Yesterday in Kentucky, a young gentleman was killed in a car accident after his car struck a tree on Cedar Point Road in the Buckner area. (Please see article). His passenger was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.
It is alleged that the car lost control and struck a tree. The reason this is important to a Kentucky Car Accident attorney is that to qualify for uninsured motorist coverage in Kentucky, there has to be a touching involved between this vehicle and another. The news report “claims” that the vehicle lost control. But, what if that is not the case? What if the vehicle was actually side-swiped? Or hit in the rear? Without talking to the passenger or a reliable witness, a Kentucky Car Accident attorney cannot rule these things out.
And the implications of HOW this accident actually happened is important for each person in the car. For the driver, if it was a hit and run, then if the driver has Un-insured motorist coverage he would be able to go after that policy to collect. If it was not a hit and run, then the driver would have no one to go after.
As for the surviving passenger, a Kentucky Car Accident attorney would explain that he could go after the Un-insured motorist policy if there was a hit and run, but he could also go after the driver of the vehicle he was in, if it was actually the driver’s fault and not as a result of a hit and run. Andrew Alitowski as a Kentucky Car Accident attorney would be able to explain all of this to you and your family if you were ever involved in such a situation.
Finally, in trying to assist with this tragic situation, per the article, “Lt. Col. Billy Way said in a press release that the collision is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oldham County police at 222-1300. Reporter Andrea Uhde can be reached at (502) 582-4663.”
If you have been involved in a Kentucky car accident and need legal representation, please call and speak to a Kentucky Car Accident Attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew S. Alitowski at 888-ASK-ANDREW or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have.
If you are injured…Ask Andrew!!!