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How Effective Are Texting Bans Really?

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 10:59 am in Car Accident.
How Effective Are Texting Bans Really?

States put texting bans into effect to decrease instances of texting and driving since it’s dangerous and causes an estimated 400,000 injuries in accidents a year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

A study done by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) showed that just listening to a call while driving reduces brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent. This reduction of brain activity is what leads to accidents, which can cause serious injuries, or could even be fatal.

How Will Chiropractor Treatments Affect My Car Accident Settlement?

Published on Dec 21, 2020 at 10:44 am in Car Accident.
How Will Chiropractor Treatments Affect My Car Accident Settlement?

If you are injured in a car accident, you may need to see a chiropractor to take care of these injuries. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, chiropractic care is a health care profession that focuses on promoting the body’s ability to heal itself. They usually treat musculoskeletal issues.

As you’re looking at the care you’ll need, you may wonder how you’re going to afford it and if your settlement could help cover these costs. Let’s take a look at how chiropractor treatments will affect your car accident settlement.

What Auto Features Can Help Teens Drive Safer?

Published on Nov 12, 2020 at 12:51 pm in Car Accident.
What Auto Features Can Help Teens Drive Safer?

When teenagers get their license, they’re thinking about the newfound independence they have. They’re likely excited and ready to drive everywhere. However, their parents are focused on the risks associated with driving. Even if a teenage driver is following all precautions, they are still inexperienced and may not know what to do if another driver acts negligently. There are some auto features that can increase awareness and alert the driver of what’s happening—which can decrease the chances of a car accident occurring. Let’s look into what auto features can help make teens drive safer.

Tips for Contacting a Tow Truck Company After a Car Accident

Published on Jul 29, 2020 at 11:02 am in Car Accident.
Tips for Contacting a Tow Truck Company After a Car Accident

Most car accidents end with damage to your car. In Kentucky, you have to report a car accident that causes over $500 of damage, but the average economic cost of property damage per vehicle in an accident is $4,500. When there’s that much damage done to your vehicle, you might not be able to drive it away from the scene of the accident. In that case, you’ll need to call a tow truck.

After an auto wreck that wasn’t your fault, you could use legal support from a Lexington car accident lawyer so you can recover the cost of damages from the driver or company responsible for the collision. You shouldn’t have to pay for your tow, mechanical bills, or any other costs from an accident that you didn’t cause. At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we’re here to help you get justice.

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.

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.

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.

How Serious Are Most Parking Lot Accidents?

Published on Dec 19, 2019 at 11:02 am in Car Accident.
How Serious Are Most Parking Lot Accidents?

Parking lots can be hard to navigate, especially during the holiday season. Not only are they packed with cars, but there’s also people walking with children and carts, and they’re probably not paying attention to cars because they have other things on their minds, like their shopping lists.

Whether you’re trying to get into or leave a spot, things can get serious very quickly when an accident occurs. Low speed accidents can be dangerous and cause serious injuries, especially when a pedestrian is involved. Thankfully, most parking lot accidents are not serious and go unreported, but they still happen.

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