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How to be a responsible driver

An auto accident may lead to significant injuries and property damage. However, there are ways that Kentucky drivers can reduce the risk of one occurring. Eliminating distractions such as a cellphone may make it easier to focus on the road. Drivers should also refrain from eating, reading, chatting with passengers or applying makeup when operating a motor vehicle.

Cars that generate the most injury claims

As today's vehicles are being equipped with more and more safety features, drivers can avoid accidents and be protected from serious injuries should a crash occur. However, the risk of accidents taking place will remain until perhaps all vehicles become fully automated. In addition, different vehicles offer different levels of protection. Drivers in Kentucky should know about a recent list that has been compiled of the most dangerous vehicles.

Research suggests automated cars won't harm insurance industry

Despite several dire predictions in 2016, recent data suggests that automated vehicles may not lead to the death of the car insurance industry after all. As a string of fatal accidents involving self-driving cars have shown, liability issues will still affect drivers in Kentucky and across the country. The most likely scenario is that the industry will evolve, not die.

Seatbelts may reduce risk of severe liver damage in car accidents

Kentucky drivers or passengers who get in car accidents are at risk of suffering serious injuries that could include a severe liver injury. However, researchers found that people who wore a seat belt were less likely to sustain severe liver injuries.

Human factor may be hampering autonomous car development

Considering the recent fatality involving a driverless Uber car, some Kentucky motorists may be wondering about the future of autonomous technology. The accident resulted in Uber suspending its driverless vehicle operations. However, the question remains as to why the accident occurred and whether similar tragedies can be prevented.

What's behind most highway fatalities

Not only are highway accidents common in Kentucky, but they also prove to be fatal in many cases. That is why drivers should be aware of the most common factors in highway fatalities. Some factors can be avoided, while others are simply out of one's control. Nonetheless, accidents almost always arise from some form of human negligence or misjudgment.

What Kentucky drivers should know about soft tissue injuries

The soft tissue comprises the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body as opposed to the hard tissue, or the bones and cartilage. Soft tissue is often torn, sprained or strained in car accidents because the impact, sudden braking and bracing of the body stretch it in extreme ways. The result is usually chronic pain and swelling in the neck.

JAMA study shows rise in car crashes on April 20

Recreational marijuana use has been legalized in nine states and Washington, D.C. While the people of Kentucky may not have to worry as much about drivers operating under the influence of recreational marijuana, they need to know that marijuana-related crashes are apparently increasing in most U.S. states. This is especially true during the April 20 holiday that marijuana users have proclaimed and celebrated since the early '90s.

Surgical errors can lead to devastating consequences

When Kentucky patients go to a hospital for surgical treatment, they generally trust that they will emerge positively from the experience with improved health and a solution to an ongoing condition. However, when surgical errors or other medical mistakes take place, this may not be the case. Mistakes during surgery can lead to even greater medical problems for the patient and require long-term care, and it can be important for injured patients to seek compensation and accountability for the harm done to them.

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