In 2020, Louisville and Jefferson County recorded almost 15,000 car collisions for the year. Traffic rushes along on Louisville interstates and highways at all hours and can be hazardous for drivers no matter what part of the city they travel.
Head-on collisions may make up only a small percentage of crashes every year, but they can be the most devastating types of accidents seen on local roads. The force carried by two vehicles is transferred into the impact making for a much more dangerous collision than most rear-end crashes or side-swipe crashes. The consequences can be severe any time vehicles strike head-on.
Head-On Collision Injures One and Claims One Life in Louisville
A fatal head-on crash claimed a woman’s life in southern Louisville Monday morning. WDRB-TV reports the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. along Dixie Highway at Bowen Avenue near Watson Lane on March 29, 2021.
Louisville Metro Police said a woman driving southbound on the highway crossed the median into northbound lanes and hit a northbound vehicle.
The woman driving the southbound vehicle tragically died at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to University Hospital with injuries that aren’t expected to be life-threatening.
The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating what led to the crash.
Assistance for Louisville Accident Victims and Families
After an accident, surviving victims can hope they don’t have to face the enormous medical costs of their recovery alone. Kentucky state law permits injured victims to seek support from an at-fault driver’s insurance provider to help cover medical costs and any lost wages while missing work.
For families struggling with the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the driver to blame and his or her insurance company can be a necessary step. Families can protect themselves by asking the insurance company to help with emergency response fees, burial costs, and estate settlement expenses. This claim can also consider the immense loss experienced in the future as loved ones must continue their lives without the guidance and financial support the deceased would have gone on providing.
A spouse, children of the victim, and sometimes parents and siblings can file a wrongful death claim for the rest of the family. An attorney can also work on behalf of the family, file this claim to protect them, and start building evidence so that an insurance company can use bad faith practices to deny a claim.
Contact a Louisville Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a mistake by another driver talk to a Louisville Car Accident Lawyer you can trust to be on your side and fight for your fair compensation. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have the knowledge of Kentucky law and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients and their families get the help they’ll need to heal and try to get back to their normal lives. To discuss your case, reach out to Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, by clicking here to contact them online.