Distracted drivers are not the only hazards on Kentucky roads, and most people underestimate the number of crashes that involve animals. Statistically, 217 people die each year in the United States due to accidents with animals. In some cases, the victims can bring a claim against the owner of the animal, which can help pay for health-care costs, lost wages and other damages.
At Shelton Law Group, we know that many accidents are unavoidable. If you were in a crash with a negligent driver, then a Kentucky injury attorney from our firm can evaluate your case, gather evidence and help you pursue compensation from the liable party. Call us today at 888-761-7204 to schedule a consultation.
Avoiding Accidents with Animals When Driving in Kentucky
It may be impossible to control the actions of other drivers, but there are steps you can take to reduce the probability of an accident. Read on to learn four tips that can help you avoid accidents with animals:
1. Be Aware of the Roadsides:
Please, keep an eye on the side of the road. This is even more important in areas where animal activity is common.
It’s important that drivers stay vigilant when the road divides agricultural fields and forests. You may be able to avoid the crash if you know the area and you are alert to activity.
2. Do You Know What To Expect?
Are you aware of what animals may be in the area? Do you know the size of the animals that may be there?
For example, if you’re driving in the city, or in a suburb, you may encounter domestic animals such as dogs or cats. If you are driving into farmlands or wooded areas, then you may face larger animals such as deer and livestock.
3. Take Preventative Measures
You may be able to prevent accidents: If you drive through an area with a large deer population, consider fitting a deer whistle to your car. This whistle emits a high-frequency noise that humans can’t hear but may scare off any animals in or alongside the road.
4. Most Important: Stay Calm
Please stay calm. Don’t speed up. In fact, if you do see an animal. try to sow down as much as possible, and steer gently to the side of the road.
If you swerve, or pound the brakes, you may cause an accident with another car. Many drivers who encounter animals in the road end up causing a more serious accident by trying to avoid them.
The Louisville, Kentucky based Shelton Law Group is highly qualified to assist you if you or your loved one has been negligently injured. John R. Shelton of the Shelton Law Group is a Member of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums as well as the American Association for Justice. The Shelton Law Group represents clients throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Tennessee, including the following Kentucky counties: Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Taylor, Bullitt, Nelson, Fayette, Warren, McCracken, Pike, Floyd, Boone and Campbell Counties. We will work tirelessly for you until your case is complete. Shelton Law Group’s winning track record of hundreds of successes and millions recovered will provide you with the confidence you need in your fight for your legal rights. We will finance your legal battle. You only pay us if we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. We believe this is the fairest approach. Why should you pay for something that doesn’t benefit you? Contact the Shelton Law Group today. Call 1-888-761-7204 to speak with a lawyer for free today. At the Shelton Law Group – we take your case personally.
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