Kentucky residents who have been in a car crash caused by the negligence of another motorist might suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but they might struggle to prove it and its relationship to the accident. Therefore, it may be difficult to get compensation for it in a lawsuit. First, it is necessary to prove that the victim has been diagnosed with PTSD by a doctor. An expert medical witness might be necessary in court.
Kentucky drivers who fail to maintain a safe following distance may be considered at fault in the event of an accident. To prove negligence, occupants of a car that were injured after being hit by a vehicle that was following too closely would need to show that the operator of the tailgating vehicle had a duty of care to drive safely. Then, it must be shown that this duty was breached and that such breach was the cause of their injuries.
Kentucky residents who are excited about the prospect of autonomous vehicles may be interested to learn how these cars could affect the different claims that are filed. For example, as software takes over the driving, it is expected that the number of personal injury claims will decrease while product liability claims will increase.
Kentucky readers may be interested to learn that more than 40,000 people died on U.S. roads last year, according to an estimate released by the National Safety Council. It is the first time that the 40,000 threshold has been crossed since 2007. The increase is linked in part to cheaper gas prices and a rebounding economy.
While almost all states require drivers to carry underinsurance coverage, Kentucky is not one of them. However, because a 2012 study found that an average of one in every eight drivers have no automobile insurance whatsoever, Kentucky drivers might wish to purchase the extra coverage.
Insurance adjuster require the appropriate documentation to establish liability, and damages. An experienced personal injury attorney understands insurance adjuster's requirements to maximize your compensatory claim. We organize your documentation and present it in a manner that maximizes your claim.
An experienced personal injury attorney also understands medical treatment available for your injuries. It is dangerous to negotiate with the claims adjuster if you are not certain as to the extent of your injuries. Getting the proper treatment early is imperative to healing and maximizing your compensation.
An experienced personal injury attorney is knowledgeable on all of the available insurance coverages ...and the fine print. There may be more than one insurance policy available to compensate you for your injuries. Settling with one company could release others from liability. Also, some policies may be "stackable" to provide even more available coverage for compensation. Only an attorney experienced in insurance can is trained to navigate these complicated issues.
Rhode Island has the best highway traffic safety laws in the nation, while South Dakota has the worst, according to a report by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. Kentucky's road safety laws are ranked in the middle.
As the seasons change, it's important to prepare for the resulting hazardous driving conditions. One of these is rainy weather. It may seem like an easy one to handle, but even the best drivers may experience difficulties driving in the rain. Follow these four tips to increase your safety while driving in wet weather.
Distracted driving accidents are becoming an increasingly thorny problem for road safety groups in Kentucky and around the country, and electronics manufacturers have been asked by NHTSA to incorporate smartphone features that would prevent drivers from being able to read or send text messages. While companies like Samsung and Motorola have yet to answer the federal safety watchdog's call, a class action filed in California indicates that such technology has already been developed by Apple Inc.
The legalization of marijuana is a hot-button topic in the political arena. Numerous states have legalized marijuana use and reformed related laws, and Kentucky is debating the issue. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the implications it may have beyond the medical and judicial spheres. One of these places is the road. Here is what you need to know about the relation between marijuana and car accidents, and how it affects you as a driver.