Lexington Personal Injury Law Blog
According to state police, the wreck occurred near the intersection of Halfway-Halifax Road and Highway 231. 77-year-old Charles Wagoner, of Scottsville, was hauling a pontoon boat as he tried to merge with traffic. He apparently did not see 25-year-old Brandon Harrison, who was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle. Wagoner’s pontoon boat collided with the Kawasaki, killing Brandon almost instantly. Brandon’s passenger, 22 year-old Kayleigh Harrison, of Scottsville, was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a crash, always have a Lexington personal injury attorney evaluate your claim, even if a first responder said the other driver was not at fault. That’s because there is often a difference between fault at the scene and liability for damages.
Typically, either an electrical short or touching a wire causes an electrocution injury. When a breaker seriously malfunctions, the burst of light, heat, and energy often causes serious injuries, even if the victim was several feet away from the explosion.
Some playground injury victims are invitees, especially if a church, homeowners’ association, or other private entity owned the playground. In these situations, the landowner has a duty of reasonable care. That’s one of the highest duties in Kentucky law.
The physical wounds, like broken bones, are only the most obvious injuries. Since many of these victims have pre-existing conditions, it is not easy to fully recover from such wounds. The emotional fallout of a fall might be even worse. Many elderly people are so afraid of falling again that they become almost completely sedentary.
Typically, these claims settle out of court. But the settlement process is rarely quick. In fact, fast settlements are usually a bad sign. These attorneys might take the first settlement offer or not thoroughly investigate the claim. In either case, the settlement could be for pennies on the dollar. Nevertheless, we know waiting is frustrating. So, here is a general outline of what will happen in a car crash claim.
All these problems add up to nursing home negligence, which is unintentionally injuring nursing home residents. The most common forms of nursing home abuse are outlined below. A Lexington personal injury attorney might be able to obtain substantial compensation in these cases. That compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Before the pandemic, the FMCSA had never issued such a safety waiver. But the agency “is continuing the exemption because the presidential declared emergency remains in place, and because the continued exemption is needed to support direct emergency assistance for some supply chains,” according to a spokesperson. Nevertheless, regulators emphasized that the waiver was not a license to drive while fatigued. “Motor carriers shall not require or allow fatigued drivers to operate a commercial motor vehicle,” they stated.
The physical injuries usually include deep puncture wounds as well as severe tearing lacerations. Even if reconstructive surgery is successful, the physical scars usually remain. Animal attacks often leave emotional scars as well, particularly among younger victims. These wounds often include an unnatural fear of all dogs, nightmares, and flashbacks.
These wrecks are almost impossible for the other driver to avoid. Erratic drivers are unpredictable drivers. Since there is no way to know what they will do next, it’s very difficult to clear a path for them. Furthermore, everything happens so fast, most drivers have no time to react in these situations. So, these wrecks usually do not involve the last clear chance defense. More on that below.