Drinking alcohol is a part of life for many people in Kentucky, a state made famous for its bourbon and distilleries. However, what people should never do is get behind the wheel of a car while drunk. Drunk driving presents dangers not just to the person who consumed alcohol, but also to all others on the road, as one recent incident shows.
Car crashes in Kentucky often have many facets to them. Road conditions, weather conditions and actions or inactions on the part of all drivers involved can combine to result in the car accident. For example, one car may be speeding when it is struck in an intersection by another car that ran a red light. The motorist who was speeding may have been injured in the crash, and may want to pursue a lawsuit against the motorist who ran the red light. However, the motorist bringing the lawsuit may wonder how the fact that they were speeding might affect their ability to seek damages from the other party.
It may have happened when you were stopped at a stop sign, a red light or simply a slow-down in traffic. In your rear-view window you see another vehicle approaching you, quickly. Before you know it, "Bam!" The vehicle has rear-ended you. Unfortunately, situations like this happen in Lexington all too often.
When a person in Kentucky is involved in a car accident, it can be a stressful time. Their vehicle might be totaled and, even worse, they could be seriously injured. While their main concern may be on regaining their health, eventually the ever-mounting medical bills, costs of car repairs, pain and suffering and lost wages from time taken off work will take their toll, both financially and emotionally.
While the old axiom goes, "Always expect the unexpected," no one in Kentucky can truly anticipate that when they get in their car to go to work or run to the store that they will be involved in a car crash. Unfortunately, every day people across Kentucky find themselves the victims of car accidents that cause significant damage and injury, if they are lucky to survive at all.
Kentucky drivers who are involved in hit and run accidents may be at a loss for what to do next. Handling these situations properly may be the key to getting closure while minimizing the dangers that the driver may otherwise face.
Driving through construction zones can be frustrating, to say the least. Lane changes and reduced speed limits can lead to congestion and slow-downs in traffic. The mere sight of those orange barrels and flashing signs may cause a driver to groan. However, they are there for a reason--to keep both motorists and workers safe. The failure to pay attention to changes in traffic when in a construction zone can lead to severe or even fatal car accidents.
Car accidents are so common that they often get lumped together when you discuss them with other people. But car accidents have a wide array of causes and details, and they all matter from a legal standpoint.