A fatal accident in Hart County has resulted in a wrongful death and many questions. A collision between two vehicles on US 31 West has ended in loss of life for one driver and serious injuries for another.
Local law enforcement reported an 18 year old driving a Dodge in the southbound lane crossed the center line and struck an oncoming GMC pickup head-on. The force of the car crash sent the truck over the side of the road, and it burst into flames. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner. The young driver who crossed the center line was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries.
When a person loses their life in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver or due to the negligence of another party it is known in Kentucky as a “wrongful death.” Kentucky wrongful death laws provide an opportunity for the grieving family to file a wrongful death action to seek financial damages and justice for the loss of their loved one.
Obviously, there is no amount of money which can offset the loss of a loved one. Wrongful death actions help immediate family members such as parents, spouses and children to seek compensation for their loss. Spouses will lose the intimate connection with their husband or wife as well as income which provided for the needs of the household. Children will never again be able to spend time with that parent, and parents are forced to grieve and endure the untimely loss of a child.
This fatal accident in Hart County has resulted in a wrongful death and the family of the victim has legal recourse. If you lose a family member in a car, truck or motorcycle accident we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys.