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What If a Truck Carrying Hazardous Materials Gets into a Wreck?

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 8:16 am in Truck Accident.
What If a Truck Carrying Hazardous Materials Gets into a Wreck?

Truck accidents often cause a lot of damage, especially when the truck is an 18-wheeler and crashes while traveling at high speeds. In these situations, they can easily harm others on the road with them. However, the accident can increase significantly in danger if the truck is carrying hazardous materials—substances that can harm people and the environment around them. These injuries can be life-altering or even fatal.

How is Evidence Investigated After a Serious Car Accident?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 7:19 am in Car Accident.
How is Evidence Investigated After a Serious Car Accident?

When you’ve been in a serious accident with significant property damage and injuries, it’s likely an investigation will take place to determine fault. Law enforcement and insurance companies will oversee their own investigations. If you believe you are not liable for the accident and it resulted from someone else’s negligent actions, you can contact a lawyer who will conduct an additional investigation to prove why you are owed compensation for what you’ve been through.

It’s likely that each investigation will result in different types of evidence that different parties can use to their advantage. Investigations are complicated, so understanding the different types of evidence and how they are used to prove a claim is valuable.

How Major Does a Car Accident Have to Be to Get Reported?

Published on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:56 am in Car Accident.
How Major Does a Car Accident Have to Be to Get Reported?

Car accidents are traumatic experiences that often leave people with injuries and a long road to recovery. Their future can be very uncertain and this causes a considerable amount of stress. Unfortunately, this can be when an insurance adjuster will come forward and try to get the injured person to settle. Because the person wants to handle the matter immediately, they will often agree to the first offer. However, this can be a mistake because it’s likely less than what they should be owed. You need an attorney who will protect your rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve after a car accident.

Before you get into the claims process, you may be wondering about what constitutes as an accident that needs to be reported. Making a police report could benefit you because law enforcement will have a legal account of what happened, and your lawyer can make sure you alert the right parties. Let’s look into when you should report a car accident.

What’s the Safest Way to Pass Truckers on Highways?

Published on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:46 am in Truck Accident.
What’s the Safest Way to Pass Truckers on Highways?

The commercial transportation industry is one of the largest in the United States. Countless goods and services are transported across the country on a daily basis. While most tractor-trailers reach their destination and drop off their haul, a number end up in accidents that cause property damage and injuries. Some collisions claim lives.

Driving through heavy traffic on the highway can be stressful. When you add vehicles of different sizes, it’s even more important to remain aware and drive cautiously. It’s crucial to be aware of how to drive when large trucks are present. It’s likely, at some point during your drive, you will decide it’s time to pass a truck. When that time comes, knowing how to safely pass can be the difference between carrying on with your day or coping with a serious accident.

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.

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