The risk of traffic accidents is something we often don’t consider as we leave the house every morning. Yet, the statistics show that every day there are lives lost in our state as well as people seriously hurt in collisions.
In 2018, there were 724 fatal accident victims on Kentucky roads. The Kentucky State Police confirmed that 76 of those victims were killed in Jefferson County. That’s down from the 108 deaths reported in the county in 2017.
Every year people are left to struggle with painful injuries and families are left to grieve lost loved ones.
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We enlisted Cara Stigger’s daughter to help us in our most recent commercial. Cara shares a relatable message… My kids are no longer teenagers, but I still talk to them about being a safe driver. I worry about them because I know all too well how dangerous it is on the roads. People are distracted by phones and not looking at the road. As a personal injury attorney, I talk to people injured by distracted drivers whose lives are forever changed in an instant.
If you or your family is hurt by a careless driver,
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Motorcyclists must be wary of other drivers at any time of day, but a ride at night can be especially hazardous. Distracted drivers miss spotting motorcycles at an alarming rate and this inattention leads to accidents every day.
For some reason, careless drivers seem to have the same trouble in low light conditions even with a motorcycle that has headlights and full running lights. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finds that even though there’s less traffic on the roads at night,
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Head-On collisions between vehicles often result in the most devastating outcomes in accidents. They can prove dangerous for the occupants involved because the speeds of both cars are added to the impact force. Adding a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol to the equation can multiply the risk of severe injury by several times more.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that about one-third of all fatal crashes involve alcohol-impaired drivers. They also found a link between certain times of the night and when the most collisions are reported.
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According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the worst months for DUI fatalities are between June and September. Road safety experts point out that summer holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day Weekend are among the deadliest holidays for DUIs. There’s also plenty of data that suggests teens are more likely to try alcohol in the summer.
Considering how prevalent DUIs are this time of year, Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC,
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The interstates around and through Louisville can be challenging to navigate for any driver. The extreme speeds sometimes seen on the interstates can suddenly drop down to a crawl during peak hours leaving already distracted drivers with little time to react. Multi-car pile-up accidents can be the result.
The Kentucky State Police see the dangers major arteries in Louisville can pose to motorists every day. They responded to 2,773 accidents along Interstate 64 alone in 2018. The collisions led to 19 deaths and left 657 victims injured.
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Kentucky interstates can prove dangerous for drivers when hazards like high speeds and heavy traffic combine. With speed limits of 65 mph, motorists are tempted to go well beyond the limit. Road obstacles like objects in the road and stopped traffic can appear out of nowhere in front of drivers leaving little reaction time.
Kentucky State Police responded to over 13,500 accidents on interstates over the course of 2018. Those accidents left almost 2,500 occupants injured and claimed 71 lives. Interstate 265 around Louisville was the scene for 870 of those collisions.
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Motorcyclists do their best to avoid every other driver on the road, but even the most careful rider can be forced into an accident by a careless motorist.
Left-turns are a seemingly simple maneuver, but end up being one of the biggest threats to a motorcyclist’s safety on the road. Left-turn collisions often occur when a distracted motorist is attempting to turn in front of oncoming traffic. Drivers check for oncoming cars, but for whatever reason can miss motorcyclists right in front of them.
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There may be nothing more frightening for drivers at night than seeing the headlights of oncoming traffic veer across the center line and into their path.
A collision can be the frightening result and those impacts often occur head-on. A front collision between two cars can be devastating to anyone inside the vehicles. Both cars bring their speed into the crash, doubling the force of the impact.
The Kentucky State Police see the damage a head-on crash or a partial head-on crash can do on a regular basis.
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One of the hardest lessons for new drivers to learn is that driving your own vehicle safely and by the rules may not be enough to keep you out of danger. To avoid some common accidents you have to get into the head of the other drivers around you and drive defensively.
Defensive driving skills come with experience, but after a while, you can learn to predict the bad moves a careless driver, a distracted driver or a reckless driver is going to make and you can often steer clear of their mistakes.
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