Many people visit Kentucky for its tourist attractions. Many more of us call this place home, settle down and start our businesses. But, no matter what draws you here, we are all vulnerable to dangerous roadways, which was demonstrated by a recent multi-vehicle pedestrian accident.
The recent multi-vehicle pedestrian accident
An unfortunate accident happened at the beginning of March. According to local news reports, in addition to several damaged vehicles, a pedestrian suffered injuries as the result of being hit by one of the cars in the wreck.
Pictures from the report show significant vehicle damage and airbag deployment.
Kentucky accident data
According to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, our state saw an overall decrease in the number of motor vehicle accidents from 2019 to 2020, but an increase in the number of accident fatalities. The agency noted over 2,500 serious injuries each year. Unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities were at its highest point in 2020, the last year of the data review.
If another driver is negligent, they should be held accountable
When another driver causes you harm as a result of their negligence, you may be able to recover damages from the driver or their insurance company. Motorcyclists, pedestrians and motorists are all vulnerable, but all deserve the dignity of recovery and being made whole.
To be successful in a personal injury lawsuit, you must show that the other party was negligent, and that their negligence was the cause of your damages. You must also calculate your damages, including both economic damages (such as medical bills and lost wages) and noneconomic damages (such as pain and suffering). Attorneys help the injured and their families understand how to build a case and maximize their compensation.