How Do I Get My Lost Wages After An Accident?

If you are injured in a personal injury accident, you suffer a variety of damages. Car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and defective product claims are examples of personal injury accidents. One of the most common damages suffered is lost wages. Many accident victims are out of work while they recover from their injuries and some victims cannot return to work at all. Lost wages can add into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Who pays your lost wages? […]

Lexington Speeding Accidents

Speed is a common factor in traffic accidents in Lexington and throughout the United States. According to one study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding accidents resulted in $59 billion in economic damages and $210 billion in societal harm during 2010. In 2013, 28 percent of the traffic fatalities were due to speed-related accidents. Unfortunately, speeding accidents are still a problem in 2017. […]

By | March 27th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Lexington Speeding Accidents

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the crash statistics provided by the U.S.  Department of Transportation, traffic deaths in large truck accidents increased by 4.1 percent from 2015 to 2016 to 4,067 deaths. This is the highest rate since 2008. As in years before, the clear majority of deaths were sustained by people outside of the truck. Only 16.4 percent of the fatalities were people inside the large truck. Non-occupants, such as pedestrians, comprised 10.1 percent of the fatalities and the occupants of other vehicles represented the remaining 73.5 percent of people killed in large truck accidents during 2016. […]

By | March 17th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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?

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. […]

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?