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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T-Bone Auto Accidents in McCracken County, Kentucky

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T-bone or broadside crashes are some of the most deadly crash types there are, and rural drivers are more likely to get into serious injury accidents according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study says that while only 42 percent of drivers live in rural areas, the fatality rate is almost double that in urban areas.

One of the reasons for this is the T-bone accident. A T-bone crash occurs when a car hits another one in the side at a 90-degree angle.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Lexington

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At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we know how tough it can be just walking on the streets of Lexington. As a pedestrian, you are extremely vulnerable to serious injury or even death because of the size and speed of most motor vehicles.

In the last few years, pedestrian deaths have skyrocketed while other motor vehicle-related deaths have dropped. This is true in Lexington as well as other cities in Kentucky. Pedestrians face this danger every time they step out for a walk.

Another danger they face is being struck by a hit and run driver,

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Who Pays for ATV Injuries in Kentucky?

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ATVs and UTVs are growing in popularity in Kentucky and not just out in the countryside or up in the mountains, but in urban areas as well. If you drive the streets and highways in just about any part of the state, you see people riding their ATVs on the streets with traffic. This increase in usage has also caused an increase in crashes and, unfortunately, serious injuries and fatalities.

Kentucky ATV Crashes Leave One Dead, One Critical in Two Days

In two separate accidents in 24 hours,

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Can I Ride My Bike During Kentucky’s Stay at Home Order?

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The Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, issued a stay-at-home order for the state of Kentucky to take place on March 26, 2020. The order directed everyone except certain exempted people, professions and business, to stay at home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The order primarily exempts all life-sustaining businesses and services and then lists certain industries that meet the definition. However, the order is silent on whether someone can ride their bike or go out for a walk during this time.

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Can You Get Compensation from Driver with No License?

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In Kentucky, all drivers have to have a license to drive their vehicles on public streets, and they are required to have insurance. In Kentucky, there are over 3 million licensed drivers, and an estimated 100,000 drivers who operate a vehicle without a license.

This statistic is important because a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration study says that around 20 percent of all accidents and 19 percent of all accident fatalities are caused by unlicensed drivers.

Unlicensed Driver Charged With Murder in Tragic Accident

A driver without a valid license crashed his vehicle into a van filled with people killing the driver and injuring three others in the van,

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Nighttime Pedestrian Accidents in Lexington

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Pedestrians have it tough. They are highly vulnerable, often unseen by motorists. And when they are hit, they are much more susceptible to serious injury. This risk is only heightened in bad weather or nighttime driving.

According to a study by the Insurance Institue for Highway Safety, as soon as the sun goes down, it gets significantly more dangerous for pedestrians.  The agency reports that 73 percent of all pedestrian deaths happen in the dark, between 6 pm and 6 am

Pedestrian Killed at Night in Floyd County

The Kentucky State Police say that a man out walking along the highway was hit by a car Wednesday,

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Update: Driver Found in Hit and Run Accident in Davies County

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The Davie County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they have a suspect in custody for the hit and run accident that occurred on April 16, 2020. The accident happened in the 4900 block of Highway 56 around 8:50 pm. The Sheriff’s Office put out a request for help and asked the public to look for a car that had recent damage to a passenger-side headlight lens.

Though the report doesn’t say what led to the capture of the motorist, they did say that she was being cooperative in the investigation.

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Wrongful Death Hit and Run Accidents in Kentucky

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When a victim dies in a car accident, the surviving loved ones feel the lasting devastation. When the other driver flees the scene, the grieving process is prolonged due to the lack of understanding and justice.

In 2019, there were 12,436 hit-and-run collisions in Kentucky with 1,121 people injured and 17 fatalities according to a report from the Kentucky Transportation Center. Unfortunately, these statistics underscore the impact hit-and-run wrongful death accidents have on the state.

Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Accident in Washington County

The Washington County Sheriffs’

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