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 […]

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 […]

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 […]