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

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

How Do I Determine The Extent Of Injuries For My Claim?

Being injured in a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic, frustrating, and painful life event. For some accident victims, the injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident change their lives forever. Lost limbs, paralysis, traumatic brain damage, and other injuries can leave the victim unable to work and in need of round-the-clock medical and personal care. The mental anguish and emotional stress can be overwhelming. The financial cost can be impossible for the person and the family to pay. How can an accident victim seek justice for what has happened to him or her? The first step is proving fault and the second step is proving extent of injuries. […]

By | February 24th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on How Do I Determine The Extent Of Injuries For My Claim?

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

Tips For A Healthy And Safe 2017

Our Louisville personal injury attorneys want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year that is safe and healthy. Below are some tips that we hope will be useful as you begin another year. Ways to Stay Healthy and Avoid Injury Wash your hands often. Keeping your hands clean is one of the most effective ways to avoid spreading germs and getting sick. Manage your stress level. Stress can cause you to lose sleep, change your eating habits, and cause physical illnesses (i.e. high blood pressure, headaches, heart problems, etc.).  Find ways to relieve stress and relax such as exercise, meditation, or a hobby. Get enough sleep. The average adult needs about eight hours of sleep each night. Practice good sleeping habits by avoiding caffeine and large meals right before bedtime. Keeping your bedroom quiet and dark can also promote restful and restorative sleep. Get regular check-ups and discuss various vaccinations, immunizations, screenings, and tests that can prevent illnesses. Prevent falls and other injuries. For information about preventing injuries and falls, visit the Injury Prevention & Control page of the CDC. Eat a balanced, healthy diet. You can get information about the recommended daily allowance of nutrients from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Choose My Plate website. Exercise several times each week. If you don’t like going to the gym, find a recreational activity such as riding a bicycle, walking, dancing, or playing a sport. Check smoke alarms at least twice a year to replace batteries ensure the alarms are in working order. Consider installing carbon monoxide detectors in addition to smoke alarms, especially in older homes. Keep prescription and over-the-counter medications in a secure location away from children and adults who may not understand the dangers and side effects of some medications. Practice safe driving habits (i.e. avoid impaired driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and distracted driving). […]

By | January 6th, 2017|Bedsores, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Tips For A Healthy And Safe 2017

Lump Sum Settlements In Injury Cases

Were you injured in a car accident, fall, or pedestrian accident? Is the insurance adjuster for the other person offering you a lump sum settlement for your case? If so, you need to consider your options carefully before you accept the settlement. Insurance companies understand what accident victims go through after an injury. They know that many victims are in a financial crisis trying to pay medical bills and make ends meet, especially if they were out of work for an extended time because of the injuries. While it may seem logical to accept a lump sum settlement, it may end up costing you money in the long run. If you have not consulted with a Louisville personal injury attorney, we strongly urge you to contact our office before you sign any forms regarding a settlement. Call 1-888-761-7204 for a free case evaluation! […]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Lump Sum Settlements In Injury Cases

Fairdale High School Students Injured In Car Accident

In a tragic car accident earlier this month, four teenagers were injured when the vehicle they were in struck a tree in the 10300 block of Fox Avenue. WDRB reported that the four Fairdale High students were on their way home from school when the driver lost control of the vehicle before leaving the road and colliding with a tree. According to the WDRB news story, two passengers were ejected from the vehicle in the collision. Those two passengers and the driver were transported to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The third passenger was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital with minor injuries. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash. […]

By | November 14th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Fairdale High School Students Injured In Car Accident

Are Hands-Free Cell Phones Safe To Use While Driving?

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), car crashes are the number one cause of unintentional death in the United States. Each day, approximately 100 people die in car crashes throughout the country. Most of the collisions are caused by driver error — about 90 percent. ­­Many drivers assume that using a hands-free cell phone reduces their risk of being injured in a car crash.  However, this assumption could be deadly. […]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Are Hands-Free Cell Phones Safe To Use While Driving?

Recorded And Written Statements In A Louisville Car Accident Claim

When you file a car accident claim, your claim is assigned an adjuster. In many cases, the insurance adjuster calls you even before you think to contact the insurance company. There are two very important things you need to keep in mind when dealing with an insurance adjuster: The insurance adjuster does NOT work for you, even if you are filing a claim against your car insurance policy; and, The insurance adjuster’s job is to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. Therefore, be extremely careful when dealing with an insurance adjuster. Insurance companies train their adjusters to use certain tactics to gain evidence that may be used against the accident victim to deny the claim or lower the amount paid on the claim. Recorded and written statements are a common tactic used by insurance adjusters. […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Defective Medical Device Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Recorded And Written Statements In A Louisville Car Accident Claim

Social Media Posts Can Damage Your Kentucky Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured in an accident, you have already suffered greatly because of the negligence of another person or entity. We do not want you to suffer more because of mistake you make while your accident claim is pending. Therefore, our Louisville personal injury attorneys want to take this opportunity to warn you about the dangers of posting on social media sites after being injured in an accident. Are All Social Media Sites Dangerous? Yes!  Anything you post online is subject to being used against you in a personal injury case. Regardless of your privacy settings, someone can see what you post online. Furthermore, a good defense attorney conducts an online investigation in addition to filing a motion with the court to obtain your social media information. Below are examples of how seemingly innocent social media posts can harm your personal injury claim. […]

By | October 21st, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Social Media Posts Can Damage Your Kentucky Personal Injury Claim