Nicholasville Woman Killed in Lexington Auto Accident

Matthew Troutman Nov. 21, 2022

On November 19, 2022, there was a deadly auto accident in Fayette County, Kentucky. The accident occurred on Winchester Road just past the intersection with Man O’War. There were two vehicles involved and a Nicholasville women was pronounced dead at the scene. 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.

How do people die in a car accident?

With over 700 people dying in Kentucky car accidents every year, it is important to understand how people die. One of the most common reasons is due to blunt head trauma and in many cases this is due to failure to wear a seatbelt. The failure to wear a seatbelt allows the head to strike the windshield and, in fact, occupants are thrown through the windshield onto the roadway. Another common cause of death in a car accident is internal bleeding due to blunt trauma to the chest, head or other area of the body. In an auto accident your body continues to move at the rate your vehicle was traveling and the vehicle stops which leads to a tremendous blow to your body.

Another cause of death in a car accident includes heart attacks or strokes from the trauma of the event. This occurs especially in older people or those with pre-existing heart issues. Experiencing a serious auto accident where your life passes before you can be a very stressful event.

If someone dies in an auto accident, how is a claim made for them

When someone dies in an auto accident through the negligence of another, the estate of the decedent must bring the claim on behalf of the estate. Normally, the estate is represented by a close relative of the decedent who files a request before the local probate court to be appointed the administrator for the estate. If the person has a will, the will determines who can be the administrator for the estate. The administrator will hire an attorney and the attorney will collect all available insurance for the estate. The administrator of the estate does not receive all the money collected. The administrator is required by law to distribute the proceeds of the estate according to the will or, if there is no will, then according to Kentucky law. The administrator is entitled to a fee for his or her services in administering the estate.

Contact Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawyer

These circumstances will require the services of an experienced Kentucky Wrongful death attorney to investigate and locate all available evidence to determine liability and to maximize all benefits available to the victims’ family in this auto accident. Matthew Troutman, Kentucky wrongful death 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. 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 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.