Can New Technology Help Prove Fault In Truck Accident Cases?

Commercial truck accidents are devastating for the victims, who are more often the drivers and passengers of other vehicles. A 5,000-pound passenger vehicle is no match for an 80,000-pound commercial vehicle. In addition to the size and weight of these vehicles, other factors contribute to the severity of the accident. Driver error can also make [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Can New Technology Help Prove Fault In Truck Accident Cases?

Drunk Suits Teach Teens About Drunk Driving

Would you put your child in beer goggles and a drunk suit? If you have doubts, you should view Jeff Rossen’s attempt to drive in a drunk suit and beer goggles for a story on the Today Show. While Rossen performed perfectly on the obstacle course before putting on the equipment, he failed the roadside sobriety tests, and he miserably failed the driving course once he put on the goggles and suit. The beer goggles and the drunk suit is a tool used by Ford Driving Skills for Life to educate teens on safe driving skills. It is very important that we have open and honest discussions about drinking and driving with our teen drivers. The recent DUI accident during a Mardi Gras parade this year is a perfect example of the damage a few seconds can do. Parents and teachers should use all the tools and resources at their disposal to teach teen drivers that drinking and driving is not worth the risk. While the risk of criminal charges is frightening, the thought of taking another person’s life because you chose to drink and drive should be overwhelming for a teen driver. […]

By | March 6th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Drunk Suits Teach Teens About Drunk Driving

What Are Five The Most Common Mistakes People Make In A Kentucky Personal Injury Case?

If you have never been injured in an accident and you have never had to file an injury claim, it is easy to make a mistake that can cost you thousands of dollars. Some mistakes can result in your claim being dismissed entirely. You are not trying to do something that may harm your personal injury case; however, you just have never had to deal with filing an accident claim. For this reason, we urge you to contact our office for a free consultation with an experienced Lexington personal injury attorney. We have experience handling these types of cases, and we can provide you with the support, advice, and resources necessary to hold the person who caused your injury liable for your damages and losses. […]

By | February 1st, 2017|Auto Accident, Car Accident Lawyer, Defective Medical Device Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on What Are Five The Most Common Mistakes People Make In A Kentucky Personal Injury Case?

Who Is Responsible For Damages In A Kentucky Drunk Driving Accident?

Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is illegal in Kentucky and every other state in the country. However, being convicted of drunk driving is a criminal matter. Holding a drunk driver responsible for injuries in a DUI accident is a civil matter. Even if the drunk driver is judged guilty in the criminal case, you must still prove that the driver caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. You must also prove that you suffered damages as a result of those injuries. Proving the drunk driver caused the accident is crucial if you want to recover compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, emotional suffering, property damage, and physical pain. Calling an experienced Louisville DUI accident attorney is the first step in protecting your right to recover full compensation. Call our office at 1-888-761-7204 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Louisville DUI accident attorney. […]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Who Is Responsible For Damages In A Kentucky Drunk Driving Accident?

What Happens When Another Nursing Home Resident Is Abusing Residents?

Nursing home abuse is a subject many of us find very uncomfortable. Elder abuse and neglect is a serious problem throughout the country. Unfortunately, elder care in America is not as good as it should be for all our senior citizens. While we would like to close our eyes and avoid dealing with the subject, we must bring nursing home abuse into the light so that we can protect our elderly. We must hold nursing homes and their staff members accountable when there is a breach of the duty of care. This duty includes allowing abuse by other residents. […]

By | December 9th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on What Happens When Another Nursing Home Resident Is Abusing Residents?

What Are Bedsores — Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

Bedsores are painfully, and potentially dangerous, injuries that are often a sign of nursing home abuse. Learning how to spot bedsores is one way you can protect your loved one from nursing home abuse. Contacting our Louisville elder abuse attorney is another way you can protect a loved one when you suspect nursing home abuse. [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on What Are Bedsores — Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

Medical Technician Guilty Of Fatal Medical Error

Medical errors can be fatal as illustrated in the news report by The Associated Press/WATE earlier this year. A certified medical technician, David Satterfield, pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of an 86-year-old nursing home resident in 2007. Marcelline Vale received an overdose of insulin that resulted in death. Satterfield admitted he gave the patient the insulin even though there was no medical reason to give the injection to the patient. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Satterfield was working at the Parkway Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Louisville through an employment agency when the incident occurred. […]

By | December 5th, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Medical Technician Guilty Of Fatal Medical Error

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. […]

By | November 28th, 2016|Car Accident Lawyer, Dog Bite Injuries, Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on How Does Kentucky Law Define Wrongful Death?

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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Pedestrian Accidents Caused By Distracted Walking

According to Kentucky Traffic Collison Facts prepared by the Kentucky Transportation Center, there were 1,053 pedestrian accidents resulting in 59 deaths in Kentucky during 2014. It is estimated that a pedestrian is killed every two hours in a motor vehicle collision in the United States. In 2013, over 150,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents and 4,735 people lost their lives in collisions with motor vehicles. As more people choose walking as an inexpensive form of transportation, a form of exercise, or a way to spend time with their family and friends, the number of pedestrian accidents in Lexington may rise. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the Lexington personal injury attorneys of Shelton Law Group by calling 1-888-761-7204 to discuss your right to recover compensation from the driver who caused the collision. […]