Over 6 million car wrecks happen each year, causing over 3 million people to be injured nationwide. In 2020 alone, Kentucky saw nearly 120,000 car wrecks, leaving over 29,000 people injured. These collisions happen because other drivers are distracted, under the influence, or were driving in an unsafe manner putting others at risk. Although a crash may be unintended, it does not mean someone was not negligent and at fault. Even still, through no fault of their own, the safest drivers can become victims when they cross paths with an inattentive driver.
The Kentucky State Police’s 2020 Collision Report found that 40,870 car crashes occurred because of driver inattention. Another 4,978 wrecks were alcohol-related resulting in over 2,700 injuries with 1,873 wrecks stemming from drug involvement. Speeding, weaving in traffic, and following too closely were dangerous actions that caused another 6,879 crashes. The results can leave life changing injuries for victims. Large medical bills, loss of income, and undue stress and burdens become the reality the victims and their families must face.
Everyone has the duty and responsibility to drive in a manner that keeps all people safe. When a driver breaches this duty and injuries another, the law requires them to be responsible for the injuries they cause. However, Kentucky has a threshold where medical bills must be over $1,000 or there is a broken bone, permanent disfigurement, permanent injury or death. One of these things must be present in order for the at-fault driver to be responsible. Typically, a lawsuit must be brought within two years of the wreck, with some exceptions.
Injured victims should always seek immediate medical attention from a qualified medical professional. Next, it is important to reach out to a tried-and-true injury law firm with a proven track record in auto injury cases. Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers understands how difficult a car wreck can be on the injured and their families. Our attorneys and professionals are prepared to adamantly protect your rights with dedicated expertise and communication from the beginning to the end.
Workers’ compensation protects workers from the financial burden of a job-related injury or illness. It provides crucial benefits to workers and their families when an accident or other dangerous conditions connected to their jobs harms them. Virtually all Kentucky employers must purchase workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Unfortunately, suffering a covered work-related injury or
For many people, there is nothing more invigorating than riding a motorcycle. However, with that freedom comes an added risk due to being less protected from road and weather conditions and more prone to severe injuries or death when an accident occurs. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration1, more than 80
Slip and fall accidents are common and can happen anywhere: inside or outside, on stairs, escalators, curbs, or walkways, on uneven ground, in environments with bad lighting, slippery surfaces, or obstacles in the way. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, falls account for 33% of all nonfatal preventable injuries that result in a
In order to meet the minimum requirements that must be met to legally operate a boat in Kentucky, boaters must also meet specific certification and licensing needs. Having your boat properly registered with the right licenses and certifications required to operate it can help ensure that you can continue to enjoy the waters around Louisville.
There are many types of cases that can fall under the category of personal injury and survival action cases are one such type. Louisville car accident lawyers understand these cases and what type of damages can be obtained from them. Read on to learn about survival actions and how they differ from wrongful death. Understanding
Although Kentucky averages between 170 and 198 days of sunshine per year, the state lacks the infrastructure to adequately support bicycling. Kentucky ranks in the bottom half of bicycle-friendly places to live. Jefferson County is considered a high-stress area for bikers, and Louisville ranks in the 9th percentile of bike-friendly large cities. Given its low