The outlet of housing development traffic out onto a busy road can be a dangerous spot for all drivers involved. The stress of finding an opening to pull out and merge into traffic can force drivers into mistakes. These mistakes can have devastating effects on victims and their families.
The Kentucky State Police see these tragic accidents across Madison County each year. In 2019, they responded to 2,541 collisions across the county. Those accidents resulted in 488 victims injured and a heartbreaking nine deaths reported for the year.
Two-Vehicle Crash in Madison County Claims Driver’s Life
Two vehicles collided in southern Madison County tragically killing one driver Wednesday morning. WKYT-TV reported the accident happened on US 25/Mount Vernon Road just south of Berea on January 27, 2021.
Kentucky State Police say a 50-year-old SUV driver from Berea turned left from Eagle Point Drive into the path of a car causing a collision. The driver of the car was pronounced dead on the scene. A passenger in the SUV was taken to Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond with non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation into the cause of the crash continues.
Support for Victims After Madison County Accidents
Tragedies on Madison County roads will leave family and friends and an entire community feeling the devastating loss of a loved one. The family may be allowed little time to grieve before the costs of a terrible accident come due in the form of ambulance fees and funeral expenses. The family is also suddenly without the financial support the deceased had provided each week.
After such tragedy families are allowed to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the at-fault driver. This claim for damages can’t take the place of a departed loved one, but it can demand financial protection for the family from the driver’s insurance provider. All ambulance fees and funeral costs can be covered. The family that will be continuing on with life without the emotional and monetary support the victim would have provided over a lifetime can earn compensation to protect them from financial issues in the years to come.
A wrongful death claim can be filed by a close relative of the victim like a spouse or domestic partner, children of the victim, or the parents of the victim. This would be brought forth by one person representing the rest of the family. An attorney representing the family can assist in this process and gather evidence and documents that help build a strong case to earn a victimized family fair compensation for their hardships.
Contact a Madison County Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you’ve had a loved one taken from you in an accident don’t trust insurance companies to do what’s right and provide for your family. Your loss wasn’t your fault and your family should not face financial disaster due to the mistake of another driver.
Talk to a Lexington Wrongful Death Attorney you can trust to be on your side and fight to get your family fair compensation. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the compensation needed to protect a family’s future. To discuss your case contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today.