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

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

Deaths In Traffic Accidents Increase Again For The Second Year

The report is in — traffic deaths are on the rise again for 2016. As reported in The New York Times, the number of deaths in U.S. traffic accidents rose again in 2016. The National Safety Council (NSC) released its estimates for traffic fatalities. According to the NSC estimates, traffic fatalities rose 6 percent from 2015 to 2016. During 2016, 40,200 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The number of deaths from traffic accidents rose 7 percent in 2015. However, 2016 was the first year that traffic deaths exceeded 40,000 since 2007. […]

By | March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Deaths In Traffic Accidents Increase Again For The Second Year

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. […]

When Do I Receive My Money For A Louisville Car Accident?

Your first priority is medical treatment after a car accident. You need to protect your health by seeking medical care as soon as possible after the crash. Even if you believe you aren’t severely injured, you should be checked by your doctor. Minor aches and pains could be an indication of a more serious injury. Furthermore, you can’t receive compensation from the other driver unless you can prove you were injured. An accurate medical record is crucial for obtaining compensation in a Louisville car accident claim. […]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on When Do I Receive My Money For A Louisville Car Accident?

Am I At A Greater Risk For Injury Because I Ride A Motorcycle?

According to the National  Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,976 people died, and 88,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in the United States. The fatality rate for motorcycle accidents in 2015 was the highest rate since 2012, increasing by 8.7 percent from 2014 to 2015. States the don’t have a universal motorcycle helmet had a much higher percentage of motorcycle deaths compared to states that have passed universal helmet laws. The Insurance Information Institute reports that motorcyclists were 27 times more like to die in accidents during 2014 than occupants of cars. […]

By | February 20th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Am I At A Greater Risk For Injury Because I Ride A Motorcycle?

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

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