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Study: Manipulation of cellphones by drivers is on the rise

New research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found a marked increase in drivers manipulating their hand-held cellphones. This means dialing, texting or browsing the web, as opposed to just talking. They were actually less likely than before to be merely talking than they had been in a prior survey.

Multiple defendants may be to blame for a truck accident

A civil lawsuit between two Kentucky residents may be a relatively straightforward matter. If one party alleges that the other caused an accident and that the victim suffered injuries, the matter will likely resolve with either the plaintiff obtaining financial recompense for their losses or the defendant winning and avoiding civil liability.

What are my rights as a bicycle accident victim?

Riding a bicycle is a pleasure that many Kentucky residents enjoy. While some take to their bikes for their daily commutes, others save cycling for their leisure and exercise time. Being out on the road and experiencing nature can be a thrill for those who love this two-wheeled mode of transportation, but, unfortunately, when bicycles and vehicles come into contact, damaging collisions can result.

Seeking damages may support your personal injury recovery

Many Kentucky residents take pride in what they are able to accomplish for themselves and for their families. They may work hard to earn the income that their loved ones rely on to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. When challenges arise and individuals are not able to perform their jobs and secure the pay their families need to get by, it can be difficult for individuals to know how to proceed.

What options do I have if I am hurt on my neighbor's property?

It is not unusual for a Kentucky resident to work hard and save their money so that one day they can purchase a home where they will live and raise a family. Home and property ownership is a goal for a number of people in the Danville community and, once it is achieved, the owners take pride in maintaining the land and residences that they are responsible for. However, from time to time, a person may not take care of every issue that afflicts their property. If a friend or neighbor comes over to visit, that individual may suffer an injury if the owner's premises are not in good condition.

Dog bite injuries are often compensable under the law

Pets bring joy to their owners' lives and often become members of their human families. While Kentucky residents keep large animals like horses as companions, many homes throughout the state include one of the most popular types of pets: dogs. From little lap dogs to large working dogs, canine companions are often loyal and loving to the people who care for them.

Elements of proof in a pedestrian accident case

Every year Kentucky residents are seriously injured and some are even killed when negligent automobile drivers crash their vehicles into pedestrians. While the types of losses that victims of pedestrian accidents may suffer can vary dramatically, there are generally a few negligence-based elements that they must prove in court before any recovery may be awarded. This post will touch on those general elements which may apply to other forms of personal injury cases. Readers are asked, however, to discuss the facts of their specific personal injury cases with their lawyers as this post is not intended to provide any legal advice.

Impact of catastrophic injury can extend beyond direct victims

In a matter of seconds, a Kentucky resident's whole life can change. One moment they may be doing their job, out for a jog, driving their car or engaging in another common pastime, and the next, they may be struggling to live in the wake of a violent accident. Whether due to a vehicle accident, on-the-job incident, or other injury-causing event, the victim of a serious personal injury can see the course of their life change in a blink of an eye.

Important steps to take as the victim of a car accident

Vehicle accidents are an unfortunate part of driving and for many of the Kentucky residents who are unlucky enough to be involved in collisions their crashes result in a lot of extra work and a fair amount of frustration. However, some automobile collisions can be very serious and can result in victims suffering significant and life-threatening injuries. When a car accident victim suffers an injury or a loss as a result of their crash there are some important steps that they should take to protect their rights and potentially prepare to litigate their personal injury claims.

One person dead in car accident

Countless people set out on the open road every single day. While the majority of these trips go without incident, there are some that unfortunately end in a tragic car accident. Such a situation occurred recently in Bracken County, leaving one dead, several seriously injured, and many unanswered questions.

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