For centuries, people could not sue the government for actions the government took that harmed them. It was part of English common law that carried over to the United States.
If you're facing drunk driving charges or if you've been injured by a drunk driver, you're not alone: The number of crashes in Kentucky in which alcohol was involved has averaged about 4,400 per year for the past several years, according to new research.
Rollover accidents cause serious injuries and often result in fatalities. Vehicle rollovers happen in about 3 percent of car crashes, but they yield 30 percent of all accident deaths. Rollovers can happen instantly, with little warning, but an understanding of why they happen and ways to lessen the chances of being injured in one might help you stay safer.
Hazards abound on the roadway. There’s road construction, weather conditions, debris, potholes and more to deal with every time you get in the car. In addition to contending with those, of course, you also have to pay attention to other drivers, obey the rules of the road watch your speed, and drive defensively.
You may assume that it’s safe to run to the mall to do a bit of Christmas shopping. You drive out, park your car and head into your favorite store to cross a few items off your holiday shopping list. Your mind is on the task at hand, but you’ll be safe, right? The answer to that might not be as straightforward as you think.
Off-roading is a very popular activity here in Kentucky, and the Commonwealth has thousands of miles of trails, parks and campgrounds for tourists and locals alike. People use recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) to get to hunting blinds all over the state, and for otherwise getting out and enjoying nature. These vehicles are smaller and more versatile than conventional vehicles, making them easier to maneuver in hilly or muddy terrain and thus perfect for taking to the great outdoors.
When we think of car accidents that cause injuries, we usually assume there’s been a high-speed accident. Obviously, two vehicles colliding at highway speeds can result in serious injuries and extensive property damage. Did you know, however, that even slow-speed, relatively minor crashes like “fender benders” can still cause major injuries?
A newly released study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, (published in the industry journal Public Health Reports) suggests that lawnmowers are far more hazardous than many of us had previously realized.
Many of us breathe a sigh of relief when fall arrives each year. The kids are back in school, it’s football season, the leaves are changing, and the weather is cooler. As nice as it is to have lower temps and apple picking, though, there are road hazards associated with autumn that it’s sometimes easy to forget.
A recent vote by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) may be the first step in having key safety features like anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control systems make their way onto motorcycles. The NTSB voted unanimously on Tuesday, September 11, as part of a public hearing on the topic.