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What’s the Difference Between Survival Action & Wrongful Death in Kentucky?

Posted on Jun. 23 2022 in Wrongful Death

In the event you lose somebody that you love due to the negligent or intentional actions of another individual or entity, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. There are two separate civil actions that help recover compensation after a person loses their life due to the actions of others – wrongful death claims and survival actions. Here, we want to review the difference between these two types of civil actions. There are important distinctions that need to be made, even though they can both be filed against the same person for the same death. What Are Wrongful Death Claims Intended For? In Kentucky, wrongful death claims
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Who is Responsible in a T-Bone Accident in Kentucky?

Posted on Jun. 14 2022 in Car Accident Information

T-bone accidents are one of the most common types of collisions that occur on Kentucky roadways. Unfortunately, these incidents can lead to significant injuries and extensive property damage. It is crucial to determine liability in the aftermath of these incidences so individuals can recover compensation for their losses. Here, we want to examine some T-bone accident scenarios and explore possible liability. What are Common Causes of T-Bone Auto Accidents? Determining fault in the T-bone collision is not always easy. In the aftermath of a rear-end collision, we can typically point to the rear vehicle and say they were likely at fault. However, T-bone collisions occur in a wide variety of
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What Happens If I’m in an Auto Accident and a Vehicle is Not Paid Off in Kentucky?

Posted on Jun. 14 2022 in Car Accident Information

Getting into a vehicle accident can be incredibly scary and confusing. In the aftermath of the incident, individuals often wonder what happens when it comes to property damage compensation if the vehicle is not paid off. Here, we want to discuss what happens after a car accident when it comes to your property damage compensation as well as GAP insurance. Will The At-Fault Driver(s) Pay For My Loan or Leased Car? The good news is that you are not the only one in this situation. However, we have to pay close attention to whether or not an individual has chosen the no-fault insurance system in Kentucky or opted for the
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How Do Attorneys Prove Negligence in a Wrongful Death Case in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 20 2022 in Blog

Wrongful death claims are incredibly challenging, particularly because these claims revolve around the loss of life and the compensation of family members. It is important for attorneys of the family members and the estate of the deceased to prove negligence in order for the claim to be successful. Here, we want to break down the four elements of negligence and how attorneys prove them. How Do Attorneys Prove Duty? The first step in proving negligence for a wrongful death claim is establishing that there was a duty of care between the deceased and the defendant. The duty of care will look different depending on the type of incident involved in
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When Should I Contact an Attorney for a Dog Bite Injury in Kentucky?

Posted on Jan. 21 2022 in Dog Bites

Dog bites often happen unexpectedly and can lead to severe injuries. If you or somebody you love sustains a dog bite injury in Kentucky, then you need to know what steps to take to recover compensation for your losses. One of these steps may very well be contacting an attorney so that you understand your rights. A skilled dog bite injury lawyer will have extensive knowledge of all Kentucky laws surrounding these incidents, and they will be able to help you recover full compensation for your losses. How Can a Dog Bite Attorney Help? It is crucial for individuals who sustain a dog bite injury to contact an attorney as
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What Recourse is Available for a Soft Tissue Injury in Kentucky?

Posted on Jan. 4 2022 in Personal Injury Cases

Soft tissue injuries can lead to significant setbacks. This can include immense pain and suffering as well as major medical bills. Here, we want to discuss the steps you can take to recover compensation if your soft tissue injury was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, entity, or company in Kentucky. You may be able to recover compensation for your losses through a settlement with insurance carriers or through a civil personal injury lawsuit. How Do Soft Tissue Injuries Occur? Soft tissue injuries occur when our body’s muscles, ligaments, or tendons experience trauma. Soft tissue injuries can include sprains, strains, contusions, tendonitis, bursitis, and more. These
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Can I Recover Damages If I Was Partially At Fault for an Accident in Kentucky?

Posted on Jan. 4 2022 in Personal Injury Cases

If you or somebody you love sustains an injury caused by the negligence of another individual or entity in Kentucky, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, what happens if you were partially at fault for the injuries that caused your injuries? Here, we want to discuss how Kentucky handles partial fault when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. This is important information because other parties in the case could use claims of partial fault in an effort to lower the amount of money they pay you in a settlement. How Does Partial Fault Work in Kentucky? States around the US use various systems in order
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Pros & Cons of Personal Injury Settlements Out of Court

Posted on Dec. 1 2021 in Personal Injury Cases

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, then you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. The vast majority of personal injury cases in Kentucky are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, there are times when a civil personal injury lawsuit becomes necessary. Here, we want to discuss the pros and cons of taking a personal injury settlement out of court as opposed to going all the way to trial. Pros of Settling Out of Court There are various reasons why settling out of court may be more beneficial to a
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Distracted Driving FAQs

Posted on Dec. 1 2021 in Blog

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous things that can occur on the roadway. In fact, the dangers of distracted driving are on par with impaired driving, and the reality is that most people drive while distracted and do not think twice about it. Here, we want to answer some of the most common questions associated with distracted driving on the roadways of Kentucky. How Dangerous is Distracted Driving Overall? Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of vehicle accident injuries and fatalities in this country. When we look at data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), we can see that 3,142 individuals lost their
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Traumatic Brain Injuries & Motorcycle Accidents

Posted on Oct. 27 2021 in Blog

Operating a motorcycle is exhilarating, but it also comes with substantial risks. Motorcyclists in Kentucky are more vulnerable than drivers and passengers inside traditional vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to traumatic brain injuries caused by accidents. Here, we want to discuss the most common types of brain injuries caused by motorcycle accidents as well as various preventative steps that motorcyclists can take to remain safe on the roadways. Brain Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents – A Common Theme Motorcyclists are much more exposed on the roadway than those inside traditional passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, this means that motorcyclists are more likely to sustain various types of traumatic brain injuries
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