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Reports indicate that an accident in Danville, Kentucky has severely injured three people, one of which was pregnant. This Kentucky Car Accident happened around 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of US 127 and 2168. Stanetta Doss was driving west on 2168 when her car was struck by a vehicle driving north on US 127. The vehicle that struck Ms. Doss’ vehicle had a pregnant passenger in it. All three individuals were taken to Ephraim McDowell Hospital for their injuries.

Ms. Doss and Tamara Berry, the pregnant passenger, both can make Kentucky personal injury claim (here is a link to more explanation about these types of claims) related to this accident for which they were not at fault for. These types of claims legally allow injured auto accident victims the right to recovery their costs for medical treatments, out of pocket expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering.

In cases of serious injury, accident victims should have their legal representative contact the insurance companies and reserve all payments of medical expenses until such time that it is determined the extent of the injuries, the extent of the medical treatment needed, and the determination of what income will be lost as result of the accident. By reserving insurance proceeds, such as PIP coverage, that money can be directed to specific providers or used to cover lost wages/income more quickly than through the standard injury legal claims process.

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Reports indicate that Bayleigh Smith, age 18, of Bedford, Kentucky was driving a F-150 westbound on Highway 42, with 2 passengers, when she attempted to pass two vehicles in front of her. While Bayleigh was passing the vehicles, another vehicle pulled out in an attempt to pass one of the vehicle’s Bayleigh was attempting to pass. This resulted in the second vehicle, driven by Susan Jones, of Milton, Kentucky, hitting the F-150 and forcing it from the roadway. The F-150, after being forced off the road, struck a tree and injured Bayleigh Smith and two passengers in the F-150. All three persons in the F-150 were flown to Louisville hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

Under Kentucky Motor Vehicle Laws, Bayleigh Smith and the two passengers of the vehicle will all have Kentucky Personal Injury Claims (Link to Inury Damages Claims) against Ms. Jones, as a result of this accident. As such, these Kentucky car crash victims will be able to make legal claims to recover their medical bills and be compensated for their injuries, including for their pain & suffering. In cases like this where the injuries are severe enough to require being airlifted to the hospital, its important that the victims quickly take action to enforce their legal rights and preserve/reserve all insurance payments available until they are fully recovered and finished with medical treatment. This will enable them to stretch the insurance coverage dollars to help reduce the medical bills from the accident.
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A Kentucky car accident last Wednesday sent 5 people to the Hospital. Most of the victims had to be airlifted via helicopter. The crash happened Wednesday around 8:00 p.m. when a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling eastbound on Ky 80 crossed the center line of the roadway and struck a 2006 Honda CRV head-on. The Pontiac was occupied by its driver and 2 passengers, both daughters of the driver. The CRV was occupied by Stanley Woods and Darlene Woods, of London. All five people had t be extracted from their vehicles, and suffered severe injuries.

In serious automobile accidents like this, it’s important that the injured persons obtain legal counsel quickly and preserve the evidence from the crash and reserve insurance coverage payments until such time that the full extent of the expenses can be determined. While no one intends for an accident like this to happen, legally persons are still responsible for driving negligence that injures others. As such injured persons need to protect their rights of recovery and compensation for their injuries, medical bills, out of pocket expenses, lost wages, and suffering. These are referred to as Kentucky legal damages (Link to further explanation of legal damages that injured persons are entitled to under the law).

Information about legal rights and compensation under the law for Kentucky auto accident victims can be found by contacting the Ackerson Law Offices (502) 882-5176 for a free consult. Information can also be found at www.kyfirm.com.

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This Powell County, Kentucky motor vehicle accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Hardwicks Creek Road about a mile south of Clay City. Four vehicles were involved in the crash. The jaws of life were used to rescue some of the victims. Two people were airlifted to UK Hospital with life threatening injuries, and five others were transported by ambulance to the Hospital, with minor to serious injuries.

Reports at the moment are conflicting as to who and what was the cause of this tragic Powell County, Kentucky car crash. Speed has been indicated as a possible factor. A white mustang with three teenagers was caused to be spun into another vehicle upon impact with a truck/trailer. The mixed reports involve whether the mustang crossed the center lines catching a truck/trailer and then spinning out of control or whether the truck/trailer crossed the center lines catching the mustang.

This is a situation where someone was negligent in crossing the center lines, either the driver of the mustang or the driver of the truck. However, there are five other victims to this accident that clearly are not at fault, and whom now have incurred injuries, medical bills, other expenses, possible lost wages, and suffering. As such, Kentucky law will afford these victims legal civil recourse to attempt to recover their expenses and provide compensation for their injuries and suffering. An explanation of the legal damages these accident injury victims can attempt to recover can be found at the following link to the Ackerson Law Offices webpage on accidents and injuries (LINK to Legal damages). Because there are multiple vehicles involved, the insurance coverage for each victim will vary based upon the injuries and facts specific to each victim.
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This tragic Kentucky automobile crash happened as 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on the US 127 Bypass. A major factor in this accident was extremely thick fog that hampered visibility.

Dylan Tucker was driving his Chevy S10 southbound when Michael Devine turned left off of US 62 into the wrong lane of traffic on the US 127 Bypass. Mr. Devine drove northbound in the southbound lane of the Bypass and hit Mr. Tucker’s vehicle head-on. Emergency crews had to cut/extract each of the men from their vehicles due to the damage and severity of the crash. Both men were taken to University of Kentucky Hospital to be treated for the injuries, which are listed as critical and severe.

This a tragic accident that was not intended, but points to the reality that even when weather such as fog is severe, drivers have to take precautions to avoid accidents and control their vehicles properly, including potentially not driving at all until the weather clears. Even in severe weather, drivers in Kentucky owe a legal duty to others to maintain control of their vehicles, which would include not driving in the wrong lane of traffic. Mr. Tucker was in control of his vehicle, traveling the proper lane of traffic. Mr. Devine was not. Even though Mr. Devine did not intend for this accident to happen, and fog impaired his visibility and judgment, he is still legally responsible for the accident. Mr. Tucker is an innocent party who is suffering, incurring medical bills, and whose future is uncertain at this point. As such, under Kentucky motor vehicle laws, Mr. Devine and his auto insurance carrier should be held legally responsible to Dylan Tucker and his family for the legal damages resulting from this accident, including compensation for their suffering. (Click here for a LINK to further explanation of Kentucky legal damages).

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Around 5:30 this morning a two vehicle crash occurred in Madison County, Kentucky. This was a head-on collision that happened on Battlefield Memorial Highway (Hwy 421). There were no passengers in the vehicles involved, and tragically one female driver is deceased and the other female driver is injured. The cause of the crash is under investigation, but early reports indicate that fog may have been a factor.

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This Lone Oaks, Kentucky auto accident was caused by a drunk driver, and resulted in injury to another driver. Persons injured by drunk drivers have strong legal claims for personal injury damages (LINK to damages information) under Kentucky law.

This car wreck happened at 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, when Ricardo Ramos, age 20, which is below the minimum drinking age for Kentucky, pulled off of St. John Drive, in McCracken County, onto US Hwy 45. In doing so, Mr. Ramos pulled into the pathway of Sandra Macias, age 25, and caused this wreck. Mr. Ramos failed to yield the right-of-way to Ms. Macias. Both Ramos and Macias were taken to the hospital for their injuries, where it was determined that Mr. Ramos had been under the influence of alcohol when the accident happened. He has since been criminally charged. In addition to criminal charges, Mr. Ramos and his insurance company can be civilly liable for the legal damages suffered by Ms. Macias from this accident.

Information on the legal rights of persons injured in auto accidents can be found at the Ackerson Law Offices website, www.kyfirm.com.

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A single vehicle Kentucky motorvehicle crash Sunday morning on Purchase Parkway in Graves County, near mile marker 29. Reports indicate that the crash happened around 2:45 a.m. when a vehicle driven by Maranda Helsley, age 21, hydroplaned, left the roadway, and hit a tree. Ms. Helsley and the passenger in her vehicle, Andrea Ribelin, age 20, were both taken to Jackson Purchase Medical center to be treated for their injuries.

Both the Driver and the passenger of this single vehicle crash will be afforded PIP insurance coverage under the policy that insures the vehicle. PIP coverage is also known as Kentucky No Fault Coverage, wherein under Kentucky law, at least $10,000.00 in coverage is afforded to each person in the vehicle. Ms. Ribelin, as a passenger will also be able to make a claim against the insurance bodily injury portion of the policy, as she was a passenger and under Kentucky law the driver had a duty to the passenger to maintain the vehicle in safe operating condition and control, regardless of the excessive water on the roadway which caused the vehicle to hydroplane. As such, the passenger in this instance is afforded greater insurance protection and coverage. The coverage available for the passengers injured in motor vehicle crashes is greater explained in this Link to Legal Damages (click here for LINK to the Ackerson Law Offices personal injury damages page).

For more information on insurance coverage for Kentucky accidents and injuries, visit the Ackerson Law Offices home page, www.kyfirm.com.

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A 16 year old driver in McCracken County, Kentucky failed to stop at a stop sign and caused a serious accident on Saturday. The crash happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the corner of Oaks road and Sheehan Bridge Road, when the teen driver failed to stop at the stop in the intersection. The teens vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Mark Mahan, age 49, of Symsonia, and caused serious injury to Mr. Mahan’s passenger, Stephanie Mahan, age 43.

Driver error on the part of the teenager, apparently not paying attention to the roadway and her driving, appears to be the cause of this accident. As such, Stephanie Mahan, will be able to seek legal compensation for her medical bills incurred, pain and suffering, and other out of pocket expenses related to this accident.

For more information on the legal rights and legal compensation claims of a person injured in a Kentucky automobile accident, here in a link to such information from the Ackerson Law Offices. (link to DAMAGES).

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This Kentucky car crash involved a vehicle driven by a Harrodsburg, Kentucky man and a Dodge driven by a Greenfield, Indiana man. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon when Paul Murray, age 19, attempted to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone at the junction of US 127 and Ky 906, nine miles north of Liberty, Kentucky. Earnest D. Gilbert, age 59, was driving a 2003 Dodge and attempting to make a left turn onto Ky 906 when Murray’s vehicle collided with Gilbert’s vehicle. Mr. Gilbert was flown to Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville, Kentucky to be treated for his injuries. One of Mr. Gilbert’s passengers, Jerri Gilbert, was also transported to the same hospital with injuries.

Both Earnest Gilbert and Jerri Gilbert have Kentucky Personal Injury claims against Mr. Murray and the insurance company insuring his vehicle. Under Kentucky law, the Gilberts can claim various legal damages stemming from this accident. (More information on Kentucky legal damages from auto accidents can be found at this link to LEGAL DAMAGES). Kentucky auto accident civil legal damages are intended to compensate person who are negligently injured by others, and include reimbursement for out of pocket expenses, medical bills incurred, and payment for pain & suffering.

More information on the legal rights of persons injured in Kentucky auto accidents can be found at the website of the Ackerson Law Offices, www.kyfirm.com.