More than 300 people have died in car wrecks across Kentucky so far this year, but the number of statewide auto fatalities is still well below 2012 and previous years for the same period.
Heading into the heart of the summer driving season, and the busy July 4 vacation week, figures from the Kentucky State Police show that a total of 304 people have died in automobile wrecks through June 26. That compares to 366 during the same period in 2012 (see table, at right, for more details).
The attorneys at Jones Ward PLC represent numerous individuals who are involved in automotive wrecks, including those that involve pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles. While every one of these tragedies has unique circumstances, the rights of those who have been injured are best preserved using time-testing legal strategies -- preserving critical evidence, interviewing witnesses, taking an aggressive approach to negotiating with insurance companies, and proceeding to court if necessary.
Likewise, there are a few common threads with the fact patterns of many serious personal injury cases: more than half of the fatalities in Kentucky typically involve people who are not wearing seat belts; distracted driving is a frequent issue, especially with text messaging; and a disproportionate number of wrecks involve drivers who have been drinking alcohol.
Make sure to take extra precautions during this busy summer driving season so you don't become a statistic. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another driver, contact Attorney Alex Davis for a free consultation, or send an email to email@example.com.