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How Often Are Fire Trucks Involved in Accidents?

Published on Aug 6, 2020 at 10:38 am in Truck Accident.
How Often Are Fire Trucks Involved in Accidents?

In December of 2019, a firetruck from the Richland Fire Department ran off the road and flipped, and another truck from the same company was called to respond to the accident. Thankfully, firefighter Jerry Mills who was driving the truck that flipped made a full recovery from his injuries from the crash. Though accidents involving fire trucks don’t happen as often as other vehicular accidents, they easily can become very dangerous for everyone involved.

After an accident with a firetruck, you could be seriously injured, out of work, and left with bills for tons of damage. A Lexington personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris can help you recover compensation for all of the damages you’ve endured from your accident.

Tips for Contacting a Tow Truck Company After a Car Accident

Published on Jul 29, 2020 at 11:02 am in Car Accident.
Tips for Contacting a Tow Truck Company After a Car Accident

Most car accidents end with damage to your car. In Kentucky, you have to report a car accident that causes over $500 of damage, but the average economic cost of property damage per vehicle in an accident is $4,500. When there’s that much damage done to your vehicle, you might not be able to drive it away from the scene of the accident. In that case, you’ll need to call a tow truck.

After an auto wreck that wasn’t your fault, you could use legal support from a Lexington car accident lawyer so you can recover the cost of damages from the driver or company responsible for the collision. You shouldn’t have to pay for your tow, mechanical bills, or any other costs from an accident that you didn’t cause. At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we’re here to help you get justice.

How to Obtain a Copy of a Truck Accident Report

Published on Jul 23, 2020 at 11:26 am in Truck Accident.
How to Obtain a Copy of a Truck Accident Report

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident and are planning on seeking compensation for your losses, it’s important to ensure you have the evidence needed to build a strong case. When you work with a lawyer, they will help you obtain a copy of the truck accident report, which will have crucial information for your claim.

Obtaining a copy of an accident report varies by state and city. To understand how you can obtain a copy, let’s start by looking at when truck drivers are legally required under federal law to report a crash.

How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Wreck to an Insurance Company?

Published on Jun 25, 2020 at 10:08 am in Car Accident.
How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Wreck to an Insurance Company?

After a car accident, there are a lot of aspects to handle, especially when there’s physical damage or injuries resulting from the wreck. You might feel like you want to take time to heal before dealing with the insurance company, but that might not be your best move. If you wait too long, you could miss out on filing an insurance claim completely, and that could leave you in an even tougher situation.

Auto wrecks can leave you struggling physically, mentally, and financially. At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we know how hard it can be to recover without the proper support. That’s where we come in. Our expert Lexington car accident lawyer can help you recover financially so you can regain your peace of mind. But first, let’s look at how long you have to file an insurance claim after a collision.

Power of Attorney Information for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Kentucky

Published on Jun 18, 2020 at 7:12 am in Personal Injury.
Power of Attorney Information for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Kentucky

When a person is injured in an accident that resulted from someone else’s negligence, they have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for their related losses, like medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

In the event the injured person is incapacitated because of their injuries or another reason, having a legal power of attorney in place can ensure filing a claim and receiving compensation are still options. Let’s take a look at power of attorney information for filing a personal injury claim in Kentucky.

Who Do You Report Nursing Home Abuse To?

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 11:08 am in Nursing Home Abuse.
Who Do You Report Nursing Home Abuse To?

Nursing homes are supposed to provide your loved one with the full-time care that they need. Most times, the staff and other residents are great and your loved one is in the best hands. But sometimes, they are not, and your loved one suffers from nursing home abuse. In fact, one in six residents experience some form of abuse in community settings, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

When your loved one is being abused at their long-term care facility, you might be hesitant to report because you don’t know who to turn to. Reporting the abuse is important so that your loved one can get justice and so the abusers cannot cause harm to anybody else. A nursing home abuse lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris will ensure that your loved one is supported and is treated fairly through their case.

How Is Soft Tissue Damage Categorized in an Auto Insurance Claim?

Published on May 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm in Car Accident.
How Is Soft Tissue Damage Categorized in an Auto Insurance Claim?

Car accidents have the potential to result in an array of injuries. When we think about injuries, we often think of broken bones, lacerations, and head trauma; however, soft tissue damage is a problem that many car accident victims experience. If you’ve sustained soft tissue damage, you may be dealing with serious pain and discomfort that could hinder your ability to work.

Because soft tissue injuries are typically not visible to the eye, it can be challenging to seek compensation for them when negligence played a role in your accident. It’s important to understand how soft tissue damage is categorized in an auto insurance claim, so you can maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you need to recover and get your life back in order.

How Serious Does a Collision Have to Be for Airbags to Deploy?

Published on May 14, 2020 at 11:48 am in Car Accident.
How Serious Does a Collision Have to Be for Airbags to Deploy?

Your vehicle is outfitted with a number of safety features like blind-spot mirrors, brake assist, seat belts, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. One of the most important safety features in any vehicle is the airbags. In the event of a collision, airbags protect passengers from making contact with the inside parts of the vehicle—like the doors, windows, steering wheel, or dashboard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), front airbags saved 50,457 lives from 1987 to 2017. Let’s take a look at how airbags work, how they protect vehicle passengers, and what happens if an airbag fails to deploy.

How to Prove You Weren’t at Fault in a Car Accident

Published on May 14, 2020 at 11:29 am in Car Accident.
How to Prove You Weren’t at Fault in a Car Accident

Car accidents can cause extensive injuries and damages to you and your vehicle. After an accident, you might be worried about paying for your medical and mechanic bills, but if the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay those fees. If you can prove that you weren’t at fault for the accident, then you could get to a more stable place financially, but how can you prove that?

At the Law Offices of Todd W. Burris, PLLC, we know how hard it can be to handle a car accident that wasn’t your fault. We can help you prove the other party was at fault from recklessness or negligence, or if it wasn’t the driver’s fault, it could be the fault of their car manufacturer for a defective part. Whatever the case may be, if it wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay. Let’s take a look at how you can build your case to prove you weren’t at fault in a car accident.

Can You Protect a Loved One in a Nursing Home from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Published on Apr 13, 2020 at 3:49 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.
Can You Protect a Loved One in a Nursing Home from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

COVID-19 has forced us all inside to shelter from the spread, but some people are not in the comfort of their own homes, and instead are in nursing homes under the care of others. Even though you trust the workers at their facility, the restrictions on visitations in nursing homes make things difficult for you and your loved one. They might not understand why you’re not visiting, and you might feel guilty for not being able to see them every day like you used to.

You might feel like the virus is far away and has not yet affected Lexington, but recently a staff member of an unnamed nursing home in our county has tested positive. On top of that, at least 152 nursing home residents have been infected and 16 have died. This is where COVID-19 is most dangerous, and why you might feel the need to protect your loved one in a nursing home.

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