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?

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

Louisville Drowsy Driving Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowsy driving is a serious problem in the United States. In 2013, it was estimated that drowsy driving was a factor in 72,000 crashes that resulted in 800 deaths and 44,000 injuries. Approximately 1 in 25 adult drivers have admitted to falling asleep while driving in the past 30 days. Why do people drive when they are tired or drowsy? […]

By | March 31st, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Louisville Drowsy Driving Accidents

How Do I Get My Lost Wages After An Accident?

If you are injured in a personal injury accident, you suffer a variety of damages. Car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and defective product claims are examples of personal injury accidents. One of the most common damages suffered is lost wages. Many accident victims are out of work while they recover from their injuries and some victims cannot return to work at all. Lost wages can add into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Who pays your lost wages? […]

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

Drunk Suits Teach Teens About Drunk Driving

Would you put your child in beer goggles and a drunk suit? If you have doubts, you should view Jeff Rossen’s attempt to drive in a drunk suit and beer goggles for a story on the Today Show. While Rossen performed perfectly on the obstacle course before putting on the equipment, he failed the roadside sobriety tests, and he miserably failed the driving course once he put on the goggles and suit. The beer goggles and the drunk suit is a tool used by Ford Driving Skills for Life to educate teens on safe driving skills. It is very important that we have open and honest discussions about drinking and driving with our teen drivers. The recent DUI accident during a Mardi Gras parade this year is a perfect example of the damage a few seconds can do. Parents and teachers should use all the tools and resources at their disposal to teach teen drivers that drinking and driving is not worth the risk. While the risk of criminal charges is frightening, the thought of taking another person’s life because you chose to drink and drive should be overwhelming for a teen driver. […]

By | March 6th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Drunk Suits Teach Teens About Drunk Driving

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. […]

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?

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?