As the seat of the largest Kentucky county in terms of land mass, Pikeville sees its fair share of traffic.

Indeed, the Pikeville Cut-Through (a civil engineering feat that moved more cubic yards of soil and rock than any other project in the U.S. to date) was partly conceived of as a way to accommodate Corridor B of the Appalachian Development Highway System. On heavily trafficked roads such as US 23, US 119, US 460, KY 80, and KY 194, motor vehicle accidents happen at a startling rate. Those passing through Pike County on “The Country Music Highway” are just as likely to be in a wreck as locals heading to PMC for a check-up, dropping off their kids at PHS, grabbing a slice of pie at Happy Days, or picking up a few groceries at Save-A-Lot.

At the Johnson Law Firm, we have successfully represented victims across Eastern Kentucky who have been injured in traffic wrecks. If you have been hurt in a Pikeville car wreck or Pikeville motorcycle wreck or Pikeville truck wreck, you can rely on our knowledgeable legal team. We will fight hard to earn you every cent of the compensation you deserve and work closely with you every step of the way. Protect your rights by calling us at 606-433-0682 or by filling out our consultation form for a free assessment of your case. Our founder, Billy Johnson, has been named a Super Lawyer by U.S. News & World Report, as well as an American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 trial lawyer, and he is a proud member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

He makes sure the firm is heavily involved in the community and invites people to stop by to find out for themselves why we are known as “the nicest place in town.”

Whether in the city center near UPIKE, down in Penny, or up in Coal Run, a serious vehicle wreck in the Pikeville area can quickly turn your life upside-down. Every day, it happens to ordinary people who suddenly find themselves the victims in head-on, side impact or rear-end collisions. In fact, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently assessed data from 2013 to 2015 in an attempt to identify the top 40 counties out of the state’s 120 that had the most severe safety needs for several pressing areas of concern. Pike County was pinpointed in eight categories: overall highway safety concerns, fatality collisions, percentage of fatalities that were not wearing their seatbelt, collisions involving motorcycles, serious injury collisions, impaired driving collisions, speed-related collisions, and collisions involving commercial vehicles.

Driver behavior, poor road maintenance, dangerous road design, and defective parts are the most common reasons that wrecks happen. More specifically, Pikeville vehicle accidents are often due to:

Risky drivers can be of any age, ethnicity, experience level, or income bracket. Nearly every driver engages in some kind of reckless behavior behind the wheel at one time or another. Speeding is extremely common, as are failure to signal, tailgating, texting, disregarding traffic devices and driving while impaired (can be prescription medication just as easily as illegal drugs or alcohol).

The next time you’re heading to Riverfill to watch a movie, to the Expo Center to catch a show, or to enjoy the outdoors at Bob Amos Park, remember that one careless driver can rapidly and radically change your plans. Whether it’s a runaway trailer, a drunk driver, or a distracted motorist who crosses into your lane, contact the Pikeville Johnson Law Firm vehicle accident attorneys today at 606-433-0682 or through our online form for a free initial consultation about your legal options. From his office in Pike County, Attorney Billy Johnson has made it his life’s work to assist people throughout Kentucky and believes that those who cause harm to others should be held accountable for their actions. This includes paying compensation to accident victims for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and, in the event of a fatal accident, wrongful death.

If a loved one has died after an accident or injury caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, we can assist you in determining whether you have a valid claim and, if so, guide you through the legal process. Of course, financial compensation cannot bring back a lost loved one or restore a person’s ability to earn a living, but it can ease some worries and allow victims to focus on recovering. You can rely on our experience with the legal system and our commitment to our clients to get you the best result possible given the circumstances of your case.