Why are There More Truck Accidents During the Holidays?
During the holidays, an ever-increasing number of Americans turn into last-minute shoppers who are trying to complete their to-do lists. Others, meanwhile, choose delivery services through eCommerce and shops online. This puts a tremendous number of trucks on Lexington roadways delivering presents and deliveries. A higher number of trucks and regular car drivers traveling during the holidays creates a recipe for disaster. Drowsy and Fatigued Truck Drivers on Our Roads A large number of [...]READ MORE
When a Truck Driver is Not at Fault in a Single-Vehicle Truck Accident, Who is?
When most people hear about a single-vehicle truck crash, they automatically assume that the trucker is to blame for the collision. “Who else can be responsible if there was no one else involved?” they think. However, many do not realize that sometimes, there are factors at play beyond the truck driver’s control. For example, the truck was maintained improperly, the trucker was under a tremendous amount of pressure due to the over-demanding schedule, or a manufacturing defect caused the [...]READ MORE
Liability in Logging Truck Accidents in Kentucky
Everyone has seen logging trucks in Lexington and other parts of Kentucky hauling logs on a flatbed. Those logs are held down by nothing but chains, which may have even caused you to think to yourself, “How do those chains hold everything in place?” Unfortunately, many logging truck accidents occur due to improper securement of the load. Inadequately secured loads and improper balancing of the logs are frequently contributing factors in motor vehicle crashes. Regardless of how your logging [...]READ MORE
What Makes a Large Truck So Dangerous?
Driving on the roads of Kentucky can be challenging, frustrating, stressful, and dangerous all rolled into one. The roads can be very dangerous when you are driving near large trucks. Why? These vehicles are so large, heavy, and oversized that they bring a lot of danger to other vehicles around them. Today, we will examine what it is exactly that makes a large truck so dangerous so you can do your best to keep yourself safe the next time you are on the roads of Kentucky. Blind Spots First [...]READ MORE
Pure Comparative Fault in Kentucky
Have you recently been in a car accident here in Kentucky? Are you afraid that you are not entitled to damages because you were partially at fault? This would be true in some states, namely: North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. In these states, even if the injured party (“Plaintiff”) was one percent at fault, he will most likely not be entitled to any damages! Nevertheless, and thankfully, this is not the law in Kentucky. Here in Kentucky, your degree of [...]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