Road hazards can appear in front of you in an instant, especially with the speeds involved when traveling on major interstates.
A stopped car or another car accident may suddenly be in your lane and leave you with no space to brake or steer around the accident. In 2018, the Kentucky State Police reported Interstate 75 was the scene of more than 4,500 motor vehicle accidents. 937 injuries resulted from those crashes. 19 people lost their lives on I-75 in 2018.
These interstates have the highest speed limits of any road in the state, 65 mph in most places, and that velocity factored into any crash can lead to severe injuries and even fatalities.
Scott County Deadly Four Car Accident
One man was killed Wednesday afternoon after a four-car collision near Georgetown. WKYT-TV reported the accident happened along northbound Interstate 75 in Scott County near exit 125 on August 12, 2020.
Emergency crews say it began with a stalled car in the center lane of the interstate. A second car struck that stalled car from behind. Two other vehicles tried to avoid the first accident but ended up crashing into the other cars.
A 53-year-old man from Georgetown died from his injuries. At least one other person in the crash was transported to the hospital.
Seeking Compensation After a Fatal Accident
A family left behind after losing a loved one in a deadly accident can be allowed little time to grieve before medical and funeral bills start to arrive. A victim that survived an accident can similarly be left with little time to deal with rehab and recovery before expensive hospital bills pile up.
Kentucky law allows an accident victim to seek compensation from the at-fault driver for injuries and financial losses due to missed time at work.
If the victim died as a result of the accident a representative for the immediate family can file a wrongful death claim to recover the losses suffered by those left behind.
In Kentucky, the victim or the family of a deceased victim has one year from the date of the accident or the victim’s death to file a claim against the at-fault driver and his or her insurance. It is not recommended that you wait long to file a claim. The longer you wait the harder it will be to gather evidence, locate witnesses, and collect documents you’ll need to build a strong case. A local attorney can help you with these details.
Some of the costs that can be recovered in a claim for damages are things like any medical bills, funeral expenses, any lost wages from work, mental anguish, and a loss of emotional support for a spouse and children.
Contact a Georgetown Car Accident Attorney
A local attorney can help an injury victim or the family of a loved one lost in an accident prepare their case and make sure they get the maximum compensation in the aftermath of a tragedy.
Talk to a Lexington auto accident attorney you can trust to get your physical, emotional, and financial losses covered. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the compensation a family will need to protect their future. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443, or click here to contact them online.