What If My Car Is Totaled In A Lexington Car Accident?

Being in a car accident is a traumatic life event. Even if you do not suffer serious physical injuries, you must deal with the hassle of having your vehicle repaired and dealing with the insurance company for the other driver. Depending on the severity of the damage to your vehicle, the insurance company may agree to pay for repairs or it may total your vehicle. If your vehicle is totaled, it is important to understand how the insurance company settles your property damage claim. How Does The Insurance Company Decide When A Car Is Totaled? Kentucky has specific laws related to whether a car is totaled or repaired after a car accident. Under Kentucky law, a vehicle is considered totaled is the cost to repair the vehicle exceeds 75 percent of the fair market value (FMV), also referred to as the actual cash value (ACV) of the vehicle. […]

By | October 7th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Comments Off on What If My Car Is Totaled In A Lexington Car Accident?

Rear-end Crash on I-265 South Claims One Life

WDRB in Louisville reported that a rear-end collision on I-265 South at I-64 resulted in the death of a 72-year old man. The man died of blunt force trauma after his vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle. He was transported to the University of Louisville’s emergency room where he was pronounced dead. Can Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Systems Save Lives? A little over one-quarter of all traffic accidents are rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the United States. Two of the most common causes of rear-end collisions are distracted driving and speeding. However, automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems can reduce the risk of a rear-end collision by taking action when the driver fails to do so. If the driver fails to apply the brakes when the vehicle gets too close to another vehicle, the AEB system engages the brakes to prevent a rear-end collision. […]

By | October 5th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Rear-end Crash on I-265 South Claims One Life

Hydroplaning Causes 11-Car Traffic Accident on I-75 in Scott County

The Lexington Herald Leader reported on a traffic accident that shut down Northbound I-75 in Scott County for three hours because of an 11-car pile-up. The traffic accident was the result of water ponding near the 121-mile marker that caused drivers to lose control of their vehicles due to hydroplaning. People were injured and 10 of the vehicles were damaged severely. Driving while it is raining or after a recent rainstorm can present unique and dangerous situations for drivers. As this story indicates, an accident can happen at any time. It’s important to understand basic safety measures for driving in rainy weather. […]

By | September 16th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Hydroplaning Causes 11-Car Traffic Accident on I-75 in Scott County

Why Are Car vs. Car Accidents Different From Truck vs. Car Accidents?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps data on all traffic accidents. For 2014, the NHTSA reported: 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in traffic accidents Roughly two million people were injured in passenger vehicle accidents Ninety-six percent of the vehicles in police-reported accidents were passenger vehicles Of the vehicles involved in traffic crashes in 2014, seventy-eight percent of the fatal crashes involved a passenger vehicle 111,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks and 3,903 people were killed Of the people killed in large truck accidents, seventy-three percent were occupants in other vehicles Of the people injured in large truck accidents, seventy-four percent were occupants of other vehicles […]

By | September 14th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Why Are Car vs. Car Accidents Different From Truck vs. Car Accidents?

Louisville Motorcycle Accident At Crums Lane and Manslick Road Critically Injures Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist was critically injured when a vehicle turned left into the path of the motorcycle. According to reports, the motorcyclist was travelling southbound on Manslick when a driver travelling northbound attempted a left-hand turn onto Crums Lane. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. He was transported to University Hospital where he underwent surgery. The investigation is ongoing; however, Louisville Metro Police did not suspect that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the Louisville motorcycle accident. Protect Yourself When Riding You cannot control what other drivers do when they are behind the wheel; however, you can take precautions to reduce your risk of serious injury in a motorcycle crash. Before you even climb on your motorcycle, you can protect yourself by choosing to wear protective clothing and gear. […]

By | September 5th, 2016|Auto Accident Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Louisville Motorcycle Accident At Crums Lane and Manslick Road Critically Injures Motorcyclist

Can A Game App Cause You To Be Injured?

Distracted driving is a serious problem in the United States. Now drivers, and pedestrians, have another reason to be distracted — Pokémon Go. Pokémon Go is the latest craze to take over the interests of Americans. The app allows you to track and “catch” virtual monsters with your cell phone. Unfortunately, the desire to catch these virtual creatures has caused some people to crash their cars, fall, or walk into traffic. Some people have even been robbed because they were not paying attention to their surroundings. It may be difficult for some people to understand how a person could become so caught up in a game that the person would stop paying attention to their surroundings, but it happens. […]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Can A Game App Cause You To Be Injured?

Stay Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Holidays are great!  You are off work, relaxing, and spending time with your family and friends. There is nothing better than a nice, long holiday weekend. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can ruin a holiday weekend faster than a traffic accident. Because Labor Day Weekend creates a surge in traffic on our roads, the risk of traffic accidents increases. Protect your family this Labor Day with these road safety tips. Avoid Distractions Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents. Our vehicles have gotten “smarter” but that does not necessarily mean that drivers are always thinking about safety. The use of cell phones while driving has taken thousands of lives; however, this is not the only distraction. Eating, grooming, reading, and any other activity that removes your focus from driving is a dangerous distraction. […]

By | August 31st, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Stay Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Kentucky Riders

Are you a Kentucky resident considering buying a motorcycle for the first time? Or, are you a returning rider after a long sabbatical from motorcycles? Either way, safety should be on the top of your mind. Consumer Reports offers 10 Safety Tips for New Riders: Don't buy more bike than you can handle Invest in antilock [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Motorcycle Accident|Comments Off on Motorcycle Safety Tips for Kentucky Riders

Why Wear A Motorcycle Helmet While Riding in Kentucky?

You read about it all the time in Kentucky cities such as Louisville and Lexington: a motorcyclist is critically injured in an accident with another vehicle. Fortunately, many of those motorcyclists are wearing helmets, and sustain considerably less injuries than those that don’t. But in almost all cases these motorcycle accidents in Kentucky can be extremely costly [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident|Comments Off on Why Wear A Motorcycle Helmet While Riding in Kentucky?