Sunday morning around 4:00 a.m., a Mercedes and a Dodge Durango were involved in a car accident on Bardstown Road, between Watterson trail & Hurstbourne Parkway. The driver of the Mercedes was killed, the passenger of the Mercedes was injured, and the driver of the Durango has been charged with DUI. Witness report that the driver of the Mercedes clipped the Durango and lost control of his vehicle. In cases like this it is important to use an accident re-constructionist to determine what likely caused the accident and who is the at-fault party or what percentage of fault each driver bears.
In this case, it is arguable that the driver of the Durango, who was driving under the influence of alcohol, bears some fault. Because of such, the Estate of the deceased driver of the Mercedes will have legal claims against the driver of the Durango for medical bills and the loss of life, under a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim. The passenger of the Mercedes, Christopher Willian, age 34, will have legal claims from this accident to compensate him for his damages, which include medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering.
For more information on the rights of persons injured or killed in Kentucky auto accidents, contact Kentucky personal injury and wrongful death attorney Brent T. Ackerson and the Ackerson Law Offices at (502) 882-5176 or you can submit your questions to us online, by clicking here.