There may be nothing more frightening for drivers at night than seeing the headlights of oncoming traffic veer across the center line and into their path.
A collision can be the frightening result and those impacts often occur head-on. A front collision between two cars can be devastating to anyone inside the vehicles. Both cars bring their speed into the crash, doubling the force of the impact.
The Kentucky State Police see the damage a head-on crash or a partial head-on crash can do on a regular basis. In 2018, head-on collisions made up just 3% of the accidents they responded to, but that tiny percentage was responsible for 36% of all the fatal accidents across Kentucky.
The blunt force trauma of these collisions can put motorists at extreme risk for injury and even rob drivers of their lives.
Louisville Breckenridge Lane Fatal Three-Car Collision
A woman was killed late Thursday evening in Louisville after her jeep struck two other vehicles. WAVE3-TV reported the crash happened around 10:30 pm on Breckenridge Lane near Heavrin Avenue on August 20, 2020.
Louisville Metro Police believe the 30-yr-old woman driving the Jeep was traveling northbound when she drifted over the center lane and collided with another vehicle. The Jeep then continued on across the center line and struck a van.
The woman was pronounced dead on the scene. The two other drivers involved were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.
Filing a Claim for Damages after a Deadly Accident
An accident involving multiple cars can leave several tragedies in its wake. A loved one can be lost and others may suffer severe injuries that change their lives for years to come.
After an accident, victims will need to seek help for many of the challenges they’ll face. Hospital bills will begin to add up. The injured may face these medical expenses while at the same time be unable to attend work. With no paychecks arriving the situation can go from bad to worse as victims face the physical and financial losses from the collision.
Victims in tragic crashes can file a claim for damages against the at-fault driver in an accident to recover the costs of these hardships and pay for any future medical treatments a patient may require. If the driver found responsible for the crash passed away from his or her injuries a claim is still an option.
An injured driver may feel unsure about filing a lawsuit against drivers who were killed in an accident, but a claim is filed against their insurance policy and not the drivers themselves. The victim was not at fault in the crash that resulted in the injuries and insurance policies are there to help you get back to a normal life.
In Kentucky, an injured victim has up to one year to file a claim for damages in their accident. The Kaufman & Stigger Injury Lawyers of Louisville do not recommend waiting the full year to file because the more time that passes the harder it will be to obtain police and medical records and evidence you’ll need to build your case against the insurance company.
Contact a Louisville Car Accident Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident in Louisville or anywhere in Kentucky you may wonder if you need an attorney. The answer is almost always yes. A local, experienced attorney can help you get full compensation to cover your physical, financial, and emotional losses after a collision that wasn’t your fault.
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.