Drivers are often liable if they hit a pedestrian at a roundabout or traffic circle, but sometimes another party shares liability for the accident or (in rare cases) is entirely responsible. By working with experienced pedestrian accident attorneys, pedestrian collision survivors can often secure significant compensation for their losses. Roundabouts and Traffic Circles in Kentucky […]
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When a truck blows a tire, debris can scatter across the road as the truck driver struggles to maintain control. For drivers of nearby, smaller vehicles, these twin hazards frequently lead to secondary accidents that can inflict severe and even fatal injuries. Survivors of such accidents need to know that the law provides them with
Sideswipes are one of the most commonly overlooked types of car accidents on the road. People often assume these are minor accidents and result in only minimal damage. The truth is that sideswipe accidents can have potentially tragic outcomes, changing a person’s life forever. That’s why it’s crucial to understand who is typically at fault
A recent US News and World Report study looked at the number of fatal accidents per capita in the 50 largest U.S. cities from 2016 to 2020. The study also looked at the average fatality rate per mile, the number of DUI arrests per capita, and auto thefts. Of the 50 cities, Louisville ranked fourth.
Lane splitting, lane filtering, lane sharing, and shoulder surfing are motorcycle maneuvers that fall under a state’s traffic code. Many states prohibit lane splitting. California is the only state where it is legal, although Arizona, Connecticut, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington are considering legalizing the practice. Using such maneuvers anywhere will likely result in an accident.
The next time you drive through a school zone, pay close attention to road signs and follow the rules. Doing so will help you avoid a car accident or even worse, injuring a child. It’s important to note that not all school zones are designed the same way. Sometimes, it can be a little confusing
The U.S. court system provides legal remedies to protect people’s rights and punish wrongdoing. There are two basic types of legal cases: criminal and civil cases. The government initiates and prosecutes criminal cases to enforce the law and punish crimes against society. Civil cases, on the other hand, are cases dealing with conflicts between two
A recent Forbes analysis examined the frequency of motorcycle accidents between 2011 and 2021 for 100 US cities. Louisville, Kentucky, ranked 12th on the list. In 2011, the city had about three accidents per 100,000 residents. In 2021, the number of accidents increased to almost 28 accidents per 100,000 residents. That means the need for
School zones are specific areas near schools where road safety measures and speed limits are adjusted to ensure the safety of students as they walk or cross streets on their way to and from school. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in school zones are becoming more frequent and better safety measures are needed to create a secure
When a student is injured at school, whether at an extracurricular activity or during a school-sponsored event, the injured student may be able to file a personal injury claim against the school. While school employees are responsible for the students under their care, Kentucky’s sovereign immunity law provides schools and their employees with some legal