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What Is No-Fault Insurance and How Does It Work in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 17 2019 in Blog

In many states, when you suffer injuries in a car accident, you first have to determine who was at fault for the accident. The negligent driver’s insurance company has to pay for the damages you incur during the accident. However, Kentucky is not one of those states – instead of operating on the traditional fault-based system; Kentucky’s car insurance laws follow a choice no-fault rule. Kentucky’s Choice No-Fault Car Insurance System Kentucky’s no-fault car insurance system runs in a slightly different way than traditional no-fault insurance states. In the traditional system, each driver in an accident has to go to his or her personal insurance company to receive compensation for
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What Are the Minimum Auto Insurance Requirements in Kentucky?

Posted on Apr. 16 2019 in Blog

When you drive a vehicle on Kentucky roads, you run the risk of getting into a car accident. Because these accidents are so common and often unavoidable, Kentucky requires you to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance to cover your liabilities in the event of a car crash. If you do not carry this minimum amount of insurance, you could face certain penalties. How Much Car Insurance Do You Need to Carry in Kentucky? Under Kentucky state law, every person who operates a four-wheeled motor vehicle on Kentucky roads must carry certain minimum amounts of insurance coverage. You could face severe penalties, including fines and jail time, if you
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6 Things Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Posted on Apr. 12 2019 in Car Accident Information

When you suffer injuries in a car accident in Kentucky, you will have to file a claim with an insurance company in order to obtain compensation to recover from these losses. However, it is important to understand that insurance companies are not on your side – since they pay for your injuries out of their pocket, the insurance company and their representatives want to offer as small a settlement as possible. As a result, insurance companies guard a few secrets that they don’t want you to know. If you’ve recently been injured in a Louisville car accident and are seeking information on how to handle your claim, visit our Louisville
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Hundreds of Veterans File Lawsuits against 3M over Defective Earplugs

Posted on Mar. 7 2019 in Blog,Personal Injury Cases

What if you experienced repeated exposure to repeated, sustained, loud noises as a part of your work, but your employer provided you with earplugs to protect your ears? Likely, you would trust the earplugs would effectively protect your hearing, or at least lessen the intrusion of sound. This situation occurred within the US Armed Forces; however, the situation ended with a large number of veterans suffering hearing loss; ensuing a string of lawsuits against the manufacturing company. If you’re currently in need of a 3M defective earplug attorney in the state of Kentucky, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation. What went wrong with
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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in RoundUp Cancer Case

Posted on Aug. 28 2018 in Personal Injury Cases

The active ingredient in many weed killing herbicides has been linked to developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Multiple scientific studies have found that glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup—the most popular weed killer in the world) causes cancer in humans.  In 2015, the World Heath Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that long-term exposure to glyphosate—like that from working in agriculture—is likely to cause cancer. If you believe you’ve been exposed to glyphosate and have experienced personal injuries, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. Consumers are Largely Unaware of the Dangers This information is bad for companies like Monsanto (makers of Roundup and part of the
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Louisville’s Most Dangerous Intersections

Posted on Mar. 15 2017 in Car Accident Information

As a portage stop in the early 1700s and a railroad hub in the 1800s, Louisville is a city built on transportation. With a total of six U.S. highways serving the city and commuters passing through from throughout the country, Louisville’s status as a transportation hub still stands strong. However, new accident data from the Louisville police department reveals that such a status comes with a cost. Visit our Louisville car accident attorney page to get in contact with our car accident claim experts. Altogether, there were 5,101 motor vehicle accidents that occurred in Louisville in 2016. Overall, accidents were evenly dispersed by date and time with the largest number
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Largest Product Liability Recalls of 2016

Posted on Feb. 10 2017 in Dangerous Drug Information

Manufacturers often issue voluntary recalls of products after becoming aware of problems that can compromise safety. In some cases, the government initiates recalls to protect consumers. Consumers who are hurt by unsafe products can take legal action against companies throughout the supply chain — including retailers, distributors and manufacturers. Whether the problem is faulty design, poor manufacture or inadequate instructions, consumers can sue companies for personal injuries, as well as financial losses caused by defective products. If you’ve been injured by any of these products or have additional questions, contact a Louisville personal injury lawyer. Here are some of the major Kentucky Product Recalls of 2016. Fire Hazards, Lead, Choking
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2016 Medical Malpractice Roundup

Posted on Feb. 9 2017 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Here’s a frightening statistic: More than 250,000 people die each year in the United States because of medical errors. According to a recent analysis by Johns Hopkins University, medical mistakes outrank the official third-leading cause of death — respiratory disease — among Americans. The Centers for Disease Control doesn’t give medical errors their own category on death certificates, although the problem is significant. If you’ve reached this page because you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury in Kentucky caused by malpractice, contact our Louisville medical malpractice lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation. Research has found that just 1 percent of U.S. doctors are at fault
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Advantages of Bike Lanes

Posted on Oct. 19 2016 in Personal Injury Cases

Avid cyclists know that riding a bike helps keep you physically fit, reduces stress and provides a variety of cognitive benefits. But for cyclists who must ride in traffic, biking also can be a dangerous way to maintain health. One answer is dedicated bike lanes, which establish a protective boundary between cyclists and vehicle traffic. Physical barriers that set off bike lanes can include plastic posts, trees and other plants, and even parked cars. However they’re delineated, bike lanes help keep cyclists safe. One study found that on streets with protected bike lanes, bike riders suffered almost 90 percent fewer injuries. More than 70 percent of Americans have noted interest
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Stryker Hip Replacement Issues

Posted on Oct. 14 2016 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Severe pain, metal poisoning, lost mobility and noticeable shortening of limbs are among the adverse effects behind a potential hip replacement recall. The LFIT CoCr V40 Head, made by Stryker Orthopaedics, is a hip implant component that replaces a patient’s femoral head that connects with the hip joint socket. The LFIT — or Low Friction Ion Treatment — Anatomic head appears to be defective and may soon be subject to recall. If you’ve experienced a personal injury in Louisville due to a defective Styker hip replacement, contact our experienced team today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. You deserve to be compensated for your pain. Corrosion, Fracturing
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