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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

What Should I Do After an Auto Accident?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on March 13, 2017

Accidents can be a nightmare for everyone involved—emotionally draining and legally complex.

Injury accidents can be especially devastating. Some insurance companies rush to get injured people to record a statement and accept a small amount of money. Be cautious and don’t sign or record a statement before knowing your rights and the extent of your injuries.

What should you do after an accident? Watch this short video. We help accident victims across Kentucky and Indiana. If you need help or have questions, call and speak to one of lawyers today. With our no fee promise, you won’t pay a fee unless we win or settle your case. Call today at (800) 937-8443.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

What’s the Difference Between Filing a Claim and Being Part of a Lawsuit?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on March 10, 2017

Most people want nothing to do with a lawsuit. But when accidents happen, it’s a good idea to get the professionals involved from the start. That way, a visit to the courthouse can actually be avoided.

What’s the difference between filing an insurance claim and being part of a lawsuit? Want to avoid filing a lawsuit after an injury accident? Attorneys Kerstin Schuhmann and Cara Stigger answer these questions on WAVE 3 Listens Live, aired March 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. If you have questions after you or your loved one was injured in an accident, call (800) 937-8443.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on February 22, 2017

Talcum powder has been a commonly used household product for centuries, as it is beneficial in drying up moisture, reducing friction, and preventing rashes. In addition, it was frequently marketed as an effective way to mask feminine odors. Unfortunately, women that have habitually used talcum powder in this manner may have unknowingly increased their risk for developing ovarian cancer.

Why Talcum Powder Has Been Linked to Cancer

A significant number of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have talc particles that were discovered in their ovaries. This occurs when talcum powder is applied directly to the genitals or anywhere in the vicinity, allowing it to enter the body through the vagina and move through the fallopian tubes. Once inside the organs, the talc begins to build up in the ovarian tissue after repeated use and causes chronic inflammation. This is believed to be a contributing factor to the formation of cancer cells. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

What to Do (and NOT to Do) After a Louisville Car Accident

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on January 27, 2017

Car accidents are an unfortunate part of every day life, and you never know when you or a loved one might be directly affected. Although the moments following a collision are generally chaotic, with stress and panic immediately setting in, it’s crucial to remember that the steps you take in the aftermath of an incident can have a significant impact on your future. This is why it’s of the utmost importance to know exactly what you should and shouldn’t do if you’ve been involved in an accident, especially when injuries have occurred.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Who is Liable in a Commercial Truck Accident?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on January 25, 2017

truck-accident2They are driven by drivers with specialized licenses, who are required to get specific amounts of rest in order to drive them. They are massive, and when they are involved in an accident, the results are often devastating. They are commercial vehicles transporting what may be hazardous or non-hazardous materials around our country. But who is responsible if they are involved in an accident?
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Posted in: Personal Injury

New Year’s Resolutions for the Safe Driver

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on December 30, 2016

new-years-2017Your daily routine probably goes something like this: wake up, go to work, go home, and then go to sleep. Obviously, there are a lot of details that we glossed over, but at its core this is typically how your day starts and ends. Let’s take a closer look at that though. While you’re sleeping, you’re probably in bed. We spend a lot of time in bed…essentially one-third of our lives! After that, the bulk of the rest of our time is spent at work and home. Typically we spend less time at work and more time at home during the weekends, but this isn’t necessarily the case for everyone. Regardless, most of our routines are made up of sleep, work, and home. However, how do you get from work to home and back again?

The other main constant that we’re neglecting here is commuting. When you think about it, we spend a lot of time in our cars getting from one place to another. Therefore, it stands to reason that if you’re going to make a New Year’s resolution this year, you might as well incorporate safe driving practices into the mix. After all, driving is probably a part of your daily routine, at least in one capacity or another. So, we’ve provided the five best habits for drivers to resolve to commit to this year and beyond!
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Posted in: Car Accidents

NYE Safety Tips for Having a Great Time Ushering in 2017

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on December 28, 2016

new-yearWe’re in the holiday home stretch! We’ve gotten through the shopping, the decorating, and the houses full of (hungry!) relatives. We’ve gotten off of work early, gone to parties, and made new holiday memories to cherish forever. We only have one more celebration before the year’s end, then it’s rinse, repeat, and do it all over again next year!

New Year’s Eve is often the biggest celebration of the year. People from all over flood to parties and other celebrations to ring in the New Year with family and friends. Because of this, there are typically a lot of vehicles on the road trying to get from one place to another, with many motorists not leaving themselves a lot of time to do it. If you plan on going out this New Year’s Eve, be sure to plan ahead to ensure that you not only get to your destination on time, but you do so safely.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Exercising Safe Driving This Holiday Season?

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on December 23, 2016

car-accidentThe holidays are a time of celebration and homecoming. People will often drive long distances for the chance to share the holidays with friends and loved ones. The last thing anyone wants to worry about is getting into a traffic accident. Unfortunately, in Kentucky and around the country, a number of factors combine to make driving during the holiday season a risky proposition.

First off, the increased traffic around this time of year means a lot more cars will be on the road. And not just passenger vehicles. Thanks to all of the shopping that goes on, both online and in retail stores, the month of December sees a large uptick in commercial vehicles delivering packages.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Pedestrians Be on the Lookout This Holiday

By Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer on December 20, 2016

pedestrians2Every holiday season, we see an increase in the number of pedestrians. In Louisville, Lexington, and other communities around the state of Kentucky, people will flock downtown to look at holiday decorations, shop for presents, and attend celebrations and other festivities. Unfortunately, this upsurge in foot traffic means that there will also be more pedestrian injuries and fatalities caused by collisions with motor vehicles.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

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