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Teen drivers and the '100 deadliest days' of summer

Summer's here once again, with fun times guaranteed for most of us. However, there are many teen drivers -- 260 on average each month of the season -- who will die on our roads and highways. We're starting the "100 deadliest days of summer," and while many teens will simply enjoy the time off of school and have fun with their friends and family, some -- far too many -- won't be around when school starts again.

Fatal crash takes lives of 3 in Nelson County

A fatal crash took the lives of three in Nelson County earlier this month. The crash occurred on the Bluegrass Parkway, closing down 10 miles of the roadway, which runs through Louisville. The three people killed were all in one vehicle and all from one family.

What should I know about filing a wrongful death lawsuit?

When you lose a loved one in a tragic accident, you might decide that you can't just sit around and grieve. You might want to take action to avenge that death. A wrongful death lawsuit might be an option for you as long as the case meets certain requirements. You should evaluate the case so that you can decide what you are going to do.

Accident claims the life of 18-year-old Kentucky girl

An 18-year-old girl from Lexington has been killed in a tragic accident in Fayette County. It all started when authorities tried to pull over a Toyota Camry around 11:30 at night. The Camry was showing up in the system as stolen, so they pulled the driver over, but vehicle sped away and they decided not to chase it. Just a few minutes later, an officer reported seeing a car going the wrong way down the road, and around 10 minutes later, officials started receiving calls of an accident.

We fight to avenge your loved one's wrongful death

Some car crashes are so severe that they claim lives. When your loved one is the person who dies in a fatal car accident, you have options for seeking compensation from the person who killed your loved one. This is done through a wrongful death lawsuit. We know that you might not have ever thought you would be in this position. We understand that your emotions are raw and that you might not feel up to launching a battle. The good news is that we are here to help you with your case from start to finish.

Traffic deaths continue to rise for second year in a row

Traffic collisions are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the United States. To combat this trend, the federal government, state governments, non-profit organizations, and auto manufacturers spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on education campaigns and safety technology to reduce the number of accidents. Unfortunately, despite this massive investment deaths have risen for two years in a row, to a new ten-year high. This post will go over the study and what it means for the future of automobile safety.

Answers to some common wrongful death questions, Part 1

Accidents are an everyday occurrence. The modern world has done a terrific job of making the world safer however many people are still killed daily. These fatalities are often the subject of litigation, known as wrongful death suits. Wrongful death suits operate differently from traditional personal injury suits because the nominal plaintiff in the suit is deceased. This post will go over some common questions people have regarding wrongful death suits.

Back to School Driving Tips

Stress can greatly influence the level of awareness people have when driving. Back-to-school driving can be stressful because there are a higher amount of people on the road than usual, there are a lot of unknowns, such as exactly where to drop off students or unfamiliar roads, and it takes longer to get to school during the first week or two. Consider these back-to-school driving tips to help avoid disaster.

Liability caused by falling asleep at the wheel

While everyone recognizes that driving drunk is dangerous, many people do not know that driving tired is fraught with almost as much danger. Many people are guilty of drowsy driving every day. Work, family, children, school, errands and every other demand from modern life is exhausting; there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. But, rather than sacrifice personal or social time, people sacrifice their rest time.

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