A fatal Kentucky motorcycle accident has tragically taken the life of a 19 year old. Jacob Ebenstein was riding his motorcycle when William Wesley, age 40, pulled out in front of Mr. Ebenstein's motorcycle, causing a collision and throwing Mr. Ebenstein from his motorcycle. The motorcycle/car crash occurred at the intersection of KY 635 and Smith Vault Road, which is about 10 miles north of Somerset. Jacob Ebenstein was airlifted to UK Hospital where he later died from his injuries. Mr. Wesley was arrested and charged with a DUI.
Jacob's family has legal recourse to take against Mr. Wesley, in addition to the criminal charges. Under Kentucky Law, the Ebenstein family can establish an Estate and pursue a Kentucky Wrongful Death civil legal action against Mr. Wesley. In such cases like this, the suit can seek damages that include claims for the funeral expenses, medical bills related to airlifting and treating Jacob, pain & suffering of Jacob related to the accident, and the lifetime lost wages/earning capacity of Jacob. The lost earning capacity claim will be substantial, as Jacob was only 19 at the time of this fatal accident.
"While Mr. Wesley has only initially been charged with a DUI, he will also face a number of felony charges related to this tragic event, potentially including manslaughter charges. Additional felony charges are usually added on around the time of the arrangement. I handle DUI related accidents and death civil cases for victims and their families, and I expect that Mr. Wesley will face harsh criminal charges. Justice demands it" -Wrongful Death Attorney Brent T. Ackerson.