Category: General

Helping Accident Victims & Good Samaritan Laws in Kentucky

It’s good to help other drivers in need. You just need to make sure you’re not putting yourself in harm’s way to do so. Accidents are too common on busy roads. In fact, you may have seen a couple of accidents on your way to work today. How to help a Kentucky accident victim Being … Continued

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Published: 03/01/22

Back Pain From A Rear End Collision in Kentucky

Victims of Kentucky rear end collisions may experience back pain, neck pain or whiplash despite using seat belts and head rests. You may be wondering, what is whiplash? Typically, whiplash is a term for pain and stiffness in the neck and back area. It may also indicate a more severe injury such as a herniated … Continued

Published: 01/18/22

Colossus – The Myth Explained

Somewhere around 98 percent of all Kentucky car accident cases eventually settle. That is what our clients want. They want to receive their money right now. That is what we want for the most part if the settlement offer fairly compensates our client and it is not a crappy lowball offer. Preparing a settlement brochure … Continued

Category: General
Published: 10/28/21

The Seven Deadly Sins of Distracted Driving

The Seven Deadly Sins of Distracted Driving The most common cause of auto accidents around the world is driver inattention. In fact, it is estimated that around 400,000 people are injured every year in distracted driving incidents. There are so many things happening that surround us and can distract us at any given moment. It … Continued

Category: General
Published: 04/27/18

Kentucky Leaders Urge Drivers to Pay Attention

Kentucky Leaders Urge Drivers to Pay Attention The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Leaders in the state of Kentucky are pleading with drivers to put away their phones and focus on the road. Along with recognizing National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Kentucky is launching its statewide campaign called “One Text or … Continued

Category: General
Published: 04/18/18

Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

Are Self-Driving Cars Safe? Many people saw the story in Arizona a few weeks ago about a self-driving car fatally striking a pedestrian while they were crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. Even though the car had a driver, who was employed by the ride-sharing service Uber, he was unable to stop before hitting … Continued

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Published: 04/06/18

Rural Kentucky Bike Accident Involves 14-Year-Old Boy

Driver Inattention May Have Caused Rural Kentucky Bike Accident A 14-year-old boy from Rockholds, Kentucky had to be airlifted to a Tennessee hospital on March 2 after he was hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle. According to police reports, the driver, Latosha Cureton was driving on a suspended license that had been suspended … Continued

Category: General
Published: 03/08/18

The Jury Is The Conscience Of The Community

By: Michael A. Schafer There is no personal injury trial lawyer that hears the term Reptile and thinks iguana anymore.  We know it is a technique for trying cases developed by the phenomenal trial attorney, Don Keenan, and brilliant jury consultant, David Ball.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding “The Reptile”. … Continued

Category: General
Published: 02/07/18

How to Protect Your Car Against Cold Weather

How to Protect Your Car Against Cold Weather The winter months have arrived, and with it, comes the bitter cold. Extreme cold temperatures can make a lot of aspects of life more difficult. One of the issues that cold weather can create is problems with your vehicle. Let’s face it, in today’s world a car … Continued

Category: General
Published: 01/03/18

Kentucky Tort Reform

Kentucky Tort Reform Tort reform is a hot button topic in the state of Kentucky because it could drastically change the compensation that a plaintiff is able to receive in an injury settlement. Many other states have capped the amount of money that is able to be given to someone who has suffered an injury … Continued

Category: General
Published: 11/09/17

Curbing Reckless Drivers: School Bus & School Zone Laws

Curbing Reckless Drivers: School Bus & School Zone Laws Nearly every morning on my way to work I pass a school bus stop where children are picked up to be taken to school. I shake my head every time a motorist driving the opposite direction of the bus attempts to pass while the bus’s stop … Continued

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Published: 09/21/17

Roaming Off The Leash: Kentucky’s Dog Bite Laws

Roaming Off The Leash: Kentucky’s Dog Leash & Dog Bite Laws Visit any popular park in the city of Louisville and you will notice dog walking without a leash. Many owners hold the belief that their dog would never do anything to harm anyone, so they don’t need to walk their dog with any restraint. … Continued

Category: General
Published: 08/14/17

Finding Affordable Car Insurance

Finding Affordable Car Insurance Finding affordable car insurance can be quite a pain. Sifting through insurance company after insurance company can turn into tedious work that nobody wants to have to do. But, the fact is that everyone that drives needs car insurance to protect themselves, their family, and other drivers. There is a new … Continued

Category: General
Published: 07/26/17

Panhandlers: a Public Safety Issue?

Are Panhandlers a Public Safety Issue? Panhandlers often stand on curbs asking for help from drivers in the form of money. There are many reasons why a person will panhandle, but it is for sure that panhandlers need help in some shape or form. Should it be drivers that give them that help? Is it … Continued

Category: General
Published: 07/11/17

Car Seat Recall

Car Seat Recall There is no debate as to how important car seats for children are when it comes to your child’s safety when riding in the car. The leading cause of death amongst children is car accidents and the number would be even higher without the help of car seats. Keeping your children in … Continued

Category: General
Published: 05/24/17

Concussions from Wrecks Ending Earnhardt’s Career

Concussions from Wrecks Ending Earnhardt’s Career We have covered in our blog before about how concussions are likely to happen when someone is involved in a car wreck. The symptoms of these concussions often linger and cause problems down the road such as memory loss and impaired driving ability. The recent announcement of future NASCAR … Continued

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Published: 04/27/17

Avoid Road Rage When Stuck in Thunder Traffic

Avoid Road Rage When Stuck in Thunder Traffic The Kentucky Derby Festival kicks off this weekend with Thunder Over Louisville! For many people this means outdoor fun, an airshow, and one of the largest firework displays in the world! For others, this means hours of traffic and fighting off the urge to get angry at … Continued

Category: General
Published: 04/19/17

Curing Merging Lane Traffic

Curing Merging Lane Traffic Everyone that has driven for an extended period of time has, at some point, sat in traffic caused by two lanes merging into one. Let’s be honest, how many of you reading this blog are guilty of hugging up to the car in front of you because you don’t want to … Continued

Category: General
Published: 04/13/17

Dealing with Car Fires

Dealing with Car Fires After a recent rear end collision on the Gene Snyder Freeway, the driver of a car involved was left severely burned after their car caught fire. Luckily, a fire rescue team arrived on the scene to pull them from their car after pedestrians had tried to do the same. The driver, … Continued

Category: General
Published: 04/11/17

Kentucky Ranks Eighth in DUI’s

Kentucky Ranks Eighth in DUI’s In a recent report released by, Kentucky ranked eighth on a list of states with the worst DUI problems. Using a combination of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), ranked the 50 states based on the deaths directly … Continued

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Published: 04/06/17

NSC Asks Employers to Review Their Cell Phone Policies

NSC Asks Employers to Review Their Cell Phone Policies April is observed as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and as part of this campaign, the National Safety Council (NSC) is asking employers to take a look once again at their cell phone use policies. Kelly Nantel, NSC vice president, said that NSC hopes all employers will … Continued

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Published: 04/04/17

New Kentucky Law to Take Effect in July 2017

New Kentucky Law to Take Effect in July A new highway safety measure was recently signed into law and will come into effect this July. Senate Bill 92, which was sponsored by Senator Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, aimed to standardize the color of vehicle headlights and rear lights. The new law will prohibit drivers from having … Continued

Category: General
Published: 03/30/17

Drowsy Driving During Daylight Savings Time

Drowsy Driving During Daylight Savings Time Daylight Saving Time (DST) is back again and this may indicate a potential risk of crashes due to drowsy driving. DST kicked in last Sunday, March 12, and motorists are reminded to change their clocks and adjust their driving habits to prevent drowsy driving-related accidents. According to the National … Continued

Category: General
Published: 03/16/17

AAA Poll: Americans Fear Riding in a Self-Driving Car

AAA Poll Shows Americans Fear Riding in a Self-Driving Car Seventy-eight percent of Americans fear riding in self-driving cars, a survey shows. This is equal to three out of four U.S. drivers. The poll, which was conducted by AAA, also revealed that 54 percent even don’t like self-driving vehicles anywhere near them while on the … Continued

Category: General
Published: 03/14/17

Los Angeles: The World’s Most Congested City

Los Angeles: The World’s Most Congested City Los Angeles is the most congested city in the world, according to the transportation analytics firm Inrix. Drivers in the city spent an average of 104 hours stuck in traffic during rush-hour periods in a year. In second place was Moscow with 91 hours, followed by New York … Continued

Category: General
Published: 03/06/17