5 Personal Injury Law Myths – Debunked

Published on Sep 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm in Personal Injury.

Sustaining an injury because of the actions or inactions of someone else isn’t just a physical ordeal; it’s often a financial one, as well. With all those additional expenses, many of us do not have the ability to take off work without falling behind. Once you fall behind, it can be difficult to catch up.

If you’re considering seeking legal guidance for your personal injury claim, you may be worried about paying for the services or how long the case will take. We’re here to provide you with the information you need to feel confident in filing an injury claim. Keep reading to find out about the most common personal injury law myths, and what the truth is behind them.

What to Do If a Victim of a Car Accident Goes into Shock?

Published on Aug 22, 2018 at 6:47 pm in Auto Accidents.

Thousands of people are injured in Kentucky auto accidents every year. These victims are at risk for experiencing a wide range of injuries. If you witness an accident, it’s important to recognize that not all serious injuries are visible on the body. Some of the most severe injuries are sustained internally, like medical shock.

When the body goes into shock, it means the organs aren’t getting enough blood or oxygen. This can lead to permanent organ damage or death, if not treated quickly. Even if you don’t have medical training, there are things you can do if you recognize shock symptoms.

A Brief Guide to Kentucky Auto Accident Laws

Published on Aug 9, 2018 at 5:29 pm in Auto Accidents.

Whether you’ve lived in Kentucky your whole life or you’re just moving in, you may be the victim of an auto accident. If this happens, it’s important to understand that Kentucky’s laws are unique to any other states because car accident laws are established at the state level. Recognizing how these laws work can help you with your claim when seeking compensation.

What do I do after the auto accident happens?

If you are involved in a collision in Kentucky, it’s important to remember there are certain steps you are legally required to follow, in accordance with state law.

  • Stop your vehicle and move it out of the way of traffic, it possible.
  • Assess the situation and call emergency services.
  • Exchange contact information with the other parties involved in the accident. You’ll want to share and collect names, addresses, driver’s licenses numbers, license plate numbers, and auto insurance information.
  • Report the accident to the Kentucky State Police and your insurance company.

2018 Kentucky Law Changes

Published on Jul 24, 2018 at 5:51 pm in Legal News.

There’s no doubt that Kentucky lawmakers have been busy. With Republicans having control over both legislative changes, a variety of new bills have been passed. Now that we are halfway through the year, many of these new laws will take effect in the coming months. If you’re concerned about these changes affecting your personal injury case, contact Daryl T. Dixon Law today.

Bicycle Safety

In March, House Bill 33 was passed in an attempt to increase roadway safety for bicyclists and motor vehicles after 15 people were killed in cycling accidents over a 24 month period. Drivers must keep at least three feet away from a bicyclist when passing. If that much space is not available, they must use their judgment and proceed cautiously when passing.

What’s the Most Dangerous Road in Kentucky?

Published on Jul 11, 2018 at 6:48 pm in Auto Accidents.

In recent years, Kentucky has seen a steady increase in crash rates. According to the Analysis of Crash Data in Kentucky by the Kentucky Transportation Center, there was a 9.9 percent increase in wrecks between 2012-2015. The most common causes of these accidents revolved around alcohol impairment, speeding, and distracted driving. In order to protect yourself and your loved ones, it’s important to understand these road risks, as well as where these risks are most prevalent.

Kentucky’s Deadliest Roads

While auto wrecks occur all over the state, there are certain roads in Kentucky that pose a more dangerous threat, for one reason or another. The Kentucky State Police identify these roads based on the number of fatalities that occur. Generally, the accidents that resulted in fatalities involved tractor trailers, heavy traffic with multiple lanes, or sharp, winding curves.

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