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Lack of side guards contributes to fatal underride accidents

Most people understand that commercial vehicles, like eighteen wheelers and semi-trucks, pose a serious risk to other drivers on the road. As we pointed out in another blog post, the average driver takes great care to avoid blind spots on...
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Sorting out the causes of tire blowouts, flats: work with experienced legal counsel

In our last post, we commented on the importance of vehicle maintenance in highway safety and the potential role failure to maintain a vehicle can play in personal injury litigation. Tire maintenance, as we noted, is an importance aspect of...
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Stay alert when driving near semitrucks

You have passed hundreds if not thousands of them during the time you have been driving on Kentucky highways. Semitrucks can be found on almost every highway, interstate and even some city roads from coast to coast. You may be...
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All 50 states to include tire maintenance information in official driver training materials

Motor vehicle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, some reasons beyond the control of the driver. In most cases, however, there is some human error at play. One potential cause of accidents is failure to properly maintain a...
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Can government accident reports be used as evidence in personal injury litigation? P.2

We began looking last time at the admissibility of government accident reports in personal injury litigation. Two important points we noted last time are that it is only factual findings which are potentially admissible in court, and that the admissibility...
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