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Incarcerated Victims: Who Defends Them?

Summary: Incarcerated people face dangers from other inmates, guards, and their environment. When an incarcerated person is hurt, they have rights and often need legal representation. Here in Kentucky, about 41,000 people are incarcerated and 89,000 people will book in and out of our local jails in an average year. These incarcerated people face a […]

Understanding Long-term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Summary: A traumatic brain injury can change your life forever because it’s often permanent. A TBI not only affects you physically, but emotionally, interpersonally, financially, and professionally. When someone is slammed around or crushed by the impact of an accident, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will sometimes result. Traumatic brain injuries are among the most […]

How Does Kentucky’s Strict Liability Rule for Dog Bites Work?

It used to be that dogs and their owners would be allowed one “free” bite before being found liable. This so-called “one-bite rule” was popularized because an owner could claim, “How would I know if my dog was dangerous until their first attack?” The problem with the one-bite rule, however, was that even though no […]

Car Accidents with Inexperienced Drivers

Summary: Inexperienced drivers are at a higher risk of crashes, especially considering licensure changes from COVID-19. In a personal injury case, the other driver’s inexperience may bolster your claim of injury due to negligence. New drivers are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. Their inexperience makes them prone to critical driving errors […]

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Kentucky?

While the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Kentucky is one year from the date of the injury, there are many exceptions to this rule. Understanding just how the statute of limitations works is essential to seeking compensation for your Kentucky personal injury. Breaking Down the Statute of Limitations A personal injury […]

What Types of Injuries Fall Under the “Personal Injury” Category?

Summary: Personal injury cases happen when someone is injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness or mistake. This includes, for example, car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, defamation, and more and can result in life-altering injuries like spinal cord injuries, head and brain trauma, workplace accidents, broken bones, and others. Ninety-two […]

Which Counties See the Most Kentucky Motorcycle Crashes?

In 2018, 122,360 motorcycles were registered in Kentucky and noted by the Kentucky State Police in their annual crash facts report. A compilation of findings about traffic accidents on Kentucky roads, this report, released on July 23, 2019, represents the most up to date official documentation of the dangers Kentuckians face while operating motorcycles. According […]

Do I Have to Give a Statement to the Insurance Company After an Accident?

After an accident, it’s common for the opposing driver’s insurance company to ask for a statement. You may wonder if you are supposed to provide one or if you’re required to do so. The answer is that you are generally under no legal obligation to provide a statement to the at-fault driver’s insurance company after […]

Can I Still Make a Claim If My Loved One Has Passed Away?

Summary: For up to one year following the loss of your loved one (and longer in many instances), you can file a wrongful death suit over the wrongful act of another party, whether it is intentional or unintentional. McCoy & Sparks has extensive experience with these type of cases. We’ll work with care and compassion […]