Car Accidents In Shelby County
The “American Saddlebred Capital of The World” is also known for its quiet and peaceful rural life. It might be difficult to imagine that the reckless and negligent actions of others could lead to catastrophic accidents with costly and harsh consequences for the victims involved.
Statistics of a 2020 report from the government of Kentucky showed that rural areas like Shelbyville had the highest percentage of fatal vehicle accidents against accidents in urban areas. Data reported that 51% of deaths took place in rural regions.
At Robinson Salyers, PLLC, we advocate for the rights of car accident victims. We understand what it means to face unexpected expenses and struggle to recover and resume everyday life. We are also aware that you or a loved one might not be able to return to their job or may face costly rehabilitation. Therefore, we will fight to obtain fair compensation to cover your needs and losses.
Some Of The Most Dangerous Local Roads Throughout Kentucky
Following the 2020 Traffic Collisions Fact report, Interstate 64, from Louisville to Ashland, proved to be the second deadliest road, only below I-75. The government reported that 1,852 collisions occurred at I-64 alone, out of which 18 were fatal.
A notorious road that requires full attention and precaution is KY 53. Local authorities are working on the revamp of KY 53 in a project to be finished during the fall of 2022. The construction project includes adding two lanes to the road and secondary accesses for Shelbyville and Shelby County residents. The latter represents a significant improvement as people reported the difficulties in merging onto the road as well as the lack of traffic lights.
KY 55, which starts at I-127 and ends near Ohio river, adds to the list of dangerous roads. The road is currently undergoing heavy repair due to the evident deterioration of the road, which jeopardized the safety of users from pedestrians to motorists. However, the need to rebuild the road is not new. The 2005 “Alternatives Planning Study” reported this need and issued the recommendation to provide maintenance to the road for the safety of users.
Compassionate And Experienced Legal Representation
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, call us to learn about how we can help you in a free initial consultation. Insurance representatives may be calling you to settle your case as soon as possible, but they will not compensate you fairly unless you fight for it. Our attorney, John Robinson, is a former defense lawyer for insurance companies. He knows the strategies insurers use to decrease the amount paid to their clients and will fight back their arguments with solid proof.