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How Dangerous Are Concussions Really?

Published on Aug 23, 2018 at 11:27 am in General.
How Dangerous Are Concussions Really?

Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). They are a mild form of TBI caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Doctors consider this a “mild” brain injury because they are not usually life-threatening. While they may not be life-threatening, it’s important to recognize why concussions happen and how they affect your body – that way you can treat the issue, in the event of one, and return your life to normal as quickly as possible.

The Causes of Concussion

As stated above, a concussion can occur when the head is struck in some way. In emergency rooms, the leading causes of concussions are falls, automobile accidents, accidentally being hit by or against an object, assaults, and sports.

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.

What Happens When a Mistake Is Made in the E.R.?

Published on Mar 20, 2018 at 9:37 am in General.
What Happens When a Mistake Is Made in the E.R.?

Going into the emergency room is always a stressful event. You know you need medical attention and depending on the severity of that need, you could be there for the next several hours. You may think that you’ve done all you need to do, but it’s important to stay sharp in an emergency room. Articulating your symptoms and a strong knowledge of your medical history could help you avoid a mistake in the E.R.

But this all isn’t on you. The trained professionals should be the ones making sure they’ve diagnosed you correctly and are given the right treatment. If you or a loved one has been injured because of an E.R. mistake, you can contact the Law Office of Todd W. Burris for legal aid. A Lexington medical malpractice lawyer will look at your case in a free consultation and help you recover damages for your injuries.

How to Report Unsafe Truckers in Kentucky

Published on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:20 am in General.
How to Report Unsafe Truckers in Kentucky

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in May 2016 that there are about 1,704,520 truck driving jobs in the nation. With so many drivers handling large vehicles, you would expect them to prioritize road safety and never take any chances while driving. But this isn’t always true.

Whether the driver is reckless or overworked, there are times when truckers can be unsafe on the road. This negligence can cause accidents with serious injuries and damages.

What Are ‘Pain and Suffering’ Damages?

Published on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:47 am in General.
What Are ‘Pain and Suffering’ Damages?

When you hear about personal injury cases, you usually hear about compensation, often referred to as ‘damages’. People can get compensation for medical expenses, lost wages if they can’t work, and pain and suffering. The last one doesn’t seem as concrete as the others, so it’s natural for someone to be confused as to how someone can get compensation for pain and suffering.

Seeking compensation for someone else’s negligence can be difficult to handle on your own. With the aid of a personal injury lawyer, you have a better chance of getting compensation. The Law Office of Todd W. Burris in Lexington, Kentucky, wants to help you recover what is rightfully owed to you.

Todd Burris’ Spiritual Story atop Mt. Whitney

Published on Oct 10, 2017 at 9:35 am in General.
Todd Burris’ Spiritual Story atop Mt. Whitney

Todd W. Burris, personal injury lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky, loves to climb mountains. After he married his wife Lindsey in 2010, the couple made a goal to climb one mountain each year.

One year their mountain of choice was Mt. Whitney in California. Its highest peak reaches 14,496 ft. The mountain requires rigorous training and dedication, and Todd and Lindsey faced it head on. They trained for months. Their goal was to climb the mountain and get back down within 24 hours.

When it was finally time to hike Mt. Whitney, Todd and Lindsey weren’t going as fast as they had planned. The mountain included a lot of long trails that were difficult to navigate. Their route included vertical climbing of 1200 ft. Once they started the route, they could only continue to climb upward.

What Are the Many Forms of Negligence?

Published on Aug 30, 2017 at 10:40 am in General.
What Are the Many Forms of Negligence?

Negligence is a concept that’s crucial to all types of personal injury cases. Car accident claims, truck accident claims, and wrongful death claims, for instance, all rely on proving that negligence was in place when the incident that caused injury or death occurred. Negligence, as defined, is any conduct that does not meet the reasonable standards for protecting a person from foreseeable risks of harm. In the cases of auto accidents, negligence can be defined as any reckless or careless driving behaviors or actions.

Inside the broader definition, there are many different forms of negligence that fit under the same umbrella. Here are three of the most common elements that define negligence in Kentucky and some examples of how each apply to certain situations:

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