Car Hits Home in Lexington Kentucky Auto Accident
At about 8:00 pm on December 4, 2022, there was an unusual accident at the 1600 block of Russell Cave Road in Lexington Kentucky- a car left the roadway and struck a house with 10 people inside and the driver managed to flee the scene before police arrived and they are still searching for the driver. No one in the house was injured.
Why do driver's Flee an Accident Scene?
Sometimes you see drivers flee from an accident scene. There are many reasons for this behavior; none of them good. Drivers will flee the accident scene when they are in a stolen vehicle, they have an outstanding warrant, they are under the influence of alcohol or another drug, they are attempting to avoid deportation because they are in the country illegally, they are uninsured and to escape responsibility for the accident.
If you see someone fleeing from an accident scene, it is not wise to follow them except maybe to take a picture of the vehicle or obtain their license tag information. People who are motivated to leave the scene of an accident are likely to be desperate enough to harm you. Also, realize that nowadays there are a lot of businesses with cameras that may have video footage of the accident. Ask the investigating police officer to check with the businesses for the camera footage. It is important to seek the video footage as soon as possible because most businesses tape over the old footage and some do it on a daily basis. If the officer refuses to ask for the video footage, then you may have to do so. If your accident is in an area where there are no businesses, then there may be nothing else you can do.
Even if a driver leaves an accident and cannot be located by police, you still have an opportunity to file an insurance claim and be compensated for any of the pain and suffering you experience from any injuries suffered in the accident. You can file this claim against your own insurance company, if you purchased uninsured motorist coverage. It is a common coverage in Kentucky. In fact, Kentucky law requires that the coverage be offered to all drivers and, if rejected, it must be rejected in writing. I recommend purchasing this coverage and, you will be happy to know, that it is a cheap coverage to buy.
One of the problems you may face in a hit and run accident is a lack of contact with the at fault vehicle. If a vehicle crosses the centerline and forces you off the road, but never has contact with your vehicle and then leaves the scene of the accident, you may not be able to make an uninsured motorist claim. Many uninsured motorist policies are written to exclude claims where there is no contact with the uninsured vehicle. The reason the law allows this exclusion is because it is easy for someone to make a fraudulent claim when they run off the road due to their own negligence. They can lie about a phantom vehicle that forced them off the road.
Contact Lexington Auto Accident Lawyer!
These circumstances will require the services of an experienced attorney to investigate and locate all available evidence to determine liability and to maximize all benefits available to the victims in this auto accident. Matthew Troutman, Lexington auto accident lawyer, of the Troutman Law Office has been handling auto accident claims, almost exclusively, since 1986 and has the experience and talent to obtain the best result for the victims in the above car accident.
If you need legal assistance due to a motor vehicle accident, contact Lexington 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.any of the uninsur