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Once again, Kentucky sheriff faces DUI after causing car crash

Law enforcement officers are usually held to a higher standard of conduct, especially those in a position of command. When these professionals commit an error of judgment, the consequences sometimes may not always seem to fit the offense for which they have been charged. However, for one Kentucky sheriff, the consequences may be more harsh in light of his second DUI offense after causing a car crash with bodily injury.

Kentucky State Police were called to the scene of a crash recently between a pickup truck and a passenger car. According to officers, the driver of the pickup was the sheriff of Breckinridge County. He purportedly struck the other vehicle before hitting a utility pole and coming to rest in a wire barrier. Emergency workers transported the driver of the car to a local medical center with undisclosed injuries.

Common causes of car vs. truck accidents

Part of our transportation landscape is that passenger vehicles – cars, vans, buses, SUVs – share the road with delivery vehicles as small as motorcycles and as large as multi-ton tractor-trailers.

When vehicles collide, the result is damaging, dangerous and unfortunately often deadly. What are the common causes of collisions between semis and passenger vehicles?

Were You a Passenger in a Car Accident in Kentucky?--4 Things You Should Know

Being a passenger in a vehicle can be nerve racking. You are not in control of the situation and are at the mercy of your driver and the drivers around you. About 3 million people a year are involved in car accidents. Statistically, it is just a matter of time until it happens to you.

Paralyzed man awarded $151 million in product liability claim

People trust that their vehicles will keep them safe. They know that car accidents happen, but they probably believe that they are usually due to the actions of a driver. Most people here in Kentucky likely don't consider the possibility that their vehicle could injure them through no fault of their own or another driver's. However, that is exactly what representatives for an out-of-state man argued to a jury, who returned a verdict in the plaintiff's favor in a recent products liability claim.

The 24-year-old man in question was in a rollover crash back in 2015. He was a passenger in a Ford SUV that rolled over after the driver attempted to avoid hitting an animal on the road. The driver lost control of the SUV and as it rolled, the man was knocked out. His spine snapped during the accident and he was paralyzed.

4 Common Auto Accident Injuries You Should Call a Personal Injury Lawyer About

There are a wide range of injuries that can occur when you are involved in an automobile accident. Some are obvious immediately, while others may take days or weeks before you notice the symptoms. Kentucky law allows those injured in an automobile accident to file a personal injury claim.accident.png

Lawmakers submit bills that may increase nursing home neglect

Barely two months into 2019 and state lobbyists are pushing for two bills that could significantly harm nursing home residents. If they go through, these bills would effectively silence inspectors and employees from blowing the whistle on unsafe nursing home conditions and make it even more difficult for families to seek justice should their loved one suffer undue injury or death.

If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident or lost someone you love, Kentucky's dram shop law may provide justice

The dangers of drunk driving are well known. It is estimated that 29 people die everyday in the United States as a result of drunk driving. Unfortunately, Kentucky is all too familiar with this tragedy. From the Carrollton bus crash to the recent loss of the Abbas family on their way home to Michigan, these horrible accidents represent fatalities that are entirely preventable.

On-duty deputy injured in car crash caused by thrown rock

Those who work in the public sector face many unknown dangers every time they clock in for duty. The majority of the time, their day will consist of routine calls that are handled without undue complications. Unfortunately, for one on-duty Kentucky deputy, responding to call ended abruptly in a frightening car crash.

According to the report, the officer was responding to a complaint about objects being thrown at passing tractor-trailers. At least one trucker was forced to pull off of the side of an interstate after his semi was pelted by rocks that someone was throwing from a passing vehicle. As the nearest deputy was attempting to respond to the call concerning this problem, he became a victim of the unknown assailant.

COMMON PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS IN KENTUCKY

Despite belief otherwise, personal injury cases only represent a very small percentage of lawsuits filed in Kentucky. These cases often involve life changing events so it is important that you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to protect your interests. Personal injury lawsuits can involve all sorts of scenarios which lead to injuries or death due to the negligence or willful actions of an individual or corporation. personal injury.jpgChristopher Goode has tried and obtained large settlements for hundreds of injured clients. Here is a list of the most common types of personal injury claims.

Many nursing home residents vulnerable to abuse and neglect

Over the past year, there has been an outpouring of support for those who have suffered from abuse, especially women. However, some of the most vulnerable members of society are those who reside in nursing facilities and are unable to speak out about abuse or neglect. Patients in long-term care facilities here in Kentucky and elsewhere are often victims of negligent or abusive staff.

A report recently became public regarding a comatose patient who recently gave birth. According to staff members, the woman's pregnancy was undiscovered until she was in labor. This horrific story highlights the vulnerability of many patients who cannot report abusive or negligent treatment. In the aftermath of the patient's pregnancy, there are calls for more regulation and protocols that could prevent similar situations.

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