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).
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.
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.
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.
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.