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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Car Accident Fatalities Down in Kentucky
In the fall of this year, drivers in the State of Kentucky received good news. As of the end of October, Kentucky was on track to record its lowest-ever number of driving fatalities for the year. The total fatality number as of October 31 was 525, which was just under the 539 reported for that date in 2013. Perhaps more important, for the first time, there have been less than 600 roadway fatalities this year.
This figure is a vast improvement as compared to years such as 2004, when 964 driving deaths were recorded, and 2005, when 985 driving deaths occurred. Despite the unseasonably cold November weather that has caused numerous crashes throughout Kentucky, officials remain hopeful that fatalities will come under 600 by the end of next month. The Kentucky State Police are attributing factors such as road checks, directed patrols, traffic volume analysis, widened interstates and highways and an increased focus on preventing drunk driving to the low number of fatalities.
Despite increasingly safe Kentucky roadways, serious and fatal accidents will continue to occur. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident anywhere in Kentucky, Flora Templeton Stuart can help. Flora has practiced law for four decades and has helped hundreds of individuals and families throughout Kentucky obtain the financial compensation they need following a car accident. When negotiating with and litigating against insurance companies, Flora will fight for compensation not just for expected losses, such as pain and suffering and medical expenses, but also for rental car fees and auto damage, lost wages and diminished earning capacity, punitive damages (in cases of gross negligence such as drunk driving) and loss of consortium (a spouse or child’s loss of a meaningful relationship with the severely injured or deceased).
After a car accident, do not accept a lump sum payment from an insurer without first consulting our firm. In addition to pursuing your full compensation, we can continue to provide legal services after resolution by setting up trusts for survivors and contesting and dispensing liens. Contact the Warren and Barren County law firm of Flora Templeton Stuart by calling (888)782-9090 today.