It is a route you know well. Whether you commute to work, visit relatives, or have other things to do you often cross state lines by traveling over the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge from Louisville, Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana. In fewer than 2,500 feet, you—and many others—travel over a busy section of Interstate 65.
I-65 in northern Indiana is an important truck route and you may be sharing the road with long distance and local truckers. While the drive may be routine for you, it can quickly become extraordinary if one of those truckers causes you to be hurt in an accident.
What to Do If You Are Hurt in an I-65 Truck Wreck
What happened at the scene of the crash may have been a blur. You were hurt and first responders likely wanted to get you immediate medical help, investigate the accident, and get traffic moving again—especially if you were on a busy section of the Interstate such as that between Southport Road and I-465 in Indianapolis.
However, whether you are now recovering in your hospital bed, a rehab facility, or at home, it may be time for you to turn your attention to your full recovery. This will include not only the medical help that you need but also the financial help that you deserve if you are incurring bills and lost time from work because of a trucker’s negligence. In order to protect your recovery, it is important to:
- Find out the cause of the accident.
- Document your injuries—both your physical and financial injuries.
- Get the medical help that you need and follow your doctor’s treatment plan.
- Be cautious about talking to the insurance company or trucking company.
- Learn more about your rights.
The road to recovery isn’t always an easy one, but it is one worth traveling. To learn more about your possible recovery and why it is important, please browse our free articles and videos.