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Who is liable after a car accident in Kentucky?

A car accident can leave you reeling. Maybe the other car came out of nowhere, and you had no time to react. Perhaps you slammed on the brakes, but you could feel your car sliding. Or maybe the impact was so severe that you are not even sure exactly what happened.

Though accidents happen, it does not make a crash any less frightening. It can leave you with expensive car repairs, anxiety and significant medical bills. You may be wondering who will have to pay for everything after a vehicle accident. Here is what you need to know about Kentucky law regarding car crashes.

Staying safe on rural roads

Though a drive in the countryside provides beautiful scenery, rural roads are potentially the deadliest. Rural driving can present hazards for motorists, such as narrow roads, unexpected turns, dips and other distractions. Combine this with high-speed driving and sharing the roads with slow-moving farm machinery, and it is easy to see that accidents can occur. Whether you’re a native of a rural area or rarely acquainted, it is important to know how to stay safe on country roads.

"If you are used to driving in busy metropolitan areas, rural roads may seem almost harmless; however, there are many dangers associated with driving on back roads."

Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident

Trucks are a way of life in Kentucky. Truckers are the lifeblood of industry; the construction workers that build our homes rely on their pickups; and simply getting from point A to point B on a given day is best done in your own truck. Not to mention the thrill that comes with driving a big, powerful vehicle. Accidents happen though, and when they do, you need to have a plan.

Life after an accident is different. Your truck is damaged, for one. Insurance companies are often quick to send money for damages, but rarely give as much as you need. You also may be injured and not even know it. If you are, there’re medical bills and lost wages to contend with.

AAA: Sleepy driving causes a tenth of auto accidents

When discussing distracted driving, texting and alcohol often take center stage. However, these are not the only things that can impair driving. Fatigue also plays a major role in many Kentucky crashes, although it might not receive as much attention.

A new AAA study shows just how dangerous sleepy driving has become. Before this study, federal estimates only assumed that drowsiness caused one out of every 100 accidents. In fact, the AAA study found that about one out of every ten crashes involves fatigue.

Signs you’ve suffered a brain injury in a car accident

Unfortunately, car accident injuries are a fact of life. According to the CDC, every year Americans spend more than 1 million days in the hospital from motor vehicle accident injuries. On top of that, annual crash injuries result in roughly $18 billion in lifetime medical costs.

While you may think of injuries as only happening in serious wrecks, sometimes minor fender benders can result in significant health issues. One such instance of this is brain injuries, which aren’t always readily apparent, and can be caused by even a slight impact or jolt.

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