Safety Tips for Lime Scooters in Lexington KY

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In an attempt to offer locals more affordable transportation options, Lexington’s city leaders recently granted two California-based companies e-scooter licenses. In a nutshell, this means the companies Lime and Spin are now allowed to plant up to 400 e-scooters each throughout Kentucky’s “Horse Capital.”

Both Lime and Spin began dropping off rentable e-scooters in Lexington near the end of October 2019. Executives from Lime have also been leading safety demonstrations around the city to ensure locals know how to operate their devices correctly.

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Is a Kentucky Wrongful Death Claim Considered a Personal Injury?

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A wrongful death claim is a personal injury that ended with the death of the victim. So long as the injured person is alive, he or she can file a personal injury claim based on injuries received because of another’s negligence.

Wrongful Death Claim Based on Negligence

To be able to get compensation in any personal injury claim, the victim must prove that the at-fault person acted negligently and caused the injuries. If those injuries resulted in death, then the proper claim to file is a wrongful death.

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In Wake of Vandalism, Dozens of E-Scooters Pulled from Louisville

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A recent uptick in e-scooter vandalism is causing major headaches for Louisville authorities. As micro-mobility companies work to repair these issues, they urge city police to find those responsible for this deliberate destruction of private property which has taken place summer of 2019.

According to the latest reports, criminals have slashed the braking systems in dozens of Lime and Bird e-scooters in Derby City. The number of e-scooters with braking issues greatly increased late in the 2019 summer season. Read the rest  » In Wake of Vandalism, Dozens of E-Scooters Pulled from Louisville

In-Car Infotainment Distracts the Elderly, 2019 Study Reveals

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Distracted driving is synonymous with multi-tasking millennials…but is that distinction really fair? Believe it or not, a new AAA study suggests younger drivers may not be the most distracted demographic.

Researchers at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed how well older and younger participants drove while using various in-car infotainment systems. Interestingly, the older group showed greater signs of distraction compared with younger drivers.

For this study, AAA gathered almost 130 people in two age brackets: 21– 36 and 55 – 75.

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Man’s Best Friend Knows Who The Tiger is!

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Injury accidents can be devastating and life changing. We take our injured clients challenges very seriously. At the same time, these dogs reacting to our TV commercials gave us comic relief. So much so we decided to share. Many dog owners have sent us videos of their dogs barking at the Kaufman & Stigger tiger, and this video features three of them. Harley from Louisville, Kentucky, Wilson from Cynthania, Kentucky and Hemi from Charlestown, Indiana. If you want to show us your dog’s reaction to our TV commercials,

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Louisville Loves E-Scooters, New Data Suggests

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It appears that rentable e-scooters are growing on Louisville locals. New stats from Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning show e-scooter usage reached a peak of 1,638 daily rides in May of 2019.

In total, the city’s database registered roughly 49,100 e-scooter rides in May. The busiest day of the year for e-scooters was on May 24 with an impressive 3,000 rides.

By contrast, it was difficult for daily e-scooter rides to exceed 500 on most days between August and December of 2018.

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Dogs Barking at The Tiger Personal Injury TV Commercial

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For many years, people across Kentucky and Indiana have told us how their dogs react to our law firm’s TV commercials. Some dogs start barking when they hear the tiger’s growl on the television screen. Other dogs hear Attorney Cara Stigger’s voice at the beginning of the ad and come running to the TV knowing that the tiger will soon be on.

We have had several people send us videos of their dogs.  We decided to share a few of these reactions with you. 

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House Explosion in Jeffersonville Destroys Home Kills One

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A gas leak is likely to blame for an explosion that happened around 5:30 a.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019, in a home in Southern Indiana. A Jefferson fire department spokesperson said that the home was almost completely destroyed and six nearby home were left uninhabitable due to structural damage.

One person died in the blast and two others sere hospitalized with serious injuries. It’s not known at this time if all the victims were inside the home that exploded.

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Man Dies in Head-On Collision in Elliott County

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The driver of a car ran into oncoming traffic on Kentucky State 7 in Elliott County and hit a pickup with two teenagers inside. The man died and both teens were taken to a hospital in Morehead. Kentucky State Police say that the now deceased driver was heading south, and for an unknown reason, crossed the center line striking the pick-up truck.

EMS personnel pronounced the driver dead at the scene, and State Troopers are still investigation the crash. At the time of this report,

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Are Spin Electric Scooters Coming to Lexington KY in 2019?

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December, 2018: The San Francisco-based ride-share company Spin recently asked Lexington City Council for permission to launch an e-scooter rental program. If all goes according to plan, there could be dozens of rentable e-scooters on Lexington’s streets by spring of 2019.

As of today, Spin is the only company legally allowed to put rentable transportation devices in Lexington. According to this one-year pilot program, however, Lexington officials only allowed Spin to bring pedal bikes into the city.

Members of Lexington’s various transportation committees will need to vote on changing Spin’s contract in upcoming meetings.

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