Why are the number of fatal accidents increasing in Kentucky over the past 3 years? According to Kentucky State Police the fatal accidents through Thanksgiving weekend in 2017 was equal to the same period in 2015. 2016 brought the highest number of traffic fatalities in the State of Kentucky in several years. What can be done to reduce the trend of fatal accidents increasing in Kentucky?
The first step is to buckle up. The majority of those who have lost their lives in a fatal motor vehicle accident in Kentucky over the past several years were not wearing safety restraints. Alcohol and DUI is another significant factor in fatal accidents. 2015 (the last year for which we have completed records) brought the highest number of alcohol related deaths since 2009.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal accident due to someone else’s negligence it is known in Kentucky as a wrongful death. Kentucky wrongful death law provides compensation for surviving family members in these cases. The attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington (HLH) has earned numerous multi-million dollar verdicts in wrongful death cases for our clients. Wrongful death actions are complex cases which help your family to seek compensation for the loss of affection and companionship, as well as the loss of financial support and future wages. Our laws also provide damages for any conscious pain your loved one was forced to endure as a result of the accident.
With the number of wrongful death and fatal accidents increasing in Kentucky it is important to eliminate distractions, buckle up and exercise caution on the roads during the holiday season. If your family has been forced to endure a wrongful death due to a fatal accident in Kentucky, we invite you to contact us or call (502) 583-9701 for a free initial consultation. There is no cost to you or your family out of pocket, as we work on a contingency fee basis.