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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Lost Someone Due to The Negligence of Someone Else – How Can A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Help?

After losing a loved one unexpectedly due to a preventable death, your family can face emotional suffering and economic hardship. A wrongful death lawsuit can be crucial to help you recover from your loss. In Kentucky, wrongful death legal protections exist to protect your family in the event you suffer the loss of a loved […]

Who initiates a wrongful death lawsuit?

After a person is injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, Kentucky and federal laws provide that the injured can seek to recover compensation for their damages through a personal injury lawsuit. The damages recoverable in these cases can be purely economic, such as medical expenses and lost wages, or noneconomic, such as […]

Who receives compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit?

While all deaths are difficult on the family and friends of the person who passed away, sudden, unexpected deaths can be particularly devastating. One reason is because people have no time to prepare for the death and are facing life without the loved one suddenly. Also, many fatal accidents could have been prevented and the […]

Wrongful death damages can help families

Wrongful death legal protections exist to protect families who have suffered the wrongful loss of a loved one because of the negligence of another party. Circumstances that can lead to a wrongful death claim for damages can include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, products liability and some other types of situations as […]