What Is Classified as a Catastrophic Injury in Kentucky?

When it comes to personal injuries, the severity of the injury can range from minor to catastrophic depending on the accident and circumstances. While minor injuries can be inconvenient, the sufferer is often able to heal and return to their normal life after a reasonable amount of time. Catastrophic injuries, however, are so severe that […]

What Does It Mean When Your Ears Ring After a Car Accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident, your first reaction is probably one of shock. Once that wears off, you may check yourself for injuries. One symptom you might experience is tinnitus, or ringing in your ears. Any “phantom” noise you perceive is considered tinnitus, and it can occur at a variety of pitches, volumes, […]

Why Facebook Can Damage Your Kentucky Auto Collision Injury Lawsuit

Summary: Social media can be extremely damaging to an auto injury case, so don’t share anything about your crash and talk to your lawyer about how to handle your existing online profiles. Did you know social media could ruin your chances of getting money for your auto accident injuries? You might be tempted to share […]

How Soon Should I See a Doctor After an Accident?

If you or a loved one has had the misfortune of being in an auto accident, you may wonder what you should do in terms of receiving medical treatment and how soon you should seek it. Some injuries make themselves apparent immediately and require immediate attention (think broken bone or large gash); other injuries, however, […]

How Turn Signals Impact Vehicle Safety

Close your eyes for a minute, and picture this: You’re driving behind a vehicle on a single lane road. As you come to a driveway, the car in front of you switches on their turn signal. Can you picture it? What color was the turn signal? Red? Amber? In the United States, turn signals have […]

Can I Be Compensated for Lost Wages After an Accident?

Kentucky’s Motor Vehicle Reparations Act, enacted in 1975, designates Kentucky as one of the few “no-fault” states in the United States. This means that while your individual rights to sue or be sued are limited, your car insurance will pay your injury claims after an accident up until a certain monetary amount. In other words, […]

How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Wreck to an Insurance Company?

Summary: Kentucky places a time limit on reporting a car accident to the police. Make sure you handle the timing after your accident correctly or you could risk legal problems in the future. After a car wreck, Kentucky state law requires you to file a report if there is property damage over $500 or someone […]

Brain Injuries Common in Car Accidents

Kentucky car accidents can range in severity, from minor to deadly serious. And while serious accidents–the kinds that total cars–often result in the most serious of injuries for drivers and passengers, even a low-impact fender bender can cause injuries. Of the more serious types of injuries one can sustain from a car accident, brain injuries […]

Understanding Long-term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Summary: A traumatic brain injury can change your life forever because it’s often permanent. A TBI not only affects you physically, but emotionally, interpersonally, financially, and professionally. When someone is slammed around or crushed by the impact of an accident, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will sometimes result. Traumatic brain injuries are among the most […]