LOUISVILLE, KY, November 21, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers is urgently calling upon drivers in Kentucky to prioritize safe driving practices following the release of alarming motor-vehicle fatality estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC). A recent NSC report outlining motor-vehicle deaths identifies Kentucky among one the top states experiencing an increase in motor-vehicle deaths in 2023, compared to the same time frame in 2022. Notably, while the number of national motor-vehicle fatalities through August of 2023 is 3% lower than 2022, Kentucky has witnessed a disconcerting surge in the number of motor-vehicle fatalities on roadways.
Through August 2023, Kentucky has seen a 15% increase in the number of fatalities from motor vehicle crashes as compared to the same time period in 2022. This is 67 more deaths from car wrecks versus 2022, which places Kentucky as the second highest state in the U.S. for the number of increased motor vehicle fatalities. The NSC collects preliminary motor-vehicle fatality estimates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, drawing information from Department of Transportation offices.
“It is very alarming that as the national number of motor-vehicle fatalities is decreasing on an annual basis, in Kentucky, we unfortunately continue to suffer significant increases in the number of fatalities every year,” said Lee Coleman, Attorney, Founding Partner, Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers. “More must be done to protect drivers and passengers on Kentucky roadways. By being safe out on the road and refraining from distracted driving, we can all help create safer travel in Kentucky and further prevent families from experiencing this type of devastating loss.”
With lawyers across Kentucky and Tennessee, including Louisville car accident lawyers, Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers is committed to helping injured car wreck victims secure the maximum compensation possible for their injuries. This commitment is underscored by recent successful settlements, such as securing the largest auto accident injury verdict case in Kentucky in 2022 and a recent $500,000 car accident settlement that aided a 21-year-old Kentucky man in receiving compensation after a hit-and-run accident left him injured.
In the video linked in this section, Lee Coleman discusses the crucial role personal injury lawyers play in helping those who have suffered injuries or death due to someone else’s negligence. This includes dealing with the insurance companies, managing negotiations, overseeing investigations, and representing injured parties in court.
For those in need of assistance following a car accident, attorneys with Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers are available to help 24/7. To contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Louisville, Ky. or call 800-800-4600.
About Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers:
Hughes & Coleman was founded in 1985 and has recovered over a billion dollars for our clients in Kentucky and Tennessee injured from auto accidents, big truck wrecks, motorcycle accidents, defective medical products, nursing home abuse, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death. Hughes & Coleman operates 10 offices in Kentucky and Tennessee.
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