On behalf of Musselwhite, Meinhart & Staples posted in car accidents on Friday, February 16, 2018.
Police in Kentucky are still in the process of investigating an accident that left the driver responsible dead and another man injured. This incident is said to have occurred in the Independence area at the end of January. When those responsible for car accidents fail to survive, victims may feel they have no way to seek compensation for their losses. This may not be true, however.
According to a recent news report, at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, a 36-year-old male was operating his vehicle on Taylor Mill Road when he lost control, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle. He died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the impacted car — a 34-year-old male — suffered significant injuries and had to be flown to a medical center for treatment. His current condition is unknown.
This event resulted in a road closure for roughly five hours while clean-up crews and investigators worked the scene. As the driver deemed responsible for the collision failed to survive, police are still unsure what caused him to lose control of his car. They are asking any witnesses to the collision to come forward with any information they may have.
When those who cause car accidents fail to survive them, victims may still have the ability to seek compensation for any losses suffered. This is not always easy, but it is possible. In this particular case, an experienced attorney can assist the victim in pursuing a personal injury claim in a Kentucky civil court against the deceased’s estate. If litigation proves successful, maximum relief may be achieved.
Source: wcpo.com, “PD: Man dies, another injured in 2-car crash near Independence, Ky.“, Feb. 1, 2018