On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Monday, June 25, 2012

In an instant, a car accident can leave people suffering severe injuries. Sadly, many people do not survive after they are involved in an accident.

A weekend festival in Kentucky turned to tragedy for one family after a 24-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries after she was hit by a car as she was leaving the Mary, Queen of Heaven church festival.

The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. According to reports, the accident victim was walking along Donaldson Road with her husband and a friend. A woman driving a 2003 Hyundai Sante Fe struck all three of them.

The 24-year-old woman was taken to the University Hospital in Cincinnati. She died the next day. The woman’s husband and her friend suffered minor injuries in the accident. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Authorities are investigating to determine the exact cause of the accident.

In situations like this, accident victims may be able to pursue legal action against any negligent parties. When a driver’s reckless behavior causes harm to others, they should be held responsible.

People who are injured in pedestrian accidents may have to endure surgery, lengthy hospital stays and painful rehabilitation. Their medical bills may become overwhelming. Fortunately, accident victims may be awarded compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

It may be difficult for families in Kentucky to move forward after they have lost a loved one in an accident. However, they too have legal options available to them. They may be awarded compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. The money that is awarded can be used to cover funeral expenses, lost wages and for pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident.

Source: The Enquirer, “Pedestrian dies after being struck leaving church festival,” June 25, 2012