Pedestrians can be put in real danger when walking along narrow Louisville streets, especially at night when lanes may not be properly lit. A driver not paying full attention to the road can miss spotting a defenseless person on foot and proceed into a dangerous collision.
Drivers who don’t remain on the scene after a pedestrian accident can leave the victim hurt and in the road. By fleeing the scene and not calling 911, this unthinkable act also delays the medical response a victim urgently needs.
Pedestrian Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver in Louisville
A pedestrian tragically lost his life after being struck by a motorist in western Louisville early Tuesday morning. WAVE3-TV reports the accident happened around 1:30 a.m. along the 2200 block of West Madison Street in the Russell neighborhood on November 2, 2021.
Louisville Metro Police say witnesses saw a car traveling eastbound, but in the westbound lanes, when it struck a parked car and a pedestrian. The driver and vehicle involved did not remain on the scene.
The victim was rushed to University Hospital where he died a short time later.
LMPD is looking for the driver of a silver compact vehicle with damage to the left front side. Anyone with information on the driver or vehicle involved in the accident should call the LMPD Tip Line.
Support for Families After a Louisville Pedestrian Accident
Relatives left to mourn after the loss of a beloved family member should be given time to heal emotionally, free from the financial burdens an accident can leave behind. Families can endure the extreme costs of EMS fees, funeral and burial expenses, and the loss of the income the victim provided the family all over an accident that was caused by a negligent driver.
A wrongful death claim can request financial support from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In cases where a driver left the scene and wasn’t identified, families may not be able to seek damages from that driver unless he or she is identified.
If the driver isn’t located, a family may still be able to file a claim against the victim’s own car insurance policy under his or her uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If the deceased didn’t have car insurance, he or she may have been covered on another family member’s policy.
Contact a Louisville Wrongful Death Lawyer
Families who have been the victims of a pedestrian accident tragedy will have many questions on how they may seek justice for their lost loved ones. They will also wonder how to protect close relatives from the consequences of someone else’s mistake. A local attorney can work with the family to answer these questions and make sure they are financially protected in the years to come.
Talk to a Louisville Wrongful Death Attorney you can trust to be on your side and fight for your family’s fair compensation. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years of experience in helping clients get the compensation the family needs to avoid financial hardship.