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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.

Types of Dangerous Drivers Encountered on the Road

Published on Sep 29, 2021 at 8:01 am in Car Accident.
Types of Dangerous Drivers Encountered on the Road

There’s a reason people say the best driving is defensive driving. Most of us are familiar with the phenomenon that every person thinks they are a good driver—yet the facts speak otherwise. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 95% of vehicle accidents are caused by human error. Not every driver on the road is a good driver.

There is no way to control the behaviors of other drivers, but there are practices to help avoid dangers and keep yourself and others safer. Knowing the signs of a dangerous driver can help you steer clear of the potential hazards they pose, and, when necessary, alert local authorities to the presence of a danger on the road. To seek legal advice on car accident law, speak with an attorney who can provide guidance regarding how to handle situations in which a collision was caused by a dangerous driver.

Let’s take a look at eight different types of dangerous drivers and how their risky behaviors can cause serious problems for those who encounter them on the road.

What Questions Will Your Personal Injury Lawyer Likely Ask You?

Published on Aug 20, 2021 at 7:42 am in Personal Injury.
What Questions Will Your Personal Injury Lawyer Likely Ask You?

When it’s your first time filing a personal injury claim, you might be intimidated by the idea of hiring a lawyer. While this is understandable, you shouldn’t be. It’s their job to help clients feel comfortable in their legal claim and guide them through the entire process. Their goal is to make you feel confident in choosing them and give you peace of mind.

What Qualities Should You Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Published on Aug 6, 2021 at 6:19 am in Personal Injury.
What Qualities Should You Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer?

After an accident caused by someone else’s negligence that gave you injuries and subsequent damages, you likely are interested in hiring a personal injury lawyer to help you file a claim. If this is your first time taking legal action, or if you had a bad experience with a lawyer in a prior claim, you might be wondering what qualities you should look for in your attorney so that you have the best experience possible.

What Are the Common Signs of a Negligent Truck Driver?

Published on Jul 28, 2021 at 6:00 am in Truck Accident.
What Are the Common Signs of a Negligent Truck Driver?

Truck drivers go through a lot of training and certifications in order to drive their large trucks on the road. This means that they know about their rig and how to maneuver it on the highway. However, they can still make mistakes that lead to collisions with other vehicles around them because they’re still human like every other driver on the road.

When they act negligently and cause a collision, everyone involved is at risk for serious injuries. A truck accident lawyer from the Law Office of Todd W. Burris can help you recover from your damages and ensure that you get justice for what you’ve been through. Let’s take a look at the common signs of a negligent truck driver so you can know when one caused your collision.

What to Do If You Witness Nursing Home Abuse

Published on Jul 28, 2021 at 5:42 am in Nursing Home Abuse.
What to Do If You Witness Nursing Home Abuse

Placing your elderly loved one into a nursing home can be one of the most difficult decisions you could have to make in your adult life. No matter how much research and care you take in making sure the home is the right fit for your loved one, you could still make a mistake and place them in a facility where they get mistreated.

You can’t be there with them every minute of every day, which is what makes it more difficult. You can’t protect your loved ones at all times, and you can’t keep watch over them to ensure they’re being treated correctly at all times either. When you are there, you can be vigilant to make sure that if they are abused, you can witness it and make a report.

How Often Do Truck Accidents Occur in Georgetown?

Published on Jul 19, 2021 at 8:33 am in Truck Accident.
How Often Do Truck Accidents Occur in Georgetown?

Driving through Georgetown, Kentucky can be an appealing experience—our picturesque streets make travelling to your destination more enjoyable, or if Georgetown is your destination, you might be driving through on the way to your next activity. However, since we’re located between three major cities in Kentucky, we see a lot of truck traffic on our roads.

Even if you are paying attention to the road and driving carefully, even the most trained truck driver could make a mistake that causes a collision. If you’ve been in a truck accident in Georgetown, you could use the help of an attorney. At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we understand how detrimental a large truck wreck can be, which is why we’re here to support you and get you justice.

What Are the Advantages of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Published on Jul 13, 2021 at 3:28 pm in Personal Injury.
What Are the Advantages of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

After you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to get justice for the damages that they’ve caused you. You might think that you can handle this on your own, but you shouldn’t have to. There are personal injury lawyers here for you so that you don’t have to worry about the legal side of your claim—you can just focus on healing.

You should know the advantages of hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you so that you can make an informed decision about how you’re going to handle your claim and get the justice that you deserve. Here are some of the advantages of hiring an attorney that you need to consider when filing a personal injury claim:

What Questions Should You Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer?

Published on May 18, 2021 at 8:31 am in Legal Information.
What Questions Should You Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer?

After an accident that resulted in you getting injured, you might be wondering whether or not you need legal help. If the accident wasn’t your fault and caused you to suffer from damages, then having a lawyer on your side could be beneficial so that you can recover what you lost.

You should have the help of an attorney you trust and who will be honest with you. If you don’t feel like you can trust your legal representative, then how can you expect them to get you the compensation that you deserve? There are questions you can and should ask your potential attorney so that you know that you can trust them and know that they’re the right fit for your claim.

Finding the right personal injury lawyer for you can seem like an intimidating task. Here are some of the questions you should ask your personal injury lawyer so that you know they have your best interests in mind and will represent you accordingly:

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