The risks posed by a distracted driver have been a growing concern for several years. Driving while using a cell phone, for example, was attributed to over 800 fatal car accidents in this country in 2017. The number of observed motorists using cell phones also rose, according to a survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute.
Driving at excessive speeds has been a major part of traffic fatalities in this country. Despite serious car accidents, however, speeding has been publicly-acceptable and prevention efforts have been limited. The Governor's Highway Safety Association made these findings in a recently-released report.
With the holiday season upon us in Kentucky, many people take to the streets and highways in the state. Whether it is traveling to a relative's house for Thanksgiving dinner or driving to various stores on Black Friday, Thanksgiving weekend has many events going on. With the holidays upon us, it is important for Kentucky residents to learn about how they may suffer unexpected injuries, specifically if they are involved in a car accident.
When a Frankfort area resident is injured in a car accident due to no fault of their own it can be a scary and traumatizing situation. An injury can lead to thousands of dollars in medical expenses along with emotional trauma. It can be hard to deal with all of these issues, but a victim may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
When a Kentucky resident is injured due to no fault of their own, such as in a car accident, they may not realize that they may have the right to file a lawsuit. Kentucky law allows an injured person to sue the negligent party for damages. These damages may include medical expenses and future medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Many Frankfort area residents have been involved in a car accident. Although most car accidents are not serious, many families have been affected by a car accident that caused critical injuries to their loved ones. A car accident can lead to many unexpected expenses and emotional trauma.
Distracted driving and dangerous driving continue to be a problem in Kentucky. Cellphones, passengers and other distractions offer many opportunities for drivers to cause motor vehicle accidents that injure themselves, their passengers and others they meet along the road. For example, a popular new social media craze is making local law enforcement concerned that it will cause car accidents.
Most of the time, drivers are safe and courteous. But, not everyone follows the rules, and these people often cause accidents that result in serious accidents. And, our state has a system to follow these negligent drivers, called the Kentucky Driver Point System.