Most are caused by bad decisions, distraction, or inattention. Here are some real-life examples of what not to do because these mistakes can injure or kill you, your passengers, or others. If you’re the one hurt by someone else’s mistakes behind the wheel, we may be able to help.
The Fleck Firm represents those injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. We also help family members of those killed in vehicle accidents. People make mistakes and they can result in severe injuries. We’re here to do our part to get your life back together so you can move on after the accident, as best you can. Contact The Fleck Firm today for a free consultation by calling us at (270) 446-7000.
Running a Red Light
University of Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Terrence Clarke, who planned on playing in the NBA, was killed in an April car accident. Clarke, 19, ran a red light and hit another car. He also wasn’t correctly wearing his seatbelt.
According to Kentucky Today, Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “People gravitated to him, and to hear we have lost him is just hard for all of us to comprehend right now. We are all in shock…Terrence’s teammates and brothers loved him and are absolutely devastated.”
Trying to Pass Another Vehicle When It’s Unsafe to Do So
Early in the morning in May, at the intersection of Spencer Lane and KY 9, known as the AA highway, in Vanceburg, Triston Burris, 20, died. Kentucky State Police report he was driving north on KY 9 when he tried to pass a vehicle and struck another. Burris was found dead at the scene. The driver of the car that he struck was taken to the hospital, but no one else was injured, according to WSAZ.
Drifting Off the Roadway
Three Dayton, Ohio, men died in a crash on I-75 in Grant County near Williamstown in April, according to the Kentucky State Police. They ranged in age from 23 to 42. All were pronounced dead at the scene. Three others in their vehicle were injured and taken to area hospitals. Police state the SUV drifted off the right side of the road, hit a guardrail, and overturned multiple times, reports WHIO.
Driving the Wrong Way
Angelina Sue Raad, 38, a Winchester resident, was killed in Lexington in April, after driving an SUV the wrong direction on the inner loop of New Circle Road. A city police officer was in serious condition in the hospital after the two collided, according to the Herald Leader. Police received multiple reports of a vehicle going the wrong way before the accident happened. Both were taken to the hospital where Raad died.
Failing to Yield the Right of Way
A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries because of a crash in Boone County in April, reports Fox19. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office states the accident happened at the entrance ramp to Interstate 275 in Hebron. A driver didn’t yield the right of way when she tried to get on the eastbound ramp from KY-212 and hit 41-year-old David Byrd. He was flown from the scene by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. Byrd wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time.
Get the Legal Help You Need from an Attorney You Can Trust
Many things can go wrong when you’re in a vehicle. If someone else made these kinds of mistakes and left you injured, you may have a valid reason to make a claim against that driver’s insurance policy. This is true whether you were in another vehicle or a passenger the vehicle with the driver who made the mistake. If the insurance carrier isn’t negotiating in good faith, we can take the matter to court, and a jury can decide.
It’s important establish the facts that make the connection between that driver’s errors and your injuries. The next step is documenting your injuries, their extent, how long your limitations are expected to last, and the economic harm you’ve suffered.
If you have any questions about compensation for vehicle accident injuries or want legal representation to help you with an injury caused by another? Contact The Fleck Firm for a free consultation at (270) 446-7000. We’ll talk about the accident, the law, and your best options to proceed. Insurance companies have lawyers. You should have one too.