Kentucky Accident Blog

Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident

Common Back Injuries After a Car Accident One of the biggest mistakes people make after they have been in an auto accident is assuming they are not hurt. Whether you are in a minor or serious accident, it is important to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. That way, you can … Continued

Category: Accident Injuries
Published: 05/21/19

Examples of Distracted Driving

One text or call is all it takes to wreck it all. This makes sense. Those few seconds you look away from the road could cost you your life. Taking a Toll on Us Driver inattention or distracted driving is cited by recent studies as the number one reason for causing crashes and near-crashes. The … Continued

Category: Car Accidents
Published: 04/24/19

Louisville Pedestrian Safety

Walking is a healthy habit. It’s good for the environment too. However, it doesn’t come without dangers. Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users. I have had two calls this week about High Schoolers being struck by cars while crossing the street. Statistics In a recent study conducted by the Louisville Metro Public Work, … Continued

Published: 03/29/19

What to do After a Semi-Truck Accident

What to do After a Semi-Truck Accident If you have been involved and injured in a semi-truck accident, time could be of the essence. To the trucking industry, accidents involving tractor-trailers are part of their day-to-day business. When there is a truck accident, the driver of the tractor-trailer will notify their parent company as soon … Continued

Category: Truck Accidents
Published: 03/20/19

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Kentucky Riders

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Kentucky Riders According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 4 million motorcycles are registered in the United States. This is not surprising because this mode of transportation is known to be fun and cost-effective. However, riding a motorcycle comes with its disadvantages, motorcycles can also be dangerous. In … Continued

Published: 03/15/19

Is Kentucky Safe For Cyclists?

While Washington is one of America’s most bicycle-friendly states, Kentucky is ranked 43rd out of 50 states. Kentucky, which at one point ranked at the 33rd position, dropped to 43rd in the 2017 list by the League of American Bicyclists. Biking is one of the fastest growing activities in Kentucky, yet its low ranking indicates … Continued

Category: Bicycle Accidents
Published: 03/06/19

Picture Estimates for Auto Damage: Worth the Time You Save?

By: Bryan Meader I have seen more and more car insurance commercials lately that go something like this: “If you’re in an accident, just snap some pictures of the damage to your vehicle and we can mail you a check for the property damage! It’s that simple!” However, before you take advantage of this opportunity, … Continued

Category: Car Insurance
Published: 10/25/18

Tips for Kentucky Drivers to Stay Safe on Labor Day Weekend

Tips for Kentucky Drivers to Stay Safe on Labor Day Weekend The American Automobile Association (AAA) is the most widely known roadside safety organization in the United States. They are a privately held, national membership organization that helps thousands of stranded motorists per year across the country. If there is an organization that knows about … Continued

Category: Car Accidents
Published: 08/30/18

Kentucky’s Distracted Driving Laws

Kentucky’s Distracted Driving Laws Distracted driving is partaking in any action that diverts the driver’s attention away from the roadway while operating a motor vehicle. This includes messing with the radio, eating, drinking, conversing with passengers, and setting your GPS. But, the biggest distraction in this day and age has to be cell phones. Whether … Continued

Category: Car Accidents
Published: 07/06/18

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

Category: General
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

Category: General
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