Head-on crashes are one of the deadliest types of crashes there are according to a report from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we’ve seen the devastation that a head-on causes, and we’ve seen the anguish and pain a head-on fatality can cause surviving family members.
We’ve dedicated our lives to helping victims of car crashes get the compensation they need for their injuries or the loss of their loved ones.
Green County Head-On Collision Takes One Life, Injures Another
The life of a 57-year-old woman came to end in a tragic head-on collision in Greensburg, Friday afternoon, June 5, 2020. According to the Kentucky State Police, the accident happened when the driver of a Ford Explorer crossed over the centerline of Matney Road and stuck a Nissan Rogue killing the driver of the Rogue.
The driver of the Explorer was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. It’s unknown why the driver of the Explorer crossed the centerline, and as of yet, no charges have been filed.
The likelihood of a fatality is greater in a head-on collision than in most other crash types. According to a report from the Insurance Information Institute, head-on collisions only make up around 2% of all crashes, yet they account for 10% of all fatalities. Primarily, this is because of the nature of a head-on collision in that the impact is made of the weight and velocity of both vehicles.
Damages in a Head-On Collision Fatality
For those who’ve lost a loved one in an auto accident, they know how devastating it is especially when the loss is caused by someone else’s negligence. In these cases, the law allows the surviving family members to collect compensation for their losses.
At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we have helped many families in their claim for damages when their loved one was killed by someone else. We know what the law allows for damages, and we know how to make a claim that will ensure that those damages are paid.
This is called a wrongful death claim, and it is not based on the injuries the victim went through, rather it’s based on the impact the death of the victim has on the family. Each close family member has a claim that is based on their relationship to the deceased and the losses they’ve suffered because of the death.
Some of the more common of these damages are:
- Medical bills of deceased
- Mental Anguish for the surviving family members
- Loss of future income for those dependent on the deceased
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of training, guardianship
Not every situation is the same, and the impact on each family from the loss of a loved one is different. At Kaufman & Stigger, we look at the circumstances of each person in the family to determine how the death of the victim affects that person to ensure that everyone gets the compensation they have coming under the law.
Contact a Wrongful Death 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 a Louisville Wrongful Death Attorney 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 results they deserve. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443 or click here to contact them online.