How to Tell If You Have a Concussion After A Lexington Accident

A concussion occurs when an object strikes the head or when the head makes contact with a solid object. Examples include being hit in the head by a blunt object like a baseball bat or board, falling and hitting your head on the floor or a piece of furniture, or being assaulted by another person. When a person suffers a head injury, the brain may stop functioning correctly for a few moments. The person may suffer from symptoms immediately after the incident, or the symptoms may take hours or days to become evident. In many cases, brain function returns to normal; however, some head injuries result in permanent, life-altering conditions. Therefore, it is very important to know the signs of a concussion and to seek immediate medical help if you sustain a head injury. […]

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

A serious accident that results in a major injury can result in a long, complicated process to receive a settlement for a personal injury claim. While the victim may want to receive compensation very quickly to pay for mounting costs of medical care and other expenses, it is in the victim’s best interest to wait. In most situations, it is best to wait for settlement until you have reached maximum medical improvement or MMI. […]

How Does Kentucky Law Define Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death claims are a special type of personal injury claim that involves the loss of life. A typical personal injury claim seeks to recover compensation for an accident victim.  For example, if a reckless driver injures you, you file a personal injury claim to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost income, emotional stress, and physical pain. However, a wrongful death claim seeks to recover compensation for the survivors who lose a loved one in an accident. Losing a loved one because of any reason is tragic; however, when that death is preventable, it can be extremely difficult to process. When another person or entity causes a death, it may be possible to hold that party responsible and accountable under Kentucky’s wrongful death laws. Because a wrongful death action can be one of the most difficult types of personal injury claims to handle, it is crucial that you hire an experienced Louisville wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to represent you and your family. […]

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Lump Sum Settlements In Injury Cases

Were you injured in a car accident, fall, or pedestrian accident? Is the insurance adjuster for the other person offering you a lump sum settlement for your case? If so, you need to consider your options carefully before you accept the settlement. Insurance companies understand what accident victims go through after an injury. They know that many victims are in a financial crisis trying to pay medical bills and make ends meet, especially if they were out of work for an extended time because of the injuries. While it may seem logical to accept a lump sum settlement, it may end up costing you money in the long run. If you have not consulted with a Louisville personal injury attorney, we strongly urge you to contact our office before you sign any forms regarding a settlement. Call 1-888-761-7204 for a free case evaluation! […]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Lump Sum Settlements In Injury Cases

How To Tell If You Have A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Head and brain injuries are common in accidents, including falls and traffic-related accidents. When you hit your head in an accident, your brain is violently jarred within the skull causing damage to the soft tissue of the brain. The brain controls every bodily function; therefore, brain damage can manifest itself in a variety of ways. You can experience physical and cognitive problems from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Because of the potential for permanent disability from a brain injury, it is important to understand TBI and what you should do if you are injured in an accident. […]

By | November 8th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on How To Tell If You Have A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Five Ways to Lose Your Louisville Personal Injury Case

When you are injured in an accident, our Kentucky personal injury laws provide a way for you to recover compensation from the party who caused your accident.  However, there are several ways that you can sabotage your Louisville personal injury case without even knowing it. Below are five ways you can hurt your ability to recover full compensation for your damages, injuries, and losses. […]

Recorded And Written Statements In A Louisville Car Accident Claim

When you file a car accident claim, your claim is assigned an adjuster. In many cases, the insurance adjuster calls you even before you think to contact the insurance company. There are two very important things you need to keep in mind when dealing with an insurance adjuster: The insurance adjuster does NOT work for you, even if you are filing a claim against your car insurance policy; and, The insurance adjuster’s job is to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. Therefore, be extremely careful when dealing with an insurance adjuster. Insurance companies train their adjusters to use certain tactics to gain evidence that may be used against the accident victim to deny the claim or lower the amount paid on the claim. Recorded and written statements are a common tactic used by insurance adjusters. […]

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Social Media Posts Can Damage Your Kentucky Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured in an accident, you have already suffered greatly because of the negligence of another person or entity. We do not want you to suffer more because of mistake you make while your accident claim is pending. Therefore, our Louisville personal injury attorneys want to take this opportunity to warn you about the dangers of posting on social media sites after being injured in an accident. Are All Social Media Sites Dangerous? Yes!  Anything you post online is subject to being used against you in a personal injury case. Regardless of your privacy settings, someone can see what you post online. Furthermore, a good defense attorney conducts an online investigation in addition to filing a motion with the court to obtain your social media information. Below are examples of how seemingly innocent social media posts can harm your personal injury claim. […]

Can I Sue A Landlord For A Dog Bite In Kentucky?

The answer to this simple question is not so simple — the answer is “maybe.” Whether or not you can sue a landlord for a tenant’s dog depends on a couple of factors.  However, the Kentucky Supreme Court made it a little bit easier to hold a landlord responsible for a tenant’s dog in a 2012 ruling. In Benningfield v. Zinsmeister (2012), the court held that a dog bite victim may hold the landlord liable for a tenant’s dog in certain circumstances. Ultimately, the landlords in this case were not found liable for the damages caused by the dog attack. However, the decision did broaden a landlord’s liability by holding a landlord can be considered an “owner” of the dog by allowing the dog to “remain on or about premises owned or occupied” by the landlord. (See KRS 258.095(5)). This is important when you review Kentucky’s strict liability statute regarding dog attacks (KRS258.235(4)). The law reads that a dog owner “whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock, or other property shall be responsible for that damage.” If a landlord can be found to be the “owner” for statutory purposes, the landlord can be held liable for any damages caused by the dog. […]

Dog Bite Injuries: Louisville Attorney Holds Negligent Pet Owners Accountable

The Shelton Law Group and attorney Rob Shelton have successfully handled claims on behalf of dog bite victims, either through negotiations with the owner’s insurance company or through litigation. He is well-versed in Kentucky-specific statutes enacted to protect the rights of dog bite victims.   Mr. Shelton understands it is vital in protecting these rights to [...]

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