A lot of car accidents occurred this holiday season that is sure to put a crimp in the festivities for those involved. At the very least, parties to the accidents are facing a frustrating time filling out forms and making claims for property damage. At worst, some families may be spending the holidays in hospital waiting rooms or in funeral homes.
Car accidents happen all the time, but most especially around holidays. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year all clumped together, more people are on the road going to or coming from parties, and those who have had a convivial time are the most likely to get into an accident.
In Massachusetts, for example, the car of an unlucky 60-year-old driver involved in a three-way fender bender along Interstate 90 was hit by an inattentive truck driver who plowed into the parked vehicle even as the first accident was being investigated by state troopers. The driver was seriously injured while his female passenger died on the scene. As described on the website of personal injury law firm Crowe & Mulvey, LLP in Boston, the facts of the case indicate that the injured driver was a victim of negligent driving in the second accident.
In Kentucky, numerous car accidents were logged on the highways for the holiday break, many because of the unseasonably wet weather but mostly only resulting in property damage. A notable exception is the tow truck driver who was hooking up an abandoned vehicle on the side of Interstate 495 when a box truck hit and killed him instantly. The box truck driver was charged for reckless driving and other violations of commercial trucking safety regulations. A Louisville car accident lawyer would have to be consulted for civil action against the negligent driver and trucking company.Read More