Louisville road accidents are especially dangerous according to 2017 statistics from city-data.com. Per capita, Louisville roads had nearly twice as many fatal car crashes as Kentucky’s roads, on average, according to the Kentucky State Police collision analysis. The same year, 89 people were killed throughout the city. The most dangerous roads include Interstates 64 and 264.
If your loved one has been killed as the result of a car accident in Louisville, you have a right to expect compensation from the driver’s insurance company. This troubling, high-stress time you’re experiencing is probably filled with anger at the other driver, sorrow for the loss of the one you love, and confusion as to how you are going to pay for their funeral or hospital expenses. Aside from contacting a wrongful death attorney in the Louisville area, here is some useful information as to what you should do after the death of your relative.
Common Causes of Fatal Road Accidents
When filing a lawsuit against the person that is responsible for your loved one’s death, it is important to know how or why the other driver caused the accident in the first place.
Whether your loved one was killed instantly or passed away months later, the other party should be held responsible if they were breaking any laws or failing to follow driving rules. You likely have grounds to file a lawsuit if the other driver was:
- Driving under the influence
- Swerving into another lane
- Failing to follow yield or stop signs
- Driving distracted
- Driving recklessly or carelessly
- Driving in poor weather without adjusting driving habits accordingly
- Operating their car while tired or fatigued
Under any of these circumstances, the other driver should be held accountable for what they’ve done. Attorneys David Schuler and Justin Gooch have the experience and knowledge you need to help you find substantial evidence to build a case that will bring justice for your Kentucky relative.