Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately fairly common in the Louisville community, and a child hit by a car in Shively recently reminds us all to be more cautious. A child recently lost his life when he was hit by a car in Shively. The 6-year old boy was riding his bike in the street when he was struck by an SUV. The young victim was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital, where he passed away from injuries sustained in the accident.
When someone loses their life in Kentucky due to the actions of another it is known as a “wrongful death.” As the oldest personal injury law firm in Louisville, we’ve handled many of these cases through the years. We take the burden of holding those responsible financially accountable off of the shoulders of the family so they may focus on grieving their loss and supporting one another.
Whenever a car comes into contact with a pedestrian or bicycle rider the injuries are often quite severe, if not fatal. Pedestrians and bicyclists are no match for the weight of a car and the forces associated with these accidents. Serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injury or “TBI”, damage to the neck or spine or broken bones, can have permanent consequences. Head injuries can affect cognitive abilities for months or years after an injury. Neck and spine injuries and broken bones can result a permanent loss in the range of motion in arms and legs. Broken bones can lead to disfigurement and restrictions in a person’s ability to work.
The news of a child hit by a car in Shively shakes all of us. It is a solemn reminder to be more vigilant when driving – especially in Louisville neighborhoods. If you have lost a family member in a fatal pedestrian accident or a member of your family has been injured by another person it is important to speak with an experienced injury attorney. Hargadon, Lenihan and Herrington’s experienced injury and wrongful death attorneys have served Shively and clients across the states of Kentucky and Indiana for generations. You can entrust your case to our experienced team. We invite you to contact us or call (502) 583-9701 to speak with an attorney for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.