Candice Bartlett, age 25, was tragically killed in a triple car crash in Louisville, Kentucky. The auto accident occurred at the intersection of Out Loop and the I-65 ramp. The reports indicate that Ms. Bartlett was a passenger in a vehicle that failed to yield the right-of-way as it attempted to turn off of the Outer Loop onto the southbound ramp to I-65. As the vehicle that Ms. Bartlett was in wrongly attempted to turn and cross traffic, it was struck by 2 other vehicles.
Based upon the reports, the Estate of Candice Bartlett and her family will have a Kentucky wrongful death claim against the driver of the vehicle that Candice was in. The liability will rest upon the failure to yield eh right-of-way to the other on coming traffic. This tragedy, which resulted in the loss of life for such a young lady could have been prevented by cautious driving, slowing down, mindfulness of other vehicles, and obeying traffic laws. Because of the failure to be a cautious driver, the Bartlett family has suffered a tragic loss. Under Kentucky law they are entitled to civil legal justice that resulted from the loss of this young lady’s life. The legal damages from a loss of life claim can be substantial, and are meant to compensate the family for the death.
For more information on the rights of families who have lost a loved one in a Kentucky auto accident, contact the Ackerson Law Offices and Kentucky wrongful death attorney Brent T. Ackerson. Questions can be submitted online (by clicking here) or directly to attorney Ackerson at 502-882-5176.