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Where Do Most Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 12:57 pm in General.
Where Do Most Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?

Many businesses depend on commercial trucks to transport their merchandise and goods. It also supplies people with jobs. However, these large trucks can be dangerous when they’re driven negligently and get in an accident. Their size and weight make them more likely to cause severe injuries and fatalities. When a truck crash happens, you need representation that will fight for your rights.

The Law Office of Todd W. Burris understands how overwhelmed you may feel after a collision. The financial stress of missing work and medical expenses can make dealing with a claim the last thing on your mind. But that’s where we step in. Negligent truck drivers or trucking companies need to be held accountable for their actions, and that’s exactly what we’ll do. We’ll find what caused your accident and evaluate the amount of economic and noneconomic damages you suffered. Then we’ll start the process to get you the compensation you deserve.

It may benefit you to know more about semi truck accidents like where they occur and why they happen.

Why Are Commercial Trucks Dangerous When Driven at High Speeds?

Published on Jan 9, 2019 at 6:28 am in General.
Why Are Commercial Trucks Dangerous When Driven at High Speeds?

Every driver on the road, no matter what vehicle they’re operating, has a responsibility to abide by the established traffic laws and operate their vehicle in a manner that could not potentially harm others. There are negligent drivers, however, who act as though they are above the law by disobeying the set speed limit.

Speeding can result in catastrophic consequences, especially when a commercial truck is involved. Injuries or fatalities are likely when a smaller passenger vehicle collides with a tractor-trailer. Victims of truck accidents have the right to pursue legal action in an attempt to seek compensation for the damages incurred as a result of the negligent trucker’s actions.

How Often Do Doctors Make Dangerous Mistakes?

Published on Jan 2, 2019 at 7:21 am in General.
How Often Do Doctors Make Dangerous Mistakes?

When we visit our doctor, whether we’ve got the flu or a broken bone, we expect to receive a certain level of care. When we don’t receive that level of care the consequences can be severe. Unfortunately, doctors make dangerous medical mistakes in the United States every day. As a result, some people’s lives are permanently changed. Other patients lose their lives.

If you’ve suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor, we can help you understand your legal rights as a patient and citizen. We’ll help you investigate your injury or the death of your loved one. While there’s never an excuse for medical malpractice, we can help you understand why you suffered your injury, so you can focus on your recovery. You may also be eligible for compensation.

In order to understand why doctors make dangerous mistakes, let’s take a look at some medical malpractice facts and statistics, the most common medical errors, and what can be done to prevent these mistakes.

8 Motorcycle Maintenance Tips for Kentucky Motorcyclists

Published on Nov 16, 2018 at 10:49 am in General.
8 Motorcycle Maintenance Tips for Kentucky Motorcyclists

As a motorcycle rider, you probably know that motorcycles require more attention than other automobiles because of the exposure to the elements, the force it takes to brake and accelerate, and the constant vibration of the engine. In order to ride responsibly, it’s important to properly maintain your motorcycle.

Prior to each ride, there are steps you can take to ensure you’re being as safe as possible. You should always examine the tires for damage and gauge the tire pressure. You’ll want to check your fuel and oil levels and make sure everything else looks as it should. In addition to these quick steps, properly maintaining your motorcycle can take a bit more time; however, it will be time well spent.

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.

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