Louisville Personal Injury Blog

Liability for Accidents in Snow and Ice in Kentucky

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snow in window of car in louisville

Drivers know that a car isn’t as easy to control nor is it easy to stop in snowy or icy conditions. Despite that knowledge, each year there are over 500,000 crashes in the U.S. because of snow, ice or slush, according to a Federal Highway Administration report. There are also nearly 140,000 injures and almost 2,000 fatalities.

Kentucky is in the central U.S. and as such has a more mild climate than many other states.

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A Client Review of The Tiger – Alva from Louisville, Kentucky

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At Kaufman & Stigger, we fight for our clients.  The attorneys you see on television are the attorneys that help our injured clients.  Our client Alva from Louisville, Kentucky had an unfortunate injury accident.  It was complicated and required an investigation and a lot of attention.  Alva was generous to share her experience working with attorneys Cara Stigger, Jacob Levy and paralegal Shannon Thacker.  Helping good hearted people like Alva after an accident is worthwhile and rewarding.

Every time the phone rings or a live chat conversation begins at our law firm,

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Passenger Injuries and Deaths in Louisville

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According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, 724 people died in the state from auto accidents, and Kentucky averages about 115 of those each year. and thousands more are injured. When someone is injured in an accident, or tragically dies, this puts a strain on the victim and their loved ones left behind.

Under Kentucky law, when a motorist injures another person, then their insurance will pay for their losses, and if the person dies, the surviving family members will be compensated.

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Construction Accident Injuries on Bluegrass Parkway

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Construction zone collisions happen frequently, and the victims and surviving family members often feel that accident could have been prevented. Construction zones typically have plenty of signs, flags and even warning lights alerting people to slow down. But sometimes this isn’t enough, and crashes happen.

Three Workers Struck in Construction Zone on Bluegrass Parkway

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, three construction workers were injured when a vehicle struck them seriously injuring two. According to the Kentucky State Police, the accident happened when a car stopped at the construction site,

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Louisville Leaders Developing New E-Scooter Restricted Zones

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E-scooters are certainly growing on Louisville locals. It’s now estimated Derby City denizens have taken 400,000 rides on these shareable devices from August of 2018 through November of 2019.

Although Louisville leaders seem pleased with the overall performance of rentable e-scooters, they also believe there’s room for improvement. That’s why members of the Public Works Department recently announced new restrictions on where and when e-scooter riders could scoot around town.

To help prevent potential crashes, Louisville has designated certain areas as “reduced speed” areas.

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Broadside Collision Leaves Two Dead in Trigg County

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Two cars collided in a double tragedy Thursday, November 7, 2019, around 8:30 p.m. According to the Kentucky State Police the accident happened near Cadiz at the intersection of US 68 Bypass Rd and South Road when a 2003 VW Beetle traveling northbound on South Road drove into the path of a 2008 Arcadia.

The Arcadia broadsided the VW Beetle injuring both drivers and a passenger in the VW Beetle who were all transported to a local hospital. Unfortunately, the driver and the passenger of the VW succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

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Who Pays for Injuries when a Lime Scooter Rider get hit by a Car?

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Lime scooters hit the streets in both Lexington and Louisville within the last couple of years, and as expected, scooter versus vehicle accidents have risen. When a rider gets injured, there might be a question as to who will pay for the injuries? The driver? The company who made the scooter?

The bottom line is, in any personal injury, the person how is negligent will have to pay for the damages. The problem is, it isn’t always clear who was negligent.

Lime Scooter Rider Struck by Multiple Cars Dies

In an example,

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One Man Confirmed Dead in Lexington’s First Fatal E-Scooter Accident

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Just weeks after the city welcomed 360 new Lime e-scooters, Lexington already has its first e-scooter-related fatality.

According to The Lexington Herald Leader, this tragic accident occurred between Richmond Road and Lakeshore Drive late on November 4, 2019. Allegedly, a young male riding a Lime e-scooter lost control of his vehicle and fell into oncoming traffic.

First responders immediately transported this man to a local hospital. Sadly, doctors soon confirmed the crash victim had died from his injuries.

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Safety Tips for Lime Scooters in Lexington KY

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In an attempt to offer locals more affordable transportation options, Lexington’s city leaders recently granted two California-based companies e-scooter licenses. In a nutshell, this means the companies Lime and Spin are now allowed to plant up to 400 e-scooters each throughout Kentucky’s “Horse Capital.”

Both Lime and Spin began dropping off rentable e-scooters in Lexington near the end of October 2019. Executives from Lime have also been leading safety demonstrations around the city to ensure locals know how to operate their devices correctly.

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How Much Money is a Dog Bite Claim Worth in Kentucky?

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Several factors influence dog bite settlements and verdicts in Kentucky. The general rule is that pursuant to section 258.235(4), of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Kentucky is a strict liability dog bite state. The statute states as follows: “Any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock or other property, shall be responsible for that damage.” The word “shall in the preceding sentence actually means “might” though. Regardless of the fact that section 258.235 has been characterized as a strict liability statute,

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