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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:

Why Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise?

Published on Jul 26, 2017 at 9:44 am in General.
Why Are Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise?

In 2015, 35,200 people were killed in car accidents in the United States. This was a 7.7% increase from 2014 and the worst death toll we’ve seen since 2008. During that same year, we also saw a huge rise in the number of pedestrian and cyclist deaths. There were almost 5,400 pedestrian fatalities in 2015 compared to the 4,800 we saw during 2014. This is a 10% jump.

In 2016, the numbers looked even worse. According to the 2016 report, there were almost 6,000 pedestrian deaths during that year. This is an unprecedented jump. This statistic was enough to make news headlines nationwide and even be reported on TV shows like the Today Show.

Debunking 4 Common Motorcycle Myths

Published on Jul 17, 2017 at 10:34 am in General.
Debunking 4 Common Motorcycle Myths

Motorcycles are without a doubt a fun and exciting way to travel.  However, when involved in a crash, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of suffering catastrophic injuries or death.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle deaths occur 30 times more than fatalities in other vehicles and motorcyclists are 5 times more likely to be injured.

There are many myths that surround the increased crash risk that motorcyclists face.  Debunking these myths is important to improving motorcycle safety.  If drivers of all vehicles on the road have a better understanding of motorcycle driving laws and techniques, we can better share the road and keep everyone safe.

Can Congress Prevent 200 Truck Crash Deaths Every Year?

Published on May 16, 2017 at 9:19 am in General.
Can Congress Prevent 200 Truck Crash Deaths Every Year?

There were almost 8,000 truck crashes in the state of Kentucky alone in 2013. Over 2,000 of those accidents resulted in injuries or fatalities. After looking at these numbers, there’s no denying the fact that semi and commercial truck accidents cause a lot of devastation on Kentucky’s roadways.

Many of the deadliest trucking accidents are crashes involving the underride of a semi-truck. These collisions happen when a passenger vehicle strikes a tractor trailer from the side. In worst-case scenarios, the top of the car becomes sheared off, often instantaneously decapitating the passengers inside. It’s estimated that at least 200 people are killed every year in the U.S. from underride crashes.

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