Louisville Personal Injury Blog

Tragic DUI Crash Takes Life of Child

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A child died at the hospital and another child is still in critical condition after an impaired driver ran a red light and struck another vehicle with six people inside. According to police, the accident happened early Friday morning, July 12, 2019, at the intersection of Tates Road and Lansdowne Drive in Lexington.

At least two of the occupants were children, and all were taken to a local hospital. Tragically, one of children died around 7 a.m. Police arrested the driver and charged her with driving under the influence.

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Driver Dies in Fiery Crash on Louisville Freeway

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A car involved in a collision on I-264 in Louisville burst into flames killing the driver Sunday, July 14, 2019, around 5 p.m. According to police, the accident happened when a car broke down the curve of the left lane near mile marker 1, and another driver rounded the curve and struck the vehicle. The first car caught fired instantly killing its only occupant.

The driver of the second car was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police say the accident is still under investigation.

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Man’s Best Friend Knows Who The Tiger is!

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Injury accidents can be devastating and life changing. We take our injured clients challenges very seriously. At the same time, these dogs reacting to our TV commercials gave us comic relief. So much so we decided to share. Many dog owners have sent us videos of their dogs barking at the Kaufman & Stigger tiger, and this video features three of them. Harley from Louisville, Kentucky, Wilson from Cynthania, Kentucky and Hemi from Charlestown, Indiana. If you want to show us your dog’s reaction to our TV commercials,

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Louisville Loves E-Scooters, New Data Suggests

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It appears that rentable e-scooters are growing on Louisville locals. New stats from Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning show e-scooter usage reached a peak of 1,638 daily rides in May of 2019.

In total, the city’s database registered roughly 49,100 e-scooter rides in May. The busiest day of the year for e-scooters was on May 24 with an impressive 3,000 rides.

By contrast, it was difficult for daily e-scooter rides to exceed 500 on most days between August and December of 2018.

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Four Dead in Head-On Crash in Wheatcroft

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Four people died in a tragic crash Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, when their car hit a pickup truck head on. The accident happened in the 500 block of State Route 109 North in Wheatcroft, Ky, when the car hydroplaned and crossed the center line into the path of a pickup truck.

All four occupants of the passenger car were killed and the two occupants of the truck were injured and taken to Baptist Health Emergency. Authorities say that their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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Dogs Barking at The Tiger Personal Injury TV Commercial

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For many years, people across Kentucky and Indiana have told us how their dogs react to our law firm’s TV commercials. Some dogs start barking when they hear the tiger’s growl on the television screen. Other dogs hear Attorney Cara Stigger’s voice at the beginning of the ad and come running to the TV knowing that the tiger will soon be on.

We have had several people send us videos of their dogs.  We decided to share a few of these reactions with you. 

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Do Criminal Charges Help my Personal Injury Case in Kentucky?

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If someone injures another person in an auto accident and is charged with a crime, many people wonder if their personal injury case just got easier. The answer is not really. Most states in the U.S. have a law that says that a charge or conviction in a criminal case doesn’t prove fault against the driver who was charged or convicted.

The reason is because the legal standard (level of proof needed to prove something) in a criminal court is different than the standard in a civil case.

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Can I Move My Car After an Accident in Kentucky?

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After an accident, many people wonder if they can move their car, or are they supposed to wait for police to show up? What if the car is in one of the traffic lanes? For example, someone rear-ends another car on the freeway in the far right-hand lane and the cars are still driveable, some motorists will move out of the road onto the shoulder and wait for police. However, sometimes the motorist will insist that the law requires them to not move the vehicles until the police arrive.

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Deadly Crash Takes Two Lives Injured Child in Wauchula

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A car and pickup truck collided in an intersection killing the driver and a passenger of the car and critically injuring a three-year-old child who was also in the car. The crash happened Tuesday, June 17, 2019, on U.S. 17 at its intersection with Maxwell Drive.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a Chevy Malibu entered the intersection of Maxwell Drive and U.S. 17 into the path of a Dodge Ram pickup and was T-boned by the truck. The driver and another adult passenger died instantly,

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Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide in Fiery Crash

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A three-car collision left one woman dead and a man charged with a homicide. The woman was stopped in a construction zone when a Volvo truck struck her causing her to flip and then hit a Chevy Silverado. The Jeep and the Chevy both caught fire and the woman driver of the Jeep was killed.

The accident happened around 4 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019, on Kentucky Highway 55 in Taylor County. Police have charged the driver of the Volvo truck with reckless homicide but did not give any details on his actions that led to the charge.

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