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How Many Car Wrecks Are Caused by Speeding?

Published on May 21, 2024 at 8:30 pm in Car Accidents.

How many car wrecks are caused by speeding

When we’re in our cars on the road, we see vehicles pass us that are driving way too fast. Posted speed limits are intended to keep people safe on our roadways, and between high amounts of traffic and possibly poor road or weather conditions, drivers who decide to speed can often cause wrecks.

This brings up the question: How many car wrecks are caused by speeding? And why do people decide that driving faster than the posted speed limit is okay?

How Often Do Accidents on Bridges Happen?

Published on May 7, 2024 at 7:06 pm in Car Accidents.

Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, and bridges are no exception. These incidents can be dangerous due to the potential difficulty of accessing the site and providing assistance. The severity of the injuries sustained in bridge accidents can also be affected by the height and structure of the bridge.

But how often do accidents occur on bridges? At the Golden Law Office, we know that any accident can be devastating. When it happens on a bridge, it can lead to serious damages and injuries.

Let’s examine the factors behind these crashes and the number of incidents on America’s bridges.

What To Do If a Car Hits You From Behind

Published on Apr 9, 2024 at 7:46 pm in Car Accidents.

What to do if a car hits you from behind

Accidents can happen in a variety of ways, but one of the most traumatic is a rear-end collision. In these cases, the driver is sitting at a light or stopped in traffic; then suddenly, there’s a crash. If you have been involved in these incidents, it can leave you stunned. However, you need to take action to ensure your safety, preserve evidence, and solidify your legal claim.

At Golden Law Office, we have a few tips for what to do if a car hits you from behind.

How Often Do Car Accident Claims Go to Court?

Published on Apr 2, 2024 at 7:10 pm in Car Accidents.

How often do car accident claims go to court

When you get into a car accident, even with severe damage or injuries, most accident claims are settled amicably between claimants and insurers. However, sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that may complicate a claim and cause the settlement process to take longer, or even lead to a civil lawsuit against either the other driver or their insurance company. 

With over 130,000 total reported vehicle collisions in our state that occurred in 2022 per Kentucky Transportation Cabinet statistics, it begs the question of how often car accident claims go to court.  

Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

Published on Mar 20, 2024 at 9:01 pm in Car Accidents.

Who pays my medical bills after a car accident

After an accident, many people will start to accrue a massive amount of health expenses. If the car crash resulted from someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, why should you have to pay for these costs?

Unfortunately, getting your health care costs paid in Kentucky can be a confusing process, especially when you are already dealing with the stress of the accident. If you are wondering who pays my medical bills after a car accident, here are a few points to keep in mind.

What Happens When My Insurance Declares My Car as a Total Loss?

Published on Mar 12, 2024 at 7:30 pm in Car Accidents.

What happens when my insurance declares my car as a total loss

After you have been involved in a vehicle accident, you want to get your car back up and running on the road. But sometimes, an insurance company can declare your vehicle a “total loss.” What is a total loss, and what does that mean for you? Let’s look at the claims process in Kentucky and see what happens after a vehicle is considered totaled.

What To Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident While Pregnant

Published on Feb 20, 2024 at 8:19 pm in Car Accidents.

What to Do if You're Injured in a Car Accident While Pregnant

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful experience for anyone, but it can be especially frightening for expectant mothers. These accidents can cause serious harm to both the mother and unborn baby. Even minor accidents can result in complications.

If you’re a pregnant mother and have been injured in a car accident, there are a few steps you want to take to protect your and your unborn baby’s health, along with protecting your legal rights.

Filing a Lawsuit Against an Uninsured Driver

Published on Feb 13, 2024 at 8:11 pm in Car Accidents.

Filing a Lawsuit Against an Uninsured Driver

After a vehicle accident, one of the first steps is to exchange insurance information with the other driver. But what happens when the at-fault driver is uninsured?

Unlike insured drivers, recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and property damage can be difficult. In these situations, you may be able to sue the other driver.

Here is what you need to know to initiate a lawsuit against an uninsured driver in Kentucky.

How Long Does it Take to Receive a Settlement from a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 29, 2023 at 8:31 pm in Car Accidents.

How Long Does it Take to Receive a Settlement from a Car Accident

A car accident takes seconds to occur, but the financial impact can last much longer. From medical bills to lost wages, the cost of a car accident mounts quickly. Instead of focusing on recovering from the accident, you may worry about how you’ll pay the mounting bills. When you first contact a Kentucky car accident lawyer, your first question might be, “How long will it take to get my settlement?” Depending on the nature and severity of the accident, it can take as little as a few weeks or as long as 18 months to receive your settlement. Here is what you can expect when you pursue a car accident settlement.

What Happens When You’re in a Minor Accident

Minor accidents like fender benders can lead to neck and back injuries from whiplash. Even if your injuries aren’t severe or life-threatening, you may want to seek compensation to cover your medical bills. Kentucky’s laws limit an accident victim’s ability to seek compensation in these situations.

Can a Car Accident Happen Due to a Malfunctioning Traffic Light?

Published on Oct 27, 2023 at 10:03 pm in Car Accidents.

Can a Car Accident Happen Due to a Malfunctioning Traffic Light
How to safely navigate intersections controlled by traffic lights is one of the first things we learn as new drivers. Green, yellow, and red—these colors are indispensable cues that tell us when to stop and when to proceed with caution.

But what happens when the device designed to keep us safe doesn’t work like it’s supposed to?

Can a car accident happen due to a malfunctioning traffic light? The answer is yes—crashes can and do happen as a result of a broken traffic signal.

Key Takeaways:

  • Malfunctioning traffic lights can cause serious car accidents.
  • Lexington depends heavily on traffic lights, and a storm in March showed us the dangers created by traffic signal outages.
  • There are steps you should take if you see a broken traffic light.
  • If you were injured in a crash caused by a malfunctioning signal, you may have the right to pursue compensation.

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