Who Covers You When You Hit a Deer in Kentucky?

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If you live in Kentucky, there’s a good chance you’ve hit a deer or have at least had a close call. Kentucky ranks 4th in all states with deer accidents per year according to a report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with over 3,100 accidents and over 200 of these causing significant bodily injury.

Motorcyclist Killed, Passenger Injured in Accident with Deer

The operator and a passenger of a motorcycle hit a deer and were ejected Monday night, April 6,

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Deadly Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents in Kentucky

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Even though overall traffic fatalities have been slowly declining over the past several decades, some fatal traffic-related incidents in Kentucky have been increasing. From 2015 to 2017, Kentucky has seen an increase in hit and run accidents from 12,830 (24 fatalities) to 13,015 (28 fatalities). In the same years, pedestrian fatalities rose from 71 to 87.

Pedestrian Killed by Hit and Run Driver in Union County

Police are still looking for the driver of a hit and run collision that happened Thursday, April 16,

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Louisville Leaders Developing New E-Scooter Restricted Zones

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E-scooters are certainly growing on Louisville locals. It’s now estimated Derby City denizens have taken 400,000 rides on these shareable devices from August of 2018 through November of 2019.

Although Louisville leaders seem pleased with the overall performance of rentable e-scooters, they also believe there’s room for improvement. That’s why members of the Public Works Department recently announced new restrictions on where and when e-scooter riders could scoot around town.

To help prevent potential crashes, Louisville has designated certain areas as “reduced speed” areas.

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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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