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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

A brief look at insurers’ obligation of good faith, and bad faith insurance claims, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the topic of bad faith insurance and the obligation of insurance companies to deal fairly with those covered under the motor vehicle accident policies they issue. As we noted, Kentucky law provides a list of business practices that can serve as the basis for bad faith insurance claims.

A brief look at insurers’ obligation of good faith, and bad faith insurance claims, P.1

In our last post, we briefly looked at an ongoing legal battle between Walmart and its insurers over a settlement the retail giant reached with actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, who was seriously injured in a 2014 accident involving a Walmart truck driver. As we noted, Walmart claims that its insurers acted in bad faith in refusing to cooperate with the settlement, while the insurers claim that Morgan exaggerated his injuries.

Wrongful death vs. survivor actions: what’s the difference?

Whenever a motor vehicle accident occurs, it is important for accident victims to work with an experienced attorney to see to it that they have their case evaluated to determine the type and extent of the injuries and losses, what legal claims may be appropriate to seek recovery, and what evidence there may be to support these legal claims and damages requested.

Bicycle accidents and ignoring the rules of the road, P.2

Previously, we looked very briefly at some of the rules of the road applicable to cyclists. As we noted, cyclists are bound to follow all the rules of the road, just like drivers, though there are certain rules that are specifically applicable to cyclists. Unfortunately, cyclists too often fail to follow these rules and get in accidents as a result.

Bicycle accidents and ignoring the rules of the road

Bicycle accidents are, unfortunately, an all too common occurrence, especially in urban areas where cycling is popular. Often, the harm resulting from these accidents is serious, if not fatal. This is particularly true in cases where cyclists are not wearing protective helmets.

Weight, width, length violations can provide basis for liability in truck accident cases

In our last post, we mentioned several measures Governor Matt Bevin recently signed into law several measures that will ease trucking weight requirements in an effort to increase business in the state of Kentucky. Truck and other commercial vehicle drivers, of course, are bound by a variety of regulations, and size regulations are among them.

Safety is critical when you get your motorcycle out this spring

The trees are budding, the flowers and migratory songbirds are popping out all over Kentucky. Another sure sign of spring is the number of motorcycles on the road. While some enthusiasts will brave colder winter temperatures, a lot of motorcycle drivers typically store their bike during chilly winter weather.

New trucking weight laws raise concern about roadway safety

This week, Governor Matt Bevin signed into law several bills modifying the size and weight rules for truck drivers. Taken together, the measures are an effort to increase business in the state of Kentucky, though the new measures are likely to come at a cost.

Work with experienced attorney to recover damages in accidents involving state employees

We’ve been looking in recent posts at seeking compensation for motor vehicle accidents involving state agencies, departments or employees. As we noted last time, Kentucky has established a claims process by which compensation may be sought.

Looking at the process for filing negligence claims against state, local government

Last time, we began discussing the issue of roadway design and use, and holding state and local government responsible for failing to exercise reasonable care in carrying out its duties related to designing, building, and maintaining safe roadways. Although state and local governments are traditionally considered to be immune from tort liabilities, many states allow accident victims to sue in court for damages or to file a claim for compensation.