Car Accidents Archives

Settling a personal injury case versus taking it to trial

When a Kentucky plaintiff has a viable personal injury claim -- perhaps after they suffered serious injuries in a car accident -- it's always the hope that the defendant will be reasonable, recognize the error of their ways and agree to settle the matter fairly. That means providing sufficient financial compensation for the victim to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses that resulted from the injury.

Why you should fear crush injuries in a car accident

The very term--crush injuries--sounds like a nightmare scenario in a car accident because it implies that some part of the body has been crushed. In truth, it is a nightmare scenario and without prompt treatment both at the site of the crash and continuing in the hospital, the car accident victim could very well die.

Trick-or-treating neighborhoods draw lots of foot traffic

Today's kids don't have trick or treat time to waste sussing out the best neighborhoods to bring in big hauls of the really good candy. That's why The Courier-Journal published its own thoroughly unscientific poll of the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods in Louisville.

Important provisions of effective teen driving contracts

The statistics related to teen car accidents are alarming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six youths aged 16 to 19 years of age died every day in 2015 from injuries suffered in car accidents. Also in 2015, nearly 236,000 teens in the same age group received emergency department treatment for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.

What is most beneficial to young drivers?

Teens who have just gotten their driver's licenses often get a lot of criticism, as the statistics show that they tend to be involved in a high number of motor vehicle accidents. People say that teens are just irresponsible and can't be trusted behind the wheel. They say that distractions play too large of a role and that teens are addicted to their cellphones.

Do too many signs make accidents more likely?

In an effort to make car accidents less likely, authorities have continued to install more and more signs. Every intersection has a yield sign or a stop sign. Some traffic lights have signs under them offering more information, such as the signs saying that there is no turning right on a red light during specific hours.

Man dies after getting hit by a car in Kentucky

A man in Kentucky was seriously injured when a vehicle hit him while he was on foot, and he eventually passed away from those injuries. He was 59 years old at the time. According to the coroner who took on the case, the cause of death was blunt force trauma, which led to head injuries.

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