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Can New Technology Help Prove Fault In Truck Accident Cases?

Commercial truck accidents are devastating for the victims, who are more often the drivers and passengers of other vehicles. A 5,000-pound passenger vehicle is no match for an 80,000-pound commercial vehicle. In addition to the size and weight of these vehicles, other factors contribute to the severity of the accident. Driver error can also make [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Can New Technology Help Prove Fault In Truck Accident Cases?

Deaths In Traffic Accidents Increase Again For The Second Year

The report is in — traffic deaths are on the rise again for 2016. As reported in The New York Times, the number of deaths in U.S. traffic accidents rose again in 2016. The National Safety Council (NSC) released its estimates for traffic fatalities. According to the NSC estimates, traffic fatalities rose 6 percent from 2015 to 2016. During 2016, 40,200 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The number of deaths from traffic accidents rose 7 percent in 2015. However, 2016 was the first year that traffic deaths exceeded 40,000 since 2007. […]

By | March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Deaths In Traffic Accidents Increase Again For The Second Year

Drunk Suits Teach Teens About Drunk Driving

Would you put your child in beer goggles and a drunk suit? If you have doubts, you should view Jeff Rossen’s attempt to drive in a drunk suit and beer goggles for a story on the Today Show. While Rossen performed perfectly on the obstacle course before putting on the equipment, he failed the roadside sobriety tests, and he miserably failed the driving course once he put on the goggles and suit. The beer goggles and the drunk suit is a tool used by Ford Driving Skills for Life to educate teens on safe driving skills. It is very important that we have open and honest discussions about drinking and driving with our teen drivers. The recent DUI accident during a Mardi Gras parade this year is a perfect example of the damage a few seconds can do. Parents and teachers should use all the tools and resources at their disposal to teach teen drivers that drinking and driving is not worth the risk. While the risk of criminal charges is frightening, the thought of taking another person’s life because you chose to drink and drive should be overwhelming for a teen driver. […]

By | March 6th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Drunk Suits Teach Teens About Drunk Driving

Driving Habits And Louisville Car Accidents

Do you spend a lot of time in your vehicle? If so, you are not alone. According to a survey by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, we spend an enormous amount of time in our vehicles each year. Respondents reported that they spent about 290 hours on the road each year traveling an average of 10,900 miles annually. […]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Auto Accident, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Driving Habits And Louisville Car Accidents

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

A serious accident that results in a major injury can result in a long, complicated process to receive a settlement for a personal injury claim. While the victim may want to receive compensation very quickly to pay for mounting costs of medical care and other expenses, it is in the victim’s best interest to wait. In most situations, it is best to wait for settlement until you have reached maximum medical improvement or MMI. […]

Malnutrition in Nursing Homes and Assisted Care Facilities

The elderly have special nutritional needs as they age to ensure they remain in optimal health for their age and medical condition. Unfortunately, seniors often become weak and lose their appetite, which contributes to a loss of the vitamins and minerals necessary for our bodies to function at an optimal level. Therefore, without the proper nutrition, they may become malnourished and/or dehydrated and suffer major health issues that could lead to death. […]

By | February 27th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Malnutrition in Nursing Homes and Assisted Care Facilities

How Do I Determine The Extent Of Injuries For My Claim?

Being injured in a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic, frustrating, and painful life event. For some accident victims, the injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident change their lives forever. Lost limbs, paralysis, traumatic brain damage, and other injuries can leave the victim unable to work and in need of round-the-clock medical and personal care. The mental anguish and emotional stress can be overwhelming. The financial cost can be impossible for the person and the family to pay. How can an accident victim seek justice for what has happened to him or her? The first step is proving fault and the second step is proving extent of injuries. […]

By | February 24th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on How Do I Determine The Extent Of Injuries For My Claim?

When Do I Receive My Money For A Louisville Car Accident?

Your first priority is medical treatment after a car accident. You need to protect your health by seeking medical care as soon as possible after the crash. Even if you believe you aren’t severely injured, you should be checked by your doctor. Minor aches and pains could be an indication of a more serious injury. Furthermore, you can’t receive compensation from the other driver unless you can prove you were injured. An accurate medical record is crucial for obtaining compensation in a Louisville car accident claim. […]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on When Do I Receive My Money For A Louisville Car Accident?

Am I At A Greater Risk For Injury Because I Ride A Motorcycle?

According to the National  Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,976 people died, and 88,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in the United States. The fatality rate for motorcycle accidents in 2015 was the highest rate since 2012, increasing by 8.7 percent from 2014 to 2015. States the don’t have a universal motorcycle helmet had a much higher percentage of motorcycle deaths compared to states that have passed universal helmet laws. The Insurance Information Institute reports that motorcyclists were 27 times more like to die in accidents during 2014 than occupants of cars. […]

By | February 20th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Am I At A Greater Risk For Injury Because I Ride A Motorcycle?

How Long Do I Have To File A Truck Accident Lawsuit In Kentucky?

When you are injured in a Kentucky truck accident, it can be very overwhelming. Your first priority is to seek medical attention for your injuries. In many cases, a large truck accident results in traumatic injuries that can cause permanent disabilities. For many victims and their families, a commercial truck accident changes theirs lives forever. In addition to the physical pain and emotional stress caused by the injuries, you and your family suffer financial losses. The financial losses in a commercial truck accident can be extremely high, especially in the case of a permanent disability. To recover compensation from the truck driver, truck company, or another responsible party, you must file a truck accident claim. We strong urge that you contact our Louisville truck accident attorneys as soon as possible for a free consultation. You have a limited time to file a truck accident claim under Kentucky’s statute of limitations. If you fail to file your lawsuit before the deadline, you cannot recover compensation for your injuries! […]

By | February 17th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on How Long Do I Have To File A Truck Accident Lawsuit In Kentucky?