Child Suffers Brain Injury In Louisville Hit And Run Accident

The Courier-Journal is reporting a hit and run accident that left a child with serious brain injury. According to the news story written by Danielle Lerner, a 9-year old child was struck by a vehicle in the 1000 block of East Broadway near Barret Avenue. The tragic accident occurred on February 2 around 9:09 p.m. The child’s mother had stopped her vehicle in the median to allow her daughter to go back inside a dance studio to retrieve a forgotten item. The child was running around the rear of her vehicle toward the sidewalk when a white vehicle struck her. She was thrown approximately 50 feet and came to rest under a parked vehicle. Bystanders helped lift the rear of the vehicle to free the trapped child.  The vehicle did not stop. Law enforcement officials are still investigating.  The driver of the vehicle may face criminal charges associated with the hit and run accident. The girl was transported from the accident scene to Norton’s Children Hospital. She suffered an injury to her leg in addition to serious brain injuries. […]

By | February 15th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Child Suffers Brain Injury In Louisville Hit And Run Accident

Louisville Pedestrian Accident Injures One

Wave3 News reported on a hit and run pedestrian accident last week on Watterson Expressway. According to the Louisville Metro Police, the man was in the road on westbound I-264 near Manslick Road cleaning up debris from a single-vehicle accident when a driver hit the man and fled the scene. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. If you have information about this hit and run pedestrian accident, we urge you to contact law enforcement officials. Louisville Pedestrian Accidents […]

By | January 25th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Louisville Pedestrian Accident Injures One

Who Is Responsible For Damages In A Kentucky Drunk Driving Accident?

Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is illegal in Kentucky and every other state in the country. However, being convicted of drunk driving is a criminal matter. Holding a drunk driver responsible for injuries in a DUI accident is a civil matter. Even if the drunk driver is judged guilty in the criminal case, you must still prove that the driver caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. You must also prove that you suffered damages as a result of those injuries. Proving the drunk driver caused the accident is crucial if you want to recover compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, emotional suffering, property damage, and physical pain. Calling an experienced Louisville DUI accident attorney is the first step in protecting your right to recover full compensation. Call our office at 1-888-761-7204 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Louisville DUI accident attorney. […]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Who Is Responsible For Damages In A Kentucky Drunk Driving Accident?

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?

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?

Does Your Teen Driver Consider Driving a Privilege or an Entitlement?

Vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 years. According to an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader, 450,000 teens are injured and 5,000 teens die in car accidents each year. The article discusses how many teens view driving a motor vehicle as an entitlement instead of a privilege that carries immense responsibility. Teach Your Teen That Driving Is A Privilege A person has a different attitude when they view something as a privilege. This implies the thing can be taken away if they don’t live up to specific standards. Instill this attitude in your teen by setting up parameters which he or she must follow to continue to have the privilege of driving a motor vehicle. Many parents make getting good grades as part of the requirement to continue having driving privileges. This also reinforces the concept of responsibility. […]

By | September 12th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Does Your Teen Driver Consider Driving a Privilege or an Entitlement?

What is the value of your auto accident injury claim in Kentucky or Tennessee?

When you are injured, estimating how the insurance company would value your auto accident injury claim is the best way to determine how much your injury claim is worth short of having to go to a jury trial. An insurance carrier will look at the types and amounts of damages suffered and then to the [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on What is the value of your auto accident injury claim in Kentucky or Tennessee?

How much is my Kentucky automobile accident injury claim worth?

Car Accidents and Crashes in Kentucky: Know Your Rights   If you sustained injuries in an automobile accident caused by the negligent acts of someone else, you are entitled to be compensated. The at-fault drive has a responsibility to make you financially whole whether they have insurance or not and whether you have minor injuries [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Car Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on How much is my Kentucky automobile accident injury claim worth?