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The accident happened on Saturday around 9:46 a.m. on Interstate I-24 in a construction zone. Mrs. Ielase was a passenger in a pickup driven by her husband James Ielase when a vehicle driven by 67 year old Larry Wells collided with the rear of the Ielase’s pickup. This Kentucky auto accident occurred in a construction zone where traffic had to merge from two lanes into one. Traffic at the time of the crash had come to a stop. Reports indicate that Mr. Wells failed to notice that traffic had stopped and was unable to avoid hitting the Ielase’s pickup. Neltina Ielase, age 49, was taken to the hospital due to injuries she suffered in the Kentucky motor vehicle accident. The James and Neltina Ielase are from Decatur, IL.

The Ielase family have legal rights under Kentucky law related to this accident. They have suffered legal damages and are entitled to be compensated under Kentucky law, not Illinois law, as the accident took place in Kentucky, for the injuries and financial hardship this accident has caused.
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6-5-13.JPGThis two vehicle car crash occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Ashgrove Road (Ky. 1980) about five miles north of Nicholasville, Kentucky. Reports indicate that a 2001 Ford Taurus, driven by 19 year old Mackenzie Sayre was traveling eastbound when it lost control and struck a 2010 Nissan, which was traveling westbound. Ms. Sayre died at UK hospital from injuries she sustained in the crash. A passenger in Ms. Sayre’s car, 19 year old Sarah Smith was injured, taken to the hospital, and is still in critical condition. The driver of the Nissan, 20 year old Britney L. Kennedy, was taken to the hospital, treated and released. Accident re-constructionists are still piecing together what happened. Various reports indicate that multiple parties stopped and assisted the injured women.

Here is a news link to one of the news reports. (Link)

Under Kentucky law, persons injured in motor vehicle accidents can seek civil legal compensation for the injuries they have received and the legal damages suffered related that relate to an accident caused by the negligence of another. Such damages that are legally compensable include reimbursement of medical bills, both what has been incurred and any estimated future medical bills tat may be incurred, lost wages due to missed work related to the accident, and pain and suffering damages. In an accident like he one herein reported, Ms. Smith and Ms. Kennedy will have both suffered injuries and incurred medical bills. They both will have Kentucky Personal Injury Claims related to this terrible accident.

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Robin Jent, age 57, who lived on Churchman Avenue in Louisville died at UL Hospital from injuries she received in a head-on car crash that occurred on Manslick Road. The driver of the vehicle that hit Ms. Jent was charged with DUI and Murder. Ms. Jent operated a day car facility known as Robin’s Playhouse.

Jason Shawler, age 38, of Louisville, was killed in a head-on auto accident on the Gene Snyder Freeway, near Shelbyville Road, after the car he was in was struck by a pickup truck driving the wrong way on the freeway. The Driver of the pickup that killed Jason Shawler was charged with DUI, Murder and driving on a suspended license. Mr. Shawler had a successful career at Ford.

In both these tragic deaths, strong criminal prosecution is taking place. The drivers who drove drunk and killed an innocent person should be criminally prosecuted to the max. The families of these two victims of drunk drivers also have civil legal claims to prosecute these matters under Kentucky civil law. The families of persons killed in DUI related deaths can have a legal Estate established through the Kentucky Civil Courts (these are civil matters and not handled through criminal prosecution), which will then authorize a representative of the deceased person to file a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim.

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The accident happened around 10:00 a.m. Eric McCrary, age 33, was working a warning flagger for vehicles along US 25 to notify them to be cautious of tree trimming occurring along the roadway. Mr. McCrary was wearing proper attire and had his flag in hand when he was truck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that struck Mr. McCrary told witnesses that she didn’t see him in the roadway. The river of the vehicle has been reported to have an infant in the rear seat of the vehicle, which may have been a cause of detraction for her. Drivers owe a duty to other drivers and pedestrians on the roadways to be safely in control of their vehicles and mindful of their surroundings, which would include Mr. McCrary.

No one believes that the driver of the vehicle intended to hit Mr. McCrary, but it did happen. As an accident, it will be claimed that there was negligence on the part of the driver to not have seen Mr. McCrary and taken action to avoid hitting him. It is this very negligence that leads to accidents, which Kentucky Personal Injury Legal Claims are designed to address. They type of claims afford legal compensation to victims.

Mr. McCrary will have both a workers compensation claim to help him cover his medical bills and lost wages, and he will have a “Third Party Negligence” claim against the driver of the vehicle that hit him. The “Third Party Negligence” claim will afford Mr. McCrary an opportunity to seek compensation for his pain & suffering, which will not be covered by his workers comp claim.

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This Kentucky car crash occurred around 10:00 p.m. Saturday Night at the intersection of Crittenden and Mount Zion Road in Grant County, Kentucky. Police reports indicate that 21 year old Jack Masters was pulling out of a driveway when his vehicle was broadsided by an SUV. Masters died at the scene of the crash. Passenger Kyle McMullen was treated for injuries at the hospital and has now been released. The woman driving the SUV and two young children were also taken to the Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

At this time, this accident has multiple claims which include the Kentucky Personal Injury Claims of the adults and children injured in the crash, and a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim by the family of Mr. Masters. Passengers in vehicles, under Kentucky law aren’t viewed as at-fault parties and can seek civil justice to compensate them for what the have been harmed, including economic loss, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering. (here is a link to a explanation of compensatory damages for Kentucky personal injury claims).

The Kentucky Injury/Death Attorney Brent T. Ackerson and the Ackerson Law Offices handle these types of claims for victims and families, and are available to answer any questions about the process and the law related to accidents and deaths.

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Kevin Kaaks, age 42, was killed when a truck collided with the passenger side of his vehicle. Two minor children were also injured in this accident, and taken to the hospital. This Whitley County, Kentucky auto accident happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Bee Creek Road and Cumberland Falls Highway. The children in this accident are listed in critical condition.

The family of Kevin Kaaks will be able to make a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim under Kentucky Civil Law to attempt to seek civil justice for Kevin’s death. Claims like these can be complicated and substantial in size. Death cases in Kentucky allow the family and the Estate of the deceased to seek lost wage for the remainder of the deceased expected lifetime. Pain & suffering damages may also be available depending on the particular circumstances of the accident, and spouses and children under the age of 18 will be allowed to make a loss of consortium/love and affection claims.

The two minor children will have Kentucky Personal Injury claims from this accident, which will include medical bill recovery (both past and future), pain & suffering, and possible future impairment claims.

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Kimberly Youngblood, age 50, of Kevil, and Benjamin Crabtree, age 30, of West Paducah were both injured in a Kentucky auto accident that occurred on Woodville Road. The accident happened as Youngblood was attempting to pass Crabtree’s vehicle, as Crabtree’s vehicle attempted to make a left had turn.

Negligence and fault in this accident are complicated by the facts involved of one vehicle attempting to pass another wile that vehicle is turning. Legally, to determine which injured party will be legally responsible to the other will depend on a thorough examine of what exactly happened. Should Youngblood have known that Crabtree was going to turn? Was the location of the pass one which legally allowed for vehicles to pass each other? Should Crabtree have seen Youngblood?

The at fault party will be legally responsible for medical bills, pain & suffering, and any other damages resulting fro the wreck. The lawyers will likely have to argue and sort out who bears fault and what percentage in this accident.

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As the story and the legalities were discussed in an early posting, including photos of the accident, (Click here for link to earlier story link), a pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed in a SUV accident in Louisville Kentucky on I-71. The victim has been identified as 31 year old Latonya Hunt of Sidon Mississippi. Ms. Hunt was a passenger in the vehicle and was 27 weeks pregnant. She was ejected from the GMC Envoy and died of blunt force injures. Tow other women in the vehicle were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Ms. Hunt’s family will have a Kentucky Wrongful Death legal claim against the driver of the vehicle and her insurance company. It can be legally sought by the establishment of a Kentucky Estate, for the express purposes of pursuing the lawsuit. The legal compensation sought will vary based upon the circumstances of the accident, but will include a lifetime of lost earning potential, which puts a large legal/financial compensation for the family of Ms. Hunt.

Passengers in single car accidents have legal rights under Kentucky law to seek civil justice for the injuries or death caused by the single vehicle accident.

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Rita Roberts was a passenger in a truck that left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The wreck happened along Kentucky 57. The family of Rita Roberts has Kentucky legal rights related to her death. Even if the driver of the truck was not acting intentionally, Ms. Roberts’ family is entitled to civil justice under Kentucky Law. Her family will incur funeral expenses, severe grieving, and the Estate of Rita Roberts will legally be entitled to claims for her death and a lifetime of lost earning capacity. The Estate’s legal claims will be controlled by Kentucky statute KRS 411.130. These type of death claims are referred to as Kentucky Wrongful Death actions.

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The Louisville Kentucky car crash happened around 8:30 a.m. this morning on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky. A GMC Envoy driven by a woman with two female passengers was traveling southbound on I-71 near the Gene Snyder Freeway when the SUV left the road and crashed for unknown reasons. The driver and one passenger were seriously injured. Another female passenger, believed to have been pregnant, was ejected from the vehicle and died from her injuries. The three women were not from Kentucky.

Persons injured and even killed in single vehicle accidents have legal rights under Kentucky law to be legally compensated for the injuries sustained, and even a death, that is the result of the negligent driving of the driver of the vehicle they are traveling in. The driver and the driver’s insurance company can be forced to pay for medical bills, lost wages resulting from the accident, pain and suffering, and in the case of a death, the deceased’s lost lifetime earning and wages capacity. The passenger injured in this crash will have a Kentucky Personal Injury legal claim and the passenger killed will have a Kentucky Wrongful Death legal claim.

In case’s like the one herein reported, it is important for the families of the injured or killed to have legal representation preserve the evidence from the crash and insure that a thorough accident re-construction is performed.

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