Head-On Collisions on Rural Kentucky Highways

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Rural roads are the most dangerous in the nation according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of accidents. This means that motorists driving out in rural Kentucky through towns like Jackson are at a higher than normal risk of getting into a fatal head-on collision.

Jackson KY Head-On Leaves One Dead Another Injured

A Toyota Corolla crossed the centerline of Perry Highway in Jackson on Monday, March 16,

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Police Officers Injured in High-Speed Chases in Kentucky

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Police officers put their lives on the line every day for the people in their community. Most of the time, this risk isn’t dodging bullets or tackling suspects but just being out in traffic trying to keep motorists safe so they can get to work and home without injury.

Sometimes this means getting involved in a high-speed chase which also comes with the possibility of a serious accident. If this happens, what recourse does the officer have?

High-Speed Chase Ends in Injury for Officer in Radcliff

Police engaged in a chase that started in Shepherdsville and reached speeds of over 100 mph and ended in Radcliff with the suspect and a Shepherdsville officer being transported to a local hospital with injuries.

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Kentucky Accidents Where Driver is Arrested

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When a car is involved in an accident and the driver or the occupants are arrested for something illegal found in the car, there are several questions that can arise. Many times the victim in the other car wants to know if this will impact their ability to get compensation. Is their insurance company going to deny the claim because the other driver was transporting drugs or something else illegal? If the other driver goes to jail, how will that affect the claim for compensation?

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Car Under Semi Accidents in Kentucky

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Semi-trucks are vital to Kentucky’s economy bringing and sending goods all over the country and back to Kentucky. However, with a vehicle the size and mass of a fully-loaded semi-trailer, there is a substantial risk to other cars out on the roads.

Car Slides Under Semi on I-71

MetroSafe reports that a passenger car and a semi tangled in the northbound lanes of I-71 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. near the I-265 interchange when a motor vehicle slid under a semi trapping the driver inside the vehicle.

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Stretch of New Circle Road to get Upgrade to Prevent Head-On Crashes

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A dangerous stretch of Lexington’s loop is getting a concrete barrier to keep cars from crossing the median and hitting head-on.

New Circle Road is a limited-access divided highway that forms a 19-mile loop around Lexington which helps commuters get to different points of the city faster and with fewer stops. In all but 1.2 miles of the loop, there is some barrier between the inner and outer loop that keeps cars from crossing into the oncoming lane.

Even though this is a small stretch that doesn’t’ have either a cable fence or concrete barrier,

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Kentuckians Involved in Out-of-State Wrongful Death Accidents

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What happens when someone from Kentucky dies in another state from an accident? People travel all the time, and when tragedy strikes, many times there are surviving loved ones at home in Kentucky. What do they do? What if charges are filed against the other driver?

What about compensation for the deceased family still back in Kentucky? All these questions come up when someone dies in an out-of-state accident involving someone from Kentucky.

Kentucky Resident Killed in Missouri Leave Behind Family in KY

A Kentucky resident and her daughter were killed in a tragic accident near Lake St.

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Kentucky School Bus Accidents

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Statistically, school bus accidents are rare compared to how many miles are logged each year for school busses. From 2013 to 2017, there were around 80,000 school bus accidents that resulted in injury, and of those, around 650 people died.

In most accidents involving a school bus, the occupants of the other car are the ones that get injured. This is because of the relative protection a bus offers compare to the much lighter passenger cars. However, anytime a school bus crash happens,

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Can You Sue for an Intentional Dog Attack?

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In Kentucky, if your dog attacks someone and injures them or kills them, you are on the hook for all damages as the owner of the dog. In most of these cases, the homeowner’s insurance for the dog owner will pay those damages. But what if the attack was intentional by the dog owner?

Man Dies after Owner Tells Dog to Attack

In a horrific set of events, a man died after an attack from a pit bull. Police responded to the scene and had to shoot the dog to get him to stop attacking the man.

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Construction Worker Injuries in Kentucky

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Construction workers face the risk of injury and death every day. According to a report in Forbes.Com, construction is the fifth most deadly job in the U.S. behind logging and airplane carrier pilot. Typically, when a worker gets hurt, the injuries are going to be paid by their employer’s worker’s compensation. However, there are circumstances where another party might be on the hook for some of the damages.

Construction Worker Accidents at the Kentucky Amazon CVG Site

A $1.5 billion Amazon Air hub project at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Hebron,

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Can Kentucky Truckers Sue Their Employer if their Vehicle Overturns?

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Commercial vehicles are dangerous. We drive among them all the time and they pose a significant risk to those around them. But they are also dangerous to the truck drivers as well, and sometimes an accident is caused by a problem with the truck. When this happens, can the employee sue their own company?

Overturned Semi-Truck Hangs off Bridge near Williamsburg

A semi-truck carrying two tank cars full of flammable liquid flipped over on a bridge ending up dangling off the side of the bridge February 3,

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