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

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

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

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

Red Cross Calling For Blood Donors

WTVQ ABC36 reported that the Red Cross is asking for blood donors. There is an immediate need for blood donations so that patient can continue to receive blood transfusions in life-threatening situations. In addition to the current need, blood donors are needed throughout the winter months to ensure a sufficient supply remains for patients in need. You can call the Red Cross at 1-800-Red-Cross to find a donation site near you. Several donation dates have been scheduled throughout February. You can also visit the Red Cross’s website to get more information or make an appointment to donate blood. […]

By | February 8th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Red Cross Calling For Blood Donors

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?

Understanding What Your Doctor Is Saying After An Accident?

Being injured in an accident that is not your fault is stressful. You are not only dealing with the physical pain of being injured — you are also dealing with the stress of worrying about how you will pay your medical bills and other expenses while you recover from your injuries. In addition, it can be very frustrating when you have difficulty understanding all the medical terms being thrown at you by doctors, physical therapists, surgeons, and other medical professionals. It can help relieve some of your stress and frustration if you are familiar with the medical terms used in accident cases. Below are several medical terms we see in many of the accident claims we handle for clients throughout Louisville, Lexington, and the surrounding areas. […]

By | December 1st, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Defective Medical Device Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Understanding What Your Doctor Is Saying After An Accident?

Hydroplaning Causes 11-Car Traffic Accident on I-75 in Scott County

The Lexington Herald Leader reported on a traffic accident that shut down Northbound I-75 in Scott County for three hours because of an 11-car pile-up. The traffic accident was the result of water ponding near the 121-mile marker that caused drivers to lose control of their vehicles due to hydroplaning. People were injured and 10 of the vehicles were damaged severely. Driving while it is raining or after a recent rainstorm can present unique and dangerous situations for drivers. As this story indicates, an accident can happen at any time. It’s important to understand basic safety measures for driving in rainy weather. […]

By | September 16th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Hydroplaning Causes 11-Car Traffic Accident on I-75 in Scott County