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Drugged Driving a Growing Cause of Fatal Accidents in Kentucky

Drunk driving is widely acknowledged as a significant cause of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death which is hardly surprising given that the harm inflicted by intoxicated drivers is experienced by 10,000 fatality victims and their families annually.  Although DUI/DWI laws also apply to drivers who are impaired by drugs, this risk receives far less media attention.  Nonetheless, the increased use of prescription drugs combined with the unique challenges in proving drugged driving have made this a major traffic safety issue.  Our Louisville accident attorneys have provided a few key facts about the growing threat of car accidents resulting from impairment [...]

December 11th, 2018|

Louisville Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Underinsured and Uninsured Motorists

After a Louisville car accident, there are many things that the individuals involved must be concerned with. The foremost concern is getting medical attention for any injuries. After getting medical attention, most drivers will be required to file a claim with their insurance company to offset the damage done to the vehicle. In many cases, injurious car accidents also require communicating with the insurance company of the other party involved in the accident. And in many cases, one of the parties involved in a car accident does not have proper insurance, thus complicating the ordeal of the accident. Kentucky is [...]

November 20th, 2018|

Understanding the Basics of a Kentucky Motor Vehicle Accident Claim

Even if a car accident injury victim has never had any contact with the legal system, they understand the basic premise that the other driver must have been “at fault” at least to some degree to justify financial recovery in a Kentucky personal injury lawsuit.  However, the actual legal standard for imposing liability in a civil action arising out of a motor vehicle collision may be based on a range of conduct.  Because most people do not routinely deal with the civil litigation process, our Louisville personal injury lawyers have provided an overview of the basic issues involved in seeking [...]

October 31st, 2018|

Accidents caused by a Wheel Falling off a Vehicle

A wheel or a tire falling off a vehicle in motion is not an every day occurrence, but it is more common that you might think. Often wheels fall off cars and trucks when they are traveling at high speeds. This can lead to devastating results. At Murphy & Associates PLC we have successfully represented individuals in Kentucky who have been injured in these situations. There are some special considerations in a wheel run-off situation that make these situations different than an ordinary case. Who is at fault for a wheel run-off? When a wheel runs off a vehicle, it [...]

September 24th, 2018|

Rental Car Defects Can Endanger Drivers Involved in Serious Kentucky Car Accidents

Car dealers are prohibited from selling a defective motor vehicle until the safety issue has been repaired, but a loophole remains for rental cars even though there is no viable basis for this distinction.  When you are making plans to travel, rental car reservations are merely one of the many tasks that must be handled as a part of vacation plans.  Although you may give a fair amount of thought to issues like the amount to spend, size of the vehicle and type of vehicle, you probably will not spend a lot of time worrying about if the vehicle is [...]

September 10th, 2018|

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim after a Kentucky Car Crash?

Every day, there are fatalities from serious car accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers. When a loved one has died in a car crash, it may be possible to bring a wrongful death claim depending on the circumstances. Kentucky has enacted a wrongful death statute, which defines wrongful death as a death caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of another  (see Kentucky Statutes § 411.130 et seq.). Different types of behavior may form the basis for a wrongful death action, such as unintentional acts that are reckless or negligent or intentional acts like an assault. In a car accident, a [...]

August 21st, 2018|