Common Injuries Sustained In A Lexington Car Accident

A car accident does not need to result in a totaled car or catastrophic injuries to permanently affect a person’s life. Low-speed collisions and seemingly minor injuries can result in substantial costs and long-term damage. When you are injured in a Lexington car accident, you deserve to receive compensation regardless of the severity of your injuries. Your compensation depends in part on the type and severity of injuries; however, you deserve to receive full compensation no matter what injuries you sustained. Whether you suffer whiplash or a spinal cord injury, you deserve to be treated fairly. If you have been injured in a traffic accident, call the Shelton Law Group for a free consultation with a Lexington accident attorney. […]

By | April 21st, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Common Injuries Sustained In A Lexington Car Accident

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?

My Vehicle’s Headlights And Safe Stopping Distances

Both of these issues can lead to an accident and serious injuries. In fact, a study completed by the American Automobile Association (AAA) showed that the majority of headlamps on vehicles do not adequately allow drivers to see objects on the road soon enough to react safely. The average halogen low-beam headlamp illuminates up to around 300 feet ahead. However, the study showed that it takes about 500 feet for a driver to identify an object and stop. High-intensity discharge lamps have a distance of about 400 feet, which is still below the required distance to come to a complete stop. However, there are things you can do as a driver to improve headlight safety to decrease your risk of being involved in a serious traffic accident. […]

By | April 5th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on My Vehicle’s Headlights And Safe Stopping Distances

How Does A Louisville Car Accident Change My Life? – Part One

Have you ever wondered how a Louisville car accident could change your life? Even a minor fender bender can cause several weeks or months of frustration, and it can cost several thousands of dollars. For some people, a car accident can have a significant impact on their future. In many cases, injuries can be life-altering. […]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on How Does A Louisville Car Accident Change My Life? – Part One

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

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

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. […]