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Four Ways to Help Your Teen Driver Avoid Being Distracted

Synopsis The risk for fatal teen crashes increases by 17 percent between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This is known as the "100 Deadliest Days" for young, inexperienced drivers. Kentucky has one of the highest fatal teen crash rates in the nation caused by young drivers who are drinking and driving, speeding and driving distracted. [...]

Back Pain and Social Security Disability in Kentucky

Synopsis Serious back injuries can trigger spine-related pain and suffering that persists for a life-time. Back surgery and other treatments can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000 depending on procedural complications or the surprise onset of other related conditions. If an injured person has reached a certain working status through the Social Security Administration, there [...]

Tips for Both Motorists and Bike Riders to Keep Each Other Safe

Synopsis 2018 reports by the Governors Highway Safety Association show that while the overall number of bicycle accidents in the country is declining, the number of bike accidents which result in rider fatalities is on the rise. The most common collision between a passenger vehicle and bicycle typically occurs when a car is exiting a [...]

FDA Pulls Pelvic Mesh Products Off the Market Amid Safety Concerns

Synopsis As of April 16, 2019, the FDA has halted the marketing and use of surgical mesh products in the U.S. stating there is no evidence the current transvaginal devices are safer than previous surgeries used to treat the same conditions. Pain, bleeding, emotional distress and serious injuries have been tied to vaginal mesh products [...]

Who is to Blame for all the Texting While Driving Accidents?

Synopsis The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drivers who text message are the highest percentage of those involved in fatal distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving was responsible for 2,994 fatal crashes in 2017 and countless accident-related injuries which impacted not only the victims, but also families and friends. In Kentucky, the law bans texting [...]

Medical Malpractice: What You Should Know

Synopsis According to a 2016 Johns Hopkins Medicine comprehensive study on medical errors, negligent lapses in patient care result in 250,000 deaths each year and remain the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical professionals should be held responsible for permanent injuries or fatalities made to patients through surgical errors, missed and delayed [...]

What You Should Know About Work Zone Car Crashes

Synopsis The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reports many motorists will encounter at least one work zone in their daily commute starting in April thru November, a time when an increase in work zone crashes also occurs. The most common crash between drivers in a highway work zone is a rear-end collision, making whiplash a common related [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:24:35+00:00April 11th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Personal Injury|0 Comments

5 Mistakes to Avoid Following a Kentucky Accident

Personal injury accidents caused by car crashes, slips and falls, or workplace injuries can cause economic, physical and mental health issues for which most individuals should be compensated. Personal injury victims will need the support of the appropriate legal team to gain a successful recovery and ensure that the truth behind an injury claim is [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:49:54+00:00April 8th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Insurance, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

What to Know About Riding a Motorcycle in Kentucky

Synopsis State-by-state rider trends identified by GHSA suggests motorcyclist fatalities in the United States decreased by 5.6 percent in 2017, a difference of 296 lives from the year prior. As with a majority of states, Kentucky also reported a decline in motorcyclist fatalities from 90 deaths in 2017 to a comparable 113 in 2016. Male [...]

Top 10 Most Common Workplace Injuries of 2018

Synopsis Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. More than 2.8 billion workers are injured on the job each year and thousands more die from work-related accidents that could have been prevented by proper trainings and protections. The top 10 most frequently cited [...]