There are many ways that people in Kentucky get to their destinations, but one of the most commonly used modes of transportation is an automobile. People drive their cars to work, to school, to get groceries, go shopping, run errands, go to different events, see friends and family and for many other reasons. Cars have made getting to various destinations much easier, but it is important that people drive their cars safely. When people do not, car accidents can occur and people can be injured as a result.
In 2018, there were a total of 158,171 car accidents in Kentucky. Out of the total number of accidents 670 of them were fatal accidents which resulted in 730 people losing their lives. There were also 23,591 accidents that resulted in injuries for those involved in the accident, which resulted in 34,774 people being injured. The remaining accidents resulted in property damage only.
People who are injured in these accidents can suffer significant injuries as well. These injuries may require surgeries and other medical procedures in addition to long-term rehabilitation. Medical bills can add up quickly and people also may not be able to work due to their injuries. This means that they may have no income making it even more difficult to pay medical bills and other monthly expenses. The victims of these accidents may be entitled to compensation though from the driver who caused the accident. This compensation can ease the financial burdens by paying for medical bills, lost income and other damages.
As the statistics demonstrate many people in Kentucky are injured each year in motor vehicle accidents. These cause physical and financial hardships for the victims of the accidents. The victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries though. While the compensation cannot heal the injuries it can at least ease the financial burdens. It is important that people receive the amount they deserve though and experienced attorneys may be able to help ensure that occurs.