When an individual is involved in a car accident, he or she has the right to seek compensation for injuries and losses and to hold the responsible party or parties accountable. In building a strong case for liability, it is critical for an accident victim to firmly establish a basis in fact for the defendant’s liability, and this means getting as much and as accurate information as possible about the crash.
Last time, we began looking at the topic of punitive damages and their availability in motor vehicle accident cases, specifically cases involving truck drivers who violate safety regulations. As we noted, punitive damages are not a given in every case, but are only available when it can be shown that the defendant acted with oppression, fraud or malice.
As Kentucky starts diving into the second half of the year, drivers will need to buckle down and get ready for the potential winter storms ahead. Safe driving is crucial to avoiding accidents when traveling through bad weather. Drivers should have the biggest arsenal of tips and tricks at their fingertips to make the road safer for everyone.
Accidents on Kentucky roads can be big or small. Some require the immediate intervention of your insurance company. Others, however, may be able to get a pass without you having to involve any additional parties. But which situations does this apply to?
If you plan to take a long-distance drive in or through Kentucky, you might be tempted to just drive as far as you possibly can without resting. While this might cut down on the time it takes you to get to your destination, it can also leave you exhausted and unable to focus or react well. This can in turn lead to accidents.
If you find yourself driving or falling into a body of water in Kentucky, you have literal seconds to act quickly and get yourself out of this situation. Because of that, you should know exactly what steps you need to take that will get you out of your car and into safety as soon as possible.
Kentucky residents suffering from spinal injuries usually have a long road ahead of them. The right steps need to be taken in order to insure that a full recovery is made, with minimal lasting traumas or complications.
As a Kentucky resident who has been in a car accident, you may suffer from physical pains or injuries. However, some of these issues could go undetected for some time, or they may be considered less detrimental to your health than they actually are.
Imagine you are driving down the street when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see another vehicle headed right toward you. They have failed to yield the right of way at a traffic signal. As a result, they collide with your vehicle, causing damage to both your car and yourself.
It’s a problem everyone has faced at some point: too much noise, too many things to focus on, too many distractions in the car. These distractions can add up, taking lives with them. So what can you do to limit the distractions you face in your own car?