Impaired driving takes around 10,000 lives every year in the U.S. Out of those, around 160 die in Kentucky and over 10,000 are injured. So while we are making progress in reducing impaired driving, we still have a significant problem.
One of them is when a vehicle involved in an impaired driving crash is full of people and many are hurt in one accident.
Five Seriously Injured in DUI Crash in Laural County
A pickup and an SUV collided at the Level Cross Rd intersection on KY-312 on Sunday, February 9, 2020. According to a Laural County Sheriff’s deputy, the accident happened around 1:20 p.m. when a green pickup pulled out onto KY-312 in front of a red SUV.
Four people were taken to hospitals nearby with two of them being airlifted. The driver of the pickup was also injured and transported to a hospital. She has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence, failure to stop and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Multi-Vehicle Accident Injuries
When several people are injured in an accident and it turns out the at-fault driver was impaired, it adds to the pain and anguish that the victims are going through. It also creates problems for those seeking compensation.
In Kentucky, each driver is required to have insurance coverage of at least $25,000 for each injury with a $50,000 cap. While this sounds like a lot of money to many, when spread out over multiple injuries, it can be quickly used up. If that happens, the victims might be able to use there own policy if it has an uninsured and underinsured motorists’ coverage provision.
Common Physical Injuries
Impaired driving accidents are often violent as the victim driver is left with little time to take defensive measures. This creates high-impact crashes that cause serious injury. Some of the common of these are:
- Head Injuries/Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Broken legs/arms
- Shattered kneecaps/wrists
- Chest Compressions
- Organ Damage
- Internal Injuries
- Bleeding from Severe Lacerations
- Airbag injuries
Contact an 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 someone 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.