Kentucky Injury Lawyers

Do I Have Legal Recourse After Driving on a Poorly-Maintained Road?

Published on Feb 7, 2019 at 11:28 am in Auto Accident.

Any time you’re behind the wheel, it’s likely you’re on the lookout for negligent drivers who may be distracted, using their cell phones, or disobeying traffic laws. While it’s crucial to be aware of those individuals to reduce your risk of an accident, sometimes the road conditions can put you in a dangerous situation that’s outside your control.

The state and local governments are responsible for ensuring roadways are safe for travelers. It requires a significant amount of time and money to keep highways and local roads in a state that does not present any hazards. When the roadways are neglected, travelers may encounter unavoidable dangers that cause crashes.

5 Steps for Protecting Your Rights After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Published on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:06 am in Auto Accident.

In the event of a crash, drivers have a responsibility to stop their vehicles, contact the necessary emergency services, and trade contact and insurance information for claim purposes. When a driver leaves the scene of an accident, they are commiting a crime. We call these types of accidents “hit-and-run” crashes.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 across the country. While many of these accidents only resulted in property damage, some resulted in serious injuries and even death. It can be overwhelming dealing with a hit-and-run; however, it’s important to remember there are steps you can take to protect your rights after the accident. Here are 5 steps you can take to protect your rights:

Ohio’s Most Dangerous Roads and Highways

Published on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:43 am in Auto Accident.

Thousands of unsuspecting victims are injured or worse every year in car accidents on Ohio’s roads and highways. Many of these wrecks are a direct result of other drivers’ negligence. As a diligent, responsible driver, it’s important to be aware of the most dangerous roadways in the state. This knowledge will allow you to take extra precautions in the areas where the most accidents, injuries, and deaths occur.

Many of the most dangerous roads are interstates. Accidents on interstates are often attributed to high speeds and distracted driving. This does not mean, however, that accidents do not occur in more rural parts of the state. A crash can happen anywhere at any time. But, based on accident rates compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following ten roads and highways are considered the most dangerous in Ohio:

Uber Lawsuit Revived for Riders Who Were Kicked Out in Dangerous Area

Published on Jan 3, 2019 at 8:42 am in Auto Accident.

On December 19, 2018, an Illinois appellate court revived a lawsuit regarding two individuals who were struck by a speeding vehicle after an Uber driver kicked them out of their ride.

In October 2014, Farid Kessanti, the Uber driver, picked up Sean Kramer and Jasmine Vega from the Chicago theater. After taking several wrong turns, the passengers began to question Kessanti’s driving abilities and area competency. As a result, Kessanti terminated the service mid-ride and kicked the two out of his vehicle.

The two were left in a high-traffic and allegedly high-crime area. It was poorly lit and surrounded by bars and people with varying levels of sobriety. While walking to their destination, they were struck in an intersection by a speeding driver, John Szczepaniak – who fled the scene and was apprehended the next day. Both Kramer and Vega were injured in the accident.

Some Facts About Car Accident Injury Recovery Time

Published on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:50 pm in Auto Accident.

Car accidents can result in serious injuries, even if the accident wasn’t a high speed crash. The sudden impact of a minor crash can be enough to cause a painful injury. When this happens, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to heal because your injuries may prevent you from working or performing daily activities. You may also be concerned about the medical costs of the accident. To get fair compensation for the accident, you need a Cincinnati car accident lawyer from Thomas Law Offices. We’ll do everything to show how the negligent party hurt you and recover the damages you need to move on.

If you have any questions about your case, get in touch with us today and schedule a free consultation.