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Is Kentucky a No-Fault State for Accidents?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 1:25 pm in Car Accident.
Is Kentucky a No-Fault State for Accidents?

For many people, life after a serious car accident will never be the same. If you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you are now dealing with the physical, financial, and emotional aftermath, you deserve help. You should not have to bear the burden of the recovery process and all that it entails on your own.

Compensation for things like medical bills and lost wages can go a long way in facilitating the best possible recovery for your situation. However, at the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we often meet with clients who are confused about how to get compensation when Kentucky is a choice no-fault state. Here is some valuable information to know about Kentucky’s no-fault laws:

What Are Your Transportation Options After a Car Accident?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 1:22 pm in Car Accident.
What Are Your Transportation Options After a Car Accident?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, the first priority is your personal safety and the safety of others. In the few seconds and moments following a car crash, you will be preoccupied with the things you need to do immediately after a car accident:

  • Checking yourself for signs of injuries
  • Checking on passengers, other motorists, and any involved pedestrians
  • Getting out of the way of traffic and to a place of safety
  • Calling for emergency medical services
  • Working with law enforcement to fill out a police report
  • Exchanging information with the other involved motorist
  • Taking photos of the accident scene
  • Notifying your insurance company of the accident
  • Contacting your car accident lawyer

When Is Your Tire Tread Depth Too Low?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 11:09 am in Car Accident.
When Is Your Tire Tread Depth Too Low?

A good set of tires can be the difference between driving safely and risking an accident every time you hit the road.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook when your tires are in need of replacement or repair, especially since there aren’t many clear signs that your tread depth is low, and your tires need attention. To help you avoid an accident in the future, keep an eye out for these signs that your tire tread depth is low, and you need new tires.

How Do Poorly Designed Sidewalks Contribute to Pedestrian Accidents?

Published on Jun 10, 2022 at 10:38 am in Pedestrian Accident.
How Do Poorly Designed Sidewalks Contribute to Pedestrian Accidents?

Getting around Lexington, KY without a motor vehicle can be a challenge. With a walkability score of 34 and public transit score of only 27, Lexington sits firmly in the “car-dependent” category.

Not everyone in our beautiful city owns or even wants to own a motor vehicle, though. Many people rely on a combination of walking and public transportation to get to work or run errands. Being a pedestrian in a car-dominated city is far from easy, and people on foot face dangers that those sitting behind the wheel might never realize.

What Causes the Most Child-Related Motor Vehicle Injuries and Deaths?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 at 7:38 am in Car Accident.
What Causes the Most Child-Related Motor Vehicle Injuries and Deaths?

As adults, we spend a lot of time in vehicles, whether traveling to and from work, our kids’ schools or extracurricular activities, to the store, gym, a movie, on a trip, and everywhere in between. While we tend to think of ourselves as spending a lot of time on the road, children do as well. 

Even if you’re not the person transporting them back and forth to school daily, then someone is, whether it’s a nanny or babysitter, school bus driver, or a carpool service. The same goes for transportation to and from their extracurricular activities, such as dance, sports, music lessons, or scouts. Then, there’s the potential that they’re involved in religious activities. You can also add into the mix travel for field trips, games or competitions, and going different places during school breaks or summer camp.  

Who Has Right of Way at a Busy Four-Way Stop?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 at 7:26 am in Car Accident.
Who Has Right of Way at a Busy Four-Way Stop?

Not every intersection has a traffic light to tell motorists when it’s their turn. When there are four stop signs controlling the flow of traffic, it’s easy for someone to make a mistake—or willfully disregard the rules and drive out of turn. If you were injured at a four-way intersection, determining who is at fault is an important first step to making sure the at-fault party is held accountable.

Knowing who has right of way at a busy four-way stop can help your car accident lawyer establish fault after a vehicle collision. 

What Is a Rolling Stop?

Published on Apr 21, 2022 at 11:23 am in Car Accident.
What Is a Rolling Stop?

How many times have you seen a motorist pull out into traffic after coming to a parking lot exit or the end of their driveway without first coming to a complete stop? You likely see such an occurrence one or more times per day.

How often do you see a driver do the same at an intersection when approaching a stoplight or stop sign? Sadly, many of us also see motorists engage in this driving tactic, known as a rolling stop, multiple times daily. This illegal driving habit falls under the umbrella of reckless driving because of how potentially deadly it is.

What Are the Dangers of Using a Phone at a Red Light?

Published on Apr 8, 2022 at 7:05 am in Car Accident.
What Are the Dangers of Using a Phone at a Red Light?

There are few things that feel worse than being stuck in traffic or at a long red light. Some Lexington drivers deal with this by reaching for their phones. This type of behind-the-wheel phone use might feel safer than texting and driving, but that does not mean that it is actually safe.

Using a phone at a red light is dangerous. Texting, calling, or scrolling through social media even while stopped are still forms of distracted driving. As you probably already know, distracted driving is a leading cause of serious and even fatal car accidents in the United States.

Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a School?

Published on Mar 31, 2022 at 10:19 am in Personal Injury.
Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a School?

From preschool, kindergarten, and all the way up to the university level, we trust our institutes of learning. We depend on the knowledge and wisdom imparted by educators, the guidance offered by counselors, and the nutrition and physical fitness provided by dining staff and athletic coaches.

For parents and guardians, placing trust in a school can be a big task, even under the best of circumstances. And if it feels like a school has violated that trust by allowing a student to be seriously injured while under the care of school employees, it’s natural for parents to begin asking: Can I file a personal injury lawsuit against a school?

Why Do Tractor-Trailers Have To Be Weighed?

Published on Mar 21, 2022 at 10:36 am in Truck Accident.
Why Do Tractor-Trailers Have To Be Weighed?

As you drive down the interstate, you’ll often see many weight stations sprinkled along your path. If you’ve ever wondered why tractor-trailers have to be weighed, there are various reasons why that’s the case.

One reason is that overweight trucks can cause significant damage to bridges and roads. Another reason is government officials in some jurisdictions impose a tax depending on a trucker’s load. Weighing trucks is also done for safety-oriented reasons, which we’ll unpack below.

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