Can I Use Arbitration To Settle My Louisville Car Accident Case?

If you have signed a contract for cell phone service, gym membership, or furniture rental, you may have noticed a clause related to arbitration. Many companies are using arbitration clauses to avoid litigation costs. By signing the contract, the parties are agreeing to settle any disputes with arbitration instead of a lawsuit. So, what does this mean? […]

By | April 12th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Can I Use Arbitration To Settle My Louisville Car Accident Case?

Louisville Drowsy Driving Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowsy driving is a serious problem in the United States. In 2013, it was estimated that drowsy driving was a factor in 72,000 crashes that resulted in 800 deaths and 44,000 injuries. Approximately 1 in 25 adult drivers have admitted to falling asleep while driving in the past 30 days. Why do people drive when they are tired or drowsy? […]

By | March 31st, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Louisville Drowsy Driving Accidents

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? […]

Crash Statistics for 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the motor vehicle crash statistics for 2016. Some of the numbers are disturbing. During 2015, 35,092 people died in traffic accidents in the United States, a 7.2 percent increase from 2015. This increase in deaths is the largest percentage increase in almost 50 years. According to the summary, the number of deaths from light truck and passenger vehicle accidents is at its highest rate since 2009. […]

By | March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Crash Statistics for 2016

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

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?

Teen Driver Facing Homicide Charge

Jason Riley, writing for WDRB, reported on a tragic car accident that left a woman dead and a teen driver facing homicide charges. According to the story written by Jason Riley, Kailey Jo Farmer is facing charges of reckless homicide for an accident on December 14 of last year. Farmer is accused of running a red light and causing a car accident that resulted in the death of a 60-year old woman. Farmer has been charged with felony reckless homicide in the death of Wanda Rogers. […]

By | February 13th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Teen Driver Facing Homicide Charge

Lexington Car Accident Sends Two People To The Hospital

Last week, a car accident sent two people to the hospital according to a report by WKYT. The news report states that Lexington police were investigating the crash that occurred at the intersection of Nicholasville Road and Jesselin Drive. It appears that the driver of a black vehicle ran the red light at the intersection and collided with a white SUV. Both drivers had to be cut from their vehicles. One witness said that the crash was so loud that he thought a car had hit a building. Investigators had not filed any charges but believe that the car that ran the red light may have been stolen. […]

By | February 6th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Lexington Car Accident Sends Two People To The Hospital

Why Do I Need To Purchase Underinsured Insurance Coverage In Kentucky?

If you operate a motor vehicle in Kentucky, you are already familiar with the state’s minimum requirement for liability insurance coverage. Each state sets minimum liability insurance requirements for drivers within the state.  Liability insurance protects others in the event you cause a car accident. Your liability insurance pays the victim’s damages up to the policy limits. For example, if you carry $50,000 in liability insurance coverage, your insurance company should pay the accident victim’s damages up to $50,000 if you are at fault for the accident. Therefore, if the victim suffered medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages in the amount of $40,000, your insurance company is liable to pay the damages if the victim can prove you caused the collision. However, many drivers only carry minimum liability insurance coverage. […]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Why Do I Need To Purchase Underinsured Insurance Coverage In Kentucky?

What Are Five The Most Common Mistakes People Make In A Kentucky Personal Injury Case?

If you have never been injured in an accident and you have never had to file an injury claim, it is easy to make a mistake that can cost you thousands of dollars. Some mistakes can result in your claim being dismissed entirely. You are not trying to do something that may harm your personal injury case; however, you just have never had to deal with filing an accident claim. For this reason, we urge you to contact our office for a free consultation with an experienced Lexington personal injury attorney. We have experience handling these types of cases, and we can provide you with the support, advice, and resources necessary to hold the person who caused your injury liable for your damages and losses. […]

By | February 1st, 2017|Auto Accident, Car Accident Lawyer, Defective Medical Device Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on What Are Five The Most Common Mistakes People Make In A Kentucky Personal Injury Case?