A recent accident revives ongoing concerns regarding fatal accidents on the dangerous stretch of I-264 in Louisville. The Watterson Expressway is a heavily traveled artery in Louisville and this section of I-264 between Taylorsville Road and Breckenridge Lane can be especially treacherous. Merging to get onto the east Watterson from Taylorsville Road is made more difficult by the approaching Breckenridge ramp.
Many Louisville drivers believe this mile long section of the Watterson Expressway is one of the most dangerous in all of Louisville. They would be right. Recent data from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reveals the road with the most crashes in the Louisville area is I-264 or the Watterson expressway, many of which occur in the general vicinity of Taylorsville Road and Breckenridge Lane. In the recent two year period analysis, there were more than 19,000 accidents on I-264 alone.
One of the greatest causal factors associated with serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents is a variation in speed between vehicles travelling on the same stretch of road. Merge locations such as this segment of the Watterson Expressway provide significant risks for Louisville drivers. Fatal accidents on the dangerous stretch of I-264 in Louisville are often due to drivers attempting to cross multiple lanes and the differential in speed between those already on the Watterson and those who are entering or exiting.
When someone loses their life in an accident due to the negligence of another it is known in Kentucky as a wrongful death. The family of the victim may file a wrongful death action to seek financial damages for their loss including but not limited to:
- Loss of Companionship and Affection
- Compensation for the Loss of a Beloved Spouse and/or Parent
- Loss of Income or Financial Support
- Final Expenses
Fatal accidents on the dangerous stretch of I-264 in Louisville continue to be a concern in our community. If your family has lost a beloved family member in a fatal accident in Louisville we invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys personally for a free consultation. There is no cost to you or your family out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.