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How Do Mandatory Reporting Laws Work in Kentucky’s Healthcare System?

Published on Feb 14, 2019 at 3:45 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you expect them to be given the best care so they stay healthy and can enjoy their life in the home. However, if you see something that seems off, you may be wondering if you should report it. In Kentucky, you need to report signs of abuse or danger. While this may be scary, it’s going to benefit your loved one and make sure they get the help they need. Then, you can seek justice for them with a nursing home abuse claim.

At Golden Law Offices, we understand how precarious this situation can be, but we will be with you every step of the way to provide all the help and support that we can. We’ll make sure to fight for your loved one’s rights and to do everything possible to get them a fair settlement.

Why Isn’t Elder Abuse Reported More Often?

Published on Feb 5, 2019 at 4:44 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

It can be difficult to realize that as our family members age, they can become vulnerable to different types of abuse – especially when those are the individuals we’ve looked up to our entire lives. There are a number of factors that increase a person’s risk for abuse – especially when they live in a long-term care facility like a nursing home. Unfortunately, it’s a rare occurrence for an abused senior to report what’s been done to them.

It’s known that approximately one in ten Americans over the age of 60 has experienced some form of abuse; however, it’s likely that only one in 14 cases are reported to the proper authorities. It’s also likely that those numbers are low estimations. Understanding what factors put an elder at risk can aid in the prevention of abuse.

Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents in Kentucky

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 4:51 pm in Car Accidents.

Kentucky citizens utilize the state’s roadways every single day to accomplish their tasks and goals. Just in 2016, Kentucky’s roads were traveled for a total of 49.196 billion miles. Because of the constant travel, it’s no surprise accidents occur. Most of these accidents, however, are entirely preventable. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you have legal options that our lawyers can assist you with.

In order to understand why the majority of Kentucky car accidents are preventable, let’s take a look at the most common causes of collisions in the state.

How Does Negligent Hiring Affect the Trucking Industry?

Published on Dec 26, 2018 at 9:43 pm in Truck Accidents.

The aftermath of a truck accident can be devastating. This isn’t surprising when you consider commercial vehicles weight up to 80,000 pounds and often carry hazardous materials. The significant property damage often results in totaled vehicles and the physical injuries can be life-changing.

The hardest part of dealing with a severe truck accident often revolves around accepting the accident could have been prevented. When trucking companies neglect their responsibilities and hire poor drivers, they should be held accountable for their actions.

That’s where we come in. At Golden Law Office, our truck accident attorneys have years of experience working with truck accident victims. If you believe a trucking company is responsible for your accident, we will do what we can to investigate your claim. In order to start the legal process, it’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of why negligent hiring has such an impact on the trucking industry. Let’s start by looking at state and federal hiring and retention regulations.

Kentucky Statutes of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

Published on Dec 13, 2018 at 8:41 pm in Wrongful Death.

Whether you’re working on a construction site or traveling through bluegrass country, there’s always the chance for an unexpected injury, or worse. In the event you lose a loved one as a result of an unexpected or a wrongful death, Kentucky’s wrongful death laws can help you pick up the pieces. It’s important to recognize, however, that this process is time sensitive because of its statute of limitations.

Before you can understand how the statute of limitations works for wrongful death claims in Kentucky, you need to understand what constitutes a wrongful death and how statutes of limitations work.

How the Car Accident Settlement Process Works

Published on Nov 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm in Car Accidents.

Millions of drivers access Kentucky’s roadways every single year. Thousands of miles are covered resulting, unfortunately, in thousands of accidents. According to the Analysis of Traffic Crash Data in Kentucky by the Kentucky Transportation Center, just in 2016, there were over 140,000 car collisions resulting in over 37,000 injuries and 830 deaths.

Whether you’re a resident of Kentucky or just passing through, it’s important to understand the car accident laws and settlement process. If you’re in a car accident, you have the right to compensation for your damages; however, you’ll only be eligible for those awards if you follow through with your legal obligations. Keep reading to learn about handling and settling car accidents in Kentucky.

When to Call an Attorney After a Car Wreck

Published on Nov 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm in Car Accidents.

You may be wondering how to proceed after your car accident. You’ve taken care of your medical needs, reported the accident to the proper authorities, and filed your insurance claim. Now what? The answer to that question depends on your situation. In some instances, especially if the car accident was minor or only involved a single vehicle, an attorney may not be necessary; however, in most cases, you’ll only receive the justice you deserve with the help of knowledgeable legal representation.

An experienced lawyer can help you hold the negligent party responsible for their actions, as well as help you negotiate settlements with pushy insurance companies. No matter the question, a reliable car accident attorney will have or will find you the answers you need.

You may not need to seek legal representation if your vehicle was not damaged, you or your passengers sustained no injuries and did not seek medical treatment, and your life after the accident was not significantly altered.

What Happens After Someone Commits a Hit-and-Run Accident?

Published on Oct 25, 2018 at 5:18 pm in Car Accidents.

A hit-and-run accident occurs when a driver collides with another vehicle, fixed object, or a pedestrian, and chooses to leave the scene without helping anyone or identifying themselves. Any victim of this type of accident could be left shaken and confused, and worried about what to do next.

Hit-and-Run Accidents in Kentucky

Kentucky Statute 189.580, duty in case of an accident, states the operator of any vehicle involved in a crash that results in injury, property damages, or death should first focus on acquiring medical assistance for the parties that need it. The driver should then be prepared to provide and collect personal and vehicle information to and from the other drivers. For the full statute, click here.

Choosing to disregard this law and leave the scene of an accident can result in serious legal consequences including criminal penalties, administrative penalties, and civil penalties.

How Do I Know I Was Wrongfully Fired?

Published on Oct 11, 2018 at 7:06 pm in Employment Law.

Regardless of how long you’ve been employed, being fired is always a jarring experience. You may be wondering what you’ll do next and what sort of financial troubles will develop if you’re unable to find work quickly. In the back of your head; however, you may also feel as though something was not right about your termination. Maybe you remember a discrepancy from your contract or you feel as though you’ve been discriminated against.

No matter the reason, it’s a good idea to pursue a wrongful termination case. You may be able to keep your old job or sue your former employer for wrongfully firing you. Keep reading to learn how to recognize the signs of a wrongful termination.

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Published on Sep 28, 2018 at 6:22 pm in Car Accidents.

Neck injuries, like whiplash, are incredibly common in car accidents in Kentucky and nationwide. If you are in an accident and are diagnosed with whiplash, you probably have a lot of questions about what you’ll experience and how soon it’ll go away. At Golden Law Office, we hope to ease your mind and answer your questions.

Experiencing Whiplash

Whiplash is a broad term that covers a variety of neck injuries – mostly having to do with soft tissue damage to the neck. This is common in rear-end collisions because the body will propel forward, while the neck and head stay in place – hyperextending the neck.

While whiplash is not a life-threatening injury, it can result in a prolonged period of suffering and disability. Because of this, whiplash may lead to increased medical expenses and lost wages. If you’ve experienced whiplash and are worried about your finances, you may want to consider seeking the guidance of a Lexington car accident lawyer.

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