My Vehicle’s Headlights And Safe Stopping Distances

Both of these issues can lead to an accident and serious injuries. In fact, a study completed by the American Automobile Association (AAA) showed that the majority of headlamps on vehicles do not adequately allow drivers to see objects on the road soon enough to react safely. The average halogen low-beam headlamp illuminates up to around 300 feet ahead. However, the study showed that it takes about 500 feet for a driver to identify an object and stop. High-intensity discharge lamps have a distance of about 400 feet, which is still below the required distance to come to a complete stop. However, there are things you can do as a driver to improve headlight safety to decrease your risk of being involved in a serious traffic accident. […]

By | April 5th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on My Vehicle’s Headlights And Safe Stopping Distances

How Do I Get My Lost Wages After An Accident?

If you are injured in a personal injury accident, you suffer a variety of damages. Car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and defective product claims are examples of personal injury accidents. One of the most common damages suffered is lost wages. Many accident victims are out of work while they recover from their injuries and some victims cannot return to work at all. Lost wages can add into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Who pays your lost wages? […]

Lack Of Oral Care In Nursing Homes

There are many types of neglect and abuse in Kentucky nursing homes. Many things that you may not even think of as being abusive can have serious negative consequences for elderly patients. One issue that families of nursing home patients should be aware of is the lack of proper oral care in some nursing homes and assisted care facilities. […]

By | March 15th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Lack Of Oral Care In Nursing Homes

Child Suffers Brain Injury In Louisville Hit And Run Accident

The Courier-Journal is reporting a hit and run accident that left a child with serious brain injury. According to the news story written by Danielle Lerner, a 9-year old child was struck by a vehicle in the 1000 block of East Broadway near Barret Avenue. The tragic accident occurred on February 2 around 9:09 p.m. The child’s mother had stopped her vehicle in the median to allow her daughter to go back inside a dance studio to retrieve a forgotten item. The child was running around the rear of her vehicle toward the sidewalk when a white vehicle struck her. She was thrown approximately 50 feet and came to rest under a parked vehicle. Bystanders helped lift the rear of the vehicle to free the trapped child.  The vehicle did not stop. Law enforcement officials are still investigating.  The driver of the vehicle may face criminal charges associated with the hit and run accident. The girl was transported from the accident scene to Norton’s Children Hospital. She suffered an injury to her leg in addition to serious brain injuries. […]

By | February 15th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Child Suffers Brain Injury In Louisville Hit And Run Accident

Louisville Pedestrian Accident Injures One

Wave3 News reported on a hit and run pedestrian accident last week on Watterson Expressway. According to the Louisville Metro Police, the man was in the road on westbound I-264 near Manslick Road cleaning up debris from a single-vehicle accident when a driver hit the man and fled the scene. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. If you have information about this hit and run pedestrian accident, we urge you to contact law enforcement officials. Louisville Pedestrian Accidents […]

By | January 25th, 2017|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Louisville Pedestrian Accident Injures One

Safety Tips For Seniors To Prevent Injury

Many of us want to be able to live on our own for as long as possible. However, as we age, we are not able to do the things we once did without assistance. Problems with vision, hearing, and movement can limit our ability to care for ourselves. However, with some adjustments, your elderly loved one may continue to live on their own or live one their own with some assistance. Medication Safety There are many safety concerns that you need to address with your elderly loved one. One of the most serious medication safety concerns is not taking prescribed medications. The other main concern with medications is taking too much medication. Elderly patients may forget if they have taken their medications; therefore, setting up a system to help them remember is essential. […]

By | January 20th, 2017|Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on Safety Tips For Seniors To Prevent Injury

New Ruling Favors Nursing Home Abuse Victims

Anyone who has a loved one in a Kentucky nursing home worries about neglect and abuse. It is an extremely difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home; however, it often becomes necessary when the loved one needs skilled care or constant care that the family is unable to provide. Regardless of the reason why a family decides a love done needs skilled care, every family wants to know that their loved one is being given the best care available by skilled, compassionate, and experienced professionals. […]

By | January 18th, 2017|Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Kentucky Law, Nursing Home Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect|Comments Off on New Ruling Favors Nursing Home Abuse Victims

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

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. […]

Common Terms Used In Lexington Personal Injury Cases

If you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash, fall, or other personal injury accident, you will likely hear many terms that you have never used before, unless you have a previous accident claim. Therefore, it can be overwhelming at first until you learn some of the legal terms used in your case. Below are common terms we use in a personal injury case. Common Legal Terms Used In Accident Cases Affidavit: A sworn statement of facts provided by one of the parties to the accident, an eyewitness, expert, or other party related to the case. Adjuster: An adjuster works for the insurance company. The adjuster conducts an accident investigation, assesses the claim, and negotiates a settlement for the claim. Bodily Injury Claim – This claim covers the costs and damages related to your physical injuries. The claim includes financial and non-financial damages, explained below. Contingency Fee: Refers to a percentage of the compensation an accident victim receives that is paid to the attorney for representing the victim. The attorney only receives payment if the attorney obtains compensation on behalf of the accident victim. Damages: In personal injury cases, damages refer to the compensation awarded to an injury victim to compensate the victim for his injuries and losses. Defendant: The party against whom you file a lawsuit. In other words, the person or entity who caused your injuries. Expert Witness: A person whose education and experience qualify him or her to provide specialized testimony regarding the case. Eyewitness: An eyewitness is a person who sees the accident as it happens. […]

By | October 26th, 2016|Auto Accident, Auto Accident Injury, Car Accident Lawyer, Kentucky Injury Lawyer, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Truck Accident Lawyer|Comments Off on Common Terms Used In Lexington Personal Injury Cases