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Following a car crash, can I be compensated for lost wages?

A car crash was the last thing you expected right now, but it happened, and now you are trying to figure out how to live your new normal. As a result of this event, you suffered injuries that have made it impossible for you to work. You do not know if or when you'll be able to return to work. The lost wages on top of the physical and emotional losses you've experienced have really started to take a toll on you and your family. What can you do?

If your car accident injuries resulted from another person's negligence, you may seek compensation for your losses, including your lost wages, through legal means. Just know that you only have so much time to file civil actions against the responsible party thanks to the statute of limitations set by the state of Kentucky.

Kentucky woman to plead guilty in fatal car crash

Nearly three years after the death of an Owingsville, Kentucky, woman in a car crash, the driver of the other car is set to enter a guilty plea in her death. The crash occurred May 1, 2016.

The deceased was a 23-year-old graduate of Morehead State University. She was driving her 2006 Pontiac Torrent westbound on Kentucky 32 when a Dodge Durango, traveling eastbound, crossed the median and struck her car. The Rowan County coroner pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

Avoid rearward-striking car crashes on your motorcycle

Vehicle drivers and their passengers receive the benefit of air bags, seat belts and a steel frame that protects them from getting hurt. Motorcycle riders don't have any of this protection, which means they're completely vulnerable to getting seriously hurt in a crash. Even a minor rearward-striking collision could kill a motorcyclist, so it's important to avoid such crashes at all costs.

One of the best ways to prevent a rearward-striking crash for a motorcyclist is to use other cars for protection. Imagine you're approaching a red light where other vehicles are stopped. Rather than leaving your rear exposed to approaching drivers, who might be distracted by their cellphone and not see you, consider pulling around the front car and waiting there. You'll be safer, as this car will serve as a barrier of protection. Some motorists could be miffed by such a move, so make sure you give a friendly wave. You can also pull in between two cars if the front of the line is far ahead.

Is it better to settle or go to trial after an accident?

If the negligence, recklessness or intentional actions of another driver resulted in an accident that left you injured, your life may suddenly be taking a very different direction. Hospitalization, surgery, therapy, medication and other treatments may be the rule of life at this point. You likely have moments when you dwell on the unfairness of the situation, especially when the medical bills start to pile up.

While the thought of going through a trial to seek compensation from the other driver may be overwhelming, you may be able to obtain what you deserve through a settlement. One action you want to avoid is accepting the first and fastest settlement the insurance company offers without considering your prognosis and the total scope of your injuries.

The costs of treatment for a brain injury can be staggering

Your husband went out for a bike ride on a beautiful Kentucky afternoon and hasn't come back yet. It's getting dark, and you're starting to get worried.

Then you hear the sirens.

Don't take that initial settlement offer after a truck accident

Highways in Kentucky – throughout the United States, in fact – are filled with tractor-trailers and semitrucks moving goods from one place to another. Commercial truck drivers are just as likely to be distracted or make an error on the road as any driver is and cause an accident.

But what happens if you're injured in an accident with a big truck?

Family of five killed on I-75 by negligent driver

A car accident is a scary and life-altering experience and even a minor fender bender can leave you rattled. But a severe car accident with fatalities has devastating consequences. It not only affects those involved but leaves loved ones grieving and having to pick up the pieces.

When the accident is the result of a negligent driver, it can be more than frustrating and discouraging.

Kentucky woman killed in head-on crash

Three Kentucky children have been left without a mother after a head-on crash took the life of a 45-year-old woman.

The mother, from Union, Kentucky, was driving her 12-year-old twins to school when her Honda Accord was hit by a flatbed truck. Her third child, a boy who is a high school junior, drove his own car to school that morning.

Driving safely on dark rural roads

Winter driving is always accompanied by the possibility of driving in darkness. Whether you commute in the early or later hours of the day or drive frequently, the chances of driving before or after the sun is up are likely from November to March.

For those frequently driving on rural roads, driving in the dark can be risky. Rural roads across Kentucky can have little light, a lack of barriers and more difficult terrain to navigate.

Birth asphyxia is preventable in some cases

Women who experience normal pregnancies can have abnormal deliveries. One of the serious complications that can arise for the baby is birth asphyxia.

Birth asphyxia is defined as a lack of blood flow or oxygen reaching the baby's brain. It occurs when the baby's brain, as well as other organs, are deprived of oxygen before, during or immediately after birth. As a result, acids – which are waste products – accumulate in the cells, which is damaging to the baby.


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