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Who Is Responsible For Auto Damage Caused By a Pothole in Kentucky?

Posted on Sep. 7 2021 in Blog

The last thing that anybody expects is that they will be involved in a vehicle accident caused by poor roadway conditions. However, potholes are everywhere. In some situations, roads are so marred by defects and potholes that they can be difficult to drive on. But who is responsible for vehicle damage as a result of a pothole? Here, we want to discuss who is responsible for roadway maintenance as well as how to prove a pothole damage claim in Kentucky. What Damage Can Be Caused By Potholes? Most people simply think of potholes as an inconvenience. However, the reality is that potholes can lead to significant damage to a vehicle.
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Should I See a Doctor After a Slip & Fall Accident?

Posted on Sep. 7 2021 in Blog

Slip and fall accident injuries can affect anybody. These incidents can occur while a person is at work, at their home, shopping at the store, going to the bank, and more. The truth is that any person involved in a slip and fall incident needs to seek medical care as soon as they can. The truth is that slip and fall victims are often embarrassed by what happened, regardless of who caused the incident, and want to get away from the accident site as soon as possible without causing a fuss. This is a mistake. If You Have Any Pain, This is a Sign That Something Happened If you slip
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How Do I File a Wrongful Death Claim in Kentucky?

Posted on Aug. 4 2021 in Blog

If you have lost somebody that you love due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of someone else, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim in order to obtain closure and secure compensation for your losses. Even though a wrongful death lawsuit will not be able to erase what happened, these cases can bring some measure of peace to family members. Here, we want to discuss the basic steps for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Kentucky. Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths? When we examine Kentucky law regarding wrongful death claims, we can see that these cases arise when “the death of a person results from
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Common Causes of Building Fires

Posted on Aug. 4 2021 in Blog

Building fires are much more common than most people realize. This includes fires that occur inside of residential homes as well as commercial structure fires. Here, we want to examine some recent building fire statistics. We also want to look at some of the most common causes of building fires. When you are prepared with information, you could take various preventative steps to prevent fire from destroying your business or home. We want this information to prevent burn injuries and property damage. Looking at the Causes of Building Fires According to data available from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), we can see that local fire departments responded to around
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Should I Post Details About a Personal Injury to Social Media Platforms?

Posted on Jun. 28 2021 in Personal Injury Cases

Anytime something major happens in our lives, the vast majority of us now reach to social media to talk about it. Try as we might to resist the pull of being connected through various types of apps, the reality is that most of us are connected and, dare we say, addicted to various aspects of the social media realm. Be it Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat, or another type of social media platform, clicking those little icons is like second nature for so many people. However, if you have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else, clicking on social media apps may be the last
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Injuries & Fireworks – How to Stay Safe This Summer

Posted on Jun. 28 2021 in Personal Injury Cases

Summertime means warmer weather and more outdoor activities. This also means holidays where individuals purchase and use fireworks to celebrate with friends and family. However, fireworks are essentially little explosive devices that can lead to severe injuries if mishandled. Every year, thousands of people sustain injuries due to the misuse of fireworks or faulty fireworks. Here, we want to give some top firework safety tips that could help you stay safe as you go through the major summer holidays. Additionally, we want to discuss some of the main personal injuries that individuals sustain as a result of firework usage. Good Fireworks Safety Tips to Keep in Mind Each Summer Always
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Damages & Personal Injury Limits Against Government Entities in Kentucky

Posted on Jun. 7 2021 in Personal Injury Cases

Injuries happen all the time to residents and visitors in the state of Kentucky. In most situations where a person is harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual or business, the victim is able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in order to recover the compensation they need. However, if a person is injured due to the actions of a governmental entity or government employee, the process of securing compensation is much different. Here, we want to discuss the types of compensation recoverable as well as the limits on recoverable compensation in personal injury claims against government entities in Kentucky. Can a
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How Are Non-Economic Damages Determined in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 26 2021 in Blog

If you or somebody you love sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or business, then you deserve compensation for your losses. When most people think of insurance settlements or jury verdicts, they think about the compensation a person receives for their hospital bills or lost income. These are typically considered economic damages because they are calculable. However, injury victims in Kentucky also regularly incur various types of non-economic damages as well. These are often referred to as general damages or pain and suffering losses. Here, we want to briefly define non-economic damages, discuss whether or not there are any limitations on this type
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Common Brain Injuries in Car Accidents

Posted on Apr. 26 2021 in Car Accident Information

Vehicle accidents regularly lead to victims sustaining brain injuries. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries often result in a person suffering from significant long-term complications that affect both their physical and cognitive well-being. Here, we want to discuss some of the most common brain injuries that people sustain as a result of car accidents in Kentucky. Anytime a vehicle accident occurs, a person runs the risk of sustaining some type of traumatic brain injury. Even collisions that occur at slower speeds still involve vehicles that weigh thousands of pounds coming into contact with one another. This often leads to a person striking their head on objects inside the motor vehicle. Additionally, the
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Paraquat Lawsuits – FAQs

Posted on Apr. 12 2021 in Blog

If you were exposed to the herbicide Paraquat in Kentucky, and have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, contact the attorneys at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC. You or your family member may not have been warned of the dangerous effects of Paraquat. Our attorneys can hold the manufacturer accountable for its failure to instruct or warn you of what could happen from Paraquat exposure. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience, resources, and experience to help you file a Paraquat lawsuit and recover the financial compensation you deserve. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation. What Is Paraquat? Paraquat is a toxic chemical used to kill weeds, and
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