Liability for a Secondary Crash in Kentucky

As a personal injury attorney in western Kentucky, I’ve handled hundreds of automobile accident cases.  The media tends to focus on wrecks, especially when they involve a tractor trailer accident.  It’s often related to driver error by the trucker who’s rushing to meet a delivery deadline, driving aggressively or who experiences a mechanical failure of some kind.  However, there’s another risk to drivers. Once an automobile collision occurs, the other drivers have to react quickly to sudden stops and evasive lane changes.  If those actions result in another collision, who …

Distracted Driving in Western Kentucky

Earlier this summer, KFVS12 reported on a Livingston County fatal collision involving a car and a tractor trailer.  It appears the driver of the car didn’t realize that traffic had slowed ahead of her.  She apparently tried to switch lanes but was forced to return to her lane.  She collided with a tractor trailer after losing control of her car.  It may have been a case of distracted driving. Unfortunately, we see all too many wrecks on I-24.  Between construction zones, access ramps, tractor trailer traffic and inattentive drivers, it …

Be Safe This Halloween

Autumn is upon us.  Here in our beautiful part of the state, it means Friday night football, MSU Racer football and some great times with family and friends.  October 31st is a fun evening that kids and parents look forward to each year. The Roberts Law Office wants to remind all of us to be safe this Halloween. Many communities have moved up the time for trick or treating from the time when I was a child.  This enables younger children to make the rounds before the sun goes down.  …

Can Passengers Sue the Driver?

Last week, a teenager was driving when the car ran into the median.  It subsequently flipped onto its side.  The driver was accompanied by two passengers.  There are no further reports about injuries.  So, what happens if you’re a in a one car accident in a car driven by someone else?  Can passengers sue the driver? As with any car wreck, if you are hurt in an accident, seek immediate medical attention.  The reason for doing this, even if you think it will be fine, is to document any injuries.  …