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The Hidden Dangers of Whiplash Injuries

Published on Jan 25, 2018 at 11:15 am in Car Accident.
The Hidden Dangers of Whiplash Injuries

Car accidents cause many kinds of injuries. One of the most common is whiplash. The impact of the car crash makes your head make a quick, jerking motion forward and backward. The sudden motion can stretch and tear the muscles and tendons in your neck, which causes neck strain.

Whiplash injuries are dangerous because you might not notice them at first. The initial shock of a car accident can mask the symptoms of your injuries. You might even think you’re perfectly fine and don’t need to see a doctor. But this can make your injuries worse because they’re not being treated.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you might feel stressed about recovering, missing work, and paying the medical bills. With a Lexington car accident injury lawyer at your side, you can potentially get compensation for the damages the other party caused. The Law Office of Todd W. Burris will help you protect your rights.

How Common Are Head Injuries After a Car Accident?

Published on Jan 15, 2018 at 10:10 am in Car Accident.
How Common Are Head Injuries After a Car Accident?

Car accidents can cause many different head injuries. They’re often unexpected and can force your head to jerk suddenly, or make your head hit something in the car. These head injuries can be mild or severe, and need medical treatment for recovery.

When you get a head injury, your recovery time might require you to visit medical professionals multiple times, miss work, and then pay for your medical expenses. But you don’t have to handle this financial stress on your own. A Lexington car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need for your injuries. The Law Office of Todd W. Burris has represented victims injured in car accidents and their families and tirelessly fought for their rights.

How to Report Unsafe Truckers in Kentucky

Published on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:20 am in General.
How to Report Unsafe Truckers in Kentucky

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in May 2016 that there are about 1,704,520 truck driving jobs in the nation. With so many drivers handling large vehicles, you would expect them to prioritize road safety and never take any chances while driving. But this isn’t always true.

Whether the driver is reckless or overworked, there are times when truckers can be unsafe on the road. This negligence can cause accidents with serious injuries and damages.

What Are ‘Pain and Suffering’ Damages?

Published on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:47 am in General.
What Are ‘Pain and Suffering’ Damages?

When you hear about personal injury cases, you usually hear about compensation, often referred to as ‘damages’. People can get compensation for medical expenses, lost wages if they can’t work, and pain and suffering. The last one doesn’t seem as concrete as the others, so it’s natural for someone to be confused as to how someone can get compensation for pain and suffering.

Seeking compensation for someone else’s negligence can be difficult to handle on your own. With the aid of a personal injury lawyer, you have a better chance of getting compensation. The Law Office of Todd W. Burris in Lexington, Kentucky, wants to help you recover what is rightfully owed to you.

What’s the Deadliest Interstate in Kentucky?

Published on Nov 29, 2017 at 10:38 am in Car Accident.
What’s the Deadliest Interstate in Kentucky?

Some Kentucky interstates have a large amount of fatal collisions each year. While many aspects that contribute to these collisions are preventable, like speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving, the numbers are still high.

Kentucky driving laws state that drivers under 18 aren’t allowed to use cell phones, but drivers over 18 can use their phones except for texting, which is illegal. However, when drivers depend on their phones for GPS or talk to someone, their attention isn’t completely on the road. This could lead to the high number of accidents on the interstate.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Lexington – 2017 Edition

Published on Nov 22, 2017 at 8:34 am in Fun Stuff.

When you see beautiful twinkling lights, green wreaths, and red bows, you know the holiday season is here. It’s busy, festive, and brings a lot of fun celebrations.

This time of year is meant to spend time with the people you care about most. Luckily, it’s easy to do this in Lexington, KY because of all the city has to offer. The city has holiday events, great stores to get holiday gifts, delicious bars and restaurants, and farms to get your Christmas tree. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, we figured we’d share some of our favorites. Without further ado, here it is– Our 2017 ultimate guide to holiday fun in Lexington!

If there’s anything you feel we’re missing, do let us know!

The Inherent Dangers of Rear-End Collisions

Published on Nov 9, 2017 at 10:50 am in Car Accident.
The Inherent Dangers of Rear-End Collisions

When you’re driving, you should focus all your attention on driving safely. Your hands are on the steering wheel, your eyes are on the road, and you’re mindful of the speed limit and the other cars. You’d probably expect the other drivers to use safe driving behaviors, too, but not everyone does this.

Sometimes, people are negligent drivers and accidents happen. But these kinds of accidents do a lot of harm. While there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions per year in the U.S., approximately 500,000 people are injured.

Why Is Texting and Driving So Dangerous?

Published on Oct 27, 2017 at 10:18 am in Car Accident.
Why Is Texting and Driving So Dangerous?

 

Most of our communication happens on a cell phone and it’s how people get a hold of you. It’s typical for people to always have their phones on them. When they bring their phones into the car, they might be tempted to immediately respond to any text they get. When this happens, they risk the safety of themselves and others on the road.

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard about the dangers of texting and driving. But for all the commercials and attention this behavior gets, texting and driving still happens. Texting and driving isn’t a skill and it’s not something you can get good at. This choice causes fatal car accidents that could have been preventable if the driver hadn’t looked at their phone.

Top 10 Causes of Car Wrecks in Kentucky

Published on Oct 12, 2017 at 11:47 am in Car Accident.
Top 10 Causes of Car Wrecks in Kentucky

Picture yourself driving on a highway. The wind is blowing through your hair and your favorite song is playing. Suddenly, the car in the lane next to you doesn’t look in their blind spot and tries to switch lanes. You beep your horn and slow down to try and avoid the collision. Luckily, the other car heard you and got back into their lane, and you continue driving safely. Unfortunately, not every scenario turns out like this one.

As of 2017, the Kentucky State Police reported 556 highway fatalities. Car accidents are all too common and can cause heavy emotional and physical trauma. You might feel confused or lost in the aftermath of a car crash, wondering how and why this happened. What you’re feeling is completely normal and understandable.

Todd Burris’ Spiritual Story atop Mt. Whitney

Published on Oct 10, 2017 at 9:35 am in General.
Todd Burris’ Spiritual Story atop Mt. Whitney

Todd W. Burris, personal injury lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky, loves to climb mountains. After he married his wife Lindsey in 2010, the couple made a goal to climb one mountain each year.

One year their mountain of choice was Mt. Whitney in California. Its highest peak reaches 14,496 ft. The mountain requires rigorous training and dedication, and Todd and Lindsey faced it head on. They trained for months. Their goal was to climb the mountain and get back down within 24 hours.

When it was finally time to hike Mt. Whitney, Todd and Lindsey weren’t going as fast as they had planned. The mountain included a lot of long trails that were difficult to navigate. Their route included vertical climbing of 1200 ft. Once they started the route, they could only continue to climb upward.

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