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Average Kentucky resident will have more than one accident

According to recent statistics which have been compiled from a number of sources, the average resident of Kentucky is going to have at least one car accident approximately every 20 years. What this means is that even a good driver is going to have to report 3 to 4 car accidents in his or her life.

Thankfully, in the vast majority of these accidents, the only thing that gets damaged is a person's vehicle, although that in and of itself can present a huge inconvenience.

Don’t fall prey to these car insurance claim errors

If you are part of a motor vehicle accident there will be many things going through your mind. While your safety, health, and well-being should be at the top of the list, there are other details that deserve your attention (when the time is right).

After you receive medical treatment and have a clear idea of what types of injuries you have, you'll need to turn your attention to making a car insurance claim.

Pedestrian killed in self-driving car accident

Some Louisville, Kentucky, residents may be aware that many companies have been aggressively developing and testing cars that are capable of doing most functions without a driver. Whether these vehicles can do so safely, however, is another matter.

In a story that has attracted national attention, a pedestrian in another state died after a self-driving car being used by the transportation network company Uber hit her. Uber has since stopped testing its self-driving technology on the public roads.

Number of uninsured motorists on the road increasing

According to the most recent data available, about 13 percent, or 1 in 8, of all motorists on the highways are driving around without insurance, even though it is against the law to do so. While this is a slight increase over the previous time these numbers were checked in 2010, the figure is still below the 14.9 percent high water mark from the early 2000s.

When breaking down this statistic state-by-state, Kentucky does not fare too badly what it comes to the number of uninsured motorists on its roads. The study estimates Kentucky falls in the middle of the states, with a little over 1 in 10 of this state's motorists driving without insurance.

Someone who walks away from a motorcycle crash may still be hurt

Oftentimes, Louisville residents hear about motorcycle accidents that leave a rider either dead or living under the effects of catastrophic injuries such as paralysis or a serious and debilitating brain injury.

These sorts of injuries deserve public sympathy and, when they are the fault of another driver, also call for the responsible party to pay the victim or the victim's family compensation for their losses.

Louisville worker killed on the job

An employee at a well-known Louisville factory owned by Carbide Industries, which has for decades been in the business of supplying the liquid chemicals used in this country's steel mills, died recently while on duty at the plant. While the precise cause of the accident is under investigation, initial indications from the 911 call were that the worker had been electrocuted.

For its part, Carbide Industries released a written statement reiterating its commitment to the safety of its workers and also emphasizing the accidental nature of this tragedy. Likewise, a local fire chief also indicated Carbide Industries had made some important improvements in its safety practices of late. He also believed the recent fatality was an accident, one of those things that can happen at even the best run factories.

Medical conditions that are regularly misdiagnosed

When you're not feeling up to par, you know that the best thing you can do is consult with a medical professional. It's your hope that this person will examine you, find out what's going on and help you get back on your feet.

However, this doesn't always happen. There are times when misdiagnoses occur, often leading you to experience more pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, there are also times when a misdiagnosis results in a more serious health concern or even death.

Representing victims of Kentucky bicycle accidents

A Louisville, Kentucky, resident's decision to ride his or her bike to work or around the town, whether on business or just for fun, is really a decision that should be applauded and respected. After all, it is a clean method of transportation, and it is also a great way for that person to get exercise and stay healthy.

Unfortunately, other motorists do not always give bicyclists the respect that they deserve. Whether they are impatient with the slower pace of a bicycle or they are just not used to watching for bicyclists and thus have a tendency not to see them, many motorists unfortunately hit bicyclists or force a bicyclist off the road or into an obstacle.

Louisville residents should pay attention to new med mal law

Kentucky lawmakers are deliberating a bill that could affect how easily victims of medical malpractice can file and successfully pursue a lawsuit against their doctors for negligence.

The new measure, which has not been pass, would make two big changes to Kentucky's current medical malpractice laws.

Science is why we are tough on distracted, speeding truckers

This law firm knows that many residents of Louisville, Kentucky, and the surrounding locales get hurt in truck accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by inattentive truck drivers or drivers who are speeding.

On behalf of injured victims, we take a firm position with respect to drivers who were traveling to fast for the condition or who were not paying full attention to the road at the time of an accident. We work hard to hold them financially accountable for every dollar of damage they cause our clients.

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