A two car accident in Corbin, Kentucky has left at least two people injured and sent them to the hospital with injuries. Susan Vaughn, of Corbin, was a passenger in a Ford Probe driven by her husband, Michael Vaughn, also of Corbin. As they were driving toward Corbin on Hwy. 25W, a Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Wilma Jean Hoskins, of Lily, attempted to make a left turn, according to Michael Vaughn. Instead, Hoskins drove into the path of the Vaughn's vehicle and caused the crash, according to Vaughn. The crash happened in front of the So-P-J Car Wash.
Persons injured in Kentucky car crashes are entitled to compensation and justice under Kentucky Law for the economical losses and physical injures related to accidents.
Both of the Vaughn's were reportedly wearing seatbelts and their airbag deployed in the crash. Still, Susan Vaughn suffered injuries to her right arm and face, and was placed in a neck brace at the scene. For treatment of her injuries, she was transported to Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin.
Hoskins was also placed in a neck and back brace. She was transported to Baptist Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
West Knox Fire Department, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County and Kentucky State Trooper Raymond D. Foley assisted in the crash.
"All of a sudden, she (Hoskins) just turned," Susan Vaughn said, shaking her head. "If people wouldn't be in such a blasted hurry, things like this wouldn't happen."
Under Kentucky law, such constitutes driver negligence. As a result of such negligence, the Vaughns will have personal injury claims against Hoskins and her automobile insurance company. Depending on the extent of insurance coverage and the extent of any injuries, they may also have claims against their own automobile insurer. Such claims would be based on uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. The extent of damages and the amount to be recovered in each instance will depend upon numerous factors. The legal monetary justice accident victims are entitled to includes medical bills, lost wages, bills for future medical care, and past and future pain and suffering.
For more information on the rights of persons injured or killed in Kentucky motor vehicle accidents, contact Kentucky Injury Attorney Brent Ackerson at (502) 882-5176 or email the Ackerson Law Offices directly with your questions. (Click Here To Email Attorney Ackerson Directly)