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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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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