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March 2018 Archives

Woman dies in collision with self-driven vehicle

A 49-year-old woman recently lost her life in a pedestrian accident that has made national news. Though pedestrian accidents happen every day throughout the country and even here in Kentucky, this incident is note-worthy for one unique reason: the vehicle that struck the woman was self-driven.

Distracted commercial truck drivers are a major risk on the road

Most people understand that distraction on the road can be dangerous, even deadly. When someone operating a motor vehicle fails to properly attend to the task at hand, mistakes and oversights can quickly result in a crash. The end result may be massive property damage, severe injuries or even death. When the person indulging in distracted driving controls a massive commercial truck, the risks to others on the road are even higher.

A burn injury can be a life-altering event

Most Kentucky residents experience minor burns regularly in their daily lives. They may accidentally bump a hot pan on the cook-top with their hand, or they may touch a hot curling iron to their neck as they fix their hair. These small, superficial burns are downright painful but most do not require medical treatment and heal on their own. However, burns can be significantly more serious and can arise from many differently types of incidents. This informational post will examine some of the ways that serious burns can happen from negligence-based accidents and how burns are classified in terms of severity.

Manufacturer loses pelvic mesh liability lawsuit

Medical malpractice and product liability suits often seem like a David-versus-Goliath style match-up with little assurance of things playing out so well for the underdog. In many cases, victims who suffer serious harm cannot mount a strong legal case against a powerful company or care provider, and are stuck dealing with the aftermath of a faulty device or procedure.

Motorcyclists face many dangers while on the roads

The freedom that a Kentucky resident enjoys while riding their motorcycle may bring them a great amount of joy. Riding a motorcycle allows a person to feel nature as they travel down the road because they are not separated from the world by the frame of a car. They may take pleasure in their motorcycle's maneuverability and relish in the quick manner that the vehicle accelerates.

What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim?

Car accidents, workplace incidents and products liability events are just some of the many ways that Kentucky residents can suffer harm as the result of another person's negligence. When an accident results in physical injuries for a victim, that victim may prioritize their recovery over any considerations of pursuing damages or filing a lawsuit. However, it is important that victims know that they do not have an infinite amount of time in which to initiate legal actions against the parties who caused their harm. The applicable statutes of limitations codified in Kentucky law may cut off their rights to file lawsuits.