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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.

Power of Attorney Information for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Kentucky

Published on Jun 18, 2020 at 7:12 am in Personal Injury.
Power of Attorney Information for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Kentucky

When a person is injured in an accident that resulted from someone else’s negligence, they have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for their related losses, like medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

In the event the injured person is incapacitated because of their injuries or another reason, having a legal power of attorney in place can ensure filing a claim and receiving compensation are still options. Let’s take a look at power of attorney information for filing a personal injury claim in Kentucky.

Who Do You Report Nursing Home Abuse To?

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 11:08 am in Nursing Home Abuse.
Who Do You Report Nursing Home Abuse To?

Nursing homes are supposed to provide your loved one with the full-time care that they need. Most times, the staff and other residents are great and your loved one is in the best hands. But sometimes, they are not, and your loved one suffers from nursing home abuse. In fact, one in six residents experience some form of abuse in community settings, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

When your loved one is being abused at their long-term care facility, you might be hesitant to report because you don’t know who to turn to. Reporting the abuse is important so that your loved one can get justice and so the abusers cannot cause harm to anybody else. A nursing home abuse lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris will ensure that your loved one is supported and is treated fairly through their case.

How Is Soft Tissue Damage Categorized in an Auto Insurance Claim?

Published on May 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm in Car Accident.
How Is Soft Tissue Damage Categorized in an Auto Insurance Claim?

Car accidents have the potential to result in an array of injuries. When we think about injuries, we often think of broken bones, lacerations, and head trauma; however, soft tissue damage is a problem that many car accident victims experience. If you’ve sustained soft tissue damage, you may be dealing with serious pain and discomfort that could hinder your ability to work.

Because soft tissue injuries are typically not visible to the eye, it can be challenging to seek compensation for them when negligence played a role in your accident. It’s important to understand how soft tissue damage is categorized in an auto insurance claim, so you can maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you need to recover and get your life back in order.

How Serious Does a Collision Have to Be for Airbags to Deploy?

Published on May 14, 2020 at 11:48 am in Car Accident.
How Serious Does a Collision Have to Be for Airbags to Deploy?

Your vehicle is outfitted with a number of safety features like blind-spot mirrors, brake assist, seat belts, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. One of the most important safety features in any vehicle is the airbags. In the event of a collision, airbags protect passengers from making contact with the inside parts of the vehicle—like the doors, windows, steering wheel, or dashboard.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), front airbags saved 50,457 lives from 1987 to 2017. Let’s take a look at how airbags work, how they protect vehicle passengers, and what happens if an airbag fails to deploy.

How to Prove You Weren’t at Fault in a Car Accident

Published on May 14, 2020 at 11:29 am in Car Accident.
How to Prove You Weren’t at Fault in a Car Accident

Car accidents can cause extensive injuries and damages to you and your vehicle. After an accident, you might be worried about paying for your medical and mechanic bills, but if the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay those fees. If you can prove that you weren’t at fault for the accident, then you could get to a more stable place financially, but how can you prove that?

At the Law Offices of Todd W. Burris, PLLC, we know how hard it can be to handle a car accident that wasn’t your fault. We can help you prove the other party was at fault from recklessness or negligence, or if it wasn’t the driver’s fault, it could be the fault of their car manufacturer for a defective part. Whatever the case may be, if it wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay. Let’s take a look at how you can build your case to prove you weren’t at fault in a car accident.

A Message to Our Clients and Community Regarding COVID-19

Published on Apr 8, 2020 at 8:15 am in Firm News.

At Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we take the health and safety of our clients, team members, family members, and local community seriously. As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to spread, we want to reassure everyone that our lawyers remain hard at work providing legal services to those who need it.

We have made the decision to work remotely in order to do our part to limit our community’s exposure to the virus. We are asking that our clients and anyone who needs to reach out to us do so by telephone or email. All of our staff members are equipped to handle requests in this manner.

How Are Personal Injury Case Settlements Distributed?

Published on Apr 7, 2020 at 2:37 pm in Personal Injury.
How Are Personal Injury Case Settlements Distributed?

If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim against a party you believe acted negligently and caused your injuries, one of your primary concerns likely revolves around the possibility of reaching a settlement and receiving the compensation you need.

Understanding how settlements are distributed can seem confusing, but when you work with our law firm, we’ll make sure you understand what you’re entitled to and how you can work towards receiving it.

The Dangers of Using Tires That Are Under-Inflated

Published on Mar 6, 2020 at 9:08 am in Car Accident.
The Dangers of Using Tires That Are Under-Inflated

Your safety while driving relies on having tires with good tread and plenty of air. While having tires that are slightly under-inflated for a little while won’t cause too much damage, when they’re severely under-inflated, a lot can go wrong with your car.

Thankfully, a lot of newer cars have Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) that alert you with a dash light when your tires need air. But if you have an older car, you might not know that your tires are too low until it’s too late. Keep reading to find out what can happen if you leave your tires under-inflated for too long, and how to tell when you need to put air in your tires.

What Are Jackknife Accidents and How Do They Happen?

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 10:44 am in Truck Accident.
What Are Jackknife Accidents and How Do They Happen?

When a semitruck is in a collision, sometimes it can cause a jackknife, which is when the cab and trailer fold in toward one another. The two parts of the up to 80,000-pound vehicle form a 90-degree angle, which is not only dangerous, but also looks unnatural and scary. In very bad accidents, the angle is even smaller, which can cause the cab and trailer to collapse into themselves.

Jackknife accidents are dangerous for semitruck drivers and regular vehicle drivers alike. Commercial truck drivers are in danger during a jackknife because the trailer hitting the cab can be deadly. Drivers of the surrounding regular vehicles are also in danger if they are in the path of the trailer, cab, or truck as a whole while folding. Even though the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that less than five percent of fatal accidents involve jackknifed tractor trailers, they are still serious scenarios to be aware of.

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