1. Are Kentucky Distracted Driving Accidents on the Rise?

    Are Kentucky Distracted Driving Accidents on the Rise?  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration places driver distraction as the leading factor in automobile collisions, stating that nearly 80 percent of auto crashes and 65 percent of “almost” crashes, involve some form of distraction which occurs within three seconds of the event. In the state of Kentucky, in 2014, there were more…Read More

  2. When Shifting Cargo or Improperly Loaded Cargo Leads to a Serious Kentucky Truck Accident

    When Shifting Cargo or Improperly Loaded Cargo Leads to a Serious Kentucky Truck Accident  Earlier this May, a Paducah man was injured when a dump truck carrying logs and other tree debris overturned. The man driving the truck met another car at the top of a hill and overcorrected, causing passenger-side tires to drop off the edge of the road, overturning his vehicle. The load of logs and truck d…Read More

  3. Common Causes of Car Accidents in Kentucky and Indiana

    Common Causes of Car Accidents in Kentucky and Indiana Very recently, a car accident on I-24 in Paducah, Kentucky was caused by a dog in the backseat of the vehicle jumping into the driver’s lap, which caused the driver to swerve, losing control of her vehicle, and colliding with a cable barrier. Thankfully, the accident caused no serious accidents, however this accident tells you just how quic…Read More

  4. How Long Do You Have to File a Kentucky Slip-and-Fall Accident Claim?

    How Long Do You Have to File a Kentucky Slip-and-Fall Accident Claim?  Slip-and-fall accidents are, unfortunately, all too common. While more women will experience a slip-and-fall accident, fatalities for this type of accident are close to equal between men and women. More than 8 million hospital emergency room visits (the leading cause of ER visits) are due to a slip-and-fall accident. While sli…Read More

  5. Over 50% of all Car Crashes Caused by Cell Phone Distraction.

    Over 50% of all Car Crashes Caused by Cell Phone Distraction Nearly every driver knows that cell phone use can lead to car accidents. Yet, the majority of drivers still continue to use their phones while driving. From texting to snapping selfies, cell phone use while driving shows no signs of slowing down. Just how dangerous are cell phones in automobiles? A new study revealed that cell phone use …Read More

  6. Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet Could be a Matter of Life or Death.

    Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet Could be a Matter of Life or Death Motorcyclists are 27x more likely to die in an accident than those in passenger vehicles. They are also 6x more likely to be seriously injured. Sadly, a large majority of those injuries were traumatic brain injuries. Even worse 34% of the traumatic brain injuries were severe and life-threatening. One of the key ways to avoid t…Read More

  7. Can I Still Recover for a Slip and Fall Accident if Warning Signs Were Posted?

    Can I Still Recover for a Slip and Fall Accident if Warning Signs Were Posted? Slip and fall accidents are extraordinarily common. In fact, slip and fall accidents are the second most common reason for a personal injury claim. As a result, most store owners and companies go to extra measures to ensure that their customers are safe when they are on the property or in the store. They may place brigh…Read More

  8. 100 Deadliest Days for Teens Has Already Begun.

    100 Deadliest Days for Teens Has Already Begun Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of the 100 deadliest days for teens. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, more teenagers are killed in traffic accidents than at any other time of the year. And this year, Louisville, Kentucky has already seen one such tragedy. On May 23rd, a car carrying four teenagers lost control on State Highway 337 in Harr…Read More

  9. Negligent Hiring and Retention Claims in Kentucky

    Employers in Kentucky have a duty to exercise reasonable care in the selection of employees and independent contractors. Oakley v. Flor-Shin, 964 S.W.2d 438 (Ky. App. 1998). Do you know someone that is the victim of a crime or abuse? If it occurred at the hands of another person or company’s employee or contractor they may have rights beyond what the prosecutor may obtain in restitution…Read More

  10. Do not sign anything after your accident.

    It’s an insurance company trick that is still all too common:  The insurance company contacts an injured party shortly after they are involved in a car accident and before the injured party has consulted with an attorney.  They offer a small amount to settle their claim.  Often, they do this as part of the process of having the injured party’s vehicle repaired.  Una…Read More