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Will COVID-19 Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Posted on May. 20 2020 in Blog,Personal Injury Cases

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the way of life for most people in the United States. From dealing with an unprecedented global health crisis to navigating stay at home orders and dramatic effects on the economy, residents of Kentucky have adjusted to a new normal. Personal injury claims have also been affected by COVID-19. With all non-emergency court proceedings in the state postponed, we need to discuss how personal injury cases will be affected moving forward. How will COVID-19 affect ongoing personal injury trials? Most people may not be aware the Kentucky state courts closed in March and have been under orders to remain closed through the end of
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Kentucky Car Accident Laws

Posted on May. 20 2020 in Blog,Car Accident Information

While nobody wants to be involved in a car accident, the reality is that these incidents are going to occur. According to the Kentucky Department of Transportation, there were more than 134 total traffic collisions reported during the latest year of data available. Out of these incidents, there were 724 fatalities and nearly 34,000 people injured. It is important for anyone who regularly drives in the state of Kentucky to understand the laws pertaining to car accidents. If you are unsure about your situation following an accident in Kentucky, reach out to our Louisville car accident attorneys for a free case consultation. How long do I have to file an
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COVID-19 Impact on Motor Vehicle Collisions in Louisville

Posted on Apr. 27 2020 in Car Accident Information

The coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly had a significant, negative impact on the health and financial welfare of millions of Americans. However, one silver lining may be a sharp decline in car accidents. With multiple states implementing shelter-in-place laws or similar lockdown orders, major cities throughout the country such as Louisville are experiencing record lows in traffic and motor vehicle collisions. But just how much impact has COVID-19 had on car accidents? With help from data visualization agency 1Point21 Interactive, we analyzed the freshest possible data from the Kentucky State Police (KSP) to find out. Since March 12, when the city of Louisville began taking measures to close business and public
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Famous Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted on Feb. 2 2020 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 medical malpractice attorney with decades of experience in personal injury and malpractice law, like the Louisville personal injury
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Victim of a Hit-and-Run in Kentucky? Here’s What To Do

Posted on Jul. 26 2019 in Blog

A hit-and-run accident in Kentucky can leave you injured, in pain and confused about your rights. Luckily, Kentucky is a no-fault insurance state – meaning you do not have to prove the other party’s fault (or even know the other driver’s identity) to file an insurance claim for your damages. Negotiating a fair settlement, however, can be tricky. Follow these steps for your best chances of success. To discuss the details of a case with an experienced Louisville car accident attorney from Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation. Write Down a Vehicle Description and Plate Number If you were present during
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Are Fireworks Legal in Kentucky?

Posted on Jul. 25 2019 in Blog

If you spent another Fourth of July wondering about the legality of the fireworks your neighbors set off all night, settle the matter for good with a review of Kentucky’s firework laws. Kentucky does not have a statewide ban on fireworks. It does, however, have a few safety regulations for people who want to partake during the holiday. In addition, municipalities have passed city-specific firework laws that may be more stringent. Lexington is one of those cities. If you’ve reach out site because you were recently injured in a firework accident, contact our Louisville injury lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Kentucky State Firework Laws
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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 in Kentucky without legal representation and help from a Louisville personal injury attorney. 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
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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. If this has happened to you or a loved one, reach out to our Louisville medical malpractice attorneys for a free case evaluation. Cancer Diagnosing cancer can be difficult because of the
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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 Kentucky, contact a Louisville medical malpractice lawyer to find out how to hold the at-fault party accountable. 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
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