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Who’s at Fault for a T-Bone Accident?

Published on Mar 24, 2023 at 12:53 pm in Car Accident.
Who’s at Fault for a T-Bone Accident?

Was your car struck broadside at an intersection? Did another vehicle pull into the road and collide with the side of your vehicle? These types of accidents are often referred to as “T-bone” accidents. Named for the shape of a “T” that is created when another vehicle strikes the side of your own, a T-bone accident can result in serious injuries to the driver, passenger, or occupants of the back seat.

Determining who’s at fault for a T-bone accident requires thorough investigation. When liability is called into question, investigating attorneys and insurance adjusters may need to examine evidence like traffic camera footage, photos of the accident scene, and even driver cell phone records to figure out who is at fault for the crash.

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?

Published on Dec 16, 2022 at 1:29 pm in Car Accident.
Should I Get a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?

It’s an important question to ask yourself: Should I get a lawyer for a minor car accident? The answer will depend on numerous factors.

There are certainly situations in which legal representation is not a necessity. However, based on our experience handling car accident claims in Kentucky, we at the Law Office of Todd W. Burris know how sticky things can get when insurance companies are involved. Issues you may never anticipate can arise at every turn of the process, making for a frustrating uphill battle for compensation.

What Happens if I Don’t Settle With My Insurance Company?

Published on Dec 9, 2022 at 1:46 pm in Car Accident.
What Happens if I Don’t Settle With My Insurance Company?

Filing an insurance claim after a car accident is one of the most effective ways to recover compensation for your damages. Unfortunately, many big insurance companies will do everything in their power to limit how much compensation you actually receive. From denying liability to low-balling your settlement, accepting the first offer from the insurance company can mean accepting far less than you are actually owed.

Proving an Accident Was Caused by a Drowsy Driver

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 12:50 pm in Car Accident.
Proving an Accident Was Caused by a Drowsy Driver

It’s no secret that drowsy driving is dangerous. Drivers who get behind the wheel when they’re too tired to drive safely cause auto accidents every day. But proving an accident was caused by a drowsy driver isn’t always as simple as it may seem.

At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we’ve been handling motor vehicle accidents for many years. We’ll provide a rundown of some of the types of evidence we look for to prove an accident was caused by a drowsy driver.

How Many Children Die in Car Accidents Yearly?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:57 am in Car Accident.
How Many Children Die in Car Accidents Yearly?

One of a parent’s worst fears is anytime their child takes a ride in a vehicle, whether it’s with them or someone else. This bothers them because they know how often auto accidents happen here in Lexington and throughout Kentucky. They worry about their child becoming entangled in a car crash themselves.

National statistics show that parents have a reason to fear every time their child takes a ride in a motor vehicle. The latest data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 1,053 children died in car accidents in 2019. While that number marked a 13% decrease in child traffic fatalities compared to 2010, what’s most sobering is that many, if not all, of these accidents that claimed kids’ lives prematurely, were completely preventable.

Is Kentucky a No-Fault State for Accidents?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 1:25 pm in Car Accident.
Is Kentucky a No-Fault State for Accidents?

For many people, life after a serious car accident will never be the same. If you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you are now dealing with the physical, financial, and emotional aftermath, you deserve help. You should not have to bear the burden of the recovery process and all that it entails on your own.

Compensation for things like medical bills and lost wages can go a long way in facilitating the best possible recovery for your situation. However, at the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we often meet with clients who are confused about how to get compensation when Kentucky is a choice no-fault state. Here is some valuable information to know about Kentucky’s no-fault laws:

What Are Your Transportation Options After a Car Accident?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 1:22 pm in Car Accident.
What Are Your Transportation Options After a Car Accident?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, the first priority is your personal safety and the safety of others. In the few seconds and moments following a car crash, you will be preoccupied with the things you need to do immediately after a car accident:

  • Checking yourself for signs of injuries
  • Checking on passengers, other motorists, and any involved pedestrians
  • Getting out of the way of traffic and to a place of safety
  • Calling for emergency medical services
  • Working with law enforcement to fill out a police report
  • Exchanging information with the other involved motorist
  • Taking photos of the accident scene
  • Notifying your insurance company of the accident
  • Contacting your car accident lawyer

When Is Your Tire Tread Depth Too Low?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 11:09 am in Car Accident.
When Is Your Tire Tread Depth Too Low?

A good set of tires can be the difference between driving safely and risking an accident every time you hit the road.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook when your tires are in need of replacement or repair, especially since there aren’t many clear signs that your tread depth is low, and your tires need attention. To help you avoid an accident in the future, keep an eye out for these signs that your tire tread depth is low, and you need new tires.

What Causes the Most Child-Related Motor Vehicle Injuries and Deaths?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 at 7:38 am in Car Accident.
What Causes the Most Child-Related Motor Vehicle Injuries and Deaths?

As adults, we spend a lot of time in vehicles, whether traveling to and from work, our kids’ schools or extracurricular activities, to the store, gym, a movie, on a trip, and everywhere in between. While we tend to think of ourselves as spending a lot of time on the road, children do as well. 

Even if you’re not the person transporting them back and forth to school daily, then someone is, whether it’s a nanny or babysitter, school bus driver, or a carpool service. The same goes for transportation to and from their extracurricular activities, such as dance, sports, music lessons, or scouts. Then, there’s the potential that they’re involved in religious activities. You can also add into the mix travel for field trips, games or competitions, and going different places during school breaks or summer camp.  

Who Has Right of Way at a Busy Four-Way Stop?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 at 7:26 am in Car Accident.
Who Has Right of Way at a Busy Four-Way Stop?

Not every intersection has a traffic light to tell motorists when it’s their turn. When there are four stop signs controlling the flow of traffic, it’s easy for someone to make a mistake—or willfully disregard the rules and drive out of turn. If you were injured at a four-way intersection, determining who is at fault is an important first step to making sure the at-fault party is held accountable.

Knowing who has right of way at a busy four-way stop can help your car accident lawyer establish fault after a vehicle collision. 

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