Careless drivers can make mistakes at any moment on the road and those errors in judgment can prove extremely dangerous for other motorists. Rear-End collisions can be especially frightening because victims have very little chance to anticipate and avoid the accident.
The Kentucky State Police respond to these accidents every day. In 2018, rear-end accidents made up almost 20% of all accidents seen across the state. Tragically, rear-end impacts also caused over 10% of all fatalities seen on Kentucky roads in that same year.
Careless drivers can fail to look up to see traffic stopped in front of them and continue on to cause a devastating collision.
Man Killed in Three-Car Collision in Louisville
One driver was killed in Louisville Saturday Night after another motorist caused a chain reaction crash involving three cars. WAVE3-TV reported the accident happened on Poplar Level Road at East Indian Trail around 8:30 p.m. on October 24, 2020.
Louisville Metro Police believe two vehicles were stopped at a traffic light when a third vehicle hit the second vehicle from behind and pushed it into the first vehicle. The 58-year-old man driving the second vehicle was killed in the impact. The driver in the first vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say charges are pending against the driver of the third car.
Support for Louisville Families After a Tragic Car Accident
Rear-end collisions can cause severe injuries and in the worst cases even rob victims of their lives. A fatal accident will also rob a family of a loved one and leave them with many questions.
A close relative is no longer with the family because of the mistake of another driver. What’s more, the support the victim provided the family is now gone just as relatives may be facing ambulance fees, hospital bills, funeral costs, and a future without the emotional and financial support of the deceased.
Families who find themselves in these tragic circumstances can seek to protect themselves through a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company.
A wrongful death claim can be filed on behalf of the family by a selected representative. That representative is often a spouse or domestic partner, a child of the victim, or even parents who relied on the victim for support. An attorney can also be selected to represent the family in this civil lawsuit.
Contact a Louisville Wrongful Death Attorney
Families who have lost a loved one in an accident 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 families as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced protecting your family at this important time.
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 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.