Road construction is a common sight on roads and highways across Kentucky, and for some motorists, maneuvering around these construction zones and the obstructions that often come with them can prove dangerous. At the Bryant Law Center, we recognize that work zones can present numerous threats to the public, and we have helped many people who suffered injury or hardship because of a construction zone car crash seek recourse.
In the winter, the roads can be especially dangerous because of ice and other weather-related risk factors. However, there are other hazards associated with driving during these months and some people do not realize the risks they face. For example, there are some people who should not be behind the wheel because they are too sick to drive safely, but they try to drive anyway (which can result in a motor vehicle collision). If you are struggling with the flu or another serious illness, it may be smart to stay off of the road until you get better.
Motor vehicle collisions happen anywhere on the road, but certain spots have an especially high chance of seeing motor vehicle wrecks. Intersections, for example, can be dangerous because so many cars are heading in different directions and some may not come to a stop when they are supposed to. Intersections can also be dangerous because some people may try to run through a red light and there may also be a lot of pedestrian traffic. You should always be careful on the road and watch out as you approach an intersection. Unfortunately, you could still find yourself in a crash because another driver does not show the same level of concern.
As the holiday season rolls around, many people head to another side of the country to spend time with those they love. Some people drive long distances, which can be dangerous, and others decide to fly. However, there may also be an increased risk of a motor vehicle collision even for those who take to the sky. For example, someone may become involved in a wreck while they are driving to or from the airport for a variety of reasons. If you plan to travel this year during the holidays, be especially careful when you are on the road.
The holidays are supposed to be a time filled with joy and laughter. However, they can be devastating for many families, because of accidents involving drunk drivers.