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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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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Lime’s Electric Scooters Arrive in Lexington KY – Are they Dangerous?

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On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Lime dropped 360 electric ride-share scooters around the city. The launch of the program followed an agreement with city leaders who hope the plan will help with the city’s green energy and alternative transportation goals.

Safety was the primary concern of the city council as they also adopted a new ordinance aimed at preventing accidents. These new rules prohibit riding e-scooters on sidewalks, obeying existing traffic laws and only parking in designated e-scooter parking spots.

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Lexington DUI Scooter Accidents

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E-scooters are new to Lexington, and the city is pleased to see them hoping they will advance their long-term plan of pushing green energy and alternatives to traditional four-wheeled transportation. However, there’s an old problem that threatens to dampen the excitement of the e-scooters. Impaired driving has been around since driving began, and mixing drunk drivers and scooters is a recipe for injuries and even death.

Black Eye for New Scooter Program

Lime scooters recently came to Lexington, and in less than a week,

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Man Charged with Murder in Off-Road DUI Crash

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A 17-year-old passenger has died in a Utility Terrain Vehicle crash in Laurel County Kentucky on Sunday, October 27, 2019. According to Laurel County officials, the accident happened of U.S. Highway near London. At an arraignment Monday morning, the judge stated that the man admitted to drinking beer, wine, mixed drinks and whisky prior to the accident.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and awaits further court hearings. It’s not stated how the crash happened and if there were any other vehicles involved.

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Can A Tennessee Family File a Wrongful Death Claim in Kentucky?

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On Sunday, October 20, 2019, a Tennessee woman was killed in a crash in Pike County, Kentucky. The accident happened on US 23 just outside of Pikeville. Two others were severely injured in the accident and were taken to a local hospital.

While it’s not clear who was at fault in this accident, it brings up an issue involving the filing of wrongful death suits. If a family member is killed while in another state, where do you file a wrongful death claim?

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Can I Sue for a Dog Bite in Kentucky?

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Dogs are popular pets in the United States, especially in Kentucky, but sometimes they turn on humans and bite. A dog bite can tear through skin, muscle and nerves, and cause permanent damage, especially if a child is the victim. So far in 2019, a two-year-old boy and a 46-year-old man died from injuries suffered in Kentucky dog attacks.

Section 258.235(4) of the Kentucky Revised Statutes controls dog bites in the state. It’s a strict liability statute. It says that “Any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, Read the rest  » Can I Sue for a Dog Bite in Kentucky?

How Long Does a Kentucky Dog Bite Claim Take?

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We love dogs, however, sometimes dogs attack. Dog bite cases are civil personal injury cases. Each dog bite case is different, especially in the context of liability and damages. Given that fact, much depends on the strategy that an injured claimant or their attorneys take. Without an attorney representing the claimant, attempts to obtain a satisfactory disposition are going to take longer, and the likelihood of a satisfactory disposition decrease drastically.

The Statute of Limitations:

Kentucky law allows an injured claimant one year from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

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How Much is a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim Worth?

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The last thing anyone wants to think about after they lost a loved one is money. Unfortunately, there are often fairly substantial costs that come with losing someone important in your life, and our system of civil justice only allows the monetary compensation to make up for the loss.

At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we have seen the grief, pain and uncertainty that comes with a wrongful death, and we are passionate about helping the surviving family seek justice for their loss.

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