Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

What you should know about fatal accidents and loss of consortium

Fatal motor vehicle accidents rob many families of someone they love and cherish each year. While it is nearly impossible to assign a monetary value to the many ways a person enhances the lives of others, Kentucky is one of the states that allow the bereaved to do so. In legal terms, this is known as loss of consortium, but you may know it as loss of companionship.

Fatalities by type of car accident

Have you ever found yourself wondering what type of car accident puts you in the most danger? Is it the rear-end accident that you never see coming, the rollover wreck as you go around a corner or perhaps the red light runner hitting the side of your car at an intersection?

How car accidents compare to other types of travel

It can be hard to really grasp how common fatal motor vehicle accidents are. Until one of your family members gets involved in a deadly crash, it always feels like something you just see on the news. Something that happens to someone else. Something you'll never have to deal with.

Key statistics regarding deadly pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians who are doing little more than walking the dog or going for a run face serious risks when these activities take them near busy roads. An accident involving a car has a high probability of being fatal, and all it takes is one little error on the driver's part to put someone in the hospital.

Night travel is 3 times as dangerous as daytime travel

You're planning a trip, and you have some flexibility regarding when you travel. As such, you're considering driving at night. You figure there will be far less traffic, so you'll make better time and you'll be safer. Doesn't fewer cars on the road mean better odds of avoiding a crash?

The costs of a fatal car crash for the victim's family

Suffering through a fatal car crash as a family member of the victim is unbearable. You don't know how to react, what to do next, how to handle the situation and whether or not you can file a lawsuit. All of these are important issues that should be addressed following a fatal car accident in Jefferson.

T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law
600 W Main Street Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-792-7937
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