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How is Liability Determined in Kentucky Car Accidents?

Posted on Oct. 26 2020 in Car Accident Information

The last thing anybody expects or wants is to be involved in a car accident in Kentucky. Unfortunately, auto accidents are not uncommon in this state. According to the Kentucky Department of Transportation, there were more than 158,000 total vehicle collisions reported across the state during the latest year of data we have available. These incidents often result in significant property damage and can cause serious bodily injury, which means that liability for the crash needs to be determined. Here, we want to discuss various ways that liability is determined in the aftermath of a vehicle collision in Kentucky. Is Kentucky a No-Fault Accident State? The most important thing to
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Do I Have to Go to Court After a Car Accident in Kentucky?

Posted on Oct. 26 2020 in Car Accident Information

If you or somebody you care about has been involved in an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person in Kentucky, you may be wondering whether or not you will have to go to court. The reality is that vehicle accidents can be resolved in a variety of ways. This can include settlements with insurance carriers or taking the case to trial. Here, we want to discuss what factors influence the track and outcome of a car accident case in Kentucky. One of the most important factors to remember is that these cases can become complicated, and it may be necessary to seek assistance from a
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Defensive Driving Tips for Driving in Kentucky

Posted on Sep. 21 2020 in Blog

Getting into a car accident can be a scary experience, and most drivers do whatever they can to avoid being involved in a collision. The best way to do this is to practice defensive driving techniques every time you are on the roadway. Defensive driving skills come with experience, and these skills involve learning to predict the actions that careless or negligent drivers may take in order to avoid serious incidents and personal injuries. Here, we want to discuss some defensive driving tips for Kentucky drivers. Defensive Driving Basics There are various strategies that new and experienced drivers can implement in order to practice defensive driving on the roadway. Implement
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Car Insurance Refund During COVID-19

Posted on Sep. 21 2020 in Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way that most of us go about our daily lives. While many areas around the country have returned to some semblance of normalcy, we have all been through so much. When the pandemic first began, and stay at home orders were implemented, there was much less traffic on the roadways. As many people were asked to stay home, insurance companies began to reassess the auto premiums they were charging consumers. Most major insurance carriers decided to issue some sort of refund to drivers. The Car Insurance Premium Refunds Most major insurance carriers announced in the Spring of 2020 that they would issue some
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How Do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Cases?

Posted on Aug. 31 2020 in Car Accident Information,Personal Injury Cases

Anytime a person sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, they should be able to recover compensation through an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit. However, securing this compensation is not always easy. Insurance carriers often put up significant resistance to paying out legitimate claims, and one of the tactics they may use to deny a claim or lower a settlement amount is to say that the injury victim had a pre-existing condition. Why would a pre-existing condition matter? In theory, it should not matter whether or not a person has a pre-existing condition if somebody else has caused them harm. However, it
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Does Over-Prescribing Medication Constitute Malpractice?

Posted on Aug. 25 2020 in Dangerous Drug Information

The over-prescribing of medication is a topic that has been discussed for many years now, particularly as people in and around our area have become addicted to opioids. However, does over-prescribing medication constitute medical malpractice? The reality is that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the country, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins. One of the most common medical mistakes that are made are errors concerning medication. It could certainly be argued that over-prescribing constitutes medical malpractice. The most common over-prescribed medications Any opioid can be over-prescribed, but over the last few years, it has been found that the following medications tend to be more over-prescribed
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Telemedicine and Medical Malpractice Claims: What You Need to Know

Posted on Jul. 27 2020 in Dangerous Drug Information,Medical Malpractice Cases

The idea of telemedicine is not new. Technology has reached a point where it is feasible for patients to regularly interact with their physicians through wireless means. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the popularity and use of telemedicine has dramatically increased. However, what happens if a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake while administering care through telemedicine? Here, we want to discuss medical malpractice claims in the realm of telemedicine. When do medical malpractice cases arise? In general, medical malpractice cases arise when a doctor makes a mistake that causes harm to a patient. That is a very simplistic definition, and obviously these cases become
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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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