The Insurance Company Says I Am At Fault For The Accident, Can I Still Win?

A common tactic insurance companies like to use in motor vehicle accidents is blaming the victim. In some states, if the accident victim is partially to blame for the accident, he or she is unable to recover any damages from the other driver. Thankfully, Kentucky does not operate under this legal theory. […]

By | November 16th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on The Insurance Company Says I Am At Fault For The Accident, Can I Still Win?

Fairdale High School Students Injured In Car Accident

In a tragic car accident earlier this month, four teenagers were injured when the vehicle they were in struck a tree in the 10300 block of Fox Avenue. WDRB reported that the four Fairdale High students were on their way home from school when the driver lost control of the vehicle before leaving the road and colliding with a tree. According to the WDRB news story, two passengers were ejected from the vehicle in the collision. Those two passengers and the driver were transported to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The third passenger was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital with minor injuries. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash. […]

By | November 14th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Fairdale High School Students Injured In Car Accident

How To Tell If You Have A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Head and brain injuries are common in accidents, including falls and traffic-related accidents. When you hit your head in an accident, your brain is violently jarred within the skull causing damage to the soft tissue of the brain. The brain controls every bodily function; therefore, brain damage can manifest itself in a variety of ways. You can experience physical and cognitive problems from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because of the potential for permanent disability from a brain injury, it is important to understand TBI and what you should do if you are injured in an accident. […]

By | November 8th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on How To Tell If You Have A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Are Hands-Free Cell Phones Safe To Use While Driving?

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), car crashes are the number one cause of unintentional death in the United States. Each day, approximately 100 people die in car crashes throughout the country. Most of the collisions are caused by driver error — about 90 percent. ­­Many drivers assume that using a hands-free cell phone reduces their risk of being injured in a car crash.  However, this assumption could be deadly. […]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Are Hands-Free Cell Phones Safe To Use While Driving?

Five Ways to Lose Your Louisville Personal Injury Case

When you are injured in an accident, our Kentucky personal injury laws provide a way for you to recover compensation from the party who caused your accident.  However, there are several ways that you can sabotage your Louisville personal injury case without even knowing it. Below are five ways you can hurt your ability to recover full compensation for your damages, injuries, and losses. […]

Common Terms Used In Lexington Personal Injury Cases

If you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash, fall, or other personal injury accident, you will likely hear many terms that you have never used before, unless you have a previous accident claim. Therefore, it can be overwhelming at first until you learn some of the legal terms used in your case. Below are common terms we use in a personal injury case. Common Legal Terms Used In Accident Cases Affidavit: A sworn statement of facts provided by one of the parties to the accident, an eyewitness, expert, or other party related to the case. Adjuster: An adjuster works for the insurance company. The adjuster conducts an accident investigation, assesses the claim, and negotiates a settlement for the claim. Bodily Injury Claim – This claim covers the costs and damages related to your physical injuries. The claim includes financial and non-financial damages, explained below. Contingency Fee: Refers to a percentage of the compensation an accident victim receives that is paid to the attorney for representing the victim. The attorney only receives payment if the attorney obtains compensation on behalf of the accident victim. Damages: In personal injury cases, damages refer to the compensation awarded to an injury victim to compensate the victim for his injuries and losses. Defendant: The party against whom you file a lawsuit. In other words, the person or entity who caused your injuries. Expert Witness: A person whose education and experience qualify him or her to provide specialized testimony regarding the case. Eyewitness: An eyewitness is a person who sees the accident as it happens. […]

By | October 26th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Common Terms Used In Lexington Personal Injury Cases

Recorded And Written Statements In A Louisville Car Accident Claim

When you file a car accident claim, your claim is assigned an adjuster. In many cases, the insurance adjuster calls you even before you think to contact the insurance company. There are two very important things you need to keep in mind when dealing with an insurance adjuster: The insurance adjuster does NOT work for you, even if you are filing a claim against your car insurance policy; and, The insurance adjuster’s job is to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. Therefore, be extremely careful when dealing with an insurance adjuster. Insurance companies train their adjusters to use certain tactics to gain evidence that may be used against the accident victim to deny the claim or lower the amount paid on the claim. Recorded and written statements are a common tactic used by insurance adjusters. […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Defective Medical Device Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Recorded And Written Statements In A Louisville Car Accident Claim

Social Media Posts Can Damage Your Kentucky Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured in an accident, you have already suffered greatly because of the negligence of another person or entity. We do not want you to suffer more because of mistake you make while your accident claim is pending. Therefore, our Louisville personal injury attorneys want to take this opportunity to warn you about the dangers of posting on social media sites after being injured in an accident. Are All Social Media Sites Dangerous? Yes!  Anything you post online is subject to being used against you in a personal injury case. Regardless of your privacy settings, someone can see what you post online. Furthermore, a good defense attorney conducts an online investigation in addition to filing a motion with the court to obtain your social media information. Below are examples of how seemingly innocent social media posts can harm your personal injury claim. […]

By | October 21st, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Social Media Posts Can Damage Your Kentucky Personal Injury Claim

Night Shift Workers May Be At Higher Risk For Car Accidents

Are you one of the more than 9.5 million people who work the night shift? Do you know someone who works the night shift? If so, the results of a recent study looking at the driving ability of night shift workers may interest you. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Study According to a study by researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, night shift workers have a significantly higher risk of causing a traffic accident while driving home after work. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, analyzed 16 night shift workers. Of those 16 workers, over one-third of the workers had near crashes driving after work. However, the very same drivers had no near crashes when driving the day after sleeping an average of 7.6 hours. […]

By | October 14th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Night Shift Workers May Be At Higher Risk For Car Accidents

Do I Need Special Motorcycle Insurance In Kentucky?

Motorcycle accidents result in traumatic injuries each day in the United States. Because a motorcyclist lacks the protection of being in a vehicle, the injuries sustained in a crash are usually severe and costly. It is not uncommon for the damages in a motorcycle crash to reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars when you include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, future damages, physical pain, and emotional suffering. It can be very risky to ride a motorcycle these days given the number of accidents caused by distracted and reckless drivers. In order to protect yourself and protect your family, you need to understand the insurance coverage available to motorcyclists in Kentucky. Every motorcyclist should carry both uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage in order to protect themselves in the event of a motorcycle crash. […]

By | October 10th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Do I Need Special Motorcycle Insurance In Kentucky?