How Much Compensation for Face Injury In Kentucky?

Car accidents are often life-changing, but facial injuries (including neck lacerations) are some of the most devastating injuries faced by victims.  Even after victims overcome the physical pain and suffering of the accident and subsequent reconstruction and recovery, significant facial scarring remains. Because they are highly visible, facial scarring injuries negatively affect a person’s physical […]

Can You Sue for a Minor Car Accident?

What you’ll learn from this article: Minor car accidents aren’t always as minor as they seem. You can be seriously injured in a low-impact crash with very little vehicle damage. A study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health shows a strong risk of injury in minor motor vehicle accidents. The study’s […]

The Most Common Car Accident Injuries and How They Happen

What you will learn from this article: With vehicles traveling at high speeds and weighing more than 3,000 pounds, there’s a good chance of injuries if two or more collide. In minor accidents, everyone walks away with minor scrapes and cuts. However, many other injuries can occur, ranging from mild to severe, in a car […]

Today’s Most Effective Car Safety Features

What you’ll learn from this article: As technology advances, so do the safety features offered in everyday products—and cars are no exception. From the period between 1960 and 2012, it is estimated that 600,000 lives were saved thanks to improved safety features in cars. As it’s now 2023 and the features available in vehicles today […]

What Happens If You Can’t Return to Work After Injury

In 2021, there were over 36,000 work-related injuries in Kentucky. That’s a rate of about 3,100 incidents for every 100,000 full-time employees. While this number has been on a steady decline, the average is still higher than the rest of the country. Some injuries sustained on the job are more severe than others. It is […]

Mike Niemietz Named Partner at Central Kentucky’s McCoy & Sparks

McCoy & Sparks is proud to announce that Mike Niemietz has become a partner in the law firm. Mike has been with the firm since 2014 primarily handling criminal and domestic cases, along with running an active civil and personal injury practice. Mike is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Nelson County […]

What Is Doctor Bias?

Summary: Some doctors hold negative or prejudiced views about their patients—either explicitly or implicitly—that can affect the care a patient receives and even lead to permanent disability and death. Forty percent of doctors admit to having some degree of bias, and 12 million patients are misdiagnosed each year. How should you proceed if you think […]

Burned-Out Healthcare Workers Cause Serious Medical Errors

What you’ll learn reading this article: Physician burnout was already on the rise before the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical mistakes are happening every day in Kentucky. If you’re injured due to a medical error, you can sue for compensation. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, healthcare workers were already facing another type of crisis: burnout. A National […]

What Is a Jackknife Truck Accident?

Summary: Jackknife truck accidents happen when a semi-truck or tractor-trailer loses control and the trailer pushes from behind until it spins the tractor around. It leaves the semi-truck looking like a folded pocket knife. . Here’s a diagram from Wikipedia: A jackknifed truck is very dangerous. This type of accident causes thousands of fatalities across […]