Intersections can be dangerous places for motorists, especially when careless drivers aren’t paying attention to red lights, turning lanes, and stopped traffic.
The Kentucky State Police see the real dangers intersections present to drivers each year. They documented 38,451 accidents at intersections in 2019. That accounts for almost 30% of all of the accidents in the state for the year.
A distracted driver can fail to stop for a red light or turn in front of oncoming traffic or even make a reckless move and cause a crash with severe consequences.
Woman Seriously Injured in Lexington Multiple Vehicle Collision
An SUV and a work van collided in south Lexington on Thursday morning. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the crash happened at the intersection of Man o’ War Boulevard and Clear Water Way on November 5, 2020.
A woman driving the SUV was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. The driver of the van was not injured.
Lexington police believe a third vehicle may have been involved, but it may have left the scene before investigators got there.
Support for Victims in Lexington Auto Accidents
Victims in frightening collisions can be left with a lengthy hospital stay and an expensive recovery from serious injuries. Victims can suffer physical, emotional, and financial hardships and question if they’ll have to shoulder the burden in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
The at-fault driver should not be let off the hook for the consequences of his or her mistake. With this in mind, victims can file a claim for damages against the responsible driver’s insurance policy. This civil lawsuit would request compensation for things like medical expenses and lost paychecks from missed time at work. Emotional and physical suffering can also be considered when determining how much compensation a victim should receive.
In the event the at-fault driver left the scene of an accident before being identified, victims do still have the possibility of receiving help. If a hit-and-run suspect can’t be found, victims can file a claim to get help from their own insurance policy relying on the uninsured/underinsured portion of their coverage. In these cases, victims may still need the assistance of an attorney. Just because you are dealing with your personal insurance agent doesn’t mean you’ll be treated fairly. An attorney can make sure you don’t accept a lowball offer for your pain and suffering.
Contact a Lexington Car Accident Attorney
Talk to a Lexington Personal Injury 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 they’ll need to make a full recovery. To discuss your case, contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, by clicking here to contact them online.