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Texting and Driving Statistics in KY

Posted on Jun. 16 2015 in Car Accident Information

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2013, 10 percent of all fatal crashes, 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all motor vehicle crashes were distraction-affected crashes. That said, vehicle crashes that involve distracted drivers are on the decline. In 2013, there were 3,154 fatalities caused by distracted drivers. This is a decrease of nearly 7 percent when compared to the fatalities recorded in 2012. However, there was a slight increase (0.7 percent) in the number of people injured due to distracted drivers. In 2015, the state of Kentucky experienced more than 53,500 crashes, which resulted in 169 fatalities and in excess of 14,000 injuries. All
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Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Related to the Use of Talcum Powder

Posted on Jun. 15 2015 in Dangerous Drug Information

Update: Johnson and Johnson recently paid out $72 million for cancer death linked to talcum powder.  If you are one of the 20,000 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, you may be wondering, “did I do something wrong?” The answer to this question could be yes, specifically if you are a regular user of talcum powder for feminine hygiene. Talc, in it’s purest form, has been the target of lawsuits filed against Johnson and Johnson, manufacturer’s of baby powder and Shower to Shower. Most of the lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson relating to talcum powder ovarian cancer have been based in New Jersey, the state of the company’s headquarters. The
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Whiplash Injury Symptoms and Treatment

Posted on Jun. 11 2015 in Car Accident Information

When something causes a rapid and forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck, whiplash can occur. This motion has the ability to injure the disks, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tissues of the neck. Although the majority of people suffering from a whiplash injury will recover within a few months, about 25 percent will not. These individuals suffer disability and have long-term pain that can last years. According to scientists at Northwestern University, within the first two weeks of a whiplash injury, special Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows the scientists to determine which patients will develop chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and disability. Unusual muscular changes involving large amounts of fat
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Statute of Limitations

Posted on Jun. 10 2015 in Personal Injury Cases

The statute of limitations refers to a law that sets the maximum amount of time an individual can wait before filing a lawsuit. That length of time varies depending on the type of claim or case being filed and which of the states it is filed in. If an individual neglects to file his or her claim or lawsuit within the statutory deadline, the right to make a claim or to sue has passed. That said, in a few instances, the statute of limitations may be extended. Statute of Limitations in Kentucky KRS Chapter 413: Limitation of Actions In Kentucky, a statute of limitations extension is possible if the plaintiff
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