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Is the Trucker or Trucking Company at Fault After a Truck Crash?

Published on Jul 11, 2018 at 11:28 am in General.
Is the Trucker or Trucking Company at Fault After a Truck Crash?

Kentucky truck accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths every year. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if not for certain actions taken by both the truck driver and the trucking company. Determining fault in an accident like this can be difficult, especially when insurance companies and truck companies’ attorneys get involved, but proving liability (fault) is necessary is any type of accident or injury claim. Knowing who’s at fault for the accident can also help bring a victim and their family closure regarding the crash, why it occurred, and if legal actions can be taken.

Establishing Fault

To establish liability after a truck accident, it’s imperative to find which party is at fault. In the event that you are a victim of a truck crash, either the trucker or the trucking company may be blame for your misfortune.

When the trucker is at fault.

The trucker may be at fault for a variety of reasons. If you are hit by a truck that went through a stop sign or are rear-ended, the truck driver may be held accountable. This is especially true if the driver was under the influence of alcohol or other substances. A truck driver can also be found to be at fault if they were fatigued because they chose to forgo sleep in order to travel further.

How is Life Expectancy Calculated in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Published on Jun 28, 2018 at 10:30 am in General.
How is Life Expectancy Calculated in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Processing and coping with the loss of a loved one is incredibly challenging. This challenge may be more difficult if the passing is unexpected. While you may not be thinking about filing a wrongful death claim, insurance companies can start to pressure you into settlements. The Law Office of Todd W. Burris is here to help you receive the financial award you deserve after the wrongful death of your loved one. And while this may be news, life expectancy can play a big part in what you’re owed.

Why Calculate Life Expectancy?

In a wrongful death claim, life expectancy is used as a way to judge what losses a person’s death caused. These are called future damages. Future damages include estimates for any lost wages and lost pension or retirement.

Future damages are calculated and reduced to whatever their present value may be. The present value is the value of all the future damages in today’s dollars.

How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Can Bring a Family Closure

Published on Jun 13, 2018 at 11:49 am in General.
How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Can Bring a Family Closure

If you have lost a loved one in an incident involving the wrongdoings or negligence of someone else, you may have the option to file a wrongful death lawsuit.  While wrongful death lawsuits can be complicated and emotionally taxing, they are one of the most rewarding cases you can win in court.

Rewards are usually monetary.  No amount of money can compensate for the loss of someone you love, but a wrongful death lawsuit can give you and your family comfort in knowing that justice was served in your loved one’s case and the wrongdoer was held responsible.

What Injuries Can a Hazardous Product Cause?

Published on Jun 1, 2018 at 9:02 am in General.
What Injuries Can a Hazardous Product Cause?

People use hazardous products on a regular basis—some probably are around them every day of their lives. When used properly, they act as excellent cleaning agents or help machines run smoothly. But when they’re not used for their intended purpose, are made with a flaw, or don’t explain how someone should use the product, they can easily injure someone.

If you’ve been injured because someone was negligent with a hazardous product, the Law Office of Todd W. Burris can help. A skilled Lexington product liability lawyer will fight for your rights and do everything to get you compensation for your injuries. During this time, you may have incurred medical bills or have missed work, and don’t have a way to pay those bills. Your compensation will give you financial support so you can focus on your recovery in peace.

6 Ways to Help Your Teen Become a Safer Driver

Published on May 14, 2018 at 10:39 am in Car Accident.
6 Ways to Help Your Teen Become a Safer Driver

We’re familiar with the excitement about getting a license as a teenager. It’s a rite of passage that gives a teenager more independence. But teenagers may not recognize that this is also a responsibility. They need to be alert, in control, and safe when they’re behind the wheel. When they’re not, it can result in a car accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, a Lexington car accident injury lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris can help. We’re ready to stand up for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

4 Ways a Well-Maintained Car Can Prevent an Accident

Published on Apr 25, 2018 at 10:15 am in Car Accident.
4 Ways a Well-Maintained Car Can Prevent an Accident

A car accident can easily turn your life upside down. It could cause injuries that could potentially have life-changing consequences or take a long time to heal. The damages can mean you won’t have transportation. Many people have to miss work and worry about their car accident claim. Dealing with harassing insurance adjusters can be stressful—but you don’t have to go through this alone.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you can seek legal aid. Trying to file a claim on your own could lead to an unfavorable settlement or a situation where you’re pressures to settle early and you don’t get everything that you’re owed. A car accident lawyer in Lexington from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris can help you with your claim and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Your Options as a Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident

Published on Apr 12, 2018 at 9:40 am in Car Accident.
Your Options as a Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident

When people decide to drive while they’re drunk, they endanger everyone on the road. They’re risking possibly crashing into other people, cars, or fixed objects. Drunk driving is a poor snap decision that can have dire consequences. If you or a loved one has been in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you don’t have to go through it alone. Seeking legal aid can set you on the road to recovery.

As a victim of a drunk driving accident, you have legal options. By contacting a Lexington car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, you can find out what those options are and how we can help you recover. By reaching out to us, you’ll have someone by your side to answer your questions and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

How We Can Help You Understand Your Car Accident Claim

Published on Mar 30, 2018 at 10:51 am in Car Accident.
How We Can Help You Understand Your Car Accident Claim

When you are in a car accident, there’s a lot that can overwhelm you. You’re worried about who was hurt, who was at fault, and what you’re supposed to do next. The first step is getting a lawyer to help you with your claim.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, a Lexington car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris is ready to stand by your side. You will have a lawyer who is looking out for your best interest and will work hard to get you the compensation you need.

Why Is Road Rage Dangerous?

Published on Feb 22, 2018 at 10:40 am in Car Accident.
Why Is Road Rage Dangerous?

Everyone experiences frustration while they’re driving. Getting caught behind a slow driver or getting stuck in traffic happen to us all. But at what point does that frustration turn us into dangerous drivers? When people let their anger get the best of them while driving, their road rage can make them drive dangerously and threaten the lives of others.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident because of an aggressive driver, it’s important to know that you don’t have to go through this alone. You can seek legal options. A Lexington car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris can help you get compensation for your injuries and damages.

5 Tips for Prioritizing Safety When on a Road Trip

Published on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:39 am in Car Accident.
5 Tips for Prioritizing Safety When on a Road Trip

There’s nothing more exciting than packing up the car and going on a road trip. But it’s important to remember the responsibilities of being on the road. Whether it’s a four hour drive or a four day drive, you need to prepare accordingly. Not doing so could result in a car accident. Driving for long stretches of time can lead to driver exhaustion, where they run the risk of swerving into another lane or driving off the road and causing a car wreck.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the law office of Todd Burris can help. With an experienced Lexington car accident lawyer at your side, you have a better chance of reaching a favorable settlement on your claim. You can recover damages for the accident, your injuries, and pain and suffering.

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