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3 Reasons Insurers May Deny Car Accident Claims

You are a responsible driver, and you have been diligent about paying for auto insurance. So, when a car accident happens and it’s time to turn to your insurance company for support and compensation, you may be surprised to learn that your insurer: Is actually not on your side and, instead, is usually looking out for the company’s interests and profits May go to some lengths to undervalue or even deny your valid claim. While this may be surprising news, it’s important to remember that you have rights and that, when insurers wrongly deny auto insurance claims, you can turn to a [...]

October 15th, 2020|

Impacts of Drunk Driving: How Being Drunk Affects Motorists

According to findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as other researchers, when motorists are drunk: One of the first things to start to deteriorate is their sense of judgment. In fact, at BACs as low as 0.02, motorists can start showing impaired judgment behind the wheel. Their abilities to focus on all of the necessary driving tasks become significantly impaired. This typically leaves drunk drivers either concentrating on a single task or not focusing on any tasks behind the wheel. They are also less capable of understanding the driving situation around them, affecting their interpretation of and response to driving [...]

October 1st, 2020|

4 Common Seatbelt Myths Debunked

One of the easiest and most effective ways people can protect themselves when traveling in motor vehicles is by wearing their seatbelts. Despite this fact, however: Many people still choose not to buckle up. Many misconceptions about seatbelts and their effectiveness have spread. Here’s a look at some of the most important facts you should know about seatbelts. Seatbelt Myths You Shouldn’t Believe Myth 1: I don’t need to wear a seatbelt if my vehicle has airbags. Fact: All drivers should wear seatbelts, regardless of whether their vehicles have airbags. This is because airbags don’t provide the same protections as [...]

September 15th, 2020|

Are Car Accident Settlements Taxable?

Securing an auto accident settlement can be a notable victory for the survivors of traffic accidents. As these settlements are being worked out, however, understanding what elements may be subject to taxes can integral to helping victims work out agreements that may limit their future tax obligations and, in doing so, help them retain as much of their settlement as possible. Nontaxable Portions of Auto Accident Settlements According to the IRS, settlements for physical personal injuries or physical illnesses will not be subject to taxes as long as the recipients “did not take an itemized deduction for medical expenses related [...]

August 31st, 2020|

Why Facebook Can Damage Your Kentucky Auto Collision Injury Lawsuit

Our Louisville Auto Accident Attorneys at Murphy & Associates recognize that a motor vehicle collision constitutes a significant event in the lives of vehicle occupants.  People now generally share minor daily activities like dining out at a restaurant on their Facebook page and other social media sites.  The impact of a car accident might tempt injury victims to share the circumstances surrounding the crash, their physical or emotional recovery and status of any legal claim with friends and family on the web.  However, social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others are increasingly turning up as powerful evidence in personal [...]

August 15th, 2020|

Special Evidentiary Challenges in Kentucky Trucking Accident Litigation

When tractor-trailers are involved in collisions with other vehicle on Louisville roadways, the risk of serious injury and wrongful death is magnified for the occupants of passenger vehicles because of the massive disparity in the size and weight of the vehicles. This threat of serious injury or loss of a loved one means that commercial trucking accident victims and their families may face staggering medical bills, substantial lost earnings and even permanent disability so that the injured party cannot continue in his chosen occupation. The financial hardships created by these types of serious injury or loss of a loved one [...]

August 1st, 2020|
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