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What To Do After a Truck Accident

Published on Sep 28, 2022 in Truck Accidents.

A collision with a tractor-trailer is a traumatizing event. Knowing what to do after a truck accident is not easy, especially if you’ve never been exposed to a similar situation before. The good news is that this is not a journey that you have to take on your own. Peterson Law Office has compiled the […]

Is Kentucky a No-Fault State for Auto Accidents?

Published on Sep 28, 2022 in Car Accidents.

Is Kentucky a no-fault state for auto accidents? Yes, Kentucky is one of only 12 “no-fault” states and one of only three states known as “choice no-fault” states. We’ll examine what exactly these terms mean below. The most important thing to remember about no-fault laws in auto accidents is that Personal Injury Protection (PIP) auto […]

Welcome to Peterson Law Office

Published on Sep 28, 2022 in Firm News.

We’d like to take a moment to welcome you to the website for Peterson Law Office. Peterson Law Office is a new personal injury law firm now open in Lexington, Kentucky. Its founder, Justin Peterson, is not, however, new to practicing personal injury law. He has been practicing law for over 25 years and previously […]

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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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