2024 Update: Is Louisville Safe for Drivers?

September 28 2023 | Louisville Car Accident Lawyer Blog
  • Is Louisville Dangerous For Drivers?

    Louisville, KY, is currently grappling with a critical issue related to car accidents and fatalities in the year 2023. In response to this alarming trend, the Louisville Kentucky personal injury lawyers at Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers are sharing valuable tips to encourage safer driving practices as we move into 2024.

    2023 Louisville car accident statistics

    The city witnessed an unprecedented number of car crash fatalities in 2022, and unfortunately, this dangerous pattern has persisted into the first half of 2023. This information is based on the latest data available through the Vision Zero Louisville dashboard, an interactive tool providing visual data on fatal and serious injury car crashes in Jefferson County, Kentucky. From January to June 2023, the data reveals that local roads continue to be perilous, with 51 reported fatalities and 193 serious injury accidents. The types of serious injury crashes can range from rear-end collisions, to sideswipes, or even T-bone collisions, which are especially dangerous to victims involved.

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    Data showing the number of fatal car accidents and serious injury car accidents in
    Jefferson County, Ky., from the Vision Zero Louisville dashboard and Vision Zero Louisville 2022 Annual Report.


    Although the current data indicates a slight decrease compared to the same period in 2021 and 2022, the numbers are still unacceptably high, warranting immediate action. Louisville has established ambitious road safety objectives through the Vision Zero Louisville initiative, with the ultimate goal of eradicating traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Regrettably, the Vision Zero Louisville 2022 Annual Report reveals that the city fell short of achieving nine out of its ten stated targets for 2022.

    Steps being taken to reduce Louisville car accidents

    While this report underscores Louisville’s dedication to improving road safety, it also underscores the substantial progress that still needs to be made to meet these objectives, ultimately ensuring safer streets for both drivers and pedestrians.

    Furthermore, in February 2023, Louisville secured a $21 million federal grant aimed at enhancing safety and traffic flow along ten identified high-risk corridors. Additionally, the city has established five new goals for 2023, one of which is to secure local funding for the implementation of recommendations outlined in the Vision Zero Louisville Safety Report from 2021.

    “The ongoing high number of road fatalities and serious injury car accidents in Louisville is a deeply troubling trend, as each fatality represents a tragedy that affects families in our communities,” said Lee Coleman, Attorney, Personal Injury Lawyer, and Founding Partner, Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers. “We want to remind everyone that these accidents are not inevitable; they can be prevented with responsible driving behaviors in combination with proper roadway safety measures.”

    What to do after a car accident in Louisville

    If you or a loved one are ever in a car wreck, follow these critical steps:

    • Check for injuries: When a car crash happens, you must take care of yourself and any passengers in your vehicle first. If anyone is hurt, call 911 immediately.
    • Seek medical help: It’s a good idea to seek medical help to make sure there are no hidden injuries.
    • Call the police: Even if it’s not an emergency, call for help. The non-emergency phone number for the Louisville Police Department is 502-574-7111 or 502-574-2111. Call 911 in case of an emergency, such as a collision, medical emergency, or fire. Ask for a copy of the police report, or get a Louisville car accident report through the proper channels
    • Get your vehicle to a safe location: If you can do it safely, move your vehicle to the side of the road to avoid any traffic. Turn on your hazard lights.
    • Exchange driver information: Exchange information with the other driver involved in the accident, like their name, contact information, insurance company, policy number, and vehicle information (make, model, license plate number). If you are a victim of a hit-and-run, you may need to take additional steps.
    • Take photos and document the scene: Take photos of the scene, including any damage to both vehicles, the location, and road signs or traffic signals.

    Contact an experienced car accident attorney

    A Hughes & Coleman Louisville car accident lawyer can assist injured drivers and passengers that have been involved in a car accident.

    If you’ve been injured in an auto accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for a free consultation. Our legal team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and to help you through this time.


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