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GM announces victim compensation

General Motors will pay as much as $1 million to every family of the 13 individuals killed as a result of their vehicles’ defective ignition switches, WDRB News reported on June 30.

Another $300,000 will be given to every single surviving spouse and dependent of the killed victim in addition to the initial amount.  On the same day this announcement was made, GM recalled another 7.6 million vehicles due to the same problem.

GM claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg said all claims seeking remunerations related to the defective ignition switch must be sent in by December 31 of this year.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident to the negligent actions of someone else, contact the experienced attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm. Our Louisville legal team will pursue those responsible for your car accident, be they negligent drivers on the road or manufacturers responsible for defective car parts. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050.


Little girl died in Pleasure Ridge Park car accident

A seven-year-old girl, whose identity the police authorities did not make known to the public, died at the scene of a car crash the morning of May 17, Wave 3 News reported.

Three other passengers were riding with the girl when their vehicle was struck by a Jeep on the 7200 block of Terry Road at Rivers End Road in Louisville, Kentucky. The driver of the Jeep SUV was brought to the hospital with critical injuries. The three passengers accompanying the young girl also went to the hospital, but their injuries were not as severe.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said the Jeep driver was attempting to pass a southbound car on Terry Road, causing him to be hit by the northbound Chevrolet carrying the group of individuals.

The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm send their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased during this difficult time.


Louisville Metro Police arrest driver who left the scene of an accident

Police officers from the Louisville Metro Police in Kentucky took Eric Bratcher into custody on April 21, claiming he hit a car on South 6th Street and then fled the scene of the accident.

The arrest warrant showed that Bratcher collided with the car’s right side and broke the car’s mirror on that side. According to police investigators, a witness was able to observe the event and took note of Bratcher’s plate number and provide this information to authorities.

Bratcher admitted his guilt and confessed to leaving the accident scene after he struck another vehicle, saying that he was drunk at the time of the incident.

If you have been hurt in a car accident and someone else is responsible, you are likely eligible to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Call the legal team at the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville at (502) 584-5050 to learn more about your legal rights and options following a car accident and find out what we can do for you.


Driver arrested after two-vehicle accident in Kentucky

Law enforcement agents in Shively, Kentucky found two cars at the scene of an auto accident at Dixie Highway and Klages Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 19; one was tipped over to the side and smashed into a broken utility pole and the other was crashed inside a Clarke Motel room located at 4700 Dixie Highway.

The people in the car that had struck the utility pole were brought to University Hospital for treatment of their unspecified injury conditions. The car that crashed into the Clarke Motel room, on the other hand, was found to be driven by 30-year-old Theodore Robinson, who according to witness accounts, had nearly missed hitting three other people before he smashed into the room.

Robinson was arrested as a result of the accident and under suspicion for driving drunk.

If you are injured in a drunk driving accident in Louisville, a lawyer from the Sampson Law Firm may be able to help you hold the drunk driver financially accountable for any harm he or she has done to you. Call (502) 584-5050 today to find out what your legal options are.


Two-vehicle collision in Louisville hospitalizes two people

A car accident that involved a member of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department and a civilian citizen caused two people to be sent to a medical facility. The two-vehicle collision happened at 34th Street and Greenwood Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8.

According to an LMPD spokeswoman, the police officer was chasing robbery suspects driving a stolen vehicle when he got into an accident with the blue Jeep.

A witness to the whole incident, identified as Zorina Wallace, said the police cruiser had its lights and sirens on but that the Jeep had the green light.

The driver of the Jeep, an unidentified man, and his female passenger, were both transported to the University Hospital to seek treatment for their non-life-threatening wounds. Airbags deployed in both vehicles.

With the help of our highly-competent attorneys at Sampson Law Firm, people in Louisville who have been injured due to the recklessness of other may be able to hold the offending party accountable for the repercussions of their actions. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to discuss your legal options.


Knox County woman dies in weather-related car accident

Ruby Miles, 62, of Knox County was involved in a five-car accident on Thursday, January 2. She passed away Thursday morning as a result of her injuries.

On Thursday morning, Miles was driving in the northbound land of South KY 11 when her vehicle slid into the guardrail after hitting a patch of black ice. Snowstorms and freezing rain across Kentucky have enabled dangerous amounts of ice to form on the roads.

Miles was not injured from the initial crash. As she exited her car and walked to safety, another car lost control and struck her. Numerous other cars hit the same patch of ice and collided. Three other people sustained injuries and were transported to a local healthcare facility.

The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm extend our condolences to those who are affected by this unfortunate accident.