7-Car Accident in Boone County Kentucky Kills One and Injures Others
On November 29, 2022, there was a deadly auto accident in Boone County, Kentucky. The accident occurred on I-75 South just south of the I-75/71 split and it involved 7 vehicles and one death. The car accident involved a rear-end collision that led to a chain reaction accident involving 5 other vehicles. Several people were injured, including one person that had to be air lifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Currently, almost 700 people have died as a result of motor vehicle accidents in Kentucky in 2022. A grim reminder that we should never take for granted the use of an automobile and give our complete attention to operating the vehicle in a safe manner.
Problems associated with the Multi-Car Multi-Injury Accidents
If you are involved in a multi-car and multi-injury accident like the one described above in Boone County, there are many challenges that can make the claim difficult. First of all, when there are many cars involved there can be a problem of determining liability. The more people involved, the more opportunity for disagreement about who caused the accident. The more people involved, the greater chance that more than one person is at fault. In Kentucky, we have pure comparative negligence, which means that drivers are responsible for the percentage of fault attributable to their degree of fault in causing the accident. If you have multiple parties and multiple drivers potentially at fault, then all of them must eventually come to some agreement on their degree of responsibility for causing the accident. As you can imagine, this predicament may make it difficult to resolve the claim.
The existence of multiple injury claims can make it difficult to settle a claim and can greatly limit the amount of the recovery. For instance, I have a case where there are 3 people injured in a bus accident and the responsible party has a limited amount of insurance. As a result, none of the parties will be fully compensated for their claims and they must agree on an equitable reduction of the their claims. If the parties can not agree on how to divide the limited liability limits, then litigation may be necessary and that takes a lot of time, effort and money. An unfortunate reality of any injury claim in a car accident is that the injured party is limited in his or her recovery based upon the insurance available to him or her. One way of reducing the impact of limited liability insurance is to purchase significant amounts of underinsured motorist coverage, which allows you to make a second claim to make up for what you were unable to recover against the liability insurance. You can learn more about underinsured motorist coverage below.
Contact Kentucky Auto Accident Lawyer!
These circumstances will require the services of an experienced Kentucky auto accident attorney to investigate and locate all available evidence to determine liability and to maximize all insurance benefits available to the victims in this auto accident. Matthew Troutman, a Kentucky auto accident lawyer for over 36 years, has the experience and talent to obtain the best result for the victims in the above car accident. The estate of the one confirmed dead will have a significant wrongful death claim if they are not at fault in the accident. It is very likely that the at fault driver will not have enough insurance to fully compensate the victim’s estate, and, therefore, it will be important for there to be underinsured motorist benefits available.
If you need legal assistance due to a motor vehicle accident, contact Kentucky auto accident attorney Matthew Troutman directly at 859-696-0001 or 502-648-9507 and he will meet with you in the hospital, your home or wherever is convenient for you. He will give you direct access through his cell phone and guide you through the difficult process necessary to obtain the best result possible for you in your car accident claim. To learn more about the Troutman Law Office, click here.