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Victim of a Hit-and-Run in Kentucky? Here’s What To Do

Posted on Jul. 26 2019 in Blog

A hit-and-run accident in Kentucky can leave you injured, in pain and confused about your rights. Luckily, Kentucky is a no-fault insurance state – meaning you do not have to prove the other party’s fault (or even know the other driver’s identity) to file an insurance claim for your damages. Negotiating a fair settlement, however, can be tricky. Follow these steps for your best chances of success. To discuss the details of a case with an experience Louisville attorney from Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation. Write Down a Vehicle Description and Plate Number If you were present during the hit-and-run
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Are Fireworks Legal in Kentucky?

Posted on Jul. 25 2019 in Blog

If you spent another Fourth of July wondering about the legality of the fireworks your neighbors set off all night, settle the matter for good with a review of Kentucky’s firework laws. Kentucky does not have a statewide ban on fireworks. It does, however, have a few safety regulations for people who want to partake during the holiday. In addition, municipalities have passed city-specific firework laws that may be more stringent. Lexington is one of those cities. If you’ve reach out site because you were recently injured in a firework accident, contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Kentucky State Firework Laws It is
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Can I File an Injury Claim Without a Lawyer?

Posted on Jun. 27 2019 in Blog

When choosing to file an personal injury claim on our own, the first thing to do is at least know what you’re getting into. You are eligible and legally allowed to handle your own personal injury claim without legal representation. However, it is often a complicated process that is not suitable for the faint of heart. If your case is one in which fault, evidence, and injuries are obvious, it may be wise to handle a settlement on your own. In addition, if your injuries are minor you may prefer self-representation. In any case, it is important to understand how to proceed, what to do, and then you’ll be ready
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Can Traffic Camera Footage Be Used in a Kentucky Car Accident Claim?

Posted on Jun. 25 2019 in Blog,Car Accident Information

Traffic camera footage is admissible as evidence in Kentucky car accident claims. Today, cameras and videos are everywhere. This includes red light cameras at intersections and security cameras in stores, office buildings and parking lots. Even if a traffic or security camera did not catch an incident, such as a car accident, someone’s smart phone likely did. In the event of a car accident claim, insurance companies will try to use footage captured at the time of the incident to prove or disprove liability. However, just because it was on camera somewhere does not mean it is legal or admissible as evidence against you. If you were in a car
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Retained Foreign Objects After Surgery – How to Know & What to Do

Posted on May. 14 2019 in Blog

One of the most horrifying examples of medical malpractice is a surgeon forgetting a foreign object inside the body cavity. Retained foreign objects after surgery can wreak havoc on the patient’s insides, causing serious post-operative health complications. Most patients do not realize that retained surgical bodies occur up to once every 1,000 operations. If you believe you are a victim of this gross form of medical negligence in Louisville, find out how to hold the at-fault party accountable here. What Is a Retained Foreign Body? A retained foreign body, retained foreign object, or retained surgical body is any item left inside a patient after a surgery that should not be
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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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Hundreds of Veterans File Lawsuits against 3M over Defective Earplugs

Posted on Mar. 7 2019 in Blog

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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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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