Elizabethtown, KY (May 16, 2024) – A two-car accident occurred in Elizabethtown that caused injuries and one fatality. The collision occurred just before 11:00 p.m. on Interstate 65. Police say a Lexus was traveling the wrong way on the road when it was involved in a crash with a semi-truck. The driver of the Lexus, Jeffrey Simonton, 50, of Tennessee, lost his life after being ejected from his vehicle. The semi-truck driver, a man from Florida, was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where he received treatment for injuries he sustained in the accident. Police in Elizabethtown continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.

Kentucky Car Wrecks

Car accidents in Kentucky can cause serious injury or death to those involved. Suffering injury in a car accident can be a very stressful, overwhelming experience, not to mention expensive. Every year, over three million people in the United States are injured in traffic accidents. Sadly, more than 40,000 end up losing their lives in these incidents.

If the car accident you were involved in was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Becoming suddenly injured due to a car crash could mean that you may have to deal with immense pain and suffering while being forced to take time away from work to recover. No one should ever have to face financial burdens while also dealing with overwhelming injuries, especially if the negligence of another person hurts them.

Recoverable damages in a Louisville car accident claim include lost wages as well as medical expenses, as well as things like pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. Allow a personal injury attorney to assist you in collecting the financial compensation you deserve if your injuries are the result of an accident caused by a negligent driver. A personal injury lawyer in Elizabethtown can help you file a claim for financial compensation so you can get the money you deserve.

The Byrnes Law Office has been in the business of providing innocent and injured crash victims and their family members with just financial compensation for their injuries and incurred losses for many years. Our skilled legal team will work diligently on your behalf to ensure that your legal rights as an injured crash victim are protected and exercised for you to be able to recover fully and as swiftly as possible. You may be suffering in more ways than one after being injured in a car crash. Call us today at (502)364-2500 to speak with a reputable lawyer concerning your case.

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Disclaimer: The Byrnes Law Office is dedicated to improving safety for Kentucky drivers. Our goal is to raise awareness about the dangers of driving and the need to use caution. This is not a solicitation for business, and none of the information constitutes legal or medical advice. Photos in this post are not of the actual accident scene.