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

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. […]

Child Suffers Brain Injury In Louisville Hit And Run Accident

The Courier-Journal is reporting a hit and run accident that left a child with serious brain injury. According to the news story written by Danielle Lerner, a 9-year old child was struck by a vehicle in the 1000 block of East Broadway near Barret Avenue. The tragic accident occurred on February 2 around 9:09 p.m. The child’s mother had stopped her vehicle in the median to allow her daughter to go back inside a dance studio to retrieve a forgotten item. The child was running around the rear of her vehicle toward the sidewalk when a white vehicle struck her. She was thrown approximately 50 feet and came to rest under a parked vehicle. Bystanders helped lift the rear of the vehicle to free the trapped child.  The vehicle did not stop. Law enforcement officials are still investigating.  The driver of the vehicle may face criminal charges associated with the hit and run accident. The girl was transported from the accident scene to Norton’s Children Hospital. She suffered an injury to her leg in addition to serious brain injuries. […]

By | February 15th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Child Suffers Brain Injury In Louisville Hit And Run Accident

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

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?

Rear-end Crash on I-265 South Claims One Life

WDRB in Louisville reported that a rear-end collision on I-265 South at I-64 resulted in the death of a 72-year old man. The man died of blunt force trauma after his vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle. He was transported to the University of Louisville’s emergency room where he was pronounced dead. Can Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Systems Save Lives? A little over one-quarter of all traffic accidents are rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the United States. Two of the most common causes of rear-end collisions are distracted driving and speeding. However, automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems can reduce the risk of a rear-end collision by taking action when the driver fails to do so. If the driver fails to apply the brakes when the vehicle gets too close to another vehicle, the AEB system engages the brakes to prevent a rear-end collision. […]

By | October 5th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Rear-end Crash on I-265 South Claims One Life

Why Are Car vs. Car Accidents Different From Truck vs. Car Accidents?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps data on all traffic accidents. For 2014, the NHTSA reported: 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in traffic accidents Roughly two million people were injured in passenger vehicle accidents Ninety-six percent of the vehicles in police-reported accidents were passenger vehicles Of the vehicles involved in traffic crashes in 2014, seventy-eight percent of the fatal crashes involved a passenger vehicle 111,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks and 3,903 people were killed Of the people killed in large truck accidents, seventy-three percent were occupants in other vehicles Of the people injured in large truck accidents, seventy-four percent were occupants of other vehicles […]

By | September 14th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Why Are Car vs. Car Accidents Different From Truck vs. Car Accidents?

How Do I Pay My Attorney For An Accident Claim?

Have you been injured by a reckless driver? Did you slip and fall while you were shopping? Did a driver turn left in front of you causing a motorcycle crash? Are you worried about how you will pay your bills when you are out of work? Do you need a personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights, but you don’t have the money to pay an attorney? If you have been injured in an accident, we can help. Our Louisville personal injury attorneys understand your concerns. We offer free consultations so you can get answers to all of your questions. Call the Shelton Law Group at 1-888-761-7204 to find out how we can help you as you struggle to recover from injuries sustained in an accident that was not your fault. […]

By | September 7th, 2016|Auto Accident, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer|Comments Off on How Do I Pay My Attorney For An Accident Claim?