year-old tow truck driver crossed the center line of the road as he headed westbound on Route 33 and struck the other vehicle. The young girl’s parents survived the crash and were taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, Illinois, to be treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. Their young daughter died during the impact and was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

The tow truck driver was not injured, but was ticketed at the scene for causing the crash and released. Upon completion of a more thorough investigation, it will be determined if the man will face any charges.

Regardless of if the man is charged criminally, the Indiana Wrongful Death Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say the tow truck driver may possibly be sued as a responsible party for the death of the toddler. They ask that if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident that was no fault of their own, contact them immediately.

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Maintenance Worker Killed In Accident At Indiana Steel Mill

November 9, 2011

A maintenance worker at the Nucor Steel mill in Crawfordsville, Indiana, died in an accident at the site several weeks ago. WISH-TV 8 News reported that the 47-year-old man was killed on October 25th, around 11:00 in the morning, when he was struck by a piece of machinery.

Witnesses told investigators that the worker was part of a contractor’s crew from Mississippi at the site to do maintenance work during a scheduled outage. While working, another employee driving a forklift did not see the worker and struck him. Other employees immediately called 911, and the man was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital’s emergency room. He died a short time later.

An autopsy by the Montgomery County Coroner revealed that the worker died of mechanical asphyxiation and his death was ruled accidental.

A spokesperson for the Department of Labor said the Indiana Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident and is conducting an extensive investigation. The results of that investigation could take weeks or even months to be released.

The accident comes just months after a similar death at another Nucor Steel facility in Memphis, Tennessee, in May of this year, when a worker was pinned between a forklift and a pallet of steel.

The Indiana Wrongful Death Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin understand the dangers that workers in steel mills face on the job everyday, but they also know that employers have a responsibility to keep workers safe at all times. Contact us by filling out a free online consultation form if you have been hurt while on the job.

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IU Student Dies in Apartment Fire

October 5, 2011

Indiana University students are still mourning the loss of a 19-year-old student that died over the weekend in an apartment fire. According to Channel 10 News, the girl died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

The fire broke out just after 3:30 in the morning on Saturday in building D of Terra Trace Apartments. Firefighters discovered the student’s body laying by a porch door. Attempts to resuscitate her failed, and she was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators don’t know what caused the fire, but its origin was in apartment D9–right next door to the victim. In the end, several others were injured and twelve homes were destroyed.

The Indiana Wrongful Death Attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin care about the victims and families involved in wrongful death cases. If you have questions about a family member’s wrongful death, contact Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin for a free, initial consultation.

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Man Killed And Two Others Injured By Semi-truck

September 28, 2011

A man was killed last Wednesday night outside Indianapolis, Indiana, when he stopped to help another motorist change a tire and was hit by a semi-truck. According to Channel 10 News, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-465, just before midnight.

Authorities say two motorists in a silver Pontiac had stopped on the shoulder of the road to change a tire. Moments later, a pickup truck pulled up behind them. The four discussed the problem with the Pontiac and the men in the pickup offered help. As the group walked south toward the Pontiac, an approaching semi swerved onto the shoulder of the road and hit the passenger of the pickup. The man died instantly.

Flying debris from the crash hit the passenger of the Pontiac and the driver of the pickup, leaving both men in critical condition at area hospitals. The drivers of the Pontiac and semi-truck were the only two uninjured in the crash.

Investigators say the semi-truck driver had not recorded his hours of driving in his logbook, as required by law, and the vehicle also had a malfunction with its airbrakes. No charges have been filed in the case yet.

The Indiana Truck Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to remind drivers of Indiana’s move over law, which states vehicles should move to the left lanes when vehicles are stopped on the side of the road. It is the courteous and safe thing to do.

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Sugarland Named As Defendant Following Indiana Stage Collapse

September 14, 2011

For the first time since the tragic stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the band that was set to play that night, Sugarland, has been named as a defendant on notices to several entities being accused of responsibility for the accident.  According to Channel 13 News, the August 13 stage collapse caused by gusts of high wind, killed seven people and injured 40 others.

Two families who suffered losses at the concert filed notices earlier this week against at least 15 companies, organizations, and individuals, including Sugarland, claiming their actions were the cause for the accident and deaths. The band’s name has been brought into the lawsuits because state contracts with the band stated the Fair Commission and Sugarland would “mutually determine” if a performance was impossible.

Several private firms are conducting investigations into the causes of the stage collapse, ranging from improper permitting to the structural integrity of the stage itself.

Many fans of Sugarland are questioning the validity of naming the band as a liable party for the accident. If they were contractually obligated to be part of the final decision to go onstage, are they responsible for the accident itself?

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault and have questions like these, the Indiana Personal Injury Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin may be able to help you get the answers you need. Their experienced attorneys are available anytime to answer your questions.

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Indiana Garbage Truck Hits And Kills 17-Year-Old Worker

September 7, 2011

A 17-year-old boy died Monday afternoon after falling from a moving garbage truck. Channel 10 News reports the truck was operated as part of a business owned and run by members of the boy’s family.

The young man was riding on the front of the truck on a county road on the outskirts of Parker City, Indiana, as the crew the boy was a member of worked to pick up trash along the road.

Delaware County Deputy Coroner, Jim Clevenger, said he believes the truck hit a pothole in the road, sending the boy flying off the front of the truck and landing on the road directly in the vehicle’s path. The driver did not have time to stop and ran the young man over. Another worker, who was also riding on the front of the truck, was also thrown from the vehicle when it hit the bump, and suffered a broken leg in his fall. He was taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie for treatment.

Accidents on the job can happen when you least expect it and can cost you time and money between doctor’s bills and absence from work. That is why the Indiana Truck Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say to let them work for you. They may be able to handle the difficult process of settling your case, so you can get on with your life. Contact them today by filling out a free online consultation form.

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