Posts tagged "Car Accidents"

Red light traffic deaths reach a 10-year high

Traffic lights seek to help control traffic patterns and prevent residents of Kentucky and the United States from colliding with one another, but they only work as planned when motorists pay attention and use them as designed. Debra L. Broz, Attorneys at Law, PLC, recognize that red-light car wrecks are at an all-time high across the United States, and that all motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should exercise extreme caution when navigating their way through them.

How motorcyclists can maximize their safety on the road

With rolling farmlands and roads that wind around beautiful mountains, Kentucky is a motorcycle rider’s paradise. Cyclists love the open feeling and bucolic scenery throughout the state and often enjoy riding together in a group. However, just as with any motor vehicle, there is always the chance of being involved in car accidents. How can bikers safely ride with confidence?

Why are people still texting and driving?

While driving on Kentucky roadways, you may all too often see other drivers operating their vehicle with a mobile device in their hands. Whether they are using them to read or write a text, look at directions or seek information on the internet, this is a dangerous practice with the opportunity for devastating consequences. 

Why is it more dangerous to drive at night?

When the sun sets in Kentucky, the roadways are still filled with people traveling to and from work, or going out for a night of fun. While you may be used to driving at night, it is important to realize the hidden dangers that may be present. In fact, you are three times more likely to be involved in a deadly car accident at night than you are while driving during the day, according to AAA. By recognizing the hazards that can appear at night, you may be able to minimize your risk of getting injured or killed in a car accident. 

How to increase teen driving safety

Teenagers in Ohio are like teenagers everywhere. They are very excited to get their driver’s license but think mainly about the places it can take them and the independence it will bring. However, it is vital that teens understand the enormous responsibility that comes with this privilege. How can parents help teens become safer and more aware drivers? 

The consequences of distracted drivers

Drivers on Kentucky roadways want to get where they are going safely. Unfortunately, many times they look into other vehicles and see fellow drivers engaging in distracted behaviors. These include a range of actions not appropriate for someone behind the wheel of a car and many of which revolve around cellphone use. Can these behaviors have serious consequences?

Recovering from a crash as a competitive athlete

Motor vehicle accidents are often devastating, regardless of one’s life circumstances. For some car accident victims, however, the impact of a traffic wreck and the consequences it brings into their lives can be especially upsetting. For example, competitive athletes may have their dreams (or even their primary source of income) derailed as a result of a motor vehicle collision. Worse, many of these accidents took place because of a driver’s reckless behavior and never should have transpired in the first place. It is paramount for traffic crash victims to have a clear understanding of their legal rights as they do their best to move on from the wreck.

Switching careers after a car crash

The physical and mental toll of a motor vehicle wreck can be devastating, and the lives of victims may be permanently altered in many ways. Some people may lose the ability to walk, or they may experience challenges in their marriage due to emotional issues associated with the accident. These are just some of the hardships that car crash victims may endure, but there are many other ways in which lives may be turned upside down. For example, some people cannot work in a certain field any longer due to physical or mental injuries sustained in an auto accident, necessitating a career switch.

Millennials and distracted driving

Many millennials in Kentucky have all but grown up with electronics in the palm of their hands. Over the past couple of decades, everything from cell phones to tablets and more have become ubiquitous in modern society. While these gadgets have and can provide many benefits to people, they also have opened up new dangers, especially when they are used by people actively driving vehicles. Distracted driving may well be poised to become the new drunk driving.

Bicycle accidents during the summer

When it comes to traffic accidents, the summer months can be dangerous for countless reasons. For example, an increase in the number of drunk drivers may occur during the Fourth of July, road construction and travel can make crashes more likely and many pedestrians find themselves involved in traffic accidents. However, this is an especially dangerous time of year when it comes to bicycle accidents. Many children are out of school and enjoy riding their bikes often during summer break, and many adults take advantage of the warm weather and ride their bike to work or to get exercise. Sadly, this can result in a deadly accident.

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