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The Most Dangerous Highways in Kentucky

Published on Jun 13, 2018 at 5:58 pm in Car Accidents.

Kentucky highways claim hundreds of lives each year in devastating car accidents. These wrecks are most often caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding – especially through construction zones. Certain highways in Kentucky are considered more dangerous than others because of the number of deaths. Take note of the highways on this list and proceed with extra caution whenever using one:

I-64

In Kentucky, Interstate-64 begins at Louisville and runs along the Ohio River. It overlaps with Interstate-75, near Lexington. It passes through Bath, Boyd, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, and Woodford counties. Construction to restore the Cochran Hill Tunnel on this highway occurred in 2001 because the Federal Highway Administration deemed this portion of I-64 to be exceptionally significant. At the time, they considered painting the interior tiles with a mural. This idea was quickly dropped because opponents pointed out the high number of crashes and fatalities on this road and didn’t want to contribute distractions.

Lawsuit Filed Against “Big Ass Fan Company”

Published on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm in Blog.

This is an action filed against Big Ass Fans, styled Isaac Fedyniak, Individually and as a Class Representative v. Delta T, LLC d/b/a Big Ass Solutions and Big Ass Fan Company, et al, Civil Action No. 17-CI-4313, filed in the Fayette Circuit Court, Lexington, Kentucky.

The suit alleges that the Defendants either terminated or constructively discharged several employees so the Defendant could pay a lesser amount under the Stock Appreciation Rights Plan. The suit alleges that the Defendants took the wrongful action without informing the Plaintiffs of the true value of the company or the impending sale/change of control of the company. The Defendants in the case have disputed these claims and denied engaging in any of the conduct alleged. All Motions filed in the case are public records that can be obtained through the Fayette Circuit Court Clerk’s office. By clicking on the link below, you can have access to the Plaintiffs’ Response to Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Compel Arbitration that sets forth the Plaintiffs’ allegations and position in the case.

Link to response and exhibits 

Link to notice of filing two additional exhibits 

 

Neglecting Our School Children

Published on Oct 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm in Blog.

As an attorney who devotes a substantial amount of time in representing school children who have been sexually abused by school employees, I am appalled at the frequency of sexual exploitation of our school children and infuriated by the calculated decision to leave the sexually-violated child without a remedy. Denying our helpless school children legal rights after being sexually exploited and abused is a direct result of the impiety of our school system and those in positions of authority.

From the beginning of time, children and the elderly have been treated as the lepers of society as a result of their lesser intellectual functioning which prohibits their assimilation of money and power. As the world has become more educated, the injustice of relegating our children to a subordinate status has become more difficult to stomach. A minority of voices are gaining traction to protect our school children and to arm them with the protection of the law; however, it is essential that our legislature pass a law that requires Kentucky’s public schools to purchase insurance coverage that would be available to cover the damages of sexually exploited children.

What to Do If You’re a Victim of Personal Injury: The Don’ts

Published on Aug 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm in Blog.

victim of a personal injuryIn our previous post, we explained some of the correct steps to follow if you are a victim of a personal injury. This includes seeking legal advice, documenting your accident, and getting medical attention as soon as possible.

However, there are a few common mistakes that can be easy to make when working towards a full recovery. Here we explain them and their alternatives so you can ensure you follow down the right path when protecting yourself.

What to Do If You’re a Victim of Personal Injury: The Do’s

Published on Aug 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm in Blog.

personal injury attorneyThe world of personal injury can be quite complex. If you are a victim of a another person’s mistakes, negligence, or ignorance, it can be hard to know how to proceed with a legal battle to protect yourself. So we have created a two part blog on what to do and what not to do when it comes to ensuring your rights are protected.

Personal injury: the Do’s:
It is important that you make sound decisions during this important time. Here is a list of everything you need to do in case of a personal injury.

  • Photograph everything
    This is especially important if you are in a car crash. Considering that across the nation, over 37,000 people die in road crashes every year, this is a common form of personal injury. To get a fair settlement, the judge will require evidence of exactly what happened so take photos of the surroundings or things in the area that caused the accident.

A 5 Minute Guide to Understanding the New Malpractice Case Regulations

Published on Jul 25, 2017 at 8:38 pm in Blog.

malpractice helpCivil lawsuits are very common in the U.S.; as an industry, they generate $239 billion annually according to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Still, many people navigating the complicated waters of a malpractice lawsuit or wrongful death case are often overwhelmed by the legal complexity of the legal system.

For those in Kentucky who are looking for malpractice help, things recently became more complicated.

This past march, the Kentucky legislature passed SB4, a bill that fundamentally changes the way that medical malpractice lawsuits are carried out.

3 Devices Parents of Teen Drivers Will Love

Published on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm in Blog.

lawyersIt’s every parent’s nightmare, getting a call in the middle of the night to inform you that your teenager has been in a serious car accident. Between the damage to the vehicles, the threat of serious brain injury, the lawyers, and the question of liability, car crashes are difficult enough to handle without the involvement of your children.

But fortunately for parents, there are a number of new devices and apps that can help greatly diminish the risk of your child experiencing an accident. These new tools are designed to address a number of the most common causes of accidents and keep you both out of the hospital or the office of your lawyers.

We’ve put together a list of tools that can help give parents a piece of mind while their children are behind the wheel.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Part 2: Prevention

Published on Jul 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm in Blog.

brain injuryIn our last post, we discussed the various causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries, from a slip and fall accident to a serious car accident. We also talked briefly about the importance of taking steps to prevent them: traumatic brain injuries are a difficult injury to contend with once they’ve happened, and can have a wide range of symptoms and effects.

While you can’t control the actions of others, simply taking a few strong steps can dramatically reduce the risk of you or a loved one experiencing a personal injury or becoming the victim of a traumatic brain injury.

We’ve taken a few of the most common causes of TBIs and created a list of methods that can lower your risk.

How Social Media Can Affect Your Auto Accident Case

Published on Jun 19, 2017 at 6:01 pm in Blog.

car accidentIf you’re an avid social media user, it may be tempting to document every event of your life. While this is usually fine, it is not a good idea following a car accident. Oversharing can be detrimental to your case, so consider the following consequences before you upload that photo or write that tweet.

  • Photos document your physical condition
    Every injury that you sustain from your accident is evidence to argue your case. However, if you post photos of yourself dancing at a bar, playing soccer, or hiking, for example, the opposing legal team could use those photos to disprove the severity of your injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Part 1: Causes

Published on Jun 15, 2017 at 4:20 pm in Blog.

attorneyA traumatic brain injury is a massive head injury that causes a brain dysfunction, specifically resulting from an external force. The effects of this trauma can range from mild dysfunction of some cells to bruising, all the way to long term impairment and even death.

While it is difficult to know the full extent of people who suffer a TBI each year, the number is estimated to be 1.7 million people. Out of those people, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.365 million, or about 80% are released from the emergency department after being treated.

Currently, there is no cure and so prevention is often the best bet at avoiding a complication from TBI. But in order to understand how to avoid TBI, you must first understand what causes them.

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