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How big of a problem is distracted driving in Kentucky?

Distracted driving is a big problem in Kentucky because distracted drivers kill people.  Every life is important and taking small steps to avoid distracted driving can save lives.   I am a personal injury lawyer.  People call my office every week with reports of drivers on their cell phones or eating food.  A text can …
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Why do I need a lawyer after a distracted driving accident?

You need a lawyer after a distracted driving accident to protect your interests.  The insurance company on the other side will walk all over an unrepresented person and pretend like they are your friend.  They will then low-ball you.  An experienced personal injury lawyer has the ability to litigate and try a case in front …
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Is distracted driving illegal in Indiana?

Indiana has laws that require drivers to pay attention to the roadway and avoid crashing into other vehicles.  If a driver ignores these laws and causes an injury there is probably a claim or lawsuit coming down the pipeline.  A personal injury lawyer is the type of lawyer that handles a distracted driving case.  Contact …
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Is distracted driving illegal in Kentucky?

Kentucky statutes mandate that a driver must be paying attention to the roadway and not be distracted.  If a driver is distracted and causes a crash the driver will be responsible for damages.  Damages on a distracted driving case include: pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future income, and potentially punitive damages.  …
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Can I recover compensation after an accident caused by a distracted driver?

You can recover compensation after an accident caused by a distracted driver.  Your damages include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future income, and mental/physical pain and suffering.  Punitive damages may also be recoverable if the distracted driver was engaged in horrendous behavior like watching tv while driving or being intoxicated.  If you have a …
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What are some common examples of driver distraction?

Common examples of driver distractions include: texting and driving, eating in the car, other persons in the car causing distraction, and a variety of other actions/inactions that can lead to injury.  A driver has a duty to pay attention to the roadway and be aware of surroundings.  Failure to do so that results in injury …
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Are there different kinds of driver distractions?

There are different types of driver distractions.  Some are external and others occur in the car.  The most common is cell phone-related.  Texting and driving is dangerous and kills people.  Doing anything other than focusing on the roadway can lead to injury.  I have handled cases where someone reaches in the back seat and causes …
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Liability Pre-Lawsuit Denied and Mediation Settlement

I resolved a car crash case at mediation yesterday.  I am proud of the result and the client is happy. My client was taking a left turn at a light at the intersection of Shelbyville and Hurstbourne (right by Starbucks).  She was driving a Nissan Versa.  The defendant was driving the opposite way and wanted …
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