It is important to remember to drive with extra caution as winter increases the risk of an injury auto accident here in Louisville and across Kentucky. This is one of the most dangerous times of the year to be driving. Implement these ideas to increase safety and reduce the risk of a car accident:
Leave a little extra room when the road is wet or potentially icy – It may seem obvious, but many drivers are the cause of rear-end accidents because of unexpectedly slick conditions. The road simply appeared wet, when all of a sudden you hit a patch of dark ice and have no control of the car as it slides into another motor vehicle.
Don’t consider “buzzed” driving – you may have only had a few drinks and convince yourself you feel good enough to drive. The reality is many accidents over the next few months will be the result of DUI drivers who could not agree to allow a friend to drive or simply take an Uber or Lyft. Drunk driving also contributes to much more serious injuries as well as serving as a leading cause of fatal accidents in Louisville.
Watch out for deer and other unexpected hazards from the side of the road – Louisville is home to many wild animals who can dash out onto the road resulting in a serious accident. It is important to keep your eyes moving across the “driving field” in dusk and evening hours. Watch for movement which could be an animal or even a pedestrian unexpectedly moving into your path.
Be cautious when approaching a “T” intersection. Does your trip involve a road which dead ends into a major street or state route? Pulling out from a side street onto a busier road is a common element in many serious injury accidents. Side impact crashes from “T” intersections and those turning left result in broken bones, head trauma and serious back and neck injuries.
Remember to drive with extra caution as winter increases the risk of an injury auto accident here in the Louisville area. If you or someone you love is injured due to the negligence of another driver we invite you contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation with one of our experienced injury attorneys. Ask how we can and will help you to achieve the best possible result in your case.