Kentucky roads are supposed to be shared by all motorists and safety should be the first priority in the lanes. Yet, that’s not always the case when distracted drivers in cars, trucks, and SUVs get out on the roads and ignore any vehicle smaller than their own.
Riders on mopeds and bicycles have a right to Louisville streets, but careless drivers can fail to show care to watch out for defenseless riders. Dangerous drivers can lose track of smaller vehicles and leave a vulnerable traveler with no way to escape a collision.
Louisville Three-Vehicle Crash Kills Moped Rider
One person on a moped was killed late Friday night after getting struck twice on a Louisville interstate. WDRB-TV reported the accident happened on I-264 near Third Street around 11:15 pm on October 30, 2020.
Louisville police say the rider was traveling west when a car rear-ended the moped. The rider was knocked from the moped and into the roadway. A third car then hit the victim again.
The driver of the moped was pronounced dead on the scene. The motorists involved stayed on the scene to cooperate with the investigation into the cause of the accident.
Help for Louisville Families After a Moped Accident
Families can be notified of a tragic accident and realize they’ve lost the care and support of a loved one forever due to mistakes made by careless drivers. The family may also face a string of expenses related to the accident and wonder why the at-fault drivers aren’t held accountable for their mistakes.
Families trapped in these situations can seek relief in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the drivers and their insurance companies. An award of compensation can’t bring back a beloved family member, but that financial assistance can protect the family and make sure their future is secure.
The compensation received through a settlement or a court trial can provide families money for ambulance fees, medical and funeral costs, and even restore lost wages from work the victim would have provided for the family. The future financial and emotional support the victim would have provided a spouse or children in the decades to come can also be part of compensation.
In tragic moped accidents, families can still be awarded compensation for their loss even if the rider wasn’t wearing a helmet. The drivers in larger, heavier vehicles are still responsible to take due caution around unprotected moped riders and can be held liable when they don’t.
Contact a Louisville Auto Accident 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 you and your family 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 compensation the family will need to protect their future. To discuss your case contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today.