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May 2017 Archives

Will federal regulators pass stricter requirements for truck underride guards?

Any accident involving any two vehicles can result in serious injuries and death for those involved. Car accidents involving large trucks are particularly dangerous for drivers of smaller vehicles, though, not only because of the sheer weight and size difference in the vehicles, but also because of the risk of the smaller vehicle being pinned underneath and crushed by the truck.

Work with experienced attorney to make best possible use of crash investigation reports

Last time, we looked briefly at a report by the National Safety Council which found that many states don’t do enough to collect important information about motor vehicle crashes. As we noted last time, the report found that the state of Kentucky uses standardized crash report forms which only account for five of the 23 factors examined by the nonprofit.

Report highlights states’ failure to gather important crash data

Motor vehicle accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, some of them within the control of drivers, and some of them not so much in drivers’ control. Whenever an accident occurs, law enforcement is one of the first to be on the scene and to begin gathering information. Law enforcement officers use standard procedures and standard forms to gather crash information, and this information is valuable for crash victims who later seek compensation for injuries and fatalities.

What is the difference between personal injury, survival, and wrongful death claims?

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, a lot of injury and loss can result, depending on the circumstances of the crash. In any case, it is important for accident victims to have their case thoroughly evaluated to determine who is responsible for the crash, what damages the crash caused, and what legal claims may be available to accident victims.

When you need help after an injury or accident, talk to the attorneys at Morris & Player PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky.

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