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.

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.

What Do Police Do After a Hit-and-Run?

Published on Jun 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm in Auto Accidents.

 

A hit-and-run occurs when the liable driver flees the scene of the accident. This type of accident can happen when a driver collides with another car, a pedestrian, or an immobile object like a parking meter, and chooses to ignore their actions. If you’re a victim of this type of accident, police can help you catch the offender.

That act of leaving the scene is a crime. In the event of an auto crash, the state of Kentucky legally requires drivers in an accident to stop, assess the scene and call for medical assistance, and provide identification to the other driver. In the event the driver is unconscious, it is assumed they would have followed protocol.

Hit-and-run accidents can be incredibly frustrating if you’re the victim. It’s important to know that, while not every hit-and-run offender is caught, there is a system in place to find the responsible party.

Could Your Old Tires Cause a Car Wreck?

Published on May 24, 2018 at 5:06 pm in Auto Accidents.

When you’re involved in a car accident, you may wonder what it was that caused the accident. The other person may have been engaging in unsafe driving behaviors like texting and driving or speeding. This carelessness can easily cause a collision. But sometimes, the issue may be with the car itself. Car tires deteriorate over time and can make driving unsafe.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be worrying about your future. A Kentucky car accident lawyer from Daryl T. Dixon Law can help you with your claim. You may have incurred injuries that will take time to recover and you may have hospital bills to pay without being able to return to work. These situations can cause a lot of financial stress. Daryl T. Dixon Law will do everything to get you full compensation for your injuries.

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