The Loudon Avenue and Bryan Avenue Intersection

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Lexington, KY’s Loudon Avenue racks up far more than its fair share of car accidents. Although Loudon Avenue and Bryan Avenue is one of the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Lexington, it ranks as the second most dangerous intersection on Loudon Avenue alone. Clearly, something needs to be done.

Pedestrian accidents are particularly common at this intersection. Pedestrian deaths, however, are now declining because of the lowering of the speed limit on both of these roads from 35 mph to 25 mph. Such a reduction in speed reduces a pedestrian’s risk of death by impact from 45 percent to 5 percent if he is struck by a vehicle.

Special Considerations in Pedestrian Accidents

A number of special considerations apply to pedestrian accidents, including:

  • Your damages are likely to be much higher. Lacking the crash protection that a vehicle enjoys your injuries are likely to be serious, requiring extensive medical treatment and entailing a large amount of lost work income.
  • Wrongful death claims are more common, because pedestrian accidents are often fatal. Even the reduced speed limit on these roads is no guarantee, since many drivers still apply the old speed limit instead of the new one.
  • You might collect money even if the accident was mostly your fault. Under Kentucky’s “pure comparative negligence” system, each party pays the other party’s damages discounted by his own percentage of fault.

If, for example, the driver who hit you suffered only $1,000 in property damages, you will owe him $900 if the accident was 90 percent your fault. But if you suffered $100,000 in damages, the driver will owe you $10,000 (10 % X $100,000) because the accident was 10 percent his fault. On balance, then, you would come out $9,100 ahead.

Your Claim Might be Worth More Than You Think

Many of our clients have been shocked to learn the true value of their claim (although we cannot guarantee that you will be). If you have been injured in a car accident Loudon Avenue, Bryan Avenue or anywhere else in Lexington, whether or not as a pedestrian, contact Kentucky car accident lawyer Glenn Martin Hammond to schedule a free consultation, by calling (606) 437-7777 or by completing our online contact form.

We serve clients in Griffin Gate, Meadowthorpe, Bryan Avenue, Zandale and elsewhere in Lexington, KY, as well as throughout the state of Kentucky.

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