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September 2016 Archives

Comparative negligence and your right to compensation

A lot of what we know about the law comes from what we see on television shows and in movies. Take for example motor vehicle accidents. Movies and television tell us that someone will be considered at-fault for the crash. If a victim appears to have been at fault, then they cannot recover damages for their injuries. This can be incredibly problematic in serious crashes, such as those between bicyclists and vehicles.

Punitive damages: when are they available in motor vehicle accident cases? P.2

Last time, we began looking at the topic of punitive damages and their availability in motor vehicle accident cases, specifically cases involving truck drivers who violate safety regulations. As we noted, punitive damages are not a given in every case, but are only available when it can be shown that the defendant acted with oppression, fraud or malice.

Punitive damages: when are they available in motor vehicle accident cases?

In motor vehicle accident cases, part of building a strong case is evaluating the types of damages for which the accident victim may be eligible and seeking to maximize those damages. Ordinarily, an accident victim will be eligible for compensatory damages in the form of lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other types of damages related to the plaintiff’s injuries and other losses.

Looking at the Hours of Service rules and the potential rule in motor vehicle accident cases, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the federal Hours of Service rules, which govern the amount of time commercial vehicle drivers may spend behind the wheel. The Hours of Service rules have gone through some changes in recent years, particularly with respect to the so-called 34-hour restart rule, which specifies the amount of rest required for a trucker to restart his or her work week.

Tips for driving in stormy weather

As Kentucky starts diving into the second half of the year, drivers will need to buckle down and get ready for the potential winter storms ahead. Safe driving is crucial to avoiding accidents when traveling through bad weather. Drivers should have the biggest arsenal of tips and tricks at their fingertips to make the road safer for everyone.

Are heartburn medications doing more harm than good

For some people, heartburn is only an occasional nuisance that can be easily managed by popping a couple of calcium carbonate tablets. But for others, heartburn is a frequent problem that can lead to a prescription for heartburn medication or daily use of over-the-counter medication like Nexium and Prilosec simply for relief.