Louisville Personal Injury Blog

What Does the FMSCA Do to Regulate Truck Drivers?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on June 21, 2017

Truck on freeway

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMSCA, is responsible for overseeing the use of commercial vehicles throughout Kentucky and the rest of the United States. They set regulations and guidelines for vehicle maintenance, driver behavior, and overall safety.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Who’s Responsible for My Premises Liability Injury?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on June 16, 2017

wet floorWhen you walk to a neighbor’s house, or in a store parking lot, or into the store, you probably aren’t thinking about all the potential ways you could get hurt. But the reality is that with property ownership comes responsibility. While the level of responsibility owed may vary based on the status of the person injured on the property, all property owners and businesses have to keep their property reasonably safe. Read the rest »

Posted in: Premises Liability

Scholarship News That We Can’t Wait to Share!

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on June 8, 2017

graduationAs you may know, Marshall Kaufman and his firm Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, recently offered a $500 scholarship for one deserving Kentucky student. It was created in tribute to Marshall’s late mother, whose strong influence on his life and education pushed him to be the person he is today.

The Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship deadline was May 9, 2017, and we were supposed to announce the ten finalists today. But instead… Read the rest »

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What Should I Do If an At-Fault Driver Has No Insurance?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on May 22, 2017

Every one of us out there driving probably has the same worry: Bam! An uninsured motorist hits us—and we’re stuck eating the costs.

Kentucky does require all motorists to have insurance coverage, but some people claim they have no insurance—even when they do!

On May 19th, Matt Kaufman and Jimmy Kaufman sat down with John Ramsey of WAVE 3 Listens and explained what you should do if you’re hit by someone who claims to have no insurance. If you have any questions about your own situation, give us a call at (502) 458-5555. The consultation is free.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Could the Eyes of “Big Brother” Help in Your Accident?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on May 19, 2017

No sooner does an incident happen than it’s online for the whole world to see.

Police body cams, dashboard cameras, and traffic cameras aren’t always the mark of a totalitarian society – sometimes, they can be useful for injury claims. Great Day Live! talks to Marshall Kaufman and Cara Stigger about how the increase in technology available actually makes it easier and more accurate to prove “who did what” in an accident.


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Posted in: Car Accidents

California Just Took a Step Forward in the Fight Against Roundup

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on May 11, 2017

roundupMonsanto’s weed-killing pesticide Roundup is used widely in the United States’ agricultural community. The company has widely fought claims that Roundup is linked to many forms of cancer. Despite reporting from The World Health Organization, Monsanto has been able to keep Roundup’s link to cancer off official records and its product’s listing. That is, until now.

According to The Center for Biodiversity, California has officially recognized glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable” human carcinogen. This comes just after news that The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to link glyphosate to cancer, even when it had the information to do so.

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Posted in: Product Liability

Cameras Everywhere: How Technology Assists in Finding Accident Fault

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on May 2, 2017

Traffic cameras, business cameras, even police body cams—the eyes of technology are all around us.

In finding fault for auto accidents, this is a great thing! But this footage is sometimes lost if people wait too long to contact a lawyer. Calling immediately after an injury accident helps get all the evidence available.

If you missed it, earlier this month attorney Cara Stigger discussed on WAVE 3 Listens how new technology helps clients who have been in accidents. Listen and learn how. If you have any questions about your own situation, please call (502) 458-5555.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

How Do No-Fault Accidents and PIP Insurance Affect Drivers in Kentucky?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on April 26, 2017

We hear all the time that Kentucky is a “no-fault” auto accident state. Well, what does that actually mean? And what does it have to do with Kentucky’s required PIP insurance coverage?

In this April 20th video segment from WAVE 3 “Listens Live!” attorney Kerstin Schuhmann talks about what it means when people say Kentucky is a “no-fault state,” and exactly what PIP is and what it does for Kentucky drivers. If you have any questions about your own case, you can call (502) 458-5555.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Allstate’s Latest Driver Safety Report Is in…How Did Kentucky Do?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on April 25, 2017

car-accidentEvery year, the Allstate insurance company releases its Best Drivers Report. The report ranks and compares 200 of America’s biggest suburban areas in driver safety. They are ranked according to claim likelihood, years between claims, and other factors (based on information from Allstate’s clients in the respective areas).

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Posted in: Car Accidents

A Note from Mom & Dad in the Glove Box

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on March 15, 2017

Teenage drivers can be many things—reckless or safe, fast or slow, but they always seem to be overconfident on the road.

But most of all? They’re valuable to the ones who love them. In this short video, Cara Stigger of Kaufman & Stigger reads a letter that a friend has shared with her, reminding teen drivers to be careful, because Mom and Dad do care.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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