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Unsafe driving on 3rd Street Road

Police authorities have recently concluded that a recent car accident along 3rd Street Road in Louisville, Kentucky was not caused by speed; however, residents are anxious that the road is not safe for commuters or even pedestrians, WHSA11 reported on July 14.

The speed limit on 3rd Street is 35 miles per hour, but those who live on the street see cars zoom by at 50-60 miles per hour. The additional danger of curves and ditches contribute to the large number of accidents that happen there. One resident’s home is guarded by cement pillars because its previous tenant experienced a car crashing into the house.

Being the victim of a car accident can bring about unfortunate consequences, such as physical injuries and costly medical bills. If you have been injured in a car accident through the fault of someone else, our Louisville attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm may help you pursue compensation. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to schedule an appointment with our legal team.


GM creates compensation program for victims of defective ignition switches

Michigan-based automaker General Motors Co. is jump-starting a program to pay back the victims that were badly affected by an ignition switch defect in many of GM’s small compact cars, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported on June 5.

The defect has been blamed for the deaths of at least 13 people. GM announced it will begin hearing claims on August 1, but the company did not discuss how much money would be given to the victims of their defective products.

Further details concerning the compensation program will be developed in the weeks to come by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM in April. Feinberg previously handled the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund as well as funds for the Boston Marathon bombing and the BP oil spill.

Physical pain, emotional trauma, and costly medical expenses besiege the victims of personal injury accidents. At the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville, we take great pains to ensure just compensation for our clients. Get in touch with our attorneys today by dialing (502) 584-5050.


Little girl died in Pleasure Ridge Park car accident

A seven-year-old girl, whose identity the police authorities did not make known to the public, died at the scene of a car crash the morning of May 17, Wave 3 News reported.

Three other passengers were riding with the girl when their vehicle was struck by a Jeep on the 7200 block of Terry Road at Rivers End Road in Louisville, Kentucky. The driver of the Jeep SUV was brought to the hospital with critical injuries. The three passengers accompanying the young girl also went to the hospital, but their injuries were not as severe.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said the Jeep driver was attempting to pass a southbound car on Terry Road, causing him to be hit by the northbound Chevrolet carrying the group of individuals.

The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm send their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased during this difficult time.


Zip line ride malfunctions in Lexington, injures little girl

An 11-year-old girl riding the zip line at the Red Mile Race Track during the crawfish festival in Lexington, Kentucky fell after the ride allegedly malfunctioned, WKYT reported on May 10.

The girl fell nearly 20 feet to the ground, landing on her back in a grassy area. Authorities later found that the carabiner clip connecting the harness to the line was broken. Police who responded to the accident told ABC 36 News that the little girl sustained critical yet non-life-threatening injuries.

The Lexington Police Department took the broken harness into custody and filed a personal injury report. The Department of Agriculture’s Division of Regulation and Inspection will determine whether the zip line’s manufacturers or the amusement center’s management can be held liable for the accident.

If you ever find yourself suffering from the effects of others’ irresponsible actions in Louisville, the attorneys of the Samson Law Firm may fight for you. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050.


Comedian George Wallace awarded $1.3M in Vegas hotel lawsuit

Sixty-one-year-old comedian-actor George Wallace was awarded around $1.3 million in a civil negligence and personal injury lawsuit he filed against the Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel Casino by an Nevada jury’s six-two vote on Tuesday, April 8 after two weeks of testimonies and around 12 hours of jury deliberation.

The jury ruled that Bellagio should pay Wallace $1.2 million for lost income, $100,000 for pain and suffering, and $8,500 for medical bills due to the large injuries he sustained when he tangled his leg in wires onstage at the resort in 2007 for a private event for HSBC Card Services, Inc.. Wallace’s medical expenses, based on calculations from both the defense and the prosecution, amount to $9,525.

When property owners fail to make their properties safe for other people, they them at risk of injury or even death in the worst circumstances. As such, they should be held liable for such negligence. Call our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm if you or a loved one in Louisville has been harmed by a property owner’s negligence by dialing (502) 584-5050, and find out how we can possibly help.


Lawsuits against Whirlpool Corp. approved to proceed to trial

On Monday, February 10 U.S. District Judge James Carr ruled that personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits filed against Whirlpool Corp. may proceed in federal court.

Families from Clyde, Ohio have sued the company after nearly 40 children were diagnosed with cancer. Investigators believe that chemicals released from the washing machine plant are causing cancer throughout the town. Judge Carr, however, dismissed claims against Whirlpool of reckless conduct and fraud.

The diagnoses began in the mid-1990’s and peaked in 2006. Nine children in Clyde were diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible to pursue financial compensation. The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm advocate for Louisville injury victims. To speak with a member of our legal team call (502) 584-5050.