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A tragic and fatal accident occurred in Anderson County, Kentucky, as four teenagers were traveling home to Christian County, Kentucky, after watching a high school basketball game. The four high school students were traveling in a 2010 Nissan pickup truck which collided with the back end of a semi tractor trailer that had parked in an emergency lane. Two of the teenagers were seriously injured. One teenage, Dequavius Weaver, age 16, died at the scene of the crash, and another teenager, 17 year old Jacob Blankenship, was transported to UK Hospital where he died there from the injuries sustained in the accident. Josh Harbold, age 16, and Dendrick Holmes, are hospitalized due to their injuries.

In a case such as this, where two are killed and 2 others seriously injured, the primary concern from a legal perspective is will there be enough insurance coverage to afford justice to those injured and the families of the killed. It becomes complicated and ever insurance policy, including many that most would not consider as possibly affording coverage must be examined to insure that the victims get the fullest amount of justice afforded under the law.

The legal claims from this accident will be both Kentucky Personal Injury Claims and Kentucky Wrongful Death Claims. The damages will vary form victim to victim based upon the facts specific to each victim. Information about the legal rights of persons injured in Kentucky auto accidents and the legal rights of families who have lost a loved one in a Kentucky auto accident can be found from the Ackerson Law Offices. (www.kyfirm.com)

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A Greenup, Kentucky car accident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 23. It involved two vehicles. The crash has tragically taken the lives of three people, Tracie Howard, of Portsmouth, Ruby Brown, of South Shore, and Jamond Buford, of Ashland. Joshua Bowling, age 33, of Flatwoods was taken to King’s Daughters’ Medical Center for medical treatment. His condition is listed as serious.

Details related to the cause of the crash are still pending. Under Kentucky motor vehicle laws, the parties responsible for the accident can be held legally liable for the accident, injuries, and deaths, related to the accident. Persons who are injured in Kentucky auto accidents can bring Kentucky Personal Injury Claims. The families of persons killed in Kentucky auto accidents can bring Kentucky Wrongful Death Claims. Depending upon the facts surrounding the accident and matters specific to each individual, the legal claims can and will vary.

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A tragic accident near Somerset, Kentucky has taken the life of Megan Williams, age 30. The accident happened Wednesday morning just after midnight on Ky. 39, a few miles north of Somerset. The cause of the accident is related to a semi truck attempting to turn off of Ky. 39 onto a narrow road when one of its wheels went into a ditch and part of the truck was squeezing up against a utility pole. The semi was blocking Ky. 39 when Ms. William’s vehicle collided with the semi. She died at the scene of the accident.

Kentucky semi truck accidents are serious matters and are riddled with legal complexities, which include legally preserving evidence related to the crash, which include trucking ledgers and logs related to where the truck had been, how long the truck had been on the road, and verifying the truck had been in full compliance with federal trucking regulations. In cases where people are killed due to semi truck accidents, Kentucky law affords the family of those innocent victims killed a legal remedy to seek civil justice related to the death of their loved one. These types of legal claims are called Kentucky Wrongful Death Claims.

Information about the legal rights of families who have lost a loved one in a Kentucky trucking accident can be found from the Ackerson Law Offices. (www.kyfirm.com).

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A four vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Danville, Kentucky has sent one person to the hospital. The Accident happened shortly before 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Ky. 2168 and Ky. 34. The accident occurred as a semi truck was heading east on Ky. 2168 when it hit two cars which then hit a pickup truck. The driver of the semi truck told police that the sun was in his eyes and he could not see the red light.

Accidents involving semi truck have extra ordinary legal complications, and when persons are injured in semi truck accidents they need to obtain legal counsel quickly in order to preserve important evidence such as trucking logs and ledgers, which under federal laws can be destroyed after a period of time. Evidence, such as trucking lodgers, can be helpful in establishing whether drivers were already breaking the law by traveling too great of a distance or for too long.

Persons injured in semi truck accidents are entitled to legal compensation from these type of serious accidents.

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Felecia Burton, age 40, of Lexington, Kentucky, was killed Sunday morning after being struck by a van. This tragic accident happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Burton and friends had left a bar and were walking along the roadway in Okolona neighborhood area when for unknown reasons Burton stumbled into the roadway and was struck by a van. Police reports indicate that alcohol may have been a factor in causing this accident. If alcohol is determined to be a factor, Burton’s family may have a claim against the bar that over served the alcohol that lead to this accident. This type of legal action is generally known as a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim and more specifically known as a Dram Shop Action, in cases of over serving of alcohol. Dram Shop actions, depending upon the parties involved, can be either 1st party claims or 3rd party claims.

Under the legal causes of action for both a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim and a Kentucky Dram Shop Action, the family of Ms. Burton can seek legal civil damages under Kentucky Law.

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A motor vehicle crash in Graves County, Kentucky occurred Sunday at the intersection of Ky 80 and Ky 97 when a vehicle failed to yield the right-of-way while attempting to turn onto Ky 80. the accident resulted in injuries to both drivers. A passenger, 17 year old Kelsey Gibson, of Murray, Kentucky, was severely injured and airlifted to Vanderbilt hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Ms. Gibson, a passenger cannot be liable for this accident, and as such Kentucky law will afford her and her family the right to seek Kentucky civil law damages. Anytime a person is airlifted to the hospital the medial expenses, including the stat flight, will be substantial. As such, knowledge of insurance laws and avenues of coverage flexibility are important to consider early in the process of seeking treatment and protecting the legal rights of the innocent injured person.

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This accident happened last Thursday night on U.S. 60 near the intersection of Ky 5. The Accident was caused by a westbound vehicle crossing the center line of the roadway and crashing into a Chevy Blazer. This accident resulted in multiple persons being sent to hospital and the death of 17 year old Alexandra “Paige” Bush.

While clearly the accident appears to be the fault of the vehicle crossing into the path of on-coming traffic, the greater unanswered questions are what caused the vehicle to cross into the other lane. The reasons can range from mere driver inattentiveness to other acts such as cell phone usage.

Kentucky law affords the families of victims who are killed in motor vehicle accidents to use Kentucky civil laws to seek justice in cases where someone is killed. Such legal action is referred to as a Kentucky Wrongful Death Suit and affords families the right to use the legal system to seek redress and answers to what caused the accident. Often these types of lawsuits are not only about seeking to punish the wrong doers financially, but often through the legal discovery process and the taking of depositions, the witnesses are forced to testify and provide answers about what truly happened.

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A fatal cross-over accident occurred on US 127 in Casey County, Kentucky around 6:30 p.m. last Friday. This accident involved a vehicle crossing the center line of traffic and crashing into another vehicle traveling the opposite direction. Michael Beal, age 26, was tragically killed in this accident.

Kentucky civil laws related to tragic auto accident are not as compassionate as one would hope. They do not afford justice fully to a family who has lost a loved one. Often the legal damages that can be claimed in Kentucky Wrongful Death lawsuits is limited solely to the lost earning potential of the victims, and do not afford family members, other than spouses or younger children, compensation for the bereavement and emotional distress suffered.

Kentucky Wrongful Death Claims are very fact specific to the circumstances of the accident and the circumstances of the deceased victim’s life. The families of younger victims are compensated much more than the families of victims who are much older. As a result the laws can seem to disproportionately place a greater value on life at a younger age than an older age. The reality however is that the law is merely affording compensation for the lifetime of lost earning potentials, and a person who is young has lost more years of earning capacity than a person who is of the age of retirement.

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A single vehicle accident in Harrison County, Kentucky last Friday has resulted in the death of one passenger and the serious injury of the driver and another passenger. Joshua Frank Fryman, age 21, died from the injuries he sustained in this crash. The driver of the vehicle and another passenger were air lifted to UK Hospital due to their injuries. This accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Williamstown Road. Reports indicate that the vehicle was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and struck a utility pole.

The injured passenger and the family of Mr. Fryman will both have legal claims against the driver of the vehicle. The Fryman family will have a Kentucky Wrongful Death claim whereby they can seek compensation for the loss of Joshua’s life. The other passenger in the vehicle will have a Kentucky Personal Injury claim whereby compensation for medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, and pain & suffering, can be sought.

Due to the severity and tragic nature of this accident, it is important to know each and every insurance policy available to afford coverage, including policies that most would not think to consider, including policies of the victims and policies of persons who lived with the victims. Knowledge of insurance laws help victims and there families obtain the maximum amount of coverage available to compensate them for their losses.

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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.