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Posts tagged "compensation"

You should be skeptical about first settlement offers

If you're like most Americans who drive, you trust in your insurance company. You probably feel safer getting behind the wheel of your car because you know that you have protection if anything should happen. It's true that carrying insurance is both a legal obligation in Kentucky and a wise decision regardless. After all, it only takes a second for a trip to the store or your daily commute to result in thousands of dollars of property damage or medical bills.

This is what you can expect after a car accident

Imagine going for a Sunday drive in the country. The windows are down, there is not a cloud in the sky, and you let the stress of the prior week fade away while you drive down scenic winding roads. What happens if things go wrong on your drive? What if another driver comes around the curve too fast and you cannot avoid an accident?

What to do if a third party is responsible for your work injuries

It is often said that construction workers work in some of the most dangerous workplace environments. Whether it's because of their close proximity to heavy machinery or the increased risk of being struck by falling debris, construction workers in Kentucky can look forward to workers' compensation benefits if they do suffer injuries while on the job.

What should people take away from a recent talc-cancer case?

Back in August, we outlined an important issue affecting women all over Kentucky and the country. For those who have not read our blog post, the issue at hand is the concern that frequent use of talc powder could be responsible for the large number of cancer cases we are seeing in our country. Talc deposits, as you may not know, may naturally occur near asbestos deposits. Some believe that cross contamination is occurring -- contamination manufacturers are failing to catch.

What can I expect at an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney?

Many people involved in a car crash or injured in a workplace accident have not filed a personal injury claim before. In fact, some may have never hired a lawyer for anything except perhaps to draft or review a legal contract to buy a house.

Should I handle negotiations with the insurance company alone?

You've been injured in an accident and you're just now well enough to start handling the legal headache that is your insurance claim. In addition to seeking coverage for the damages caused to your vehicle, you're also looking to the at-fault driver's insurance provider to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. You're hoping this won't be too much of a hassle.

Can an adult child sue for wrongful death after a parent dies?

While it's often said that parents will do anything for their children, the same is true with children who often feel a role reversal once they reach adulthood themselves. This instinct to protect our parents is strong and most commonly crops up when one parent dies, leaving the other to cope with their loss.

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.

What damages are available in a wrongful death claim?

If you have had the terrible experience of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you may have some legal recourse in Kentucky. According to state laws, you have one year from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit as long as you have been named by a court to be the personal representative to the decedent’s estate. Only the person who has been appointed can file the suit on behalf of the spouse, children or parents of the deceased.

Drowsy drivers more likely to have accidents

Kentucky drivers already know that fatigue may be a significant factor in many motor vehicle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatigue may be responsible for at least 100,000 crashes annually, and this results in 71,000 injuries and more than 1,500 deaths.