Car Accident on I-65 in Louisville Causes Domino Effect

A driver lost control on I-65 in Louisville which in turn caused a domino effect involving three other cars. According to Kentucky Police, Charles Miller was driving a Dodge Ram when he lost control and slammed into a cable barrier before ending up partially in the fast lane. Shirley Bosivert was able to swerve and miss Miller but Karl Brown, driving a semi-truck, slammed into the rear of Bosivert causing her to slam into the pickup. After that, Michael Eastman, who was following the semi-truck, then ran into the back of the semi. Bosivert was taken to the University of Louisville hospital but no one else was hurt.

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Semi-truck accidents are dangerous
Truck accidents can be very dangerous as they are much bigger than cars that share the same space. Accidents can happen really fast and avoiding situations like this can be very difficult. That is why it's important to always be focused and avoid distracted driving. 

The law
When your loved one is killed in a truck accident as a result of the unlawful or negligent actions of another person, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you win your lawsuit, you will be awarded damages. These may include payments for medical bills, past and future lost wages and pain and suffering (compensatory damages). You may also be awarded punitive damages intended to punish the offending party or deter them from repeating the same action, such as repeated traffic violations. Punitive damages are basically a form of punishment for a company committing illegal and unlawful acts.

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If you are injured in any car accident, please get checked out by a doctor to make sure you're okay. If you feel that legal action is necessary, then contact a Kentucky accident attorney. They will see what options are available to you to help you get the compensation you deserve. 

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