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January 2017 Archives

Accident victims want Apple to release safety feature

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.

Kentucky residents involved in motor vehicle accident

Police say that a 2015 Freightliner driven by a 57-year-old man flipped over in the median of US Route 25 eastbound in Knox County. Debris from the collision struck a 2010 Buick being driven by a 31-year old man. The crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 20, and authorities say that everyone was wearing a seat belt when it took place.

The importance of parental cooperation after divorce

Kentucky parents might expect that after a divorce, the amount of conflict they have with each other might dissipate. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. However, they must be careful to avoid exposing their children to that turmoil. They should also not use their children as messengers or as sounding boards for their frustration. Parents who need additional support should turn to friends or a therapist.

The link between marijuana use and car accidents

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.

Handling child custody exchange problems

Child custody is an important legal issue when parents become separated or divorced. Kentucky law provides parameters and rights for parents and children when determining custody issues. Generally, parents have the right to visitation with their children regardless of other child-related issues such as payment of child support.

Kentucky High School student fights for life after auto accident

A 16-year-old student from Mayfield High School was critically injured in a fatal car accident that occurred on Dec. 25, 2016. According to the family, the teen is recovering from a spinal injury. The victim was a passenger in a 2011 Nissan Maxima that veered off Kentucky 131 in Symsonia. After hitting a tree, the driver died. Upon arriving at the scene, a Smyrna Fire Department first responder described the scene as challenging due to the severity of the damage.

What is Negligence in car accidents?

Negligence in car accidents is a legal term to describe when collisions are caused by something other than intentional conduct. Typically, people do not intend to cause a car crash. Most all motor vehicle collisions are caused by negligence. This is why they are often referred to as "car accidents". Even though they did not intend to cause the collision, they are still responsible for any resulting damages.

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