Wilma Richardson, age 62, died Tuesday from injuries she sustained after being struck by a car driven by her sister. Richardson, who lived in Fairdale, Kentucky, had been driven to a medical center by her sister. Richardson was dropped off, and was walking behind her sister’s car, when her sister, who did not know that she was behind the car, backed out and struck Richardson. Richardson died from the injuries.
When an accident like this happens, it creates very complex legal questions, for the family as a whole. The complexities revolve around how to access the most insurance coverage to help Richardson’s family, while recognizing the families grief and the fact that Richardson’s sister’s automobile policy will likely be a source of recovery of insurance monies related to the damages from this accident.