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Car Accidents Archives

You should be skeptical about first settlement offers

If you're like most Americans who drive, you trust in your insurance company. You probably feel safer getting behind the wheel of your car because you know that you have protection if anything should happen. It's true that carrying insurance is both a legal obligation in Kentucky and a wise decision regardless. After all, it only takes a second for a trip to the store or your daily commute to result in thousands of dollars of property damage or medical bills.

Distracted driving: A major problem throughout the United States

You were traveling down the road when you looked up to see another driver crossing your path. The driver crossed the center line and was heading straight for you. You honked and tried to swerve, but there was no way to avoid the accident.

This is what you can expect after a car accident

Imagine going for a Sunday drive in the country. The windows are down, there is not a cloud in the sky, and you let the stress of the prior week fade away while you drive down scenic winding roads. What happens if things go wrong on your drive? What if another driver comes around the curve too fast and you cannot avoid an accident?

Recognizing the signs of growth plate fractures in children

In only one year, approximately 169,000 children under age 14 were injured in car accidents across the country, reports the U.S. Department of Transportation. Some of these injuries were quite serious. Others were very minor. And sometimes, injuries that seemed minor actually turned out to be something far more dangerous.

What can I expect at an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney?

Many people involved in a car crash or injured in a workplace accident have not filed a personal injury claim before. In fact, some may have never hired a lawyer for anything except perhaps to draft or review a legal contract to buy a house.

Should I handle negotiations with the insurance company alone?

You've been injured in an accident and you're just now well enough to start handling the legal headache that is your insurance claim. In addition to seeking coverage for the damages caused to your vehicle, you're also looking to the at-fault driver's insurance provider to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. You're hoping this won't be too much of a hassle.

Work with experienced attorney to seek appropriate damages for brain injury, P.2

In our previous post, we began discussing the importance of seeking appropriate medical care for brain injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, and of gathering the best possible evidence to ensure appropriate damages may be sought in court. Here, we'll look briefly at several categories of damages brain injury victims are likely to seek out in personal injury cases.

Work with experienced attorney to seek appropriate damages for brain injury, P.1

Motor vehicle accidents take a toll on their victims, regardless of how serious they are. Even accidents which do not result in any serious, permanent injuries can result in emotional distress, lost work time, and other losses. That being said, accidents with catastrophic injuries have the clearest and most serious effect on victims.

Parental responsibility for teen driving negligence: a look at Kentucky law, P.2

Last time, we began looking at what Kentucky law has to say about parents’ liability when their children become involved in a motor vehicle accident. As we pointed out, Kentucky law allows parents to be held jointly and severally liable for damages caused by a teen driver’s negligence when they sign the paper’s for their driver’s license application or when they provide them with a motor vehicle to drive.