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Liability in Fatal Car Accidents in Louisville Kentucky

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Drivers in Louisville must contend with the busy rush of traffic at almost all hours of the day. This constant traffic push can be frustrating, but it can also reach dangerous levels and endanger safe drivers.

Reckless and careless drivers can fail to watch out for anyone else on the road. These lapses in judgment and focus lead to tens of thousands of accidents every year in and around Louisville. The Kentucky State Police recorded over 30,000 collisions in Jefferson County in 2019 alone. Those accidents left 7,417 people suffering injuries and claimed a tragic 97 lives for the year.

Woman Tragically Killed in Collision in Louisville

A driver was killed after a two-vehicle collision in eastern Louisville Wednesday morning. WHAS11-TV reports the accident happened around 9 a.m. on Hikes Lane on March 17, 2021.

Louisville Metro Police believe that a woman was attempting to cross Hikes Boulevard from a parking lot near Furman Boulevard. Another vehicle traveling eastbound struck her car on the driver’s side. The female driver was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where she later passed away from her injuries.

The driver of the other car involved was not hurt. The investigation continues into the cause of the crash.

Help for Families After Car Crashes in Louisville

Families can feel completely alone and be wondering what to do after accidents claim the lives of their loved ones. They can have to cope with the heartbreaking grief they feel while also having to deal with almost immediate financial hardships stemming from collisions. The high cost of a funeral and burial along with hospital and ambulance service bills can all come due. This extreme burden tends to come as the family is struggling with the loss of the financial assistance the deceased had always provided through his or her job.

In these difficult circumstances, close relatives of the victim are allowed to file a wrongful death claim against at-fault drivers and the car insurance companies that cover them.  A wrongful death claim can help pay for the bills that a family may be facing and also serve to keep the family out of a financial crisis in the years to come as they must move on without the guidance and support a loved one would have provided.

Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by a close family member who depended on the support of the deceased. This can include a spouse, children of the victim, and in some cases the siblings or parents of the victim. A lawyer can help with this process and make sure that insurance companies are held responsible for every hardship a family faces.

Contact a Louisville Wrongful Death Lawyer

After a tragedy, a family should be allowed to mourn their loss without having to battle with insurance agents and their bad faith practices. The support for families that have been victimized through no fault of their own should be a given, but insurance firms looking to save money can delay support paid to families simply to benefit their companies.

To protect your family, contact a Louisville Wrongful Death Attorney you can trust to be at your family’s side throughout this difficult time and to fight for the assistance that’s only fair. The attorneys at Kaufman &  Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years of experience in helping families get the compensation they’ll need to help rebuild their lives.

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