Deadly Semi Truck Accidents in Louisville

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A car or even a large SUV can seem small when compared to the biggest trucks on the road. Drivers can try to keep their distance from these big rigs, but unfortunately, a careless truck driver can force any other vehicles on the road into dangerous situations.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in 2017 there were 4,761 deaths in accidents involving large trucks across the country.  72% of those victims were occupants in the other, usually smaller vehicles.

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Kaufman and Sitgger on WAVE Discuss Current KY Court Closures During COVID

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Personal injury lawyers Cara Stigger and Marshall Kaufman were guests on WAVE Listens to discuss how the law firm navigates the current court closures during Covid.

With courthouses in Kentucky closed for personal appearances, how do lawyers represent clients? For our personal injury clients, civil trials are set to resume in October 2020.  When civil trials resume, the presiding circuit court judge will determine how the trial will be executed.

Currently, we do serve personal injury clients as we normally would with investigations,

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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Georgetown

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Motorcycles are at risk on the road at any time of day.  Distracted drivers can fail to make the proper mirror checks and land a rider in a severe accident. The chances a driver misses seeing a motorcyclist after sundown increase dramatically.

At night the visibility hazards only grow for riders.  A study by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) illustrates how vulnerable motorcyclists are as the daylight fades.  The most fatal accidents in 2017 happened between 6 pm and 9 pm accounting for 22% of all motorcycle accidents. 

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Fatal Russel County Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian accidents are frequent in big cities along busy streets. It’s where we think of the dangers of being on foot the most. But any time drivers exit their vehicle, even along a rural Kentucky road, they become a pedestrian and can end up the victim of a careless driver.

Kentucky State police reported that in 2018 officers responded to 1,024 accidents involving pedestrians.  They saw a tragic 79 pedestrians killed in those accidents.  On the Louie B. Nunn Parkway alone,

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Top 10 Personal Injury Law FAQs

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After being the victim of an accident you may be left with a painful recovery and many questions as to who should be held responsible for your expenses. You’ll find that Kentucky Law differs from other states when it comes to filing a personal injury claim. A Kentucky personal injury lawyer can help you navigate state law to find out who can be held liable in your accident and how to get the maximum compensation for your injury.

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions victims have asked Kaufman and Stigger after an accident.

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Roll-Over Accidents Caused by Speeding in Lexington

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Car accidents take place in the blink of an eye and if excessive speed is involved the injuries and damages are only magnified. A driver may choose to travel at unsafe speeds and place another driver who obeys traffic laws at sudden risk.

In 2018, accidents involving speeding killed nearly 10,000 drivers according to the National Safety Council.  26% of all accidents that year were the result of speeding.

Speeding isn’t just going over the speed limit, it also involves knowing the right speed for conditions.

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Bourbon County Motorcycle Passenger Accidents

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Motorcycle riders accept the fact that any time they get on the bike, it could end in a serious collision. Finder collected data that illustrates the sad fact. Bikers are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than those who travel in cars, trucks, or SUVs.While the driver of the bike assumed these risks, they are compounded for any passenger on the bike who has no control over the bike itself. As such a passenger is left powerless if the driver of the motorcycle suddenly drifts into oncoming traffic.

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Deadly Louisville Moped Collision

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A moped is a mode of transportation often categorized somewhere between a bicycle and a motorcycle. Unfortunately, the moped shares the vulnerability of both when out on the road.

Moped Dangers on Two Wheels

Mopeds, like bicycles, move at slower speeds than most other traffic and that can put them in dangerous proximity to other vehicles trying to pass. In Louisville and across Kentucky, a moped is only allowed a top speed of 30mph.

Mopeds are also smaller and narrower than cars and trucks. 

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Intersection Crashes in Louisville

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An intersection is a high-risk area for crashes and injuries. Roads naturally intersect with other roads which require some type of traffic control to keep vehicles from colliding.  The vast majority of intersections in Kentucky are controlled with a stop sign while others have varying levels of signal-light control that attempt to keep cars apart.

However, no matter the system, it is only as good as those using it, and drivers are going to make mistakes. This means that sooner or later, someone is going to get injured trying to get through an intersection.

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Rural Intersection Crashes in Kentucky

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Even though rural driving can have a much better view than Louisville traffic, studies have shown that driving in the country is more dangerous than driving on the congested roads and freeways in urban areas. Drivers who cruise for miles without seeing another car might be tempted to blow through a stop sign, making a poor assumption that another car won’t be at the crossing.

Three Dead in Blown Stop Sign Crash in Shepardsville

Police say that a Honda Civic with three people inside ran a stop sign Thursday,

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