Catastrophic injuries include two types of spinal cord injuries

Any trauma to a victim's spinal cord can cause serious pain and harm to them. For this reason, victims of Kentucky car and vehicle accidents should seek medical attention after their ordeals, to make sure that their injuries and ailments are assessed by medical professionals in a timely matter. When it comes to spinal cord injuries, quick diagnosis and treatment can help preserve the victim's ability to function.

How to file a successful car accident injury claim

If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by another motorist, it is very important that you understand your rights and responsibilities when filing a claim for damages. Doing it right can improve your chances for receiving the maximum possible value for your personal injury claim. Doing it wrong can result in your claim being denied outright or only partially approved.

Mistakes truckers make that cause motor vehicle accidents

As Kentucky residents may be aware, there are a variety of circumstances that could lead to a semi-truck crash. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration undertook a major study of truck and commercial vehicle accidents and determined that many accidents are caused by several "critical events." These critical events are primarily attributable to mistakes made by truck drivers.

Do you understand the potential financial impact of a car crash?

Few people stopped to consider the realities of a car crash until they get into one. That could leave you in a situation where you are not adequately prepared or you make decisions that could lead to a worse outcome. Whether you have a perfect driving record or have recently experienced a crash, it is likely a good time to learn a little more about how accidents impact people.

Who receives the award of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit?

It is only after a person loses their life in an accident or other negligent or criminal act that their loved ones obtain the right to seek damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. This Lexington personal injury blog has discussed the elements of wrongful death claims and how individuals may sue for the many losses they have been forced to incur when their loved ones have perished due to the actions of others. If they prevail in their legal plight, the distribution of the wrongful death damages award must follow state guidelines.

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