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How Speed-Limiting Technologies Can Prevent Teen Driver Deaths

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 11:20 am in Car Accident.
How Speed-Limiting Technologies Can Prevent Teen Driver Deaths

In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for teens 15–19 years of age. Every day, roughly seven teens die in car accidents, and hundreds more are injured. An inexperienced teenage driver is twice as likely as an adult driver to be involved in a fatal collision. Based on this knowledge, auto safety technology has increasingly aimed toward specifically addressing the problem of teen driver crash rates—and recent data shows that it may be working.

What Happens After Nursing Home Abuse Is Reported?

Published on Jan 14, 2022 at 5:28 am in Nursing Home Abuse.
What Happens After Nursing Home Abuse Is Reported?

If you suspect nursing home abuse, neglect, or exploitation in the state of Kentucky, reporting it is not only the right thing to do—it’s the law. But what happens after nursing home abuse is reported? We’ll talk more in this article about Kentucky’s mandatory reporting laws, how to make a report if you suspect elder abuse, and what happens once a report is made. If you have further questions, contact a nursing home abuse lawyer from our firm who protects the rights of nursing home residents in Kentucky.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Handle?

Published on Dec 29, 2021 at 11:55 am in Personal Injury.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Handle?

After an accident that causes you injuries and other damages, you might be considering all your options for your next steps to take. One of those options is likely hiring a personal injury lawyer. This could be helpful when you’ve suffered financial losses as a result of someone else’s negligence and want to hold them accountable for what they’ve caused you.

What to Do After a Truck Accident Regarding Insurance Adjusters

Published on Dec 21, 2021 at 12:50 pm in Truck Accident.
What to Do After a Truck Accident Regarding Insurance Adjusters

Getting into an accident with a large commercial truck is a terrifying experience. If you are fortunate enough to survive without catastrophic injuries, it’s likely that you still have to cope with doctor’s visits, steep medical bills, damage to your vehicle, emotional trauma, securing a rental car, and taking time off work to recover. In the midst of what is always a very challenging period, you may also be contacted—often quite persistently—by an insurance adjuster from the trucking company’s insurance provider.

How Common Is Car Damage from Road Debris?

Published on Nov 19, 2021 at 11:13 am in Car Accident.
How Common Is Car Damage from Road Debris?

Can road debris damage your car? Reports from organizations including the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) list road debris as a serious road hazard resulting in property damage, road damage, personal injuries, and deaths.

What’s the Definition of “Damages” in Legal Terms?

Published on Nov 19, 2021 at 7:56 am in Personal Injury.
What’s the Definition of “Damages” in Legal Terms?

The definition of “damages” in legal terms is a sum of money a person is entitled to after another party causes them harm through a breach of duty or violation of a right. If you are injured due to the fault of another person, company, or group—perhaps in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall incident, instance of nursing home abuse, or another kind of personal injury accident—you may be eligible to receive damages. Damages is a legal term that becomes very important if you are injured in an accident.

Where Do Most Burn Injuries Occur?

Published on Nov 10, 2021 at 1:29 pm in Personal Injury.
Where Do Most Burn Injuries Occur?

The American Burn Association has stated that one civilian fire death occurs every 2 and a half hours in the United States. In order to exercise burn prevention measures, it’s important to know: Where do most burn injuries occur? And which groups are most likely to suffer burn injuries? It may be surprising to learn that most burn injuries happen at home. And, sadly, children are often most affected by accidental burn injuries.

There is good news when it comes to the statistics of burn injuries. In this article we will discuss improvements that have already been made, and how we can continue to decrease the prevalence of burn injuries and deaths through public awareness, burn injury law, and the implementation of safety measures.

First, let’s look at the most common types of burn injuries and why they often happen at home.

What Are the Most Common Surgeries After Car Accidents?

Published on Nov 4, 2021 at 10:05 am in Car Accident.
What Are the Most Common Surgeries After Car Accidents?

The human body is amazingly resilient. But when one-ton machines collide at 65 mph, the impact is bound to cause severe harm to the people involved. In this article we’ll discuss some of the crash-related injuries which most often require surgery. Get in touch with a lawyer experienced in car accident cases to learn more about what to do following a car accident injury.

Kentucky Car Seat Safety Guidelines

Published on Oct 18, 2021 at 1:22 pm in Car Accident.
Kentucky Car Seat Safety Guidelines

Car accidents are a leading cause of death for children under 14 years of age. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that over a third of children killed in car crashes were not properly restrained in a car seat, and nearly half of all child safety seats, when used, are installed incorrectly. These facts tell us that more attention needs to be paid to child car seat safety. For further information about child car safety laws in Kentucky, contact an attorney competent in car accident law with questions.

How Fast Can Commercial Trucks Safely Travel on Highways?

Published on Sep 29, 2021 at 8:05 am in Truck Accident.
How Fast Can Commercial Trucks Safely Travel on Highways?

Answering questions regarding the safest speed for commercial trucks to travel on highways involves more than simply knowing the posted speed limit. Speed limits are designed for the best of weather, road, and visibility conditions. The law stipulates that vehicles should travel at a speed that is reasonably safe for the conditions, even if that speed is less than the posted limit.

And tractor-trailer drivers need to account for all relevant conditions even more than most vehicles’ drivers. Large commercial trucks are roughly 20 – 30 times the size of passenger vehicles by weight, and are prone to a slew of dangers smaller cars don’t need to worry about. Accidents too often occur when large trucks travel too fast for the conditions. For passenger vehicle drivers who share the road with 18-wheelers, it’s important to know what to do in case of a truck accident. Truck drivers, for their part, need to be aware of all the legal speed limits in the states they travel, and—even more importantly—when to slow down.

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