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What Happens if You Get Into a Car Accident With an Unlicensed Driver?

Published on Sep 22, 2023 at 5:26 pm in Car Accidents.

What Happens if You Get Into a Car Accident With an Unlicensed Driver
Many of us who live in Lexington wouldn’t ever envision taking to the road without a valid driver’s license; however, a wide variety of circumstances, which we’ll detail below, may lead to a motorist not securing a proper permit to drive their automobile. This negligence can create quite a dilemma if you’re involved in a collision with one of these vehicle operators here in Kentucky. So, continue reading, where we’ll discuss what happens if you get into a car accident with an unlicensed driver.

Who Is at Fault for a Sideswipe Accident?

Published on Jul 26, 2023 at 9:33 pm in Car Accidents.

Who Is at Fault for a Sideswipe Accident?
Was your car sideswiped by another vehicle? Sideswiping occurs when the side of one vehicle scrapes along the side of another. This type of collision happens between vehicles that are traveling in the same direction, although the struck vehicle may be either moving or stationary.

Not typically as deadly as other types of traffic crashes, a sideswipe accident can certainly still leave you with costly property damage and even severe, debilitating injuries. When you’ve been hurt by the actions of another motorist, being able to conclusively prove who is at fault for your sideswipe accident becomes a central part of your recovery journey.

Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most?

Published on Jun 16, 2023 at 10:12 pm in Car Accidents.

Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most
Each year, more than one hundred thousand auto accidents occur right here in Kentucky. Fortunately, the overwhelming majority only result in property damage. Ones that do result in injuries or fatalities are particularly devastating.

These statistics lead government regulators and motorists to ponder what they can do to minimize their chances of becoming involved in a crash. One way to handle this situation is by clearly identifying where car accidents happen most. So, that’s what we’ll address below.

What To Do if You Have Back Pain After a Car Accident

Published on May 29, 2023 at 9:49 pm in Car Accidents.

What To Do if You Have Back Pain After a Car Accident
The most recently published Kentucky Traffic Collision Facts 2021 report published by the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington highlights how there were 109,291 total reported accidents in our state on public roads in 2021, 734 of which resulted in fatalities and 20,117 that resulted in nonfatal injuries. At least 2,867 of those accidents resulted in suspected serious injuries.

While the specifics regarding the injuries that our fellow Lexington residents and others living in or traveling through our state aren’t readily available, it’s safe to say from our experience handling car accident cases at Golden Law Offices, back injuries top that list.

Car Accident Recovery Tips

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm in Car Accidents.

car accident recovery tips

When you’ve been injured in a car accident, your number one priority should be your physical recovery. At Golden Law Office, we recommend that car accident victims in Lexington do everything in their power to focus on their physical and emotional health and well-being. 

However, we recognize that following our top car accident recovery tips can be difficult if you are struggling with the financial aftermath of a serious collision. If finances will be a hurdle to any of the below tips, schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys to discuss your options for recovering compensation. 

Who’s Responsible for Ambulance Accidents?

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 7:24 pm in Car Accidents.


Ambulance accidents can be the most severe motor vehicle accidents on the road here in Lexington, KY. They might not only endanger the lives of the patient or paramedics riding inside of the ambulance but also motorists traveling alongside these emergency vehicles.  

Who is responsible for these crashes? Fault can be challenging to determine in these situations. However, our personal injury attorneys at Golden Law Office can aim to help you sort out liability issues stemming from a Kentucky ambulance accident throughout the remainder of this article.  

How To Read a Police Report

Published on Nov 11, 2022 at 6:42 pm in Car Accidents.

pollice officer preparing report

Filing a personal injury lawsuit is often the most effective way to secure compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages caused by a car accident. Proving to the insurance company that the other driver was at fault and therefore liable for all of your damages is not easy, though. 

Civil cases like car accident claims require you to prove your case by providing a preponderance of the evidence. This is different than the proof requirements in a criminal case, which must be beyond a reasonable doubt. A preponderance of the evidence simply means that you must demonstrate that your claim is more likely true than not. 

What’s the Average Settlement for Whiplash Injuries?

Published on Nov 5, 2022 at 2:51 am in Car Accidents.

What's the Average Settlement for Whiplash Injuries
At Golden Law Office, we regularly meet with car accident victims hoping to recover the financial expenses they were unfairly saddled with after an accident caused by another motorist. One of the questions that frequently arises is: What’s the average settlement for whiplash injuries? Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries—and those recovering from this form of neck damage are familiar with the costs of treatment.

Below, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the cost of treating a whiplash injury and what accident victims can expect to recover in the average settlement. We advise you to take in this information with the understanding that every person’s case is different. While these figures represent broad averages, it doesn’t necessarily mean your case outcome will look the same.

Can You Drive With a Concussion?

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 7:43 pm in Car Accidents.

Any bump, sudden back and forth movement, jolt, or blow to the head has the potential to cause a concussion. While many concussion symptoms subside in the days and weeks following injury, the impact may last much longer for some victims.

This leaves many accident or injury victims wondering, can you drive with a concussion?

Why Is It Important To Take Photos After a Car Crash?

Published on Aug 12, 2022 at 8:34 pm in Car Accidents.

Why Is It Important To Take Photos After a Car Crash
When you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you can recover compensation for your damages via a personal injury claim. Proving that the accident wasn’t your fault can be a challenge when the insurance company is disputing your claim at every turn, though. Pictures can paint a clear picture of facts that are in dispute, which is why it is important to take photos after a car crash.

At Golden Law Office, we advise car accident victims to take more pictures than they think they will need. Take both vertical and landscape photos. Use flash sparingly and only when needed, as your phone’s light may create glares that obscure important information.

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