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Can I File an Injury Claim Without a Lawyer?

Posted on Jun. 27 2019 in Blog

When choosing to file an personal injury claim on our own, the first thing to do is at least know what you’re getting into. You are eligible and legally allowed to handle your own personal injury claim without legal representation. However, it is often a complicated process that is not suitable for the faint of heart. If your case is one in which fault, evidence, and injuries are obvious, it may be wise to handle a settlement on your own. In addition, if your injuries are minor you may prefer self-representation. In any case, it is important to understand how to proceed, what to do, and then you’ll be ready
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Can Traffic Camera Footage Be Used in a Kentucky Car Accident Claim?

Posted on Jun. 25 2019 in Blog,Car Accident Information

Traffic camera footage is admissible as evidence in Kentucky car accident claims. Today, cameras and videos are everywhere. This includes red light cameras at intersections and security cameras in stores, office buildings and parking lots. Even if a traffic or security camera did not catch an incident, such as a car accident, someone’s smart phone likely did. In the event of a car accident claim, insurance companies will try to use footage captured at the time of the incident to prove or disprove liability. However, just because it was on camera somewhere does not mean it is legal or admissible as evidence against you. If you were in a car
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6 Commonly Misdiagnosed Medical Conditions

Posted on May. 14 2019 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Misdiagnosis is a common form of medical malpractice. Medical industry standards do not expect physicians to make correct diagnoses 100% of the time, but they do expect doctors to follow a certain protocol for the most accurate conclusions. A physician’s neglect to listen to symptoms, recommend tests, or refer the patient to a specialist could result in preventable medical misdiagnosis. Although a negligent physician can misdiagnose virtually any condition, some ailments lead to misdiagnosis more often than others. Cancer Diagnosing cancer can be difficult because of the range of symptoms that can come with the disease. Symptoms can vary according to the type of cancer, its severity, and the individual
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Retained Foreign Objects After Surgery – How to Know & What to Do

Posted on May. 14 2019 in Blog

One of the most horrifying examples of medical malpractice is a surgeon forgetting a foreign object inside the body cavity. Retained foreign objects after surgery can wreak havoc on the patient’s insides, causing serious post-operative health complications. Most patients do not realize that retained surgical bodies occur up to once every 1,000 operations. If you believe you are a victim of this gross form of medical negligence in Louisville, find out how to hold the at-fault party accountable here. What Is a Retained Foreign Body? A retained foreign body, retained foreign object, or retained surgical body is any item left inside a patient after a surgery that should not be
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What Is No-Fault Insurance and How Does It Work in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 17 2019 in Blog

In many states, when you suffer injuries in a car accident, you first have to determine who was at fault for the accident. The negligent driver’s insurance company has to pay for the damages you incur during the accident. However, Kentucky is not one of those states – instead of operating on the traditional fault-based system; Kentucky’s car insurance laws follow a choice no-fault rule. Kentucky’s Choice No-Fault Car Insurance System Kentucky’s no-fault car insurance system runs in a slightly different way than traditional no-fault insurance states. In the traditional system, each driver in an accident has to go to his or her personal insurance company to receive compensation for
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What Are the Minimum Auto Insurance Requirements in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 16 2019 in Blog

When you drive a vehicle on Kentucky roads, you run the risk of getting into a car accident. Because these accidents are so common and often unavoidable, Kentucky requires you to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance to cover your liabilities in the event of a car crash. If you do not carry this minimum amount of insurance, you could face certain penalties. How Much Car Insurance Do You Need to Carry in Kentucky? Under Kentucky state law, every person who operates a four-wheeled motor vehicle on Kentucky roads must carry certain minimum amounts of insurance coverage. You could face severe penalties, including fines and jail time, if you
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6 Things Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Posted on Apr. 12 2019 in Car Accident Information

When you suffer injuries in a car accident in Kentucky, you will have to file a claim with an insurance company in order to obtain compensation to recover from these losses. However, it is important to understand that insurance companies are not on your side – since they pay for your injuries out of their pocket, the insurance company and their representatives want to offer as small a settlement as possible. As a result, insurance companies guard a few secrets that they don’t want you to know. If you’ve recently been injured in a Louisville car accident and are seeking information on how to handle your claim, visit our Louisville
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Famous Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted on Mar. 18 2019 in Medical Malpractice Cases

A Comprehensive Look at Medical Malpractice Suits and Notable Cases Medical malpractice cases can take on many forms, with multiple causes and a wide variety of results. Often, medical malpractice cases gain notoriety, either for the persons involved in the suit, or the unusual circumstances leading up to them. Here are some notable medical malpractice cases that have happened throughout the years. Although most come with an incredible story, all of them carry a common thread: many of these payouts would not have happened were it not for the efforts of a skilled attorney with decades of experience in personal injury and malpractice law. Basic Statistics for Medical Malpractice Cases Medical
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Hundreds of Veterans File Lawsuits against 3M over Defective Earplugs

Posted on Mar. 7 2019 in Blog

What if you experienced repeated exposure to repeated, sustained, loud noises as a part of your work, but your employer provided you with earplugs to protect your ears? Likely, you would trust the earplugs would effectively protect your hearing, or at least lessen the intrusion of sound. This situation occurred within the US Armed Forces; however, the situation ended with a large number of veterans suffering hearing loss; ensuing a string of lawsuits against the manufacturing company. If you’re currently in need of a 3M defective earplug attorney in the state of Kentucky, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation. What went wrong with
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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in RoundUp Cancer Case

Posted on Aug. 28 2018 in Personal Injury Cases

The active ingredient in many weed killing herbicides has been linked to developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Multiple scientific studies have found that glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup—the most popular weed killer in the world) causes cancer in humans.  In 2015, the World Heath Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that long-term exposure to glyphosate—like that from working in agriculture—is likely to cause cancer. If you believe you’ve been exposed to glyphosate and have experienced personal injuries, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. Consumers are Largely Unaware of the Dangers This information is bad for companies like Monsanto (makers of Roundup and part of the
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