Motor vehicle accidents involving head-on impacts can result in devastating consequences for motorists on Kentucky roads.
The Kentucky State Police see the dangerous results of head-on crashes every year. In 2018, officers documented that around 3% of all accidents in Kentucky involved a head-on collision. Yet, considering all types of collisions, head-on impacts were responsible for more than one-third of the fatalities seen on state roads in 2018.
The blunt force involved in a head-on accident can be greater than any other type of collision because the speeds of both cars combine at the point of impact. The aftermath can leave victims with severe injuries and even result in a tragic loss of life.
Washington County Deadly Head-On Collision
A woman was killed in a head-on accident in Washington County on Monday. WDRB-TV reported the crash happened on Bloomfield Road outside of Springfield on October 5, 2020.
The Kentucky State Police say the 62-year-old woman was traveling north when a 30-year-old southbound driver ran off the right shoulder and then overcorrected into the northbound lane. The cars then collided head-on.
The 62-year-old woman from Springfield, Kentucky was pronounced dead on the scene. The 30-year-old motorist was taken to a local hospital but then was transferred to the University of Kentucky Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Help for Kentucky Families After a Fatal Accident
The emotional pain after the loss of a loved one in an accident will never completely heal. Families left behind will face the grief that a fatal accident leaves behind and at the same time be facing bills that appear in the aftermath of a tragedy. Close relatives may face ambulance and hospital fees and funeral costs soon after the accident, all because of a terrible mistake by another driver.
The family should not face these losses alone. The at-fault driver and his or her insurance company must be held responsible for the crash and the consequences for the surviving family. Loved ones can seek compensation after a tragedy by filing a civil lawsuit against the driver’s insurance company.
This wrongful death claim would seek compensation for the hardships placed on close relatives like a spouse or partner and any children left behind. A close relative can file this claim on behalf of the family. A positive ruling in court or a settlement would help protect the family’s future.
An award would cover things like hospital bills and funeral expenses. The compensation could even cover the emotional toll placed on the family. The support the victim would have provided family members over a lifetime, that’s now been lost, can be considered in a settlement.
Contact a Kentucky Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Families who have experienced a devastating loss because of a driver’s mistake may wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. Insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay families as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Talk to a Kentucky Wrongful Death Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get your family what is theirs under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the compensation the 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.