Distracted driving has become one of the new buzz words of highway safety. Many states have responded to the increasing use of smart phones and similar devices by making distracted driving a crime. Unfortunately, the formal prohibition on the use of such devices is occasionally insufficient to prevent accidents and deaths.
There are a variety of serious injuries that car accident victims may suffer. Our readers should be familiar with what to watch for after being involved in a car accident and how legal resources may be available to help them with their car accident injuries and damages. One type of injury that is common following an unexpected car accident are soft tissue injuries.
Distracted driving is dangerous and a serious concern on Kentucky roadways and roadways throughout the nation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that driver distraction is a primary factor in many car accidents. In Kentucky, during 2014, there were 53,500 distracted driving-related car accidents that resulted in greater than 14,000 injuries and 169 deaths.
Motor vehicle accidents can be scary. Many people die as a result of motor vehicle accidents every year, with many more injured, sometimes severely, and the vehicles involved in the crash are damaged. Unfortunately, such accidents are very usual in the country and a great number of these road mishaps are caused by negligence of the driver. Not paying attention on the road while behind the wheel, speeding above the permitted limit, driving recklessly and running red lights can cause serious crashes and put life at risk. Recently, a serious car crash in Fulton County, Kentucky sent two people to the hospital.