Thanksgiving can be a treacherous time to be on the roads

Thanksgiving is almost synonymous with travel. It is the official start of the holiday season and many Kentucky residents take to the roads, so that they can spend the day with the people they love. Although most people arrive at the homes of their friends and family without experiencing anything worse than a delay, some will suffer significant harm in dangerous motor vehicle accidents.

School bus safety should be a priority

You wouldn't think of allowing your kids to ride in the car without wearing their seat belts. Yet, millions of parents send their kids off each morning on school buses that are unequipped with child restraints of any kind.

Wrongful death awards paid out based on relationship to decedent

When a Kentucky resident dies as a result of the negligence of another party then it is possible that their personal representative may later be able to file a claim for damages based on the victim's wrongful death. In the case of a car accident, the deceased victim's representative may file a lawsuit so that the relatives of the decedent are able to receive compensation for their extensive losses. When an award is granted to distribution of damages to survivors of the victim will be determined based on state law.

Lead still found in unsafe products, including hair products

When it comes to public safety, lead has been identified as a potentially dangerous metal that can have negative health consequences for those who are exposed to it. Many common items used in American homes used to contain lead. Readers of this Kentucky personal injury blog may be surprised to find out that certain personal care items still contain lead, presenting dangers to users of those care products.

Major holidays increase your risk of a drunk driving crash

You may think that your risk for a drunk driving crash is low because you don't get behind the wheel after drinking. However, the people whom you share the road with may not be as responsible as you are. It is tragically common for drunk drivers to cause crashes that result in severe injuries or even kill the sober people in the other vehicles involved.

Can manufacturing defects lead to a products liability claim?

There are several different ways that products can be considered defective. Recently this Lexington personal injury blog discussed how defects in instructions and warnings can render products dangerous to those who use them. Additionally, defects in the designs of products can introduce unexpected dangers into the lives of the consumers who purchase the problematic goods. Finally, products can be rendered dangerous when they are manufactured with flaws and defects.

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