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No one plans for what to do when they’re in a wreck and often times feel frazzled in the moments following a collision, but the process is simple if you remember these steps. First things first, call the police. Even if the accident doesn’t seem bad the police will record all the necessary information needed to resolve any issues. They…

Spinal cord injuries may result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself. A traumatic spinal cord injury may stem from a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine that fractures, dislocates, crushes or compresses one or more of your vertebrae. Car accidents are the most common cause of spinal cord issues,…

By Jim Edward Adolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher. This is the first large-scale study, recently published in JAMA Pediatrics, to provide detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD compared…

DO Call the police to the scene of the accident. Take pictures of damage to your vehicle, the accident scene and your injuries. Exchange information with everyone who’s at the scene (names, contact, insurance, license number, etc.). Talk to any witnesses, including any passengers, and document their names, addresses and phone numbers. Pay attention to, and record the details, including…

By Eric Chaffin The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is fed up with drunk driving. The agency wants to do more to prevent drunk drivers from causing highway accidents. With over 10,000 people killed every year, they are pushing for the development and implementation of “Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS),” safety technology that can help detect a…

Louisville Car Accidents

By Bryan Silver A few years back, GEICO ran a rather humorous TV commercial that put forth a rather caustic commentary—that the only people not aware of GEICO’s ability to save a fairly specific amount of money on car insurance must be living under a rock (Try typing “GEICO” and “rock” into your favorite search bar if you want to…

By now you’ve probably heard about Pokémon GO, the hottest mobile app game worldwide since it’s release just a few weeks ago. From young children to teenagers and even nostalgic young adults, people everywhere are transfixed on their phone screen, determined to catch as many Pokémon as possible during their daily routines. The virtual reality aspect of the game means that Pokémon…

Kentucky law (MVRA) requires $10,000 in medical/wage loss coverage for yourself regardless of fault (PIP); $25,000 in liability coverage; and $25,000 in uninsured motorist coverage for individuals. For just slightly more, you can get added PIP benefits of $30,000; 50,000 liability coverage; $50,000 in uninsured coverage and $50,000 in under-insured coverage (coverage for when the person at fault doesn’t have…

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