Drunk driving is a deadly problem in Kentucky

Alcohol and driving do not mix. A driver who has consumed alcohol and chooses to get behind the wheel of their car is a danger to themselves and to every other person that they encounter. Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer readers of this Lexington personal injury blog a look at just what a problem drunk driving is for Kentucky residents.

What rights do you have when a product proves to be dangerous?

When people go to the store, they expect that the items for sale there are reasonably safe. For food, that would mean that the products where in the right kind of environment, whether that would be room temperature or refrigerated. For more durable goods, that would mean that the product received adequate safety testing prior to its release to the public.

Dangerous substance found in children's make-up

One of the ways that children learn to take on adult tasks and responsibilities is by practicing from an early age. Children may benefit from learning about money and budgeting, from taking on household responsibilities, and from role playing family jobs. In households all across Kentucky young people are practicing the skills that they will need to become productive adults.

E-scooter injuries up nationally, prompting CDC inquiry

In metropolitan areas throughout the nation, pedestrian and vehicle congestion can lead to delays, stress, and in some cases, accidents. Some cities have begun to adopt an alternative way for people to get where they want to go without taking their vehicles or hailing Ubers, and that involves picking up e-scooters for rent. E-scooters are small motorized vehicles that individuals can ride to their destinations and park once they are done, leaving the e-scooters for others to use.

Determining the causes of a truck accident

Victims of commercial truck accidents must deal with many pressing needs at the same time, and it can easily become overwhelming. On top of dealing with injuries suffered in the accident and possibly missing work and income because of the injuries, a victim must also build a personal injury claim to compensate them for their losses.

What acts may constitute gross negligence?

Negligence forms the basis of many personal injury claims, including claims brought due to the wrongful deaths of victims. There are several elements that must be proven for a victim to prevail in court on their negligence claim, and this post will briefly touch on those to provide readers with an understanding of this important legal topic. However, other forms of negligence also exist, and through this post Kentucky readers will also be introduced to the concept of gross negligence.

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