January 04, 2017

Safety tips for Louisville winter driving

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Louisville and the surrounding areas, effective from 7 am Thursday through 7 am Friday. This advisory says that Louisville residents can expect the first significant snowfall of the season starting tomorrow morning, with up to 3 to 4 inches of snow possible through Friday. It's likely that the roadways will be packed with snow for the next 24 to 48 hours. Here are some things...

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December 21, 2016

Louisville KY drowsy driving accidents

Not just in Louisville, KY but across the country, drowsy driving is a big problem: It is a significant contributor to car accidents in this country. In fact, 1 out of 6 fatal auto accidents are directly caused by drowsy driving. One of every 8 accidents requiring hospitalization is caused by drowsy driving. Preventing this behavior could save numerous lives each year and spare even more people...

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November 18, 2016

Deadly accidents in Kentucky

Did you know the rate of auto accident fatalities in Kentucky is increasing? The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety said there were 640 accident fatalities as of October 24 (when the press release was issued). That's 29 more deaths than the same time in 2015.

Here are several other startling facts about the 640 fatalities:

  • 238 of the people who died were not wearing seat belts
  • 154 deaths occurred in accidents...
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October 26, 2016

After a truck accident, do you think you know the proper steps to take to protect yourself legally? Take this quiz to find out:

 

For help after an accident, please contact our attorney, Karl Truman today by calling (812) 282-8500 for help in Indiana or (502) 222-2222 for help in Kentucky. We offer free consultations and are here for you!

October 24, 2016

Percentage of 65+ drivers on US roadsAlthough someone else's carelessness is often the cause of a motor vehicle accident, sometimes the road itself can contribute to a car crash. Inadequate signage or warnings may also be a factor. As the Baby Boomers age, transportation officials are devising strategies to increase the safety and effectiveness of roadways for drivers who may be experiencing age-related mental, physical and visual changes.

Transportation agencies...

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October 18, 2016

Teen driving accidents in Louisville KY

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recognizes this week – October 16 to 22 – as National Teen Driver Safety Week. Motor vehicle deaths continue to rise this year, according to the NHTSA. Sometimes, the victims...

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October 06, 2016

Test your smoke alarm to prevent fires

Home fires are a serious concern not just in Kentucky but throughout the country. Consider these facts provided by the National Fire Protection Association:

  • There were 365,500 home fires in 2015
  • 3 out of 5 deaths caused by home fires were in homes without working smoke alarms
  • 43 percent of home fires start in the kitchen

(Source: nfpa.org)

The US Fire Administration says home fire...

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September 28, 2016

When our loved ones can no longer live independently, we rely on the staff at nursing homes and other assisted living facilities to care for them. All too often – across Kentucky and the rest of the country – elders are abused and injured at these facilities. The reasons behind these incidents are many, and an experienced attorney can help you determine who should be held responsible. 

September 19, 2016

Personal Injury Protection – or "PIP" – is a type of auto insurance coverage in Kentucky. If you have PIP coverage, it may affect any claim you make for injury compensation. An experienced accident lawyer in Kentucky can determine what you are owed in PIP benefits if you are injured in a car accident.

August 31, 2016

If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may not realize that you may need critical care and rehabilitation for the rest of your lifetime. In this presentation, we share ways in which you may need compensation and how our lawyers can help you get this care.

 

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