How Many Drunk Driving Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities Occur in Kentucky Each Year?

How Many Drunk Driving Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities Occur in Kentucky Each Year?


At Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton PLLC, our personal injury attorneys in Covington understand the devastating effects drunk driving has on families in Kentucky and throughout the country.

The reality is, they happen more often than most people think.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that 29 people are killed in motor vehicle collisions that involve an impaired driver each day throughout the U.S., accounting for one traffic crash death every 50 minutes.

With over 75 years of combined experience successfully representing our fellow Kentuckians when negligence has adversely impacted their lives, our skilled auto accident lawyers have handled numerous catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases caused by drunk drivers.

The preventable nature of these crashes devastates families throughout Northern Kentucky, and it is our commitment to our communities to hold the negligent drivers responsible for each of our client’s unique recovery needs.

Here is what our Kentucky residents need to know about drunk driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities in the Blue Grass State.

Drunk Driving Statistics in Kentucky Reflect a Pattern of Negligence

According to Responsibility.org, there were 14,812 DUI arrests in Kentucky last year.

The Kentucky State Police Collision Facts reported a total of 732 traffic collision fatalities last year throughout the state, 135 of which were caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol, and another 289 traffic deaths caused by drivers under the influence of drugs.

There were 2,431 persons injured in alcohol-related collisions over the same period.

Our Northern Kentucky personal injury attorneys know DUI collisions affect everyone on our roadways, including drivers and occupants in passenger vehicles, on motorcycles, riding bicycles, and while on foot.

When our clients are hurt or lose a loved one to negligence, our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys in Covington want to help pursue the financial compensation they need to get their lives back on track.

What Type of Financial Compensation Can I Pursue After Being Injured by a Drunk Driver in Kentucky?

Each of our Northern Kentucky personal injury cases is unique and must be fully evaluated before outlining the injured person’s financial recovery needs.

Depending on the severity of the person’s injuries, and their overall recovery needs, their financial compensation pursuit may differ from another accident victim.

However, there is no limit to the maximum amount an injured person may be awarded after being hurt in a traffic collision in Kentucky.

Common types of financial compensation we pursue on behalf of our clients include:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage repairs or replacement
  • Miscellaneous expenses, including rental cars, towing costs, or other transportation needs
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Northern Kentucky at Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton PLLC

If you have been injured by a drunk or otherwise negligent driver anywhere in Kentucky, contact our dedicated personal injury attorneys in Covington at Taliaferro, Carran & Hampton PLLC today online or by phone at 859-291-9900 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can put our unique legal skill set to work for you and your family.

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If you are facing a serious personal injury matter, we can help you explore your options and make sure you are comfortable with the legal process as we pursue a smart legal strategy. To speak to a lawyer about your case, call us at 859-291-9900 You may also contact us online.

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