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Car Accident Mediation in Kentucky

Posted on Aug. 29 2012 in Car Accident Information

After getting into a car accident in Kentucky, the accident victim may want to file suit with the help of a Louisville accident lawyer against the responsible parties and achieve a full recovery through a trial. However, even when an accident seems slam dunk in favor of a plaintiff, one never knows how a jury will decide. One way to resolve a Louisville, KY car accident is to go through mediation. Mediation is when a neutral party, the mediator, helps the disputing parties to come to a settlement. Parties may go to mediation when they want to resolve a dispute without the delays or expenses of trial or the unknown
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Automated Enforcement Laws

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Car Accident Information

Automated enforcement laws refer to using cameras to enforce traffic safety laws. Kentucky currently has no state laws relating to automatic enforcement. Though many states have laws authorizing automated enforcement, not all states where cameras are in use to enforce traffic laws have such laws, nor are they such laws always necessary. A common category of automated enforcement program is for red light violations. With red light violations, if a car enters an intersection any time after the signal light has turned red, the driver commits a violation. Motorists inadvertently in an intersection when the signal changes such as when they are waiting to turn left are not red light runners. In
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DNA Evidence in a Personal Injury or Accident Claim

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

While some accident claims can have a clear guilty party, other cases may involve a more extensive look into evidence to find the whole truth. With the help of an experienced Louisville accident lawyer, DNA evidence can be used as a tool to finding the at-fault party or individual. Sometimes DNA from a traffic violation or accident can lead the police to finding someone responsible for a crime or accident. According to The Herald-Dispatch, DNA from a traffic violation led police to arrest a person for murder in the 2002 slaying of a western Kentucky woman.  The victim of the crime had been driving home to Kentucky from Florida when her body
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Elements of a Negligence Claim

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

According to WAVE3.com, on July 3, 2012, in Elizabethtown, KY, a large truck, loaded with construction equipment, crashed through a baseball field.  According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, no one was in the truck when it went loose and rolled onto the EABC fields in Elizabethtown.  No one was physically injured, but property damages estimated between $15,000 and $20,000. What is a Negligence Claim? Everyday vehicle crashes are typical negligence claims.  To establish negligence, a plaintiff needs to show a breach of duty that is the actual and proximate cause of damages with no defenses. To establish duty, some states require a defendant to owe a duty only to
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Kentucky Bus Crashes

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Blog,Car Accident Information

On June 7, 2012, FoxNews.com reported that in Hart County, KY, dozens of people were hospitalized when a tour bus overturned in central Kentucky. The bus carried 55 people, including 34 school students. The bus was going to Washington when it failed to negotiate a curve on Route 728 in Hart County before 6 pm, The Bowling Green Daily News reported. The students were from Cub Run Elementary School. A Kentucky State Police trooper said those injured were taken to three separate hospitals by ambulances and private vehicles. The Hart County bus crash is a warning to passengers to be wary of chartered buses, mass transit, and discount bus lines.
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Discovery After a Kentucky Accident

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Car Accident Information

When involved in a Louisville, KY car accident, try to discuss the matter with an attorney who handles personal injury cases right away.  Through proper medical care and financial compensation, an experienced Louisville personal injury attorney works earnestly to ensure that you receive the adequate compensation you are entitled to. Each experienced car accident attorney at our Kentucky law firm appreciates what it is like to be injured in an accident, and wants to make sure that a client preserves the evidence needed to strengthen the client’s case during trial.   For instance, a plaintiff’s medical condition is important.  The amount of damages an auto accident victim recovers may depend on
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The Daubert Standard and Expert Witnesses

Posted on May. 18 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

Kentucky uses the Daubert standard from a US Supreme Court case, Daubert v.Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993).  The standard governs the admissibility of expert witness testimony during US federal legal proceedings and over half of state proceedings like KY personal injury cases. Pursuant to the Daubert standard, whether an expert witness testimony is admissible in court, depends on:  (1)whether an expert’s opinion has been peer reviewed; (2) whether an expert’s theory can be and has been tested; (3) known or potential error rate of an expert’s theory; and (4) general acceptance of a expert’s theory in the relevant scientific community.  In Daubert,the Supreme Court decided FRE 702 required a trier of fact
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Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on May. 17 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC), in collaboration with clinical colleagues in the Department of Neurological Surgery, has a mission to develop effective treatments for spinal cord injury (SCI).  SCI is a heartbreaking condition usually caused by car accidents, slips and falls, or workplace injuries when there is a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae.  Each injury attorney at our law firm offers confident representation when it comes to handling SCI cases. The KSCIRC initially focused its research on the central nervous system (CNS)area. In 1994, the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust (KSCHIRT) was established by surcharges on Kentucky traffic
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Unique Aspects of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Kentucky

Posted on Apr. 4 2012 in Car Accident Information

Motor vehicle accidents occur all across the country, however, there are certain aspects of road accidents that are specific to Kentucky and other states in its geographic proximity. In the winter, ice on the road increases the danger on Kentucky roads.  Spin-outs and other unfortunate consequences of hitting a patch of ice are avoidable if precaution is taken.  In these situations, avoid breaking quickly.  In bad weather, it is important to drive slow and be more alert than normal. The winter also brings on an increase in deer roaming the streets.  In Kentucky, deer are found most during the winter months including October, November, and December.  According to Kentucky state police,
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Fixing The Blind Spots Problem

Posted on Mar. 30 2012 in Car Accident Information

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently recommended a new rule that would require rear-view back-up cameras in all new cars, pickup trucks and SUVs by the year 2014. The rule was recommended in an effort to curb rear view collisions because nearly all vehicles have significant blind spots.  Blind spots are areas the driver cannot see either by turning around or looking in the mirrors. The implementation of the rear-view camera rule would mean drivers would be able to see what is directly behind them.  Rear-view cameras would be particularly useful in SUVs because they tend to have large blind spots. “Every vehicle has a blind zone immediately behind
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