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October 2016 Archives

TN truck accident highlights KY trucking employer’s failures

Truck safety is an important issue for all of us, because we all use the road and are all at risk when commercial truck drivers fail to follow safety regulations and exercise caution on the road. When a truck driver does cause an accident, it is certainly important for accident victims to work with an experienced advocate to closely examine the case to determine the accident victim’s avenues for seeking recovery.

Can an adult child sue for wrongful death after a parent dies?

While it's often said that parents will do anything for their children, the same is true with children who often feel a role reversal once they reach adulthood themselves. This instinct to protect our parents is strong and most commonly crops up when one parent dies, leaving the other to cope with their loss.

Automatic driving technology and the issue of liability, P.1

Automobile accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, from drunken driving, to distracted driving, fatigued driving, careless driving, and road rage. In any car accident, it is critical for the victims to seek out every appropriate avenue or compensation, including insurance claims, personal injury litigation, and even product liability litigation, when appropriate.

Work with experienced attorney to seek appropriate damages for brain injury, P.2

In our previous post, we began discussing the importance of seeking appropriate medical care for brain injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, and of gathering the best possible evidence to ensure appropriate damages may be sought in court. Here, we'll look briefly at several categories of damages brain injury victims are likely to seek out in personal injury cases.

Why fatigued driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving

Which do you hear more about: drunk driving crashes or fatigued driving accidents? If you said drunk driving, you're not alone. Drunk driving is often more reported than fatigued driving because there are tests available, such as a Breathalyzer, that can immediately indicate intoxication and impairment. With fatigue, there is no such test and self reporting isn't 100 percent reliable.

Parental responsibility for teen driving negligence: a look at Kentucky law, P.2

Previously, we looked at the results of a recent AAA study which found that, while teen drivers are particularly prone to becoming involved in distracted driving accidents, their parents are actually just as likely to engaged in distracting behaviors behind the wheel. As we noted, the study highlights the need for parents to provide a good example for their children and to teach them well when it comes to safe driving behaviors.

Work with experienced attorney to seek appropriate damages for brain injury, P.1

Motor vehicle accidents take a toll on their victims, regardless of how serious they are. Even accidents which do not result in any serious, permanent injuries can result in emotional distress, lost work time, and other losses. That being said, accidents with catastrophic injuries have the clearest and most serious effect on victims.

Parental responsibility for teen driving negligence: a look at Kentucky law, P.2

Last time, we began looking at what Kentucky law has to say about parents’ liability when their children become involved in a motor vehicle accident. As we pointed out, Kentucky law allows parents to be held jointly and severally liable for damages caused by a teen driver’s negligence when they sign the paper’s for their driver’s license application or when they provide them with a motor vehicle to drive.

Looking at bad faith insurance law in Kentucky, P.1

When an individual becomes involved in an automobile accident, it is critical that he or she exchanges insurance information with the other drivers involved in the crash and follows up afterward to seek out the coverage to which he or she is entitled. Given the obvious importance of insurance as a financial resource, most people don’t need much encouragement on this point.

Rejecting PIP tort limitations: know the risks, as well as your rights

When an individual becomes involved in an automobile accident, it is critical that he or she exchanges insurance information with the other drivers involved in the crash and follows up afterward to seek out the coverage to which he or she is entitled. Given the obvious importance of insurance as a financial resource, most people don’t need much encouragement on this point.

Automobile technology could make it easier to collect information about car accidents

When an individual is involved in a car accident, he or she has the right to seek compensation for injuries and losses and to hold the responsible party or parties accountable. In building a strong case for liability, it is critical for an accident victim to firmly establish a basis in fact for the defendant’s liability, and this means getting as much and as accurate information as possible about the crash.