Liability in Head-On Collisions on Dixie Hwy in Louisville KY

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In 2020, Louisville and Jefferson County recorded almost 15,000 car collisions for the year. Traffic rushes along on Louisville interstates and highways at all hours and can be hazardous for drivers no matter what part of the city they travel.

Head-on collisions may make up only a small percentage of crashes every year, but they can be the most devastating types of accidents seen on local roads. The force carried by two vehicles is transferred into the impact making for a much more dangerous collision than most rear-end crashes or side-swipe crashes.

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Influential Female Attorneys

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Women’s History Month shouldn’t be the only time we acknowledge the monumental contributions female lawyers have made to the legal profession. However, it’s a good jumping-off point to lead to more informed discussions on how women in law have enacted lasting differences in the past and how they will continue to do so in the future.

As we highlight some of the most influential attorneys of the last 100 years who happen to be women it’s important to note how much has changed in a century and how much still needs to change to give women a fair foothold in the legal world.

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Accidents in Whiteout Conditions And Snow In Rockcastle County

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Kentucky gets its fair share of ice and snow during the colder months and that can lead to scary moments on our interstates. With elevated speed limits posted on interstates, motorists can forget to slow down when the conditions change.

The Kentucky State Police responded to over 2,500 accidents involving ice or snow in 2018. Those accidents led to a tragic three people losing their lives and led to dozens of injuries.

Careless drivers can fail to pay attention to worsening conditions or decide that they don’t need to adjust speed for icy or low visibility conditions.

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Lexington Vehicle Accidents on Athens Boonesboro Road

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A head-on collision can lead to a devastating outcome for Lexington drivers. The increased impact force created from the momentum of both vehicles can cause terrible injuries and even claim lives along our roads.

The Kentucky State Police responds to these heartbreaking accidents every year. In 2019 they reported over 156,000 total accidents across the state. Of two-vehicle accidents, only 3% were noted as involving a head-on collision, but those accidents accounted for a truly heartbreaking 29% of all fatal collisions in Kentucky that year.

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Highway Accidents in Sharpsburg

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A vehicle crossing over into the path of oncoming traffic can be the most dangerous mistake possible on Kentucky roads.  A head-on collision can result and cause irreparable damage and change lives forever.

The Kentucky State Police document the terrible consequences of collisions on our roads every year. By their 2019 count, only around 3% of the accidents in the state involved a head-on collision, but a heartbreaking 30% of all fatal accidents recorded for the year involved a head-on collision.

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Pedestrian Accidents On Louisville’s Poplar Level Road

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Pedestrians have the right to a safe journey across Louisville anytime they travel. They should be protected on sidewalks and when they have to cross traffic they should be able to do so in well-designed and safe intersections.

Unfortunately, crosswalks aren’t always set-up to offer pedestrians a safe and easy way to cross the street.  Distracted drivers only add to the dangers for pedestrians. They can look down at a phone or over at a radio and carelessly miss a pedestrian ahead just trying to get across the road.

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Can Dashcams be Used in a Personal Injury Case?

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Dashcams used to be only for people like police officers and Nascar drivers. Nowadays, there are more affordable versions that can be mounted on your windshield to record every mile you travel. They are small and unobtrusive and can send all of the video they record back to a server to be downloaded later.

They can be used to preserve a scenic ride, but more importantly, they can record the key moments right before an accident. Dashcams can prove you were not to blame in a crash,

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Deadly Head-On Collisions In Washington County, Kentucky

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Motor vehicle accidents involving head-on impacts can result in devastating consequences for motorists on Kentucky roads.

The Kentucky State Police see the dangerous results of head-on crashes every year. In 2018, officers documented that around 3% of all accidents in Kentucky involved a head-on collision. Yet, considering all types of collisions, head-on impacts were responsible for more than one-third of the fatalities seen on state roads in 2018.

The blunt force involved in a head-on accident can be greater than any other type of collision because the speeds of both cars combine at the point of impact.

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Remembering Ali – Cara Stigger’s Personal Heartache with Systemic Racism

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Cara Stigger appeared on WAVE 3 Listens Live to share her thoughts on a new program, “Remembering Ali”. Watch to see Cara’s personal heartache with the issues of systemic racism.

It has been four years since Kentucky and the world mourned the passing of Muhammad Ali. “Remember Ali” will include eulogies from his funeral in Louisville and parts of the funeral procession. Watch Saturday, June 6 at 7pm, on WAVE 3.

Kaufman & Stigger is humbled to be part of this program celebrating Muhammad Ali’s life.

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Cycling in Clarksville During COVID-19: Is It Legal?

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Yes, you can still bicycle around Clarksville during the coronavirus pandemic. Indiana’s Stay-at-Home order does not prohibit residents from going on a bike ride as long as they follow the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing.

Although most of Indiana’s state parks remain open to cyclists, please keep in mind the following locations have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19:

  • Campgrounds
  • Gyms
  • Playgrounds
  • Inns & cabins

Before you go out bicycling,

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