Louisville is a vital hub in commercial traffic throughout the Midwest. Many major national highways and interstates intersect one another resulting in an increased risk for motor vehicle accidents. The experienced personal injury attorneys at HLH would like to offer some practical tips to help you avoid interstate accidents and injury in Louisville and throughout Kentucky.
The Louisville area is the location of the intersection of three major US interstates:
- I-65 (Connecting Chicago and Indianapolis with all points South)
- I-64 (A vital connection between St. Louis, MO and Richmond, VA)
- I-71 (Bringing traffic from Cleveland and the North-East US)
I-265 and I-264 including the Georgia Davis Powers and Watterson Expressways as well as the Dixie Highway are additional vital arteries for commercial trucks and the important commerce and visitors which move through the area.
The increasing loads of passenger and commercial traffic requires additional awareness and vigilance to avoid interstate accidents and injury in Louisville. Be aware of merging lanes and slowing traffic ahead. Many car accidents resulting in serious injuries on Kentucky highways are caused by vehicles attempting to merge into another lane or in rear-end collisions resulting from following too closely in congested areas.
Maintain a safe distance from commercial vehicles and semi-trucks. Be aware of the limitations and blind spots associated with these large and heavy vehicles. Accidents between a commercial truck and other vehicles often result in serious or catastrophic injury and loss of life.
Keep your cell phone silenced and out of reach when traveling on Louisville interstates and highways. Distracted driving due to cell phone use has become another leading source of injury accidents in Kentucky during the past several years.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Louisville motor vehicle accident or interstate crash we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation. Ask how the decades of experience each of our attorneys brings to your case will help to ensure you receive the best possible outcome in your personal injury case.