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How to Protect Yourself From Wrong-Way Drivers

In 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published a special investigation report on wrong-way driving.  The study listed factors leading to automobiles traveling the wrong direction down divided highways.  Not surprisingly, the primary cause of drivers traveling the wrong way was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Another common cause of wrong-way driving is confused, elderly drivers.  However, elderly drivers usually quickly realize they are traveling in the wrong direction and pull over.  Most wrong-way accidents occur at night and near urban areas. Preventing Wrong-Way Driving Federal, state, and local governments try to alert drivers by placing multiple [...]

June 7th, 2019|

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Mechanical Defects and Car Crashes

As the summer approaches, many people across Kentucky are getting ready for the summer travel season, heading to the lakes, amusement parks, and other attractions.  This means that there are many cars on the road.  This situation gets worse when the travel occurs on one of the three major holidays during the summer.  Memorial Day weekend is the start of the official summer season, then there is the Fourth of July holiday and Labor Day.  Holiday weekends throughout the year result in more car accidents.  Part of the reason behind the increase is that there simply are more vehicles on [...]

May 15th, 2019|

Kentucky Malpractice Attorneys Discuss Problems with the Medical Sterilization Process

The presence of “super bugs” and other dangerous microorganisms and contaminants is everywhere. One of the only things that protect patient health is the thorough sterilization that medical equipment and surfaces in a medical facility undergo on a routine basis. The use of powerful germicides, coupled with high heat when sterilizing medical tools and equipment, is necessary to ensure a sterile environment. When there is a problem with that process, the impact on the wellbeing of a patient may be horrific. The proliferation of microorganisms happens quickly. Once they have begun to multiply, it requires more and more intensive sterilization [...]

May 3rd, 2019|

Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss Lab Mistakes that Lead to Malpractice

There are many things to worry about when going to the doctor, including whether or not the suspected medical condition is serious, whether the recommended treatments are working, or if a baby will be born healthy. Wondering whether a person’s health, or even his life, is going to be in jeopardy as the result of a lab error usually is not a consideration. However, serious lab mistakes are made every day. In the medical arena today, very rarely does a sample get drawn from the patient and taken back to a lab at the same facility where it is labeled, [...]

April 22nd, 2019|

Kentucky Elevator and Escalator Accidents Pose Serious Threats

Most people can remember that fear as a child when they stood at the bottom of an escalator and tried to get up the nerve to jump onto it.  As adults, there might be that moment when the elevator car lurches and the thought of a possible drop elevates the heart rate.  Although these fears are generally unfounded, escalators and elevators do lead to injuries every day across America.  Some of these accidents are fatal. In Lexington in 2018, an HVAC worker and father of five fell to his death down an open elevator shaft, according to WKYT. In Louisville, [...]

April 11th, 2019|

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys Explain How Loose Animals are a Danger in Vehicles

There are many different things that can distract a driver, but one of the things that cause severe accidents about which many people do not think is having a pet in the car.  An animal who is not secured in a travel crate or harness may distract a driver from the road or may interfere with a driver’s ability to operate the vehicle. Despite the fact that animals pose a significant danger, only one state, Hawaii, has a specific rule prohibiting animals from traveling on the lap of the driver.  However, other states will cite drivers for traveling with pets in [...]

March 21st, 2019|