April 27, 2015 | Q&A
What is my first step?
If you or your child is injured by a car or truck as a pedestrian, you should obtain a legal consultation immediately. Do not give any statements to anyone. These cases are especially fact specific, and it is important that your attorney gather evidence right away so that it can be preserved. For example, if a child is getting on or off a school bus, it is important to know whether the bus was stopped and whether the stopping arm was out. Some school buses are covered by special laws in Indiana which require earlier time frames that other types of injuries. If an adult is crossing a street with the light, then a different analysis would apply. And even if a person or child is crossing in the middle of a street, the owner of the vehicle may still be liable.