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Automated Enforcement Laws

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Car Accident Information

Automated enforcement laws refer to using cameras to enforce traffic safety laws. Kentucky currently has no state laws relating to automatic enforcement. Though many states have laws authorizing automated enforcement, not all states where cameras are in use to enforce traffic laws have such laws, nor are they such laws always necessary. A common category of automated enforcement program is for red light violations. With red light violations, if a car enters an intersection any time after the signal light has turned red, the driver commits a violation. Motorists inadvertently in an intersection when the signal changes such as when they are waiting to turn left are not red light runners. In
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DNA Evidence in a Personal Injury or Accident Claim

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

While some accident claims can have a clear guilty party, other cases may involve a more extensive look into evidence to find the whole truth. With the help of an experienced car accident Attorney, DNA evidence can be used as a tool to finding the at-fault party or individual. Sometimes DNA from a traffic violation or accident can lead the police to finding someone responsible for a crime or accident. According to The Herald-Dispatch, DNA from a traffic violation led police to arrest a person for murder in the 2002 slaying of a western Kentucky woman.  The victim of the crime had been driving home to Kentucky from Florida when her body
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Elements of a Negligence Claim

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

According to WAVE3.com, on July 3, 2012, in Elizabethtown, KY, a large truck, loaded with construction equipment, crashed through a baseball field.  According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, no one was in the truck when it went loose and rolled onto the EABC fields in Elizabethtown.  No one was physically injured, but property damages estimated between $15,000 and $20,000. Everyday vehicle crashes are typical negligence claims.  To establish negligence, a plaintiff needs to show a breach of duty that is the actual and proximate cause of damages with no defenses. To establish duty, some states require a defendant to owe a duty only to a plaintiff in the foreseeable
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Kentucky Bus Crashes

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Blog,Car Accident Information

On June 7, 2012, FoxNews.com reported that in Hart County, KY, dozens of people were hospitalized when a tour bus overturned in central Kentucky. The bus carried 55 people, including 34 school students. The bus was going to Washington when it failed to negotiate a curve on Route 728 in Hart County before 6 pm, The Bowling Green Daily News reported. The students were from Cub Run Elementary School. A Kentucky State Police trooper said those injured were taken to three separate hospitals by ambulances and private vehicles. The Hart County bus crash is a warning to passengers to be wary of chartered buses, mass transit, and discount bus lines.
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Discovery After a Kentucky Accident

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Car Accident Information

When involved in a Louisville, KY car accident, try to discuss the matter with an attorney who handles personal injury cases right away.  Through proper medical care and financial compensation, an experienced personal injury attorney works earnestly to ensure that you receive the adequate compensation you are entitled to. Each experienced car accident attorney at our firm appreciates what it is like to be injured in an accident, and wants to make sure that a client preserves the evidence needed to strengthen the client’s case during trial. For instance, a plaintiff’s medical condition is important.  The amount of damages an auto accident victim recovers may depend on the long-lasting effects of
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