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November 2017 Archives

You should be skeptical about first settlement offers

If you're like most Americans who drive, you trust in your insurance company. You probably feel safer getting behind the wheel of your car because you know that you have protection if anything should happen. It's true that carrying insurance is both a legal obligation in Kentucky and a wise decision regardless. After all, it only takes a second for a trip to the store or your daily commute to result in thousands of dollars of property damage or medical bills.

How can warning defects cause consumer injuries?

Often, when a Kentucky resident thinks about dangerous products, they may imagine items with design or manufacturing defects that can harm unsuspecting consumers. However, there is another way that manufacturers can fail in exercising their duties of care with regard to consumer safety. When the maker of a product fails to include with the item sufficient warnings and instructions to explain to consumers how the product may and may not be used, then that maker may be liable for products liability claims based on warning defects.

Tips for the new driver in your household

The day is fast approaching when you will have to watch as your teenager pulls out of the driveway and drives off without you. While a complete driver's education course is helpful to get new drivers on the road, the only way your teenager can fully develop defensive driving skills is to practice. This means letting your son or daughter spend time behind the wheel.

Motor vehicle accidents claim too many lives

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 35,000 people died on American roads in 2015. This staggering statistic was an increase over the 2014 total, which reached 32,744 fatalities. The increase in losses of life was the greatest one year increase in the last 50 years of data. Kentucky residents suffered losses in this incredible national tragedy.

Kentucky woman dies in tragic highway vehicle accident

Most drivers understand that the actions they take while operating their motor vehicles can impact how others on the road react and choose to maneuver their own vehicles. For example, when a driver is reckless and makes rash decisions, it can be difficult for others to safely and correctly anticipate how to avoid them. Very recently, a dangerous situation occurred on a Kentucky highway and, due to the careless and irresponsible actions of a driver, an innocent individual has lost their life.

Tips to stay safe when working with electrical equipment

Every year, across the country, there are approximately 4,000 workplace injuries that involve electrocution. Many of these injuries can be fatal. Studies have shown that almost every 30 minutes during a typical 8-hour workday, a worker receives an electrical shock severe enough to require time off of work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put standards in place to reduce the risk of electrical shock, electrocution and fires.

Who is liable for a pedestrian-vehicle accident?

Collisions between pedestrians and automobiles can be devastating incidents that can place individuals on foot in danger of serious personal injury or even death. While it is important for readers of this Lexington personal injury blog to remember that every vehicle accident case is different, it is not uncommon for vehicle drivers to be held at fault when accidents occur between their cars and a pedestrian. Drivers owe a duty of care to the individuals they encounter when they are operating their motor vehicles; this includes the walkers, joggers and other individuals whose paths cross with automobiles.

Take care of yourself after a motor vehicle accident

Motor vehicle accidents can be terrifying, injury-causing events. Depending upon how fast a Lexington resident was traveling at the time of the incident and a host of other factors, the injuries that they sustain may range from minor to life-threatening. When those injuries are caused by the negligent or reckless actions of others, though, victims have options to pursue compensation and take care of their accident-related harms.