Martin County Single-Car Accident Kills One, Injures Three Others
In the morning of November 8, 2022, one person was killed and three others injured in a single-car accident on Highway 908 four miles outside Inez, Kentucky. The vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a tree.
What can we do to avoid single car accidents?
If you are going out on an errand in your vehicle and there are no other vehicles on the roadway and there are no adverse road conditions, you should never be in an accident. All you have to do is stay in your lane and you will reach your destination safely. Yet we have single car accidents all the time where people leave the roadway and strike something off the roadway just like the accident in Martin county and described above. How can this happen?
The bottomline is that we are distracted when we are driving by many things. That can be the only explanation for driving off the roadway. We can be distracted by cell phones, alcohol or drugs, passengers, signs, activities occurring outside our vehicles, eating and many other concerns. The key to avoiding single car accidents is to be disciplined to keep our eyes on the roadway in front of us and our mind clear to make the best judgments possible.
Mistakes regarding speed also contribute to single car accidents. Driving on curvy roadways at an inappropriate speed can lead to vehicles driving off the roadways. Driving on roadways the driver is unfamiliar with at inappropriate speed can lead to driving off the roadways. Failing to appreciate the danger that is near our roadways leads to driving at fast speeds. Trees do not easily move and cause many deaths of drivers who run into them. Taking the danger of driving for granted is another reason for single car accidents. If we truly appreciate the danger of driving at significant speeds in 2000 lb machines and that any drive can lead to our death, then we would have less single car accidents.
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 benefits available to the victims’ in this auto accident. Matthew Troutman, Kentucky 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 the person that died in the accident was not the driver, their estate will have a significant wrongful death claim.
It is very likely that the at fault driver in the Martin county accident will not have enough insurance to fully compensate the victims, and, therefore, it will be important for there to be underinsured motorist benefits available to the estate of the deceased and to the other injured victims. If the driver did not have any insurance, then the occupants of the vehicle will need to have uninsured motorist coverage in order to make a claim for their pain and suffering and they can find this coverage from their own vehicle (even though it was not involved in the accident) or the coverage of a family member’s vehicle if they lived with them at the time of the accident. To learn more about uninsured motorist coverage click here.
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.