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WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE PHOTOS AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

Anyone that has been involved in a car accident, knows that the moments following the collision can be chaotic and full of stress and emotion. Often your mind is racing and your adrenalin is pumping. Always check your surroundings and the condition of those in your vehicle first. Make sure you or someone calls 911 and if possible get yourself and others to a safe place.

What the Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know

If you watch even a small amount of television these days, you've seen the endless insurance company commercials. The insurance industry uses everything from sport stars, cartoons, talking lizards, to catchy slogans to entice new customers.

Driver arrested after killing officer in tractor trailer crash

Those who have committed to protect and serve their local communities realize that the job sometimes requires painful sacrifices. Unfortunately, even the the most routine duties can end in tragedy when fellow motorists fail to exercise diligent caution. One Kentucky community is mourning the loss of an officer after she was killed in a tractor trailer crash.

According to the local police department, the 32-year-old officer was in the middle of conducting a routine traffic stop. She had pulled over a pick-up truck for an unknown violation and was possibly checking for information concerning the driver and vehicle in her patrol car. A tractor trailer approaching from the rear slammed into her vehicle. It was then propelled into the truck parked ahead of her.

Wife's suspicions of nursing home neglect lead to 17 arrests

The decision to seek qualified nursing care for a failing loved one is never taken lightly. When a nursing home is selected, it is assumed that the staff and administrators will ensure that their patients will receive the required care with dignity and respect. Sadly, too often, Kentucky families have discovered that their loved ones were victims of neglect or outright abuse.

One woman, whose paralyzed husband was a patient at a home, began to suspect that her husband was not being fed properly when he would attempt to ingest shaving cream when she was helping to care for his needs. She was concerned about his apparent weight loss and noticed that his bedding was not being changed on a regular basis. She also informed the staff that she was to be contacted whenever her husband became ill or if the home became short-staffed.

What corporations are on Santa's naughty list for 2018?

The American Association of Justice just released its "Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018" report. Unfortunately, corporate America has a long history of deplorable conduct dating back to the golden age of railroads.Santa's naughty list.jpg

VICTIM OF A HIT AND RUN CAR ACCIDENT IN KENTUCKY?

Unfortunately hit and run car accidents in Kentucky are fairly common. If you are the victim of a hit and run car accident, there are steps you should take immediately to protect yourself and your passengers.hit and run accident.jpeg

Alarming Statistics About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a growing danger in Kentucky. Distracted driving is increasingly the cause of serious and even fatal car accidents. The statistics are particularly troubling for teen drivers.

What is the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Law?

A civil case is a dispute between individuals or companies. A criminal case is a case brought by the state against a person who allegedly broke the law. Car accidents are a good example of when civil and criminal law can both be involved.

Was a private-equity firm behind rise in nursing home neglect?

The decision to seek a nursing home placement for a loved one is seldom taken lightly. The majority of these placements provide excellent quality care for the residents without any negative complications. Unfortunately, there are Kentucky residents whose loved ones have been a victim of nursing home neglect that may have led to serious adverse health problems.

According to a recent in-depth report by a respected news journal, one chain of nursing homes recently was forced into bankruptcy after suffering serious financial consequences after it was bought out by a private-equity firm. The report indicated that the chain, HCR Manorcare, was purchased by the Carlyle Partners V in 2011, and shortly afterward, the quality of care that residents received appeared to have taken a downward turn. Using quality care figures correlated by Medicare, the report stated that health-code violations increased by an estimated 26 percent.

Should I settle my car accident case out of court?

Most people may assume that when you are injured in a car accident and decide to purse a claim, it will go straight to court and be a lengthy stressful process. The numbers however show a different reality. While exact statistics are not readily available, most agree that 80 to 90 percent of car accident claims settle before a lawsuit is even filed. And of the cases filed in court a very small percentage go before a jury trial. It makes sense that many people who are injured in a car accident often ask their lawyer if they should settle or take their case to trial.

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