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Guy DiMartino Oct. 31, 2014

Michigan City car accident lawyer explains why older drivers cause more intersection actions.

As the years fly by, I keep on getting older and older. I notice that my vision isn't as good as it used to be, my arms and rear are sagging more than they used to, and sometimes I can't spit the word out that I have on the tip of my tongue. No matter how much I try, I cannot defeat the aging process.

It has been reported that elderly drivers, older than me today, cause a high percentage of intersection car accidents in cities. What makes these elderly drivers cause a Valparaiso or Crown Point car accident as they are traveling around the courthouse squares?

  • Avoiding the Highway: Elderly drivers have a tendency to avoid highway driving and driving at night. They chose to drive during the day and on local roads .

  • Turning: Seniors cause more pedestrian accidents than any other age group. The senior may not see the pedestrian or misjudge the turn because of depth perception issues.

  • Lane Drifting: Vision problems or mental degeneration can often cause older drivers to drift from lane to lane causing car crashes.

As experienced Michigan City car accident lawyers we help people overcome injuries caused by senior drivers. We know that it is difficult to hold our senior population responsible if they cause an accident but the truth is that any person who is careless or negligent on our Northwest Indiana roads who cause injury to another person should be responsible for the damage they cause. Indiana car accident law is complex. If you have any questions regarding a Valparaiso or Crown Point car accident claim, call our Michigan City car accident lawyer at (219) 874-4878.