The nature of the injuries victims of car accidents can suffer can be catastrophic and devastating. Car accidents are the leading cause of injuries and the injuries victims of car accidents can suffer can be lasting so it is important for car accident victims to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them with the damages they have suffered.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has struck down the law that required all medical malpractice lawsuits to first be reviewed by a medical review panel before going to court. Drafted by the Republican-led Senate and House in 2017 and supported by the Kentucky Medical Association, the premise of the bill was to avoid unnecessary or frivolous medical malpractice cases from clogging up the Circuit Courts.
A 75-year-old Louisville man was killed recently in a crash on the Watterson Expressway. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and was reported to have several blunt force traumatic injuries. Though the incident is still under investigation, a preliminary report suggests that the car the man was driving was struck from behind by a semi-truck. That impact sent the car spinning uncontrollably into traffic causing it to hit yet another vehicle, then came to rest underneath the semi-truck.
According to an article published by The Post Courier, three individuals simply attending a Lexington estate sale were injured when an explosive device went off. The estate belonged to a deceased explosives hobbyist. A man who was browsing through the items lit what he thought was a cigarette lighter but turned out to be an explosive device. The blast did not cause structural damage to the home.
What are your first thoughts when you hear the words personal injury attorney? To many people, those words simply equate to an attorney who accepts car accident cases. However, this is only one type of case a personal injury attorney may represent. Personal injury law actually encompasses a wide variety of situations.
Knowing what damages may be available through a personal injury claim is important for victims who have suffered personal injuries such as those that might be suffered in a car, truck, motorcycle or other type of traumatic accident. A personal injury claim for damages serves as a resource to help victims obtain the help they need with the damages they have suffered.
In the aftermath of a car accident, there are many things to worry about and actions to take, at a time when you are probably shaken up and not thinking very clearly. The first thing to do is check to yourself and others for injuries, and the first calls you make should likely to be to 911 and then to the police.