Highway Safety with Sheriff Steger

Episode 6:  Murray personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts is joined by Calloway County Sheriff Sam Steger to discuss highway safety on Western Kentucky roadways. Sheriff Steger has been in law enforcement since 1992 at Murray State University as a dispatcher.  He later joined the Murray Police Department and the Calloway County Sheriff’s Department.  He eventually joined the Kentucky State Police until retiring in 2013.  He’s been the Calloway County Sheriff since 2015. The Importance of Seatbelts The object stays in motion until it’s stopped by another object.  In a car …

Underride Collision with Tractor Trailer

With winter is upon us, it’s time to reconsider our driving habits.  This is especially true if you have young drivers.  The arrival of snow and ice makes any trip more dangerous.  If your trip causes you to share the road with tractor trailers, you should be thinking about stopping distances.  The risk of an underride collision rises the closer you are to the tractor trailer. What’s an Underride Collision? Tractor Trailers pose an inherent risk because the under-side of their trailers are much higher than the bumpers on other …

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 …