What’s the Most Dangerous Road in Kentucky?

Published on Jul 11, 2018 at 6:48 pm in Auto Accidents.

In recent years, Kentucky has seen a steady increase in crash rates. According to the Analysis of Crash Data in Kentucky by the Kentucky Transportation Center, there was a 9.9 percent increase in wrecks between 2012-2015. The most common causes of these accidents revolved around alcohol impairment, speeding, and distracted driving. In order to protect yourself and your loved ones, it’s important to understand these road risks, as well as where these risks are most prevalent.

Kentucky’s Deadliest Roads

While auto wrecks occur all over the state, there are certain roads in Kentucky that pose a more dangerous threat, for one reason or another. The Kentucky State Police identify these roads based on the number of fatalities that occur. Generally, the accidents that resulted in fatalities involved tractor trailers, heavy traffic with multiple lanes, or sharp, winding curves.

What Do Police Do After a Hit-and-Run?

Published on Jun 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm in Auto Accidents.

 

A hit-and-run occurs when the liable driver flees the scene of the accident. This type of accident can happen when a driver collides with another car, a pedestrian, or an immobile object like a parking meter, and chooses to ignore their actions. If you’re a victim of this type of accident, police can help you catch the offender.

That act of leaving the scene is a crime. In the event of an auto crash, the state of Kentucky legally requires drivers in an accident to stop, assess the scene and call for medical assistance, and provide identification to the other driver. In the event the driver is unconscious, it is assumed they would have followed protocol.

Hit-and-run accidents can be incredibly frustrating if you’re the victim. It’s important to know that, while not every hit-and-run offender is caught, there is a system in place to find the responsible party.

Could Your Old Tires Cause a Car Wreck?

Published on May 24, 2018 at 5:06 pm in Auto Accidents.

When you’re involved in a car accident, you may wonder what it was that caused the accident. The other person may have been engaging in unsafe driving behaviors like texting and driving or speeding. This carelessness can easily cause a collision. But sometimes, the issue may be with the car itself. Car tires deteriorate over time and can make driving unsafe.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be worrying about your future. A Kentucky car accident lawyer from Daryl T. Dixon Law can help you with your claim. You may have incurred injuries that will take time to recover and you may have hospital bills to pay without being able to return to work. These situations can cause a lot of financial stress. Daryl T. Dixon Law will do everything to get you full compensation for your injuries.

The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Published on Apr 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm in Auto Accidents.

Aggressive driving is a term used to describe driving that is dangerous and without regard for the safety of other motorists.  Tailgating, speeding, and cutting off other drivers are all examples of aggressive driving.

Road rage is another common term for aggressive driving and involves dangerous driving that is motivated by anger.  Road rage drivers often yell or make obscene hand gestures, and their behavior is often violent and intimidating.

5 Ways to Stop Friends from Getting Behind the Wheel Drunk

Published on Dec 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm in Auto Accidents.

The holiday season brings a lot of fun opportunities to go out and celebrate with friends. However, this also increases the chances of drunk driving.

Car accidents can cause serious injuries and damage. A night out with friends shouldn’t end in a life-threatening crash. When you have tips and methods to help people get home safe, then you’ll be prepared the next time there’s a holiday party or you go to a bar.

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