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What Is the Hit and Run Investigation Process?

Published on Feb 13, 2024 in Car Accidents.

Being involved in a vehicle collision is already stressful, but when the driver responsible for your accident leaves the scene before information is exchanged, it makes everything more complicated. Not only are you faced with damages to your vehicle and possibly injuries to yourself or your passengers, but there is no way to contact the […]

Truck Accident Statistics

Published on Feb 6, 2024 in Truck Accidents.

Most of us share the road with commercial vehicles every time we get behind the wheel. But do you know just how dangerous it can be to drive alongside a tractor-trailer, delivery truck, or other big vehicle? A closer look at both nationwide and Kentucky truck accident statistics paints a grim picture of the risks […]

Warning Signs of an Incompetent Doctor

Published on Jan 30, 2024 in Medical Malpractice, Uncategorized.

When it comes to your health care and safety as a patient, identifying the warning signs of an incompetent doctor can, literally, be a matter of life or death. In the realm of health care, where lives hang in the balance and well-being is of utmost importance, the role of a competent doctor cannot be […]

What To Do if Your Car Catches on Fire

Published on Jan 23, 2024 in Product Liability.

Most of us have been there. We’ve been driving down a local Lexington street, or an interstate, or perhaps one of Kentucky’s many state highways, when we’ve come across a big plume of smoke and traffic backed up for miles. As we inched closer to where the blaze was happening, we saw a car burning […]

Why Are Overloaded Trucks So Dangerous?

Published on Jan 16, 2024 in Truck Accidents.

Truck safety is a serious issue on our roads, and one of the biggest hazards related to this issue is overloaded trucks. So, why are overloaded trucks so dangerous? Let’s take a look… Overloading a truck refers to the act of carrying more weight than a truck can safely handle, exceeding the weight limits set […]

What To Look for in an Auto Accident Attorney

Published on Dec 7, 2023 in Car Accidents.

If you’ve been in a car accident, one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is choosing the right attorney to represent your interests. Do you know what to look for in an auto accident attorney? Our experienced and skilled auto accident lawyers at Peterson Law Office can make a huge difference in the outcome […]

Legal & Firm News

Can You Still Recover Compensation If You Weren’t Wearing a Seat Belt?

Since seat belts became standard in new cars, the number of injuries has decreased. According to data compiled by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, the seat belt usage rate is around 89.8 percent. Sadly, half of all fatal road accidents happen to motorists who don’t buckle up. Whether a motorist or passenger uses those […]

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What Are the Elements of Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?

A lot of personal injury claims can become quite complex early on in the process and one of the main reasons for this is the need to prove negligence. Proving negligence caused an accident can be the deciding factor in the success of some cases, such as in a wrongful death claim, or if the […]

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How Are Noneconomic Damages for Mental Anguish Calculated?

Two assessments occur with any severe accident: Who is at fault, and what will the remedy be for the victim? That reward is where the concept of pain and suffering comes into play. Compensation for an injury encompasses physical and emotional trauma. It is easy to assess the medical expenses, but how are noneconomic damages […]

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