What Is Duty of Care in a Personal Injury Case?

If you suffer from a personal injury due to another person’s negligence or deliberate harm, you need to file a claim or lawsuit against them to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other injury-related damages.  To prove that another person or party is liable for your injuries, you need to first establish […]

Surgical Errors that Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

Surgeons and surgical staff members are required to provide patients with a standard of care. Surgeries can result in serious or fatal injuries, but that doesn’t inherently mean that medical malpractice took place. If a surgeon or another medical staff member doesn’t provide the standard of care for a patient resulting in injuries or death, […]

Common Causes of Wrong-Way Accidents

Wrong-way collisions are serious incidents that can result in devastating damages and injuries. These types of accidents tend to happen unexpectedly to innocent drivers who suddenly find another car driving toward them from the opposite direction. When this happens, there is often little time to react or potentially nowhere to go to get out of […]

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 […]

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 TBI – Traumatic Brain Injuries

Summary: A traumatic brain injury can change your life forever because it’s often permanent. The long-term effects of TBI not only effects 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 […]

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 […]

What is The Kentucky Personal Injury Statute of Limitations?

While the Kentucky personal injury 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 […]

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 […]