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    Common Car Crash Risk Factors in 2017

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car crashes on United States roadways.  Driving is one of the more dangerous activities we engage in on a daily basis.  Recent research has shown that more than 94% of all accidents are caused by people and the irresponsible choices drivers make behind the… Read More »

    Why Are Car Accident Injury Symptoms Often Delayed?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    After being involved in any type of car crash, you’ll most likely be advised to visit your nearest emergency room as soon as possible. Even if you are not in pain and do not notice any injuries right away, you’ll be advised to seek medical attention regardless. This advice is given as a precaution… Read More »

    Can Congress Prevent 200 Truck Crash Deaths Every Year?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    There were almost 8,000 truck crashes in the state of Kentucky alone in 2013. Over 2,000 of those accidents resulted in injuries or fatalities. After looking at these numbers, there’s no denying the fact that semi and commercial truck accidents cause a lot of devastation on Kentucky’s roadways. Many of the deadliest trucking accidents… Read More »

    How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 70,000 pedestrian accidents happen every year in the United States.  Nearly 5,000 of these accidents are fatal.  Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a vehicle collision than a vehicle passenger.  Additionally, thousands of pedestrians are injured every year due to… Read More »

    3 Ways to Protect Your Children During a Car Accident

    By Todd W. Burris |

    From the second you first notice brake lights flashing and tires squealing as a car crash happens before your eyes, your heart begins to race. You may frantically slam on your brakes or swerve to get out of the way of a tumbling passenger car or semi-truck. You may fumble for your phone, say… Read More »

    What Types of Injuries Can I File a Personal Injury Claim For?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Personal injury law allows an injured person to be financially compensated when someone else’s negligent or intentional behavior caused them harm.  There are many types of personal injury cases involving many types of injuries.  Here are a few of the most common: Car, truck, or motorcycle accidents are the most common personal injury case… Read More »

    Protect Yourself with These 4 Bicyclist Safety Tips

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Riding a bicycle is a fun and healthy form of transportation. It is a great way to get exercise and help the environment by reducing the amount of toxic motor vehicle emissions released into the air.  But riding a bicycle can be dangerous because there is nothing to protect you if you crash.  Practicing good… Read More »

    Why Are 18-Wheeler Trucks So Dangerous?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Simple physics dictates that a crash between a large object and small object will result in greater damage to the small object.  The size of semi trucks makes them extremely dangerous when they are involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle.  Big trucks are substantially heavier than cars.  The average passenger car weighs… Read More »

    What Not to Do After a Truck Accident

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Truck accidents are different from regular car accidents because the truck driver and the company that employs the driver can both be held liable.  Truck drivers are required to follow company policies for safe driving and protocol for how to handle accidents when they occur.  Failure to do so can leave them and their… Read More »

    How Common Are Wrongful Death Claims?

    By Todd W. Burris |

    Wrongful death law applies when the defendant’s actions have resulted in the death of the victim, leaving behind surviving family members and dependents whose lives will suffer because of the victim’s absence. The purpose of these laws is to compensate the survivors, not the deceased victim. Early American courts did not acknowledge wrongful death… Read More »

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