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What’s the Average Settlement for Whiplash Injuries?

Published on Nov 5, 2022 at 2:51 am in Car Accidents.

What's the Average Settlement for Whiplash Injuries
At Golden Law Office, we regularly meet with car accident victims hoping to recover the financial expenses they were unfairly saddled with after an accident caused by another motorist. One of the questions that frequently arises is: What’s the average settlement for whiplash injuries? Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries—and those recovering from this form of neck damage are familiar with the costs of treatment.

Below, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the cost of treating a whiplash injury and what accident victims can expect to recover in the average settlement. We advise you to take in this information with the understanding that every person’s case is different. While these figures represent broad averages, it doesn’t necessarily mean your case outcome will look the same.

Why Is It Important To Take Photos After a Car Crash?

Published on Aug 12, 2022 at 8:34 pm in Car Accidents.

Why Is It Important To Take Photos After a Car Crash
When you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you can recover compensation for your damages via a personal injury claim. Proving that the accident wasn’t your fault can be a challenge when the insurance company is disputing your claim at every turn, though. Pictures can paint a clear picture of facts that are in dispute, which is why it is important to take photos after a car crash.

At Golden Law Office, we advise car accident victims to take more pictures than they think they will need. Take both vertical and landscape photos. Use flash sparingly and only when needed, as your phone’s light may create glares that obscure important information.

What Are Never Events and Why Do They Occur?

Published on Jul 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm in Medical Malpractice.

What Are Never Events and Why Do They Occur

Doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals are supposed to be experts in their particular areas of study. We should feel comfortable when we seek out medical care, confident in the fact that we will be treated and cared for appropriately. This is far too often not the case, though.

The negligent and reckless actions of certain health care providers can lead to so-called “never events.” The occurrence of a never event during the course of your medical treatment is never acceptable and may even warrant pursuing a medical malpractice claim to address the full scope of your damages. At Golden Law Office, we can advise you of your options.

What Dangers Does an Improperly Secured Truck Load Pose to Passenger Car Drivers?

Published on Apr 20, 2022 at 2:43 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Most consumer products aren’t flown by plane or transported on a train to their final destination. Instead, they are picked up by tractor-trailers at ports and transported to distribution centers. Warehouse workers generally unload the trailers, sort the products, and divvy them between their stores. Distribution center employees then load those products in a trailer and summon a trucker to haul them away to their final destination.

How Do Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Claims Differ?

Published on Mar 21, 2022 at 3:42 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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An unexpected injury can easily derail the course of a person’s life. Whether the accident that caused the injury took place at work or somewhere else, every injury victim deserves help on their path to the best possible recovery.

That help often comes in the form of financial compensation. How you go about securing that compensation will differ depending on the accident that led to your injuries. If you were injured in a workplace accident or otherwise through the course of your employment, you should pursue workers’ compensation benefits.

What Are Pedestrian Right-of-Way Laws in Kentucky?

Published on Mar 12, 2022 at 12:34 am in Pedestrian Accidents.

What Are Pedestrian Right-of-Way Laws in Kentucky
Each day, countless Kentucky residents head out on foot for one reason or another. These individuals may do so as they travel to their jobs, school, the store, or simply for recreation. While many of them return home unscathed, some do not.

Many of the incidents that leave pedestrians injured can be blamed on motorists not having a clear understanding of how to keep walkers safe.

There are pedestrian right-of-way laws that aim to protect those people who walk from getting hurt. Not all motorists (and even some pedestrians) know about their obligations on this end—knowledge that could save lives. Let’s delve a bit deeper into the dangers that walkers face and pedestrian right-of-way laws in Kentucky that exist to protect them.

What to Do When a New Driver Is in a Car Accident

Published on Feb 18, 2022 at 5:11 pm in Car Accidents.


As a Lexington, KY driver, you’ve probably heard a fellow motorist say a time or two that one thing they fear most is sharing the road with different types of motorists, such as teens.

Various factors may motivate drivers to fear sharing the road with new drivers, which we’ll outline below. We’ll also address how teens aren’t the only “new” motorists drivers have to be on the lookout for. Other motorists may engage in behaviors that put the rest of us sharing the road with them at risk. We’ll also tackle some “best practices” any motorist, including newly licensed and more experienced ones, should follow anytime they have a crash.

Golden Law Office State-Wide Expansion includes New Salyersville Office and Workers’ Compensation Practice

Published on Feb 1, 2022 at 2:42 pm in News.

When retaining Golden Law Office, the citizens of Eastern Kentucky can be comforted to know that they will have legal representation that appreciates their perspective. Eastern Kentucky natives Kellie Collins and Taylor Shepherd of the Golden Law Office are anchoring the firm’s expansion into Eastern Kentucky with the opening of their office in Salyersville, Kentucky. With the opening of the Salyersville office, Attorney John “Jack” Collins will become “Of Counsel” to the Golden Law Office, providing his more than 40 years of experience and knowledge of Eastern Kentucky and its courts to the clients of Golden Law Office.

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