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If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident or lost someone you love, Kentucky's dram shop law may provide justice

The dangers of drunk driving are well known. It is estimated that 29 people die everyday in the United States as a result of drunk driving. Unfortunately, Kentucky is all too familiar with this tragedy. From the Carrollton bus crash to the recent loss of the Abbas family on their way home to Michigan, these horrible accidents represent fatalities that are entirely preventable.

On-duty deputy injured in car crash caused by thrown rock

Those who work in the public sector face many unknown dangers every time they clock in for duty. The majority of the time, their day will consist of routine calls that are handled without undue complications. Unfortunately, for one on-duty Kentucky deputy, responding to call ended abruptly in a frightening car crash.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE PHOTOS AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

Anyone that has been involved in a car accident, knows that the moments following the collision can be chaotic and full of stress and emotion. Often your mind is racing and your adrenalin is pumping. Always check your surroundings and the condition of those in your vehicle first. Make sure you or someone calls 911 and if possible get yourself and others to a safe place.

What the Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know

If you watch even a small amount of television these days, you've seen the endless insurance company commercials. The insurance industry uses everything from sport stars, cartoons, talking lizards, to catchy slogans to entice new customers.

What is the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law?

A civil case is a dispute between individuals or companies. A criminal case is a case brought by the state against a person who allegedly broke the law. Car accidents are a good example of when civil and criminal law can both be involved.

Should I settle my car accident case out of court?

Most people may assume that when you are injured in a car accident and decide to purse a claim, it will go straight to court and be a lengthy stressful process. The numbers however show a different reality. While exact statistics are not readily available, most agree that 80 to 90 percent of car accident claims settle before a lawsuit is even filed. And of the cases filed in court a very small percentage go before a jury trial. It makes sense that many people who are injured in a car accident often ask their lawyer if they should settle or take their case to trial.

10 BEST AUTO INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERICA

As explored in my article about the 10 WORST INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AMERCIA, car insurance is not only mandatory in all but one state, it safeguards you and your family against car accidents, and provides financial security and recovery when you most need it.

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