We were saddened to hear of a recent fatal car accident involving a moped here in Louisville. A 20 year old man was riding a moped when he was struck by a car, resulting in serious injuries. He passed away the next day. The driver of the car stopped at the scene, but it is too early to tell if the driver will face criminal charges.
The loss of a life in a fatal accident due to someone else’s negligence is legally known as a wrongful death. There are many circumstances surrounding this case which must be investigated. The facts as we know them are a young man lost his life after being struck by a car. Even if they are not charged with a criminal offense, it is quite possible the driver of the car could be held responsible for the wrongful death of the moped driver in a civil lawsuit.
In a wrongful death action, the family of the fatal accident victim brings a personal injury claim on behalf of the person who lost their life due to the negligence of another. There are some important time limitations in these cases and it is important to speak with experienced Louisville wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible. There isn’t enough information publicly available to tell for certain if a recent fatal car accident involving a moped could be a wrongful death. We can help answer the questions of the families of wrongful death victims and protect their interests.
At Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC we have represented the families of wrongful death victims in Louisville and throughout Kentucky since 1924. It is important to investigate what has happened and interview witnesses while their memories are still clear. We take the burden of managing the legal and insurance issues so your family can focus on one another, and supporting each other through this difficult time. If your family has lost a loved one in an accident due to another’s actions we invite you to contact us or call (502) 583-9701 for a free consultation. There is no cost to your family out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.