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This Thanksgiving holiday, millions of people will be on the roads and increased traffic means more vehicle crashes, some of them deadly. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) predicts that more than 450 people will be killed in traffic crashes during this Thanksgiving holiday. Using national traffic statistics from 1982 through 2017, NHTSA has predicted that there will be 454 traffic crash fatalities during the Thanksgiving holiday, defined as Wednesday, November 27th at 6:00p.m. through Monday, December 2nd at 5:59 a.m. That number is down from 513 during the same time frame last year. NHTSA believes increased travel time, more alcohol use, and excessive speed contribute to the crash fatalities. ...

As the temperature drops, deer related accidents rise.

As the temperature drops, deer related accidents rise.

While not a common issue in densely populated downtown Louisville, deer related accidents frequently happen in Harrison, Floyd and Clark counties. As the temperatures are dropping deer become more active which leads to an increase in accidents. According to CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, nearly 70% of their store owners estimate that the average cost of a deer-related collision repair is between $2,500 and $4,999 and can reach as high as $10,000. 1 Unfortunately, while not always your fault, if you are involved in a collision with a deer any damage will have to be paid for with your insurance if you have comprehensive coverage and after you pay your deductible which can be as high as $2,000.00...

Who is at fault in a pedestrian accident?

A lot of people wonder who is at fault in a pedestrian accident. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, it's not always immediately apparent who is at fault. Some people always assume it's the pedestrian or they assume it's the car, but really it's a legal conclusion and you need lawyers to answer that question...

How to determine pain & suffering after an auto accident?

Pain and suffering is an element of damages in a personal injury lawsuit that is brought up at trial. A jury is actually who puts a monetary value on the pain and suffering you experienced. The jury looks at things like the nature of the injuries that you suffered, the amount of medical treatment that you underwent, and the type of treatment given...

What to claim in an auto accident?

If you have been injured in an auto accident, there are many damages that you can claim to get compensated for. Your medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost wages if you were unable to work are all common things to get compensated for as an accident victim...

What should I do after a pedestrian accident?

If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is make sure the pedestrian gets the medical treatment that they need. Some people might be tempted to wait and see if their injuries resolve on their own but that would be a mistake, a medical professional should document your injuries, and that they are related to an accident with a vehicle, within days of the accident...

What is the average settlement for a motorcycle accident?

If you’re injured in an accident, and thinking about making a claim for your injuries, you may be wondering what a good, or average, settlement might be. Whether it be a trucking accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or just a regular car wreck, there are many factors that go in to how big your settlement will be...

How do I sue a hospital for wrongful death?

Wrongful death can happen for many reasons, such as a car accident, a fall, or because a hospital didn't give your loved one the proper care they needed. In most cases you can sue for wrongful death by simply filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. However, if a hospital or a doctor is responsible for the death, there's other steps and procedures you must follow...

Are wrongful death settlements taxable?

As a general rule, personal injury settlements and verdicts are not taxable. Neither are wrongful death settlements or verdicts. However, if your settlement includes payment for lost wages, that portion of the settlement will be taxable, as it includes amounts that would have been reported as income to the IRS...

Can a family member sue for a wrongful death?

If your family member dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, for example from the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or medical facility, or from injuries suffered in an auto accident, you may bring an action to recover for your family member’s wrongful death. If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, or if the doctor was negligent in the level of care provided, and someone died as a result, then a family member can bring a wrongful death action. A family member can also sue for the wrongful death of a loved one who was killed in an auto accident...

What are the Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Not every traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the same. Sometimes they are minor. For example, pro football players, or even kids in grade school playing football, can get traumatic injury to the brain anytime they have hard impact against their head as part of the sport. Likewise, many people involved in car accidents can suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of the impact of the accident. Sometimes the injury is minor, but in many cases, traumatic brain injuries can be very severe and cause permanent problems...

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