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How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated in Kentucky?

Published on Nov 29, 2023 in Personal Injury.

Someone else hurt you in a preventable accident. You may know that you can recover compensatory damages, such as expenses associated with medical bills and lost wages you incurred; however, you might not be aware that you may be entitled to compensation for noneconomic damages like pain and suffering, too. So, how is pain and […]

Teen Texting and Driving: A Guide for Parents

Published on Nov 27, 2023 in Car Accidents.

As a parent, the most important thing we want for our children is for them to be safe. With the unprecedented amount of time our kids spend on their cell phones, coupled with how many teenagers are behind the wheel every day, it’s hard to know if they’re really safe outside the house, especially while […]

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Kentucky?

Published on Jul 28, 2023 in Wrongful Death.

Each year, countless individuals across Kentucky die unexpectedly in preventable accidents like car crashes, truck accidents, slips and falls, by using dangerous products, and due to medical malpractice. When someone passes in personal injury situations like these, it often falls under the definition of wrongful death, as the victim died due to someone else’s negligence. […]

The Danger of Falling Debris at Construction Sites

Published on Jul 28, 2023 in Work Injuries.

In 2020, approximately 165,300 construction workers suffered non-fatal on-the-job injuries in the United States. That same year, 1,008 construction workers lost their lives in fatal work accidents. The reality of working in the construction industry is dangerous, and the people responsible for building our homes, repairing roads, and improving infrastructure face a real and lasting […]

Kentucky Uninsured Motorist Laws

Published on Jun 6, 2023 in Car Accidents.

Car accidents have the potential to cause a significant amount of harm. Even just a single collision can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and severe injuries, leaving victims with lasting financial, physical, and emotional damages. As motorists, we are required to maintain auto insurance coverage that protects other drivers and us in the […]

How To Prevent Mistakes When Staying in a Hospital

Published on May 26, 2023 in Medical Malpractice.

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that in 2020, there were 131.3 million visits made to U.S. emergency rooms. At least 38 million of those visits stemmed from injury-related events. And of all patient encounters, at least 18.6 million of those visits ended up with a patient being admitted […]

How Common Is PTSD After a Car Accident?

Published on May 12, 2023 in Car Accidents.

Being in a car accident is traumatizing and terrifying. It doesn’t matter how severe the accident is. Most of us already know—many through first-hand experience—that a motor vehicle accident can cause more than just physical injury. A high number of crash victims, both drivers and passengers, suffer lingering mental health complications like post-traumatic stress disorder […]

Legal & Firm News

Can You Still Recover Compensation If You Weren’t Wearing a Seat Belt?

Since seat belts became standard in new cars, the number of injuries has decreased. According to data compiled by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, the seat belt usage rate is around 89.8 percent. Sadly, half of all fatal road accidents happen to motorists who don’t buckle up. Whether a motorist or passenger uses those […]

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What Are the Elements of Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?

A lot of personal injury claims can become quite complex early on in the process and one of the main reasons for this is the need to prove negligence. Proving negligence caused an accident can be the deciding factor in the success of some cases, such as in a wrongful death claim, or if the […]

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How Are Noneconomic Damages for Mental Anguish Calculated?

Two assessments occur with any severe accident: Who is at fault, and what will the remedy be for the victim? That reward is where the concept of pain and suffering comes into play. Compensation for an injury encompasses physical and emotional trauma. It is easy to assess the medical expenses, but how are noneconomic damages […]

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