A car left the road, crossed the median and ran head-on into another car killing both drivers. The tragedy occurred just before 5:30 pm Saturday, November 10, 2018, on Highway 68 near the Glenwood Mill Road intersection.
It’s unknown why the car left the road, and the accident is still under investigation to see if distracted or impaired driving had a part in the collision. We are deeply saddened to hear of this crash and our hearts go out to the loved ones of those involved.
Causes of Head-on Crashes
Impaired driving, falling asleep or distracted driving are the leading causes of head-on collisions. A typical scenario is that the driver of one vehicle drifts across the center lane and into on-coming traffic giving little warning to the other driver who doesn’t have time to brake or swerve. These crashes are especially deadly as the weight and momentum of both vehicles compound the impact of the collision.
Who’s at Fault?
Sounds like a silly question because it’s obviously the car going the wrong direction in the wrong lane, right? However, it’s often not that easy to determine after a head-on collision because the damage is extensive and the vehicles are often flipped or spun. This means that forensic investigators will often have to be called in to determine what happened and hopefully determine who was at fault.
What Happens To my Claim if I Wasn’t Wearing my Seat Belt?
The law requires that each driver and passenger wear a seat belt. So does this mean that if I wasn’t wearing a seat belt I don’t get money for my injuries? The Insurance company might try and tell you that’s the case, but don’t take their word for it, talk to someone who knows the law and is on your side.
Don’t go it Alone
Under Kentucky law, if an injured victim isn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the injury, then the jury is allowed to reduce the amount of damages, but don’t worry about that, leave that to your attorney to deal with.
You need an attorney on your side that is experienced in the law and in dealing with insurance companies and their high-priced defense attorneys. Call the attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, and they will stand behind you to make sure that you are treated fairly and that you get the highest compensation allowed by the law.
When you call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, at 800 937-8443, you will immediately speak to a member of the legal team and not a message machine. You can also Live Chat with an expert who can immediately began helping you with your claim.