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Can Traffic Camera Footage Be Used in a Kentucky Car Accident Claim?

Posted on Jun. 25 2019 in Blog,Car Accident Information

Traffic camera footage is admissible as evidence in Kentucky car accident claims. Today, cameras and videos are everywhere. This includes red light cameras at intersections and security cameras in stores, office buildings and parking lots. Even if a traffic or security camera did not catch an incident, such as a car accident, someone’s smart phone likely did. In the event of a car accident claim, insurance companies will try to use footage captured at the time of the incident to prove or disprove liability. However, just because it was on camera somewhere does not mean it is legal or admissible as evidence against you. If you were in a car
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6 Things Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Posted on Apr. 12 2019 in Car Accident Information

When you suffer injuries in a car accident in Kentucky, you will have to file a claim with an insurance company in order to obtain compensation to recover from these losses. However, it is important to understand that insurance companies are not on your side – since they pay for your injuries out of their pocket, the insurance company and their representatives want to offer as small a settlement as possible. As a result, insurance companies guard a few secrets that they don’t want you to know. If you’ve recently been injured in a Louisville car accident and are seeking information on how to handle your claim, visit our Louisville
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Louisville’s Most Dangerous Intersections

Posted on Mar. 15 2017 in Car Accident Information

As a portage stop in the early 1700s and a railroad hub in the 1800s, Louisville is a city built on transportation. With a total of six U.S. highways serving the city and commuters passing through from throughout the country, Louisville’s status as a transportation hub still stands strong. However, new accident data from the Louisville police department reveals that such a status comes with a cost. Altogether, there were 5,101 motor vehicle accidents that occurred in Louisville in 2016. Overall, accidents were evenly dispersed by date and time with the largest number of collisions occurring in October (479 accident reports) and crashes frequently occurring at 5 pm (31 accidents).
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Louisville 2019 Most Dangerous Intersections

Posted on May. 10 2016 in Car Accident Information

<a href=’#’><img alt=’Dashboard 1 ‘ src=’https:&#47;&#47;public.tableau.com&#47;static&#47;images&#47;Je&#47;JeffersonCountyAccidentMapAutoSize&#47;Dashboard1&#47;1_rss.png’ style=’border: none’ /></a> Disclaimer: Map above includes 2014-2015 data As a long standing car accident attorney team in Louisville, we see countless accident cases that result in colossal medical bills and personal expenses for victims resulting from one form of negligence or another. Sometimes, the causes of roadway accidents are due to poor street light or road maintenance by the city. Other times, it can be because of a poor intersection design that leads to an increased likelihood of accidents. Here, we’ll examine Louisville most dangerous roadways and intersections in 2018. Louisville’s Most Dangerous Intersections and Roadways Kentucky’s roadways are headed down a dangerous
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Best Car Seats For Toddlers And Babies

Posted on Apr. 13 2016 in Car Accident Information

Car seats reduce the risk of death for infants 71% and reduce the risk of death by 54% for children ages 1-4, this according the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Also, using the incorrect child seat is against the law. This showcases the vital need for all babies and toddlers to be safely restrained in a car seat when riding in a car. The car seat options listed below are some of the safest on the market today. You can feel good knowing that choosing any of them will ensure your baby or toddler is as safe as possible in a vehicle. Infant Seats: Rear-Facing This type
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Kentucky Car Seat Laws

Posted on Mar. 22 2016 in Car Accident Information

There is an undeniable link between traffic safety and child car seat laws. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) emphasizes the importance of child safety requirements and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is on board with them as well. That is why we have car seat laws affecting all passengers under the age of eight years old or under 57 inches tall. Most recently, Governor Beshear signed House Bill 315 and enacted a booster seat requirement for children raising the height standard from the previous 50 inches. This is consistent with recent data from the NHTSA and proposed federal regulations. The law is expected to reduce Louisville car accident injuries among
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Tech company Aims to Fight Distracted Driving Accidents

Posted on Nov. 30 2015 in Car Accident Information

A start-up company thinks it has a solution to one of the worst problems we face on the road today — accidents caused by distracted drivers. This brand new, five-person Chicago company, called TextNinja, has created an app that combines technology, psychology, and gaming rewards to stop people from texting while they drive. A Computer Game That Can Save Lives It might sound unlikely that a computer game could save lives on the road, but there is a compelling idea behind the TextNinja app.  The app is based on the idea that many drivers know full well they shouldn’t text while driving, and these drivers intend to do the right thing, but then they get tempted by
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A Look at Louisville’s Latest (and Surprising) Traffic Crash Stats

Posted on Jul. 20 2015 in Car Accident Information

When it comes to auto accidents, good news rarely arrives without bad news tailing behind. Indeed, Louisville’s latest crash statistics are a mixed bag, with a few uplifting strides overshadowed by an overall increase in accidents and injuries. Car crashes remain a leading cause of serious injury and death in our state, so we see our fair share of heartbreaking headlines. Especially frustrating is the fact that so many of these accidents are entirely preventable. Driver negligence is responsible for more accidents in Kentucky than any other contributing factor. Stated differently, the overwhelming majority of car crashes would not happen if drivers behaved more responsibly. That’s a tragedy. How do we
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Understanding PIP Insurance in KY

Posted on Jul. 14 2015 in Car Accident Information

Kentucky motorist are required to maintain specific levels of automobile insurance. Many drivers are confused about the “no fault’ or PIP insurance policies followed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We will attempt to clear up some of the confusion here in regards to car accident injury claims with PIP insurance. If you’re looking for information on auto insurance laws and requirements, as well as information on how to submit a car accident injury claim in Kentucky, visit our Louisville car accident attorney page. What is PIP Insurance in Louisville? Personal injury protection or “no fault” insurance means if you are involved in a car accident regardless of fault your claim
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Texting and Driving Statistics in KY

Posted on Jun. 16 2015 in Car Accident Information

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2013, 10 percent of all fatal crashes, 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all motor vehicle crashes were distraction-affected crashes. That said, vehicle crashes that involve distracted drivers are on the decline. In 2013, there were 3,154 fatalities caused by distracted drivers. This is a decrease of nearly 7 percent when compared to the fatalities recorded in 2012. However, there was a slight increase (0.7 percent) in the number of people injured due to distracted drivers. In 2015, the state of Kentucky experienced more than 53,500 crashes, which resulted in 169 fatalities and in excess of 14,000 injuries. All
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