Last Saturday, a single car crash in Whitley County killed two Williamsburg residents. Police say both of the victims were in their mid-20s.
According to WKYT.com
, this accident happened at 1:30PM on April 7, 2018 on KY 1064 just three miles away from Woodbine, Kentucky. Allegedly, the driver slid off the road and hit a nearby tree. Tragically, both the driver and a passenger were killed on impact.
State police are still investigating the cause of this fatal accident. As a part of their investigation, police have ordered a toxicology report on the driver. Autopsies of the passenger, however, will not be performed.
Car Passengers: Know Your Rights
In single-car crashes, the driver of the vehicle is almost always at fault for a passenger’s injuries and/or passenger fatalities. If you’ve been injured as a passenge
r in a single car crash, you should know that it’s your legal right to file a liability claim against the driver of the vehicle.
In Kentucky, all drivers are required to have $10,000 in personal injury protection insurance that can be paid no matter who is at fault for the crash. Passengers can file a lawsuit for personal injuries so long as medical bills incurred from the crash totaled over $1,000 and the passenger suffered a permanent disfigurement, bone fracture, and loss of motion.
So long as the passenger can prove s/he meets the criteria for a personal injury lawsuit, a Kentucky Car Accident Lawyer can help the claimant receive compensation for a wide variety of damages. Just a few damages you could get financial compensation for include medical bills, lost earnings from work, and pain & suffering fees.
Please note, however, that Kentucky has a short window of time for passengers to send in their personal injury claims. You’re only allowed one year after the car accident to put your lawsuit through. This is a drastically shorter window of time than many other states.
Don’t Wait To File A Claim, Get The Tiger Today
Anyone who has been injured in a single-car crash shouldn’t hesitate to give the law offices of Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC a call for a free consultation. Our lawyers are experienced in handling a wide variety of car accident cases and will be able to help you better understand your legal rights no matter the specifics of your case.
Sometimes injury lawsuits in these single-car cases are an uncomfortable subject to bring up, especially if the driver of your vehicle was a friend or family member. You should know that all calls to Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC are completely confidential. Your friends want to see you get better too, even if their insurance company doesn’t want to compensate you.
Please don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you in your time of need. With one of our lawyers by your side, you will get the compensation you’re deserved after a devastating single-car crash.