Kentucky drivers face risks on the roads at any time of day, but especially in the overnight hours when sunlight is gone and drivers tend to become more careless.
The Kentucky State Police records the frightening dangers for motorists after dark each year. In 2018, they found 23% of all accidents across the state happened at night, yet 36% of all fatalities from accidents were in nighttime collisions.
A careless driver can fail to obey a traffic light or glance down at a phone and suddenly collide with an unsuspecting motorist. The consequences can include severe injuries for the victims.
Five People Injured in Roll-Over Crash in Graves County
A two-vehicle collision in Graves County, Kentucky sent five victims to the hospital early Monday morning. WSIL-TV reported the crash happened around one a.m. at the intersection of Kentucky 121 and Kentucky 945 north of Mayfield on October 26, 2020.
Graves County Sheriff’s Department investigators say a 31-yr-old man was driving south on 945 when he ran a stop sign. His vehicle crashed into the passenger side of another vehicle driven by a 41-year-old Mayfield woman. The impact caused the woman’s vehicle to roll over and travel around 100 yards.
Five people were taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center. The conditions of the victims have not been released.
Support for Accident Victims In Kentucky
A mistake by another driver can cause a scary collision that can leave victims facing a long hospital stay and recovery. The consequences of an accident can extend well beyond the tragic crash itself. Victims can be left facing mounting doctor bills as they begin to heal. They may have to miss weeks at work and lose paycheck after paycheck, making it hard to even get normal monthly bills paid.
In these cases, victims should not feel alone. The at-fault driver should absolutely be held responsible for every cost and hardship the victims endure in the aftermath of an accident. The state of Kentucky provides for victims and allows them to file a claim for damages after a serious crash.
This civil lawsuit would be filed against the responsible driver’s insurance company. Insurance agents can be asked to provide money for things like hospital expenses, missed time at work, any future rehabilitation costs expected, and even emotional and physical suffering. Having an attorney on your side to help file this claim can make sure insurance companies don’t get away with trying to reduce your compensation for an accident or make you a lowball offer.
Contact a Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Today
Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field. Talk to someone you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law.
The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the compensation they’ll need to fully recover. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443 or click here to contact them online.