When lives hang in the balance after a serious car accident, individuals close to the victim are likely hoping that the injuries can be treated. As medical professionals do their part to care for an injured party, law enforcement and investigators should be examining the accident scene to determine what took place. When an individual suffers a brain injury, determining who may have been at fault for an accident could be crucial information.

An Indiana teenager is currently in serious condition after a car accident. The teen had apparently exited a side road when the driver’s side of his vehicle was hit by another vehicle traveling south. That southbound vehicle had apparently just gotten off the interstate when the accident took place.

The teen driver suffered a serious head injury in the accident and is considered to be in critical condition. A passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries, and the driver of the second vehicle was treated and released. Her two passengers were not injured. At this time, authorities do not believe that speed contributed to the accident taking place, but they should continue to investigate the incident.

A brain injury can cause considerable setbacks for the injured teen, and his family is undoubtedly hoping that he will fully recover from the serious injury. As he is treated, his parents may want to stay up-to-date with the police investigation as they work to determine who may have been at fault for the accident. If the other driver is considered responsible, the injured teen’s family may choose to file a personal injury claim in order to work toward seeking compensation for damages resulting from the Indiana crash.

Source: indystar.com, “Columbus North basketball standout Josh Speidel suffers head injury“, Kyle Neddenriep, Feb. 2, 2015