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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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Should I Refuse Medical Treatment After an Auto Accident in Kentucky?

Posted on Jan. 28 2021 in Car Accident Information

Vehicle accidents are going to occur on the roadways throughout Kentucky. When an accident does occur, it is crucial there any driver or passenger involved ensure that they are medically cared for after the incident. According to the Kentucky Department of Transportation, there were more than 34,000 total vehicle accident injuries across the Commonwealth during the latest reporting year. However, many of these personal injury accident victims did not seek medical care. Here, we want to discuss whether or not it is a good idea to refuse medical treatment after an auto accident in Kentucky. Seeking Medical Care is Always Recommended One of the first steps that any person involved
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Who is Most Susceptible to Slip & Fall Injuries?

Posted on Dec. 30 2020 in Personal Injury Cases

Slip and fall accidents are relatively common, and they can lead to significant injuries for those involved. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall cases account for more than one million emergency room visits across the United States each year, which make up approximately 12% of all fall injuries. There is one group that is more susceptible to slip and fall injuries than any other – older adults. We want to discuss how fall incidents can affect older people and give some tips about how you can work to prevent slip and fall accidents. Elderly Individuals & Slip and Fall Injuries According to the Centers for Disease
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What to Say – & Not To Say – to an Insurance Company After a Car Accident

Posted on Dec. 30 2020 in Car Accident Information

The last thing any driver in Kentucky wants is to be involved in a vehicle accident. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents and collisions occur all the time throughout the Commonwealth. If you or somebody you care about has been involved in an auto accident, whether another driver was at fault or whether you were at fault, you are likely going to be dealing with insurance companies to resolve the incident. This also means you will have to talk to insurance claims adjusters. Here, we want to discuss what you should say and should not say to an insurance claims adjuster after a car accident occurs. Knowing some of these simple facts could
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Are Punitive Damages Common in Kentucky Car Accidents?

Posted on Dec. 1 2020 in Car Accident Information

If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury caused by the careless, gross negligence, or intentional actions of another driver, you should be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. In most personal injury cases, there are various types of compensation that could be awarded, including economic and non-economic damages. This typically revolves around medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. However, punitive damages can also be awarded in the aftermath of a Kentucky car accident. Punitive Damages Are Rare Punitive damages are a special category of damages in personal injury cases. These damages are not compensatory, which means they or not designed to compensate
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6 Questions to Ask When Hiring Car Accident Lawyers in Kentucky

Posted on Dec. 1 2020 in Car Accident Information

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a Kentucky car accident and are seeking assistance from a skilled car accident lawyer to help with your case, you need to be sure you make the right choice. Before you enter into any contract with an attorney at a law firm for help with your Kentucky car accident case, there are various questions you should ask to help you gain an understanding of the relationship and the path forward. 1. How Much Do You Charge? Most skilled and experienced Kentucky car accident lawyers will take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that the client will
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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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