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?

Do You Secure Your Pet In The Car?

Sadly, many of us do not think about restraining our pets when we take them in our vehicle. So many of us treat our pets like family members, but we never think about their safety, or the hazard they can pose, when they are riding in a vehicle unrestrained. An AAA/Kurgo survey from 2011 revealed that about 83 percent of respondents believed an unrestrained dog could be dangerous in a moving vehicle. However, only 16 percent of those respondents said they used a pet restraint for their dog. Drivers also admitted to being distracted by their dog. Over half of the respondents admitted to petting their dog while driving and 23 percent admitted to using their hands or arms to hold the dog in place when applying the brakes. Almost 20 percent of drivers admitted to taking at least one hand off the steering wheel to keep their dog from climbing into the front seat. […]

By | April 10th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Do You Secure Your Pet In The Car?

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?

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?

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

Kentucky DUI Accidents During The Holidays

As we enter the holiday season, it is important to remind everyone of the dangers of drinking and driving. DUI accidents claim thousands of lives each year. During the holidays, drunk driving accidents increase, beginning with Blackout Wednesday. What Is Blackout Wednesday? Blackout Wednesday is the unofficial name given to Thanksgiving Eve. This day is known by bartenders and law enforcement officers throughout the United States as one of the biggest drinking days of the year, even surpassing New Year’s Eve and July Fourth in some areas. The reason why more people drink to excess the day before Thanksgiving is unknown. Some experts believe it is because many people are off on Thanksgiving Day so they know they can consume alcohol in excess without worrying about going to work the next day. […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Kentucky DUI Accidents During The Holidays