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What Are the Risk Factors for a Concussion?

Published on Nov 19, 2020 at 12:40 pm in Traumatic Brain Injury.
What Are the Risk Factors for a Concussion?

Head injuries, like concussions, whether mild or severe, should always be taken seriously because of their inherent risk. As with any injury to the brain, a concussion can be potentially debilitating and cause life-long damage. That’s why it’s important to follow your treatment plan and be especially careful when healing from a concussion, or any brain injury.

Dealing with the side effects or permanent damage from a concussion can severely impact your finances, as well as your physical and emotional well-being. You could be dealing with piling medical bills, high treatment costs, and lost wages from missed work. A traumatic brain injury lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve after a brain injury that wasn’t your fault.

What Auto Features Can Help Teens Drive Safer?

Published on Nov 12, 2020 at 12:51 pm in Car Accident.
What Auto Features Can Help Teens Drive Safer?

When teenagers get their license, they’re thinking about the newfound independence they have. They’re likely excited and ready to drive everywhere. However, their parents are focused on the risks associated with driving. Even if a teenage driver is following all precautions, they are still inexperienced and may not know what to do if another driver acts negligently. There are some auto features that can increase awareness and alert the driver of what’s happening—which can decrease the chances of a car accident occurring. Let’s look into what auto features can help make teens drive safer.

How Is Social Media Used During a Personal Injury Trial?

Published on Nov 5, 2020 at 12:21 pm in Personal Injury.
How Is Social Media Used During a Personal Injury Trial?

Even though you might consider your social media your private place to post about everything happening in your life, you should reconsider posting about an accident, your injuries, and what you’ve been up to immediately following the accident. Your personal injury lawyer will likely give you instructions on what you should or shouldn’t post after an accident, or if you should put your account on private to limit who can access you.

When you hire a personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, you can rest assured that they will guide you through how best to use your social media accounts, and will look into the accounts of the other parties to help build your case. Social media can ruin your personal injury claim, and to understand why, let’s look at how social media is used during your trial.

How the Design of Modern SUVs Makes Them More Dangerous to Pedestrians

Published on Oct 29, 2020 at 10:18 am in Pedestrian Accident.
How the Design of Modern SUVs Makes Them More Dangerous to Pedestrians

With the number of technological and safety enhancements and features vehicles are equipped with today, you would think it would be safe to assume that fewer accidents would happen. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In fact, the design of modern SUVs actually makes them more dangerous to pedestrians.

When drivers over-rely on the technology inside their vehicles, it’s possible they can forget simple safety habits while behind the wheel. This includes remembering how to properly drive around pedestrians. Let’s take a look at some pedestrian accident statistics and why the designs of today’s SUVs are contributing to them.

The Rise of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Accidents

Published on Oct 15, 2020 at 11:02 am in Pedestrian Accident.
The Rise of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Accidents

Many Americans were working from home or staying at home in the past few months. Now that many cities and states are opening up again, people are returning to the streets and sidewalks. With more pedestrians and bicyclists coming back to the streets as well as motorists back on the road, the groups will have to relearn how to navigate sharing the road.

Pedestrians and bicyclists are more prone to serious injuries when involved in an accident because their bodies take the brunt of the force as opposed to passengers in a motor vehicle in an accident. If you’ve been involved in an accident where a motorist hit you on your bike or while walking, then you could have a personal injury claim against them. A lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris can help you get justice by recovering financially from your injuries while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.

How Does Negligent Hiring Lead to Commercial Truck Accidents?

Published on Sep 28, 2020 at 12:23 pm in Truck Accident.
How Does Negligent Hiring Lead to Commercial Truck Accidents?

Commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers require specialized knowledge in order to operate and drive safely. In the event a trucking company negligently hires its drivers, there’s an increased risk that an accident will happen.

Crashes involving commercial trucks are particularly dangerous for passenger vehicles because of the sheer size and weight difference between the two. It’s crucial for truckers to understand how best to operate their vehicles and how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Before we look at the problems associated with negligent hiring, let’s take a look at what the typical qualifications are for a truck driver.

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.

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