June 2011 Archives

Madison County, Kentucky Head-on Car Crash Injures Two Men & Kills A Somerset, Kentucky Woman

June 30, 2011

Christy Dick of Somerset, Kentucky was killed and two others were injured in a head-on motor vehicle collision on Tuesday. The fatal car crash happened in Madison County, Kentucky on Ky 1016. Ms. Dick was a passenger in a Chevy Blazer driven by Elvis Isaacs, of Richmond, Kentucky. Mr. Isaacs' vehicle was traveling southbound on Ky 1016 when he was forced to swerve his vehicle to avoid a collision with another vehicle that pulled out onto the highway from West Barker Lane. Mr. Isaac's Blazer then collided head-on with a Mack Truck, being driven by James Seals, also of Richmond, Kentucky. Mr. Seals and Mr. Isaacs were both injured, but Ms. Dick was airlifted to UK Medical Center, where she later died. This car accident is a tragedy for many families, and will raise all sorts of questions of what happened, could the accident have been avoided, and who is to blame for this tragedy.

This is not a clear case of 100% liability on anyone's fault and fault in this accident will likely be shared between Mr. Isaacs and the unknown driver that pulled out in front of his Blazer from West Baker Lane. There may even be attempts to place some fault on Mr. Seals. Clearly Ms. Dick's family and her Estate will not be at fault and will be entitled to a full recovery for this wrongful death claim. Mr. Seals and Mr. Isaac will also be entitled to recovery for their damages and injuries. The major legal problem with this case will be apportionment of fault. The various parties' insurance companies will point fingers at everyone else and attempt to have as much fault shared by others as possible.

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Louisville, Kentucky: Head-on Car Crash On Taylorsville Road Kills Two People

June 29, 2011

A fatal motor vehicle accident has occurred in the 14000 block of Taylorsville Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway and J Town. The names of the victims has not yet been released, but have been identified as a man in his early 20s and a woman in her late 30s. The woman was driving a tan Jeep Grand Cherokee and the man was driving a red Acura. The accident is still under investigation. The police arrived at the scene around 11:43 p.m. Sunday. Police are speculating that one of the vehicles crossed the center line into the other lane of on coming traffic and caused the Louisville car crash. Both vehicles came to rest on opposite sides of the road. Alcohol and car speed has not yet been ruled out as a factor. Anyone with information about this auto mobile collision is asked to call the Louisville Metro Police at 574-LMPD (574-5673).

The families of these victims may need to have their own independent accident re-constructionist examine the scene of this crash to further determine who is at-fault. The at-fault driver's Estate and insurance company will be liable to the non-at-fault driver's Estate and family for damages and injuries stemming from this crash, which would include wrongful death damages.

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Winchester, Kentucky Fatal Motorcycle Accident

June 28, 2011

Robert Destefano, age 56 of Lexington, Kentucky, was tragically killed while riding his motorcycle. This fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Clark County, Kentucky on U.S. 60 between Winchester and Lexington, after a car failed to yield the right-a-way. The car that struck Mr. Destefano's motorcycle was attempting to turn left across traffic into the Sky-Vue drive-in theater when it crossed the path of and collided with the motorcycle. The Destefano family and his Estate will be able to make a wrongful death claim from this accident, and seek to recovery damages from the accident and loss of life.

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Wayne County, Kentucky Car Crash On Ky 167 Kills Passenger, Ida Warner

June 25, 2011

A Kentucky single car accident has injured the driver and killed the passenger. The accident occurred on Tuesday night June 21, 2011 on Ky 167 in Wayne County, Kentucky. Wayne County is closely located near Lake Cumberland. The single vehicle crash involved a 1996 Jeep, traveling south bound on Ky 167, and driven by 82 year old John Warner of Moticello, Kentucky. It is reported that the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. John Warner was hospitalized due to his injuries. The passenger in the vehicle, Ida Warner, age 63, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts.

Kentucky Woman Dies In Car Crash & The Kentucky Drunk Driver Charged With Murder

June 24, 2011

A Campbellsville, Kentucky woman is dead after a auto accident, and the driver, who was drunk at the time of the crash, has been charged with murder. The drunk driving accident occurred on Spurlington Road in Taylor County around 8:40 pm. William Mayes, age 29, was driving a 1993 Ford escort when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road, and struck a tree. Bethany Mann, age 30, was pronounced dead at the scene. Taylor County law enforcement alleges that Mr. Mayes was intoxicated while driving and arrested him after the collision. Ms. Mann's family will have a wrongful death claim against Mayes and his insurance company to recovery for their loss and the damages her Estate has suffered.

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McCreary County, Kentucky Car Crash Kills One & Injures Two Others, One Of Which From Knoxville

June 24, 2011

Tuesday afternoon on US 26 in McCreary County, Kentucky, a fatal auto accident occurred. Anthony & Nena Johnson, of Pine Knot, were traveling north on US 27 and attempted to pass another vehicle. In doing so, the Johnson's Ford Expedition crashed head-on with a pickup driven by Ronald Capehart, of Knoxville. Nena Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene and Mr. Johnson and Mr. Capehart were both hospitalized with serious injuries. This is a tragic event which leave the injured and there families looking to see who will take care of the damages suffered from this accident.

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Hardin County (E-Town) Kentucky Car Crash Results In Death & Serious Injury

June 23, 2011

A Kentucky car accident has killed two and injured one. The accident occurred on the Western Kentucky Parkway and was a single vehicle accident. The car was driven by Rose Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the accident happened after the Chrysler 300M Ms. Davis was driving left the roadway and then over compensated to correctly get back on the road. The over compensation resulted in crossing both lanes and hitting a tree. The driver, Ms. Davis, suffered serious injuries, and two passengers, Yolanda Davis and Marion Petrie reportedly died from the injuries from this car wreck.

Even in single car accidents, the passengers can still seek to recovery the damages they have suffered, being medical bills, pain & suffering, and lost wages. In single car accidents that result in deaths, the passengers families and Estates can seek wrongful death claims against the driver for the families loss.

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Woodford County, Kentucky Car Accident Claims Another Life: William Drury Died From This Accident

June 23, 2011

Another Kentucky person dies from a May 25th car crash that occurred in Versailles, Kentucky. The auto accident originally occurred when Cody Doan reportedly ran a red light and struck the side of a vehicle driven by the Mr. and Mrs. Drury. Barbara Drury died at the scene of the accident. Now the Drury family continues to suffer as William Drury has now died from the injuries that he sustained in that car collision.

The Drury Family and the Estates of William & Barbara Drury will have personal injury claims and wrongful death claims against Mr. Doan and his insurance company. The Drury family has lost 2 loved ones, incurred medical expenses, and has suffered numerous other damages that can be calculated and for which they can seek recovery for. This is a potential legal scenario that will not only be about recovering financially from this crash, but also about seeking to punish the negligent conduct and send a message to others to drive more carefully.

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Louisville, Kentucky Auto Accident Insurance Requirements Are More Stringently Enforced: Good News For Accident Victims

June 16, 2011

Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky is more stringently enforcing insurance requirements for drivers. This is good news for all drivers, especially accident victims (the not at-fault parties of car wreck). When a person is involved in a car wreck, they can suffer various injuries, and the damages can range from small to large amounts. Insurance is important in these situations because the insurance is often the only source of recovery for injuries and damages suffered due to the negligence of the at-fault driver.

Kentucky requires drivers to carry a certain minimal amount of automobile insurance coverage in order to operate a motor vehicle. However, the courts are flooded with criminal cases where drivers are cited by police for not having car insurance while driving a vehicle. This means that lots of people are driving cars, potentially causing car crashes, and do not have adequate insurance to pay for damages and injuries they may have caused.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky Boy Injured By Car While Riding His Bike.

June 14, 2011

A car has hit a boy in Elizabethtown, Kentucky while the child was riding his bike. The 9 year old boy was riding on Colesburg Road in E-Town when a car driven by a 29 year old man stuck the child. The child was taken to Jewish Hospital and then transferred to Kosair Children's Hospital for medical care to his head and leg. In cases where bike riders, even children, are hit by cars, there are multiple sources of recovery for injuries and damages suffered by the bike riders. Those sources include the motor vehicle driver's insurance, the bike riders insurance, and the auto policies of those residing in the household of the injured bike rider. This is important because injuries suffered by bike riders by car drivers can be severe. When injuries are severe, recovery time, pain & suffering, lost wages, and medical bills can become very expensive. The more insurance dollars available, the better off the injured person will be.

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Hit & Run Car Accident Driver Flees Scene Of Accident After Injuring One Adult & Three Children

June 13, 2011

On Saturday, an auto accident occurred on Six Mile Lane. The accident happened after a driver of a rented 2011 Lincoln Town Car, that was traveling southbound, left the roadway and then overcompensated back onto the road, crossing into the lane of on coming traffic, and hit a late model Lincoln Town Car head on. The driver of the 2011 rented Lincoln briefly spoke with some witnesses after the car crash, but the fled the scene of the accident. Police are still searching for this person.

The motor vehicle crash injured 4 of the 5 people in the older model Lincoln. One adult was taken to University Hospital and three children were taken to Kosair Children's Hospital. One of the children was suffering life threatening injuries and had to under go immediate surgery. This is a clear case of the driver of the 2011 Lincoln, who fled the scene of the accident, being at fault in this wreck. This car accident is being classified as a hit and run crash. In accidents that involve hit and run drivers, the injured persons should look to their own insurance policies for immediate recovery of damages from this accident, which will include medical bills, pain & suffering, and lost wages. Once the driver who fled the accident scene is located, the injured persons and children can seek recourse and damages recovery against his insurance company also. Cases involving serious injuries and hit and run drivers can be complicated insurance matters, which require looking into all potential sources of damage recovery.

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Louisville, Kentucky: Fatal Accident On The Greenbelt Highway, School Bus Monitor Killed & Two Others Injured

June 3, 2011

A two car accident early Thursday morning has resulted in one death and two persons injured. Barbara Jeffries, age 54, was a Jefferson County Public School bus monitor. She was driving a Chevy Cobalt northbound on the Greenbelt when the car she was driving collided with a Ford Taurus that was attempting to turn left onto Trade Port. Jefferies was taken to UL hospital where she died. The two men in the Taurus were also taken to the hospital with injuries. The car crash is presently under investigation.

This auto accident could result in a wrongful death suit by Jeffries Estate and suit by the passenger of the Taurus against the driver of the Taurus, or personal injury claims by the two persons in the Taurus against Jeffries Estate. The Injured passenger from the Taurus, will have a claim for damages, even if from teh Driver of the Taurus. Fault in this auto accident will depend upon the findings of the Police investigation. At first glance, based upon the Taurus turning left, it would appear that the driver of the Taurus will be found to be at fault for this accident. However, it is important to have a good accident re-constructionist examine this crash scene to be sure that all evidence is preserved and a full understanding of what happened is determined.

Salyersville, Kentucky Fatal Car Crash Kills Innocent Driver

June 2, 2011

Salyersville, Kentucky, which is in Magoffin County in Eastern, Kentucky, has experienced another fatal auto accident. The car crash happened on U.S. 460 in Magoffin County. Kentucky State Police have reported that Trenton Tackett was driving a Subaru Outback when he crossed the center line of the road and crashed head on into a motor vehicle driven by Anita Back, of Seitz, Kentucky. Ms. Back was driving a Chevy pickup and was killed in the collision. This is a potential Kentucky wrongful death case.

This tragic auto accident appears to be clearly the fault of Tackett. Even so, it is import to have a thorough investigation of what exactly happened and why. A thorough investigation could reveal additional factors such as cell phone use or texting, and could also point to other parties bearing some fault in an indirect way for this loss of life.

Persons killed in auto accidents often leave loved ones suffering and may leave behind family members who depended upon them for support and household income. In such cases, the family of the deceased can establish an Estate which seeks justice from the at fault parties. The Estate can seek damages for medical bills, funeral bills, lost income of the deceased, and potentially pain & suffering. In cases of a death, the damages can be calculated in very large amounts because of the lifetime of lost income and earning potential. Because the personal injury and wrong death dames cane be so high, it is important to have someone knowledgeable about insurance laws so that every source of recovery is examined, including the insurance policies of the deceased. These sources of recovery can afford financial justice for the loved ones who must pick up the pieces from tragedies like this and move forward with their lives.

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UK Football Player Injured In Motorcycle Crash After Other Driver Fails To Yield Right-A-Way

June 1, 2011

Former University of Kentucky Football player T.C. Drake has been injured in a motorcycle accident that occurred around 9:00 p.m. near Bardstown, Kentucky. The accident happened when the driver of the other vehicle, Jennifer Reed, failed to yield the right-a-way and pulled in front of the motorcycle. Drake's motorcycle struck the side of Reed's vehicle and Drake was thrown from his bike. He has suffered serious injuries and was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for medical treatment. Reed has been charged with a DUI.