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Rural Intersection Crashes in Kentucky

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Even though rural driving can have a much better view than Louisville traffic, studies have shown that driving in the country is more dangerous than driving on the congested roads and freeways in urban areas. Drivers who cruise for miles without seeing another car might be tempted to blow through a stop sign, making a poor assumption that another car won’t be at the crossing.

Three Dead in Blown Stop Sign Crash in Shepardsville

Police say that a Honda Civic with three people inside ran a stop sign Thursday, June 18, 2020, killing all three. The accident happened around 10 am after the driver of the Civic entered the intersection and then was struck by two vehicles.

Officials say that two of the deceased were pronounced dead at the scene and the third died at a local hospital. Police are still investigating the crash.

Rural Stop Signs

One of the problems with rural driving is actually the lack of vehicles on the road. This seems counterintuitive as the fewer cars there are, it would seem the fewer accidents. However, when the roads are almost bare like they are in rural regions, this can give a driver a false sense of security. Speeding, distractions, and a lack of vigilance all come as a result of an open road.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, stop signs are placed at the majority of rural unsignalized intersections and account for over 20% of all traffic fatalities. The agency recommends upgrading the majority of them to include some level of light signal to control traffic.

Rural Stop Sign Injuries

At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we know how dangerous rural stop sign intersections can be. We’ve represented an untold number of victims who were injured in an intersection crash where a stop sign was the only form of traffic control.

If this has happened to you, know that we will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. In most cases, your compensation will come from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, but in some cases, the design or upkeep of the intersection may be a factor, in which case, we will look at making a claim against whoever is responsible for the intersection.

Some of the injuries we’ve seen at rural stop sign intersections are:

  • Blunt Force Trauma
  • Severe Head Injuries
  • Broken Legs/Arms
  • Broken Collarbone
  • Fractured Ribs
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Nerve Damage
  • Organ Injuries
  • Airbag Injuries

If you’ve been injured in an accident at a stop sign due to someone else’s negligence, come talk to an attorney at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, to discuss your rights. Don’t leave it to chance or worse—up to the insurance agent. Their job is to NOT pay you money or pay as little as possible.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today

Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field. Talk to someone you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law.

The attorneys at Kaufman &  Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, at (800) 937-8443 or click here to contact them online.

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