Kentucky is making an effort to crack down on automobile crash rings with the passage and implementation in June 2015 of House Bill 153, which deems it illegal to solicit an automobile accident victim for medical treatment within 30 days following the crash.
Insurance Institute of Kentucky executive director Mark Treesh said “unscrupulous providers” make a habit of contacting people involved in the accident, promising to pay them cash and then taking their personal injury protection benefits are used up–typically $10,000. This treatment may be inadequate and prevent victims from later getting the care they actually need with their personal injury protection.
National Insurance Crime Bureau member Tim Lynch said Louisville is in 10th place in the United States with these kinds of suspicious claims.
The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville understand the great challenges that personal injury victims face. With that in mind, we may advocate on your behalf for the financial compensation you need to cover any costs related to your accident. Call our offices at (502) 584-5050 today to begin taking action.
Police authorities took 50-year-old Goshen, Kentucky resident Donald Jefferies into custody on Thursday, March 6 for charges of driving under the influence of prescription medication, driving while intoxicated, and three counts of assault in the first degree in relation to a Carroll County, Carrollton car accident that injured three people.
Kentucky State Police Dave Roberts was the one who served Jefferies the warrant a week after the accident, which occurred on February 26 near the KY 36 Bridge and Notch Lick Road.
The police investigation showed that Jefferies was headed east on KY 36 when his vehicle traversed the center line and hit the car in which Carrollton residents Stephen and Nicole Wise, 37 and 34, respectively, were riding. Both were injured, in addition to a passenger who is a minor. All were taken to Louisville area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
The physical injuries, and pain and suffering that a victim of an accident must often deal with can be overwhelming. Fortunately for those who are involved in such accidents in Louisville, our lawyers at the Sampson Law Firm may be able to help. Call (502) 584-5050 to find out how we may be able to help you seek financial compensation.