How to handle a Louisville accident involved an uninsured driver

Posted on Nov. 21 2013 in Car Accident Information

Given the fact that up to 14% of all American drivers do not have proper insurance coverage, the chances are fairly high that at some point you will get into an auto accident with an uninsured or under-insured driver. Following is an outline of what you should do if you find yourself in such a situation. Document the Scene Documenting the scene as much as possible will make it much easier to claim compensation than it would have been otherwise. You can document the scene by: – Taking photos of the car crash – Getting the offending driver’s name and contact details – Getting a copy of the police report
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Settlement After an Accident: How Long Does It Take?

Posted on Nov. 20 2013 in Car Accident Information

If you or a loved one is injured, or even passes due to a car accident in Kentucky, there’s no doubt that you’ll work with a Louisville car accident attorney to get the compensation which you deserve for the suffering and loss. However the time frame for receiving a settlement is not fixed; it could range from weeks to years. Factors in a Car Accident Settlement Who was at fault If the guilty party readily admits their wrongdoing, the case will likely move along more swiftly than those who work hard to defend themselves, or if the fault is unclear. Documentation such as police tickets, security camera recordings and eyewitness
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Car Accidents Caused by Rain or Snow

Posted on Nov. 15 2013 in Car Accident Information

During the winter months in Kentucky, heavy rain and snowfall can complicate the process of driving. Road conditions may be poor and visibility may be limited during inclement weather. Even though the weather may contribute to the rate of accidents that occur, you are still expected to take precautions to prevent accidents. A driver may still be considered negligent, even if the primary reason for the accident is related to the weather. Road Conditions A key factor that may change during the winter months is the way that tires move over the roads. Even if it is not snowing, the road may freeze and small amounts of water from previous
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OxyElite Pro Diet Pills Recall: What You Need to Know

Posted on Nov. 14 2013 in Dangerous Drug Information

On November 10, 2013, USPlabs LLC announced the recall of some OxyElite Pro diet pill products. The Dallas-based company took action to recall the products in question after the Food and Drug Administration informed them that the products had been shown to be a possible cause of liver illness, and could possibly be adulterated. USPlabs LLC elected to institute a voluntary recall on certain products from the OxyElite Pro Super Thermo capsules, OxyElite Pro Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules, and OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder lines after they were informed that the FDA could legally take action to force them to stop distributing the offending products if they did not take action
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Is Another Person’s Negligence Negated If I’ve Been Drinking Alcohol?

Posted on Oct. 18 2013 in Personal Injury Cases

This is an interesting question we sometimes receive from injured parties. To clarify: if an individual is drunk or has been drinking alcohol and then is injured due to another person’s negligence, is the negligent party still at fault? From our experience, we know that the legal definition of negligence may be confusing to some people. To clarify matters, negligence is any form of conduct that does not live up to the accepted standards of behavior established by law to protect others against unreasonable risk or harm. The Meaning of Negligence A person can be described as negligent if he or she has deviated from reasonable conduct that is expected
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What is My Kentucky Injury Claim Worth?

Posted on Oct. 16 2013 in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases are each unique and there is no easy answer as to how much an individual case is worth. Each case must be evaluated on its own merits and a number of factors go into determining how much you may be able to collect. This is why it is essential to hire a Louisville injury lawyer to help you navigate the legal process. In addition, Kentucky is a comparative negligence state meaning your final claim may be reduced by any portion you are deemed to be responsible for your injuries. Some of the factors that go into determining the ultimate value of your Louisville personal injury claim include:
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Child Birth Complications Due to Dangerous Drugs

Posted on Oct. 15 2013 in Dangerous Drug Information,Medical Malpractice Cases

When you are pregnant everything changes because of the development of your fetus. There may be many possible side-effects both direct and indirect from taking drugs. Some drugs like codeine can be converted into more harmful drugs such as morphine. In other cases, tragic overdoses of drugs may be given by accident. Freak pharmaceutical accidents may also take place and even when righted immediately, they may leave a legacy of chaos. Drugs and Pharmaceuticals May Endanger your Unborn Child Because of the fetal developmental cycle, many drugs can place a fetus at risk. Sodium valproate can result in nervous system defects, Lithium may cause fetal abnormalities, Ace inhibitors can cause
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Medical Malpractice Suit After Unnecessary Procedure

Posted on Sep. 25 2013 in Case Results & Settlements

A patient alleged medical malpractice as a physician performed an endometrial ablation when a D & C (Dilation and Curettage) was the agreed upon procedure for the patients irregular menstrual bleeding. The ablation, which is a much more serious procedure, took away the patient’s ability to have future pregnancies. The physician has to pay the patient $350,000.00   If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim in Kentucky, reach out to our Louisville medical malpractice attorneys.

Negligent Day Care Causes Child’s Death

Posted on Sep. 25 2013 in Case Results & Settlements

In a tragic case involving a loss of life of a two year old, a daycare negligently fed a whole grape to a child. She choked on the grape and due to the failure to properly manage the emergency, she ended up in the hospital with a brain injury. She passed away some three weeks later. Daycare has has been ordered to pay $650,000.00 due to their involvement in the child’s death.

Administration of Pitocin Leads to Birth Injury

Posted on Sep. 25 2013 in Case Results & Settlements

In this birth injury case, a baby suffered significant brain injuries as a result of a physician failing to appreciate the urgent necessity of a c-section. Failing to monitor the baby’s heart rate, oxygen levels, and the administering of Pitocin led to the child’s injuries. The $6,000,000.00 settlement will help with the daily care necessary for the child.