Henderson, KY (July 10, 2023) – On July 8, the Kentucky State Police responded to the scene of a fatal accident that occurred in the Henderson area.
According to reports from the police, a Mack semi-truck was traveling on Green Street. As the vehicle passed through the intersection of Second Street, it struck a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a 66-year-old woman, suffered fatal injuries due to the crash. She was pronounced deceased by the Henderson County Coroner’s Office.
The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating the crash.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the family of the woman who lost her life in this crash. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal truck accidents claim the lives of hundreds of individuals each month in the United States. Regrettably, there are many instances where innocent people lose their lives as a result of accidents that are entirely preventable. When pedestrians lose their lives in fatal truck accidents, their families often have legal options available to them.
Families who have lost loved ones have the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. In Kentucky, there are several parties who can be held liable for fatal truck accidents.
In most cases, wrongful death claims are filed against the driver of the truck. If the driver was fatigued, speeding, or switched lanes in a reckless manner, resulting in an accident that claimed innocent lives, they can be held accountable for their actions.
Additionally, legal action can be taken against the trucking company. This typically occurs when truck drivers are inadequately qualified to operate the vehicles but are still hired. Trucking companies can also be held responsible for accidents if they engage in poor truck maintenance practices.
Other parties that are commonly identified in fatal truck accidents include maintenance companies, truck part manufacturers, truck retailers, and cargo loading companies. To determine the appropriate party to file a legal claim against, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a national truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will help identify the responsible party and file a claim for compensation on your behalf.
Losing a loved one in a fatal truck accident presents immense challenges. At Burg Simpson, our compassionate and experienced national truck accident attorneys understand the difficulties faced by grieving families after such a sudden loss. We are committed to helping these families obtain justice for their loved ones and secure the maximum compensation available to aid them in rebuilding their lives during these trying times.
With decades of experience representing families nationwide affected by fatal truck accidents, we handle every aspect of your case with expertise, care, and attention to detail, ensuring the best possible outcome. Contact our national truck accident law firm now at 888-895-2080 for a free consultation, and let us assist you through this difficult period.
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