Dangers and Legal Challenges of Car Crashes After Oil Spills
Car accidents caused by oil spills can be unpredictable in their nature and lead to disastrous consequences. Typically, oil spills occur on the roads of Lexington and Kentucky when tankers, oil trucks, and oil rigs release “liquid petroleum hydrocarbon” into the environment. When spilled over a large area, an oil spill can cause motorists to lose control of their vehicles due to the slippery road, resulting in horrifying multi-vehicle collisions. Dangers of Oil Spills on the Road Oil is a [...]READ MORE
Rear-End Collisions are Frequent and Dangerous
Rear-end collisions happen a lot. In fact, for two-vehicle crashes, almost half are rear-end crashes. Not only are they common, but rear-end crashes can be deadly. From 2012 through 2014, two-vehicle rear-end crashes resulted in more than 1,700 fatalities each year. One major national newspaper recently reported that there are approximately 1.7 million rear-end crashes each year, with 1,700 fatalities annually and about another 500,000 injuries each year. The National Highway Transportation [...]READ MORE
Teen Drivers a Major Cause of Auto Accidents
Are you planning to buy your teenager a car on their 16th birthday? When teens turn 16, they begin to desire a car of their own because being able to drive makes them feel independent. In most states in the US, the minimum age for unsupervised driving is 16. If you are indeed planning to get a car for your child (or allow them to drive yours), do bear in mind that according to the National Safety Council, auto accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the US. A lot of [...]READ MORE
Does Insurance Help Cover Personal Injury Expenses?
As a driver, you may know the importance of having auto insurance before getting behind the wheel and heading out on the road. However, there are different levels of coverage offered to drivers, and the amount of coverage required varies from one state to the next. If you are wondering if insurance will help cover some personal injury expenses, including the cost of medical treatments and surgical procedures, you should know that it can, but it does depend on a few different factors. [...]READ MORE
Caring for Back Injuries After Car Accidents
Car accidents can be tragic, leading to serious injuries and even death. After being involved in a car accident, you need to do everything possible to protect yourself and your rights. This includes seeking medical care immediately after the crash. Let the emergency responders on the scene evaluate you and then transport you to the hospital. One of the most common areas that are injured in car accidents in Lexington, Kentucky is the back. If you have been injured due to someone else’s [...]READ MORE
Should I Settle My Personal Injury Case or Go to Trial?
Being injured in a car accident, construction accident, slip and fall, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or any other accident can be life changing. You might find yourself sitting in a hospital bed for months on end as you recover. You might not be able to return to work right away after the accident and you might have months of rehabilitation ahead of you. The medical bills will pile up on top of your monthly expenses. If you decide to file a claim against the at-fault party, you [...]READ MORE
Getting Medical Care Following a Lexington Car Accident
Lexington, Kentucky is home to more than 321,000 people, which means that there are thousands of accidents every year in the state’s second largest city. The more car accidents there are in Lexington, the more people who wind up in the hospital. So, what if you decide to skip transport to the hospital? Will this hurt your chances at winning an insurance claim or a lawsuit filed against the at-fault driver? The bottom line here is that you should always seek medical care following a [...]READ MORE
How can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me After a Car Accident?
When you are involved in a car accident in Lexington, Kentucky, there will be a lot going through your mind. How badly am I injured? Who will pay my medical bills? If I was not at fault, do I really need to hire a lawyer? All of these questions are valid and should not be ignored. First and foremost, make sure you seek medical attention when involved in an accident, even if you do not think you were injured. Today, we will take a look at how a personal injury attorney can help you after a [...]READ MORE
What Should I do if Injured as a Pedestrian?
Do you like going for a walk every now and then? Do you work in Lexington, Kentucky and walk to work each day? Going for a walk is great for your health. It can also be extremely dangerous. How? Being a pedestrian is dangerous because you never know when a vehicle might fail to yield to you, run a red light, or even jump the curb and wind up on the sidewalk. Suffering an injury as a pedestrian in a car accident can be devastating. You might not be able to return to work. You could wind up [...]READ MORE
What to do if You are Injured in an Uber Accident
Whether you ride in an Uber vehicle or are a fellow driver on the roads, you should know what to do when faced with an accident involving an Uber driver. Passengers in Uber vehicles, as well as other drivers, need to know what to do after a crash in order to protect their rights and recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries. The experienced team at The Roberts Law Firm can help you if you have been injured in a crash involving an Uber vehicle in Lexington, Kentucky. Stay at [...]READ MORE
Steps to Take Following a Kentucky Car Accident
When you get behind the wheel of your car or truck each morning, you do not expect to end up in an accident. The sad fact of the matter is that car accidents occur all too often in Kentucky. With millions of cars on the roads in the state, most drivers are bound to get involved in a car accident at one time or another. Car accidents can lead to serious injuries, monetary losses, property damage, and lost wages. Even the most minor of accidents can cause you to suffer whiplash. Here are the [...]READ MORE
Drunk Driving and Car Accidents
DUI/DWI statistics in Kentucky In 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Traffic Safety, drunk driving (formally known as DUI, driving under the influence, a/k/a DWI, driving while intoxicated) was involved in 473 traffic accidents. From the 473 collisions, 245 people were injured and 14 died as a result of drunk driving. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown Kentucky’ Office of Traffic Safety has announced that between December 16, 2015 to January 2, 2016 they will enforce the “Drive [...]READ MORE
Recovering from a Car Accident the Right Way
After you are injured in a car accident, you need to take quick, decisive steps in order to be fairly and fully compensated for your accident. As a driver or passenger, you need to be well informed regarding what to do after an accident happens, because car accidents continue to happen with alarming frequency in Kentucky. In fact, there have been more traffic fatalities in Kentucky today than there were in 2014 at this time last year. Here are two ways you can recover from a car accident. [...]READ MORE
How Pure Comparative Negligence Law Relates to Car Accidents
People suffering from a car accident deal with multiple types of losses. Injuries, wage loss, property damages are all ways in which people suffer physically, mentally and financially from car accidents. However, you cannot recover from losses due to an accident until you determine if the other driver(s) involved is at fault. Kentucky’s Pure Comparative Negligence Law (KRS 411.182) Kentucky pure comparative negligence law is encoded in Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 411.182 which states [...]READ MORE
Kentucky Uninsured Drivers
Kentucky Uninsured and Underinsured Drivers Do You Have To Have Auto Insurance In Kentucky? Yes. Kentucky law requires that “before the owner of a motor vehicle or trailer may operate it or permit its operation upon the highways of this state, he shall obtain motor vehicle insurance… as required by KRS 304.39-080.” As long as a vehicle is registered in Kentucky, it must be insured. If a vehicle is uninsured, the owner must turn in the license plate at the County Clerk’s office. If the owner [...]READ MORE
What You Should Do If You Are In An Automobile Accident
What Should I Do At The Scene Of An Automobile Accident? At the scene of an automobile accident, if able, you should do the following things: Check the Health and Safety of Everyone Involved: The most important and urgent task after an accident is to check on those people involved in the accident. Call 911: Even if the wreck is insignificant, you should call the authorities so that they, and you, have a record of the accident. Get Information: Get the names and contact numbers of those at [...]READ MORE