Liability in Motorcycle Accidents on Cane Run Rd in Louisville KY

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Motorcyclists who travel Louisville in the evening know that drivers can act with  careless disregard. That’s especially true of motorists getting ready for a left turn. They can anxiously await oncoming cars and SUVs to pass by, only to miss the smaller profile of a rider also coming straight at them.

A driver can hit the gas without taking a second look and end up right in the path of an unsuspecting rider. The person on the motorcyclist will be left little room or time to swerve out of the way of the broadside of a car making a turn.

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Motorcycle Accidents Involving Passing Lanes On US 60 in Meade County

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Motorcyclists often work more than they should have to, to make sure drivers notice when they are around.

The tendency of a careless driver is to take infrequent glances out a rear-view mirror and when checking blind spots. These quick checks aren’t always enough to spot a rider traveling behind or alongside the driver. Drivers can also misjudge the single head-light of a motorcyclist at night and need to allow for longer looks to spot a rider nearby.

A driver can make a lane change or a turn without spotting a motorcyclist and suddenly leave a rider no room to avoid a devastating impact.

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Head-On Accident Dangers On Cane Run Road in Louisville KY

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Drivers in Louisville should always be focused on the lanes ahead, but it’s hard to expect them to monitor the traffic in opposite lanes as well. An oncoming driver can make a small error and veer into the path of multiple cars before a careful driver even has a chance to react.

Head-on and sideswipe collisions are usually the end result. These powerful collisions multiply the force of impact by combining the speeds of the cars traveling in opposite directions.

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Morning Commute Accident Dangers on The Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville KY

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Interstate travel around Louisville can be treacherous at any hour. But traffic during the morning and afternoon commutes puts even safe drivers at risk.

Motorists can be focused on a cellphone screen or may be speeding to get to work or school. These reckless acts put all other drivers and passengers on the road in danger of serious accidents and injuries.

Two People Injured After a Major Interstate Crash in Louisville

Two people were taken to the hospital after a traffic accident in southern Louisville during the Wednesday morning commute.

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Turning Accident Dangers on Outer Loop in Louisville KY

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Driving at night through Louisville can mean motorists face less traffic, but those trips can be just as dangerous as rush hour traffic during the day. Drivers can be less focused at night and car headlights and taillights can confuse a motorist who isn’t paying full attention to the road.

Someone watching traffic in order to make a turn can take too quick of a look in all directions and proceed when oncoming traffic is much closer than they thought.

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Motorcycle Accidents Involving Drivers Turning Left On Lexington Rd in Georgetown KY

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Motorcyclists in Kentucky are put at the most risk to their safety by three common mistakes by drivers. Motorists can switch lanes or merge without checking blind spots where a rider could easily be traveling. Drivers can also rear-end a motorcyclist when they aren’t paying attention to the traffic in front of them and end up missing the single taillight of a motorcycle.

Drivers making left turns are also a common threat for riders. Drivers can get anxious and hit the gas after oncoming vehicles have passed,

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Truck Accident Dangers on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County KY

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Drivers on rural highways through Kentucky must always travel at speeds safe for the conditions. A stopped car or a truck experiencing mechanical issues is a hazard that drivers should spot and slow down to avoid.

When drivers are careless and don’t reduce speed for obstacles on the highway, they can be held fully liable for any collisions they cause.

Man Killed in Grayson County After Stopping to Help Stalled Driver

A man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in western Grayson County late Monday night.

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Wrong-Way Driver Accident Dangers on I-65 in Louisville KY

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Louisville has its share of fast-moving interstates carrying traffic from one corner of the city to the other. Traffic gets very dangerous when drivers aren’t paying attention to the lanes and to traffic signs like they should.

Drivers and passengers face particular dangers when a confused motorist gets on an interstate traveling in the wrong direction. The impacts can be that much more powerful when head-on collisions occur. The wrong-way drivers, in their confusion, may also fail to hit the brakes and travel full speed into a crash,

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Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Accident Dangers on 28th Street in Louisville KY

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Pedestrians can face major risks to their safety as they travel around Louisville, especially at night. Those intersections that feature crosswalk lines that have been worn so much they are nearly invisible are especially dangerous. Drivers who aren’t paying attention to the roads like they should can miss someone on foot and not even realize they’ve blown through a crosswalk.

The injuries suffered by a defenseless pedestrian could be severe, but victims may have to wait even longer for life-saving medical care if an at-fault driver chooses to drive away from the scene and commit a hit-and-run.

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Weekend Accidents Involving DUI Drivers On I-264 in Louisville KY

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The early morning hours over the weekend can be dangerous times for Louisville motorists. It’s a time when more drunk drivers decide to get out on the interstates and streets. Their impaired driving quickly puts everyone around them at risk of dangerous collisions.

A DUI driver can make bad decisions behind the wheel and those dangerous maneuvers are often hard to predict. Careful motorists will have trouble steering clear of these reckless drivers. A crash occurs and victims can be left with major injuries and in the worst cases have their lives placed in jeopardy.

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