It is an unfortunate reality that every day in Kentucky people are injured through no fault of their own because of the negligence of others. This can happen in a variety of ways. It could be a car accident, a pedestrian accident, a slip-and-fall type accident and in many other situations. However, no matter how the accident occurs, people can be left with significant injuries, which will require extensive medical treatment. This means that people could also have large medical bills and lose income if they are unable to work, creating a difficult financial situation in addition to the physical troubles.
A pedestrian accident can occur anywhere, including in rural areas. According to the United States Department of Transportation, 25% of pedestrian accidents occur on rural roads and highways. This means the dangers of pedestrian accidents and the serious and catastrophic injuries they can cause are just as real in rural eras as anywhere else.
Personal injury legal protections are available to help hold negligent drivers accountable for causing car accidents and for the harm they cause. Personal injury legal protections also help ensure injured victims receive the help they need to focus on the recovery and healing process.
Last week, a college student lost his life in a multi-vehicle crash on I-24 eastbound in Lyon County, Kentucky. The multiple vehicle crash occurred around 4:30 P.M. on Friday evening and, as a result of it, the eastbound lanes were shut to all traffic through the rest of the day.
Impaired driving can cause permanent disability and even death to the accident victim. It brings extreme pain and suffering for the surviving family members of the accident victim. Impaired driving, you may call it driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, is considered a serious offence across the United States and the offenders are punished according to the laws of the state. If a person is caught driving under the influence, the authorities may suspend the driving license of the driver, confiscate the vehicle and impose other strict penalties as well.