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How Turn Signals Impact Vehicle Safety

Close your eyes for a minute, and picture this: You’re driving behind a vehicle on a single lane road. As you come to a driveway, the car in front of you switches on their turn signal. Can you picture it? What color was the turn signal? Red? Amber? In the United States, turn signals have […]

Can I Be Compensated for Lost Wages After an Accident?

Kentucky’s Motor Vehicle Reparations Act, enacted in 1975, designates Kentucky as one of the few “no-fault” states in the United States. This means that while your individual rights to sue or be sued are limited, your car insurance will pay your injury claims after an accident up until a certain monetary amount. In other words, […]

How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Wreck to an Insurance Company?

Summary: Kentucky places a time limit on reporting a car accident to the police. Make sure you handle the timing after your accident correctly or you could risk legal problems in the future. After a car wreck, Kentucky state law requires you to file a report if there is property damage over $500 or someone […]

Police Misconduct: What You Need to Know

The majority of Kentucky police officers are some of the finest individuals around, protecting and serving our communities with care and respect. However, in any situation in which great authority exists, there is the potential for abuse of power. As an American, you have rights, and you should be able to expect police officers and […]

Brain Injuries Common in Car Accidents

Kentucky car accidents can range in severity, from minor to deadly serious. And while serious accidents–the kinds that total cars–often result in the most serious of injuries for drivers and passengers, even a low-impact fender bender can cause injuries. Of the more serious types of injuries one can sustain from a car accident, brain injuries […]

Do Pre-Existing Conditions Complicate Personal Injury Cases?

If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another person, you are entitled to compensation. Whether you receive that compensation through a settlement or taking the liable person to court, you and your loved ones do not have to shoulder the financial burden of your injuries. Unfortunately, many people worry that because they have pre-existing […]

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 […]