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Restitution After an Auto Accident Case

Posted on Dec. 31 2013 in Car Accident Information

An auto accident can be overwhelming, especially if you or your loved ones were injured as a result of the accident. There are many things that need to be handled in the aftermath. A police report must be filed, your insurance company must be contacted and you must find another vehicle to drive, either on a short-term basis while your car is being repaired, or on a permanent basis if your original vehicle is totaled. You also must seek medical care after the accident, and file claims with your medical insurance company. Not to mention your daily commitments, such as home, family and your job. Types of Restitution In addition
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Emergency Vehicle Accidents

Posted on Dec. 18 2013 in Car Accident Information

Accidents are an unfortunate problem that continues to cause a variety of injuries and fatalities each year. The United States Census Bureau reports that nearly 11 million accidents occur on average each year, though the exact figure differs each year. When you are in an accident with an emergency vehicle, the situation may seem complicated by the fact that the vehicle is designed for emergencies. Depending on the situation, you may want to work with an car accident attorney to determine what action is possible and if you can take your case to court. Evaluate the Situation Before you take any action, consider the situation and the cause of the
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Failure to Remove Snow and Ice: Slip and Fall Cases

Posted on Dec. 17 2013 in Personal Injury Cases

With winter weather rolling in across the United States, it is important to recognize the laws that may apply to the particular conditions. Among the concerns that may arise is the possibility of slipping and falling on a patch of ice or snow, which results in an injury. When you are injured due to a slip or fall on snow or ice, working with an injury attorney may be the best way to manage the situation. Locate the Responsible Party A slip and fall on snow or ice can seem complicated if you do not have a clear individual or company who is considered negligent or responsible for the incident.
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Questions to Ask your Louisville Injury or Accident Lawyer

Posted on Dec. 16 2013 in Personal Injury Cases

Hiring an injury or accident attorney can seem complicated. That is why it is important to ask certain questions about your lawyer and the firm before you move forward with your accident or injury case. The right questions can help you determine if an attorney is right for your goals and concerns. How Do You Charge? Before you take any steps to hire an attorney, find out how you are expected to pay the fees. Although many lawyers may use a contingency agreement, each attorney is different and may have a different policy. In most cases, you will not pay any fees until after you win your case and receive
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Fall from Ladder and Scaffoldings Accidents

Posted on Dec. 12 2013 in Personal Injury Cases

Working in a position that requires you to climb a ladder or scaffolding is a potentially dangerous position. Depending on the project, the height of the scaffolding and the distance that you climbed, you may face major injuries that are expensive to treat. After you fall from a ladder or scaffolding at work it may be time to seek the help of a Louisville personal injury attorney to file an appropriate claim against your employer. Injuries That May Occur Depending on your job and position, the injuries that you may reasonably be expected to face may vary. In the case of construction or engineering work, it is possible that you
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Hit and Run Accidents in Louisville

Posted on Dec. 10 2013 in Car Accident Information

Nearly 1,000 pedestrians are killed each year in hit-and-run accidents, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board. Many more are injured. In Kentucky in 2012, there were 236 Hit and Run accidents reported. Those hit and runs resulted in 304 Injuries. Fifty hit and runs involved pedestrians and six involved bicyclists. It can happen in an instant. One moment you are standing at the crosswalk, riding your bike down the street or stopped in your car at a traffic light. The next thing you know you are on the ground or your car is being flipped around. A hit-and-run injury case is made that much worse because there’s no
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Your Rights as a Cyclist in Louisville

Posted on Dec. 9 2013 in Car Accident Information

Do you remember as a teenager, eager to get your driver’s license, everyone telling you incessantly that you must follow the “rules of the road?” Those rules are the responsibilities and right those drivers in Kentucky receive when they receive their licenses. Even though bike riders do not take road tests nor have eye exams or a written test, just by getting on a bike and riding the streets and roads of Kentucky entitles them to certain rights and imposes on them certain responsibilities. Biker’s Rights and Responsibilities In Kentucky, bike riders must follow regulations that apply to motor vehicles with the following exceptions: Bicyclists may use highway shoulders to
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Pedestrian Accident Cases in Kentucky

Posted on Dec. 9 2013 in Personal Injury Cases

Pedestrian accidents include incidents where individuals are hit by motor vehicles or are harmed by improper walkway conditions. Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association estimate that around 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents every year- over 78,000 pedestrians suffer from severe injuries due to these accidents. The number of pedestrian accidents that occur each year are staggering. Last year alone there were 1,035 reported accidents with pedestrians in Kentucky, and 351 in Louisville alone. These accidents lead to 891 total injuries, as well as 47 that involved fatalities. While the number of Louisville car accidents saw a decline in 2018, pedestrian accidents still pose a grave
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