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Fatigue Blamed in I-71 Accident Involving Tractor-Trailer

Monday, November 16th, 2009
Fatigue Common Cause of Accident

Fatigue Common Cause of Tractor Trailer Accidents

Police have determined that the driver of a semi-tractor trailer involved in a one truck accident on I-71 in Carrolton fell asleep immediately prior to the accident.  The accident shutdown the northbound lanes for eight hours.  The driver suffered only minor injuries.  The Courier Journal has the specifics, here.

Of course, the driver and other cars using the roadway were fortunate only the tractor trailer was involed.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that truck driver fatigue may be a factor in over 1/3 of large truck accidents.  If you are driving on the Interstates or large highways where tractor trailers are common there is a good chance you may be involved in an accident resulting from driver fatigue.  If you are involved in such an accident and need an attorney, make sure you retain one experienced in handling these types of cases and the companies who defend them.

Text injury411 to 50500 for Immediate Access to Kentucky Accident Attorney.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Txt Lawyer411 to 50500

Txt injury411 to 50500

The Brutscher Law Office is now available from your mobile phone.  If you’ve been in an a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, or if you need quick access to a Kentucky accident attorney, simply text the words injury411 to 50500.  Information from the Brutscher Law Office will be sent directly to your phone.  Avoid the hassle of searching for a lawyer’s number to call. You can add our information directly into your contacts and call us if you have questions or need a Kentucky accident attorney.

The text is free, however, regular messaging rates may apply according to the contract with your mobile phone carrier.

Louisville Ranks Seventh Most Dangerous City for Pedestrians.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Pedestrians At Risk

Pedestrians At Risk

The Louisville Courier Journal reports on the disturbing results reached in a report by the Transportation for America and Surface Transportation Policy Project.  The report ranked the 13 county Louisville and Southern Indiana area seventh most dangerous for walking.  The report concluded that the most dangerous areas are dominated by sprawling suburban developments that favor automobiles.

While many of the articles contributors considered the report concerning, there apparently wasn’t any agreement on what to do about it.  You can read the entire article discussing Louisville pedestrian injuries and deaths here.

Remember if you’ve been injured as a pedestrian as the result of a car, motorcycle, or truck accident you are entitled to the same rights of recovery as someone injured while driving a car.  Often, these injuries are more severe, since they lack the protection afforded by a car.  These injuries are often permanent and debilitating, requiring lengthy and expensive medical treatment.  You should seek the services of a qualified Kentucky accident attorney if you are a pedestrian struck by a car, motorcycle or truck to make sure your rights to recover for serious personal injury are protected.

Pain After A Car Accident Is Not Unusual And Should Be Treated.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
Pain After A Car Accident Is Not Uncommon

Pain After A Car Accident Is Not Uncommon

It is very common to experience pain several hours after a car accident.  Don’t think just because you don’t feel pain immediately, that you aren’t injured.  Injuries to muscles, ligaments, and tendons may not manifest themselves immediately.  Often inflammation is the first sign of an injury to these tissues, and inflammation may take time to develop.  Once it does, you will experience pain and discomfort that may interfere with your ability to function.

These types of injuries are well known to medical professionals who treat car accident injuries.  You might hear terms like “soft tissue” or “whiplash” injury.  Make no mistake, however, these are objective injuries that cause pain and require treatment to overcome.

If you’ve been in a car accident and experience pain some time later, seek treatment as soon as possible.  Most likely your injuries will only worsen with time.  Just because your medical treatment takes place some time after the accident, does not affect your entitlement to PIP benefits.  Insurance companies are well aware that these types of injuries may manifest themselves after an accident and won’t usually hassle you about seeking treatment later.  If you are not being treated fairly by an insurance company responsible for paying PIP or for reimbursing your property damage or bodily injury claim, you may need to seek the services of an experienced Kentucky accident attorney or lawyer to get you the benefits you deserve.

Are You Entitled To Money If You’re In An Accident?

Monday, July 27th, 2009
Are You Entitled to Money for Your Accident?

Are You Entitled to Money for Your Accident?

Most advertising related to car, truck, or motorcycle accidents focuses on a person’s “right to compensation” or “payment” or “money damages.” This often results in a perception by many that they will get paid money simply for being in an accident. However, this is not true.

If you are in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident you might be entitled to compensation. However, your right to compensation may be limited. A person should realize that he does not get paid simply for being in an accident. He must be hurt. The amount of money, if any, he will receive is based on his injuries, not the fact that he was in an accident.

Kentucky law generally requires a person involved in an accident to incur over $1,000 in medical bills before a claim can be filed. This is called the threshold, because it must be crossed before a claim exists. Whether you will get paid and how much depends on the injuries you incurred and the financial, emotional, and physical impact of those injuries. Larger more catastrophic injuries tend to result in higher claims paid. Minor injuries with less impact tend to result in lower claims paid. Of course, if you are 100% responsible for the accident, you aren’t entitled to any recovery.

Remember, if you’re involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident your main focus should be on treating any injuries you sustained. Once you’ve completed treatment, you’ll be in a better position to determine what, if any, compensation you deserve. If you’re not sure whether or not you qualify for compensation or how much compensation you deserve, you may need the services of a qualified Kentucky accident attorney.