Tips for managing your ATV on an uphill drive

Sometimes, safely navigating your all-terrain vehicle up steep slopes may be too much for your vehicle. No matter how experienced you are, some hills are too steep to climb.

A tip for someone going uphill in an ATV, especially if one is having difficulty doing so, is for the driver to keep his or her feet firmly on the vehicle’s foot rests and make sure their weight is going uphill at all times. This technique will help you avoid the possibility of the vehicle losing momentum and sliding down.

If you do start to move backwards, it is important for the driver to remember to apply the brakes and step on the parking brakes. However, the driver should remember to apply the front brakes only, because applying pressure on the back brakes can cause the vehicle to flip over.

Pursuing a personal injury claim can be a difficult process, but with the legal help of our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC in Lexington, the process is made easier. Call our offices today at (800) 953-2373 to get in touch with a qualified member of our legal team and discuss your legal options.

Compensation for victims of GM ignition switch defects will not be capped

Kenneth Feinberg, compensation expert for General Motors (GM), stated that the company will not provide a limit as to what each victim can receive in terms of monetary settlement.

Overall, Feinberg said at a press conference in Washington D.C. that the settlement amount could go as high as several billions of dollars but that “there is no ceiling”, especially since  the number of claims is not yet fully tallied.

Feinberg made this announcement on the same day that GM issued a recall on the ignition switches of 8.2 million more vehicles, thus adding to its ever-growing list.

Additionally, the delays of this seemingly never ending list of recalls has reportedly stemmed from a highly dysfunctional corporate culture and employee misconduct. GM, however, is finally taking responsibility for what has been happening to victims of such defects.

Our experienced team of attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, is ready to take on cases pertaining to personal injury and product liability, among many others. If you are the recent victim of an automotive defect in the Lexington area, get in touch with us today by dialing (859) 253-2373 or (800) 953-2373.

Actor Tracy Morgan critically injured by sleepless truck driver

45-year-old actor Tracy Morgan, best known for his roles on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, has been left critically injured after the limo bus he was riding in was hit by a truck driver that had not slept in over 24 hours, the Huffington Post reports.

On June 7, Morgan was riding along the New Jersey Turnpike in a Mercedes limo bus with several of his friends when they were hit by a Wal-Mart tractor trailer. The truck was driven by Kevin Roper, 35, who was found to be in criminal violation of New Jersey law by not sleeping for an excess of 24 hours.

Roper is being charged with one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of injury by auto. The accident caused the death of 63-year-old comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair.

Our entire legal team at Wilson & McQueen PLLC is deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those hurt in this accident.