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Device may detect use of phone in car accidents

After a Kentucky motor vehicle accident, it can be difficult to tell if drivers were texting or using their phone in some other way, but if a new device is approved, law enforcement may be able to better identify this as one cause of accidents. The "textalyzer" can be attached to a phone to identify the last actions of the user as well as distinguishing whether the user was in hands-free mode or not.

Getting compensation for PTSD after a car accident

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.

Determining fault in a tailgating accident

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.

How autonomous cars may impact personal injury claims

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.

Report finds more than 40,000 died on U.S roads in 2016

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.

How does underinsurance work?

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.

Why talk to a lawyer after a car accident?

After a car accident, you need to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Even the very best college basketball team will almost always lose against any NBA team. The NBA team is full of professionals practicing their job every day. You may be a good negotiator, but you will be no match against a trained professional insurance adjuster. You need a professional on your side.

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.

A very experienced personal injury attorney also will negotiate with your health insurance company's subrogation claim that could potentially limit your overall monetary recovery. You may receive money from the liability carrier, but have to pay it back to your own health insurance. This is a complicated area that requires expert knowledge to maximize your compensation.

If you have been seriously injured as a result of somebody's negligence, going alone against a trained adjuster is a game you will probably lose. Bring in an expert and get the compensation you deserve. Call the Wilhoit Law Office for experience that gets results.

4 tips for driving in rainy weather

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.

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.

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