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Head-on collision takes child's life in Pike County

In a perfect world, there would be no risk involved with necessary activities. Driving to work or taking your children to school would be a simple task, and there would be no fear of unimaginable tragedy. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world, and a wrongful death can irrevocably alter a family's life in an instant.

A fatal car accident occurred in Pike County, Kentucky, in early April. According to police who reconstructed the accident, a westbound driver crossed into oncoming traffic in order to avoid a stopped vehicle. The car then collided with an oncoming vehicle in the eastbound lane, injuring the driver and two passengers. In a tragic turn of events, the car traveling in the eastbound lane was carrying a child, who died as a result of her injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, and as of April 4, no charges had been brought against the woman who reportedly swerved in front of the other vehicle. 

In car accidents in which a driver's reckless or negligent actions cause a person's death, the surviving family members may be entitled to some measure of compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. The last thing a grieving family should have to worry about is how they will cover medical expenses and funeral costs. Kentucky's wrongful death laws are meant to protect families from the financial burdens caused by another party's negligence.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, then you may want to speak with an attorney with experience in holding wrongdoers legally accountable for the damage they cause.

Source:, "Child injured in Pike County, KY accident Thursday dies as a result of her injuries," Patti Nieto, April 4, 2014

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