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Plainfield, Indiana - Woman Injured When Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Her Home

Elm Drive in Plainfield, Indiana
Published: February 18, 2019
By: Paul
Last Updated on November 23, 2020

Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Plainfield Home

A man was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of drunk driving after he crashed his SUV into a Plainfield home. A woman who was sleeping inside was injured during the crash.

Police say a white SUV crashed into the north side of a home off Elm Drive at around 1 a.m. on February 18. The SUV was empty when police arrived at the scene, but officers were able to locate the driver walking through the neighborhood.

The driver was brought to the hospital for a blood test on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He has not been arrested yet, as the results of that test are still pending as of Monday morning.

The woman who was sleeping in the home had minor and non-life-threatening injuries. Emergency crews provided her with treatment at the scene.

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Legal Recourse for Drunk Driving Crash Victims in Indiana

Attorney Jeff Gibson represents drunk driving victims and their families in civil lawsuits, helping them secure the full financial compensation they’re entitled to. Here is some input from Jeff on the legal options these victims and families have in Indiana:

Indiana is one of many states with dram shop laws, which allow the victims of alcohol-related accidents to file lawsuits against alcohol vendors who provided alcohol to the person who caused the accident – depending on certain circumstances. And like in all other states, citizens of Indiana often choose to file personal injury lawsuits against the person responsible for their injuries. Indiana also allows social hosts to be held liable for alcohol-related injuries under certain circumstances.

In Indiana, alcohol vendors and social hosts can be held liable for injuries suffered in an alcohol-related accident if they provided alcohol to the person who caused the accident and the following circumstances apply:

  • The person who provided the alcohol was aware that the intoxicated person was already intoxicated at the time, and
  • this intoxication was a foreseeable cause of the accident and subsequent injuries.

If you or a loved one has recently beenhit by a drunk driver, it’s important to be aware of your legal rights. Taking legal action can help provide financial relief for the damages suffered in your accident, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering


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