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5 Ways to Boost Your Visibility as a Pedestrian

Published on Feb 15, 2019 at 6:34 am in Pedestrian Accident.
5 Ways to Boost Your Visibility as a Pedestrian

Many people may consider driver safety because they’re aware of how dangerous car accidents can be when motorists aren’t paying attention to what they’re doing. But what they may not think about is being safe as a pedestrian. When a pedestrian is hit with a car, they have nothing to protect them. As a result, the consequences can be severe or sometimes fatal.

The Law Office of Todd W. Burris has protected the rights of Kentucky citizens and for years. Based in Lexington, we’re prepared to provide you with the help you need. We understand how traumatic it can be when you’re wrongfully injured. We have expertise in cases like this and know what it takes to get you favorable results.

We’re prepared to carefully investigate the accident, the accounts of the accident, including speaking to eyewitnesses, gather evidence from the scene and review medical records. From this, we’ll piece together who was at fault, how they were negligent, and how their negligence harmed you. We’ll calculate the expenses of your injury and then fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

8 Tips for Sharing Kentucky Roads with Motorcyclists

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 7:51 am in Motorcycle Accident.
8 Tips for Sharing Kentucky Roads with Motorcyclists

 

While traveling, it’s likely you’ll see a number of different vehicles. Motorcycles are often the smallest on the road; however, there are more than 90,000 registered to drive on Kentucky’s roads. No matter what you drive, it’s important to be aware of how to operate your vehicle safely when you’re sharing the road with motorcycles. This can help reduce the significant number of accidents that take place every year.

According to the Kentucky Traffic Collisions Facts report, there were 1,669 motorcycles involved in 1,624 crashes in Kentucky during 2017. Nearly 1,000 of those accidents resulted in injury and 86 caused the death of 90 individuals. If you take the following tips into consideration when sharing the road with motorcyclists, you can aid in the prevention of deadly crashes.

Where Do Most Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 12:57 pm in General.
Where Do Most Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?

Many businesses depend on commercial trucks to transport their merchandise and goods. It also supplies people with jobs. However, these large trucks can be dangerous when they’re driven negligently and get in an accident. Their size and weight make them more likely to cause severe injuries and fatalities. When a truck crash happens, you need representation that will fight for your rights.

The Law Office of Todd W. Burris understands how overwhelmed you may feel after a collision. The financial stress of missing work and medical expenses can make dealing with a claim the last thing on your mind. But that’s where we step in. Negligent truck drivers or trucking companies need to be held accountable for their actions, and that’s exactly what we’ll do. We’ll find what caused your accident and evaluate the amount of economic and noneconomic damages you suffered. Then we’ll start the process to get you the compensation you deserve.

It may benefit you to know more about semi truck accidents like where they occur and why they happen.

Why Are Commercial Trucks Dangerous When Driven at High Speeds?

Published on Jan 9, 2019 at 6:28 am in General.
Why Are Commercial Trucks Dangerous When Driven at High Speeds?

Every driver on the road, no matter what vehicle they’re operating, has a responsibility to abide by the established traffic laws and operate their vehicle in a manner that could not potentially harm others. There are negligent drivers, however, who act as though they are above the law by disobeying the set speed limit.

Speeding can result in catastrophic consequences, especially when a commercial truck is involved. Injuries or fatalities are likely when a smaller passenger vehicle collides with a tractor-trailer. Victims of truck accidents have the right to pursue legal action in an attempt to seek compensation for the damages incurred as a result of the negligent trucker’s actions.

How Often Do Doctors Make Dangerous Mistakes?

Published on Jan 2, 2019 at 7:21 am in General.
How Often Do Doctors Make Dangerous Mistakes?

When we visit our doctor, whether we’ve got the flu or a broken bone, we expect to receive a certain level of care. When we don’t receive that level of care the consequences can be severe. Unfortunately, doctors make dangerous medical mistakes in the United States every day. As a result, some people’s lives are permanently changed. Other patients lose their lives.

If you’ve suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor, we can help you understand your legal rights as a patient and citizen. We’ll help you investigate your injury or the death of your loved one. While there’s never an excuse for medical malpractice, we can help you understand why you suffered your injury, so you can focus on your recovery. You may also be eligible for compensation.

In order to understand why doctors make dangerous mistakes, let’s take a look at some medical malpractice facts and statistics, the most common medical errors, and what can be done to prevent these mistakes.

5 Ways We Can Help Keep Kentucky Roads Safe

Published on Nov 29, 2018 at 9:08 am in Car Accident.
5 Ways We Can Help Keep Kentucky Roads Safe

Thousands of injuries and hundreds of unnecessary deaths occur on Kentucky roads every year. The majority of the accidents are caused by human error – which means they’re almost always preventable. In 2016 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 834 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in Kentucky. Of those individuals, 111 were motorcyclists, 81 were pedestrians, and 9 were bicyclists.

If you were injured in an accident or lost a loved one, it can be difficult to cope with the fact that the collision could have been prevented. At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we want to promote safe drivers and driving habits. Let’s take a look at five ways we can help keep Kentucky roads safe for you and your family. If you take these tips into consideration, you’ll be aiding in accident prevention and saving lives.

8 Motorcycle Maintenance Tips for Kentucky Motorcyclists

Published on Nov 16, 2018 at 10:49 am in General.
8 Motorcycle Maintenance Tips for Kentucky Motorcyclists

As a motorcycle rider, you probably know that motorcycles require more attention than other automobiles because of the exposure to the elements, the force it takes to brake and accelerate, and the constant vibration of the engine. In order to ride responsibly, it’s important to properly maintain your motorcycle.

Prior to each ride, there are steps you can take to ensure you’re being as safe as possible. You should always examine the tires for damage and gauge the tire pressure. You’ll want to check your fuel and oil levels and make sure everything else looks as it should. In addition to these quick steps, properly maintaining your motorcycle can take a bit more time; however, it will be time well spent.

Do More Crashes Happen in Urban or Rural Areas?

Published on Oct 25, 2018 at 12:08 pm in Car Accident.
Do More Crashes Happen in Urban or Rural Areas?

Imagine driving through the countryside with nothing to see except agricultural fields and the occasional cow. Now picture driving through rush-hour traffic with honking horns, high speeds, and constant movement from all directions. You may think you’d be more likely to end up in an accident in the urban setting; however, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tells us otherwise.

According to the NHTSA’s 2016 Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities, there were a total of 34,439 fatal vehicle accidents resulting in 37,461 deaths. Of these accidents, 50 percent occurred in rural areas and 47 percent occurs in urban areas. Three percent of the accidents occurred in areas where not enough information was available to determine if the crashes were inside urban or rural boundaries.

What is Shock and Why Can it Happen After an Accident?

Published on Oct 19, 2018 at 9:30 am in Car Accident.
What is Shock and Why Can it Happen After an Accident?

A variety of traumatic events, like car accidents, can happen to us at any time. It’s during these instances we often have little control over what’s happening. When faced with such trauma, our bodies and minds may sustain serious injuries and suffer both physically and mentally.

One of the most severe and often invisible injuries is shock. The body can go into either medical or psychological shock, or both. If left untreated, shock victims can experience life-threatening complications.

When is a Pedestrian at Fault in a Pedestrian vs. Car Crash?

Published on Sep 27, 2018 at 3:01 pm in Car Accident.
When is a Pedestrian at Fault in a Pedestrian vs. Car Crash?

A car accident involving a motorist and a pedestrian can be particularly traumatic for both parties. The pedestrian may sustain a variety of injuries depending on the circumstances, and the motorist is likely to be emotionally stricken and confused.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 129,000 pedestrians received emergency medical treatment for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2015. That same year, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. Older adults, children, and drivers or pedestrians who are intoxicated face a higher risk for this type of accident.

Determining fault in the event of a pedestrian car crash is often complex. While it’s easy to blame the driver for an accident with a pedestrian, pedestrians have a duty of care just like any driver. They must take reasonable steps to ensure their own safety in proportion to the dangers involved with walking near moving vehicles. There are instances where the pedestrian may be found at least partially at fault.

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