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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.

Five Signs of Latent Car Accident Injuries

Published on Apr 22, 2021 at 6:12 am in Car Accident.
Five Signs of Latent Car Accident Injuries

After a car crash, you might think you’re completely fine. Other than some scrapes and aches in your body, or a few scratches and dents on your car, you might drive away and assume it was a harmless fender bender. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Sometimes after a car accident you think you haven’t been injured, but really the adrenaline was masking your pain. Since you didn’t think you were hurt, you might not have gone to be evaluated by a medical professional. These latent injuries are actually common after a collision because they were masked at the time, and so victims leave the scene thinking they’re okay.

How to Get a Copy of a Crash Report in Kentucky?

Published on Apr 16, 2021 at 5:38 am in Car Accident.
How to Get a Copy of a Crash Report in Kentucky?

After a motor vehicle accident of any kind, you should file a crash report. By law in Kentucky, you are required to file a report of your crash with the Kentucky State Police within 10 days of the incident if there was more than $500 worth of damage done. If you call the police and they come to the scene and file a report, then you don’t need to file one on your own.

When you file a crash report about an accident that caused injuries or other damages, it creates documentation and proof that the collision happened. This will help you down the road if you choose to take legal action against the driver who cause the accident, a negligent company, or an insurance company who is refusing to give you payment for your damages.

How Do You Prove Another Driver Was Texting and Driving?

Published on Mar 25, 2021 at 9:29 am in Car Accident.
How Do You Prove Another Driver Was Texting and Driving?

Car accidents are hard enough to deal with when you weren’t the one who caused them. When someone else’s negligence is what caused them to collide with you in your vehicle, you’ll want to hold them accountable for their actions. If their negligent action was texting while driving, you might be wondering how you can prove that they were doing that behind the wheel?

That’s where a car accident lawyer can be beneficial. When you hire an attorney, they know that proving negligence is one of the most important aspects of winning your claim and getting you the compensation you deserve. That means that they know how to prove the other driver was texting and driving and that it caused your collision.

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.

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