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What Are the Trip and Fall Dangers of Different Types of Flooring?

Published on May 19, 2022 at 8:58 pm in Premises Liability.

What Are the Trip and Fall Dangers of Different Types of Flooring

Trip and fall accidents might be used for a quick joke in popular television shows and movies, but they are far more terrifying in real life. An unexpected fall can leave you seriously injured, unable to work, and struggling to keep up with your daily life.

Falls send 8 million people to the emergency room every year. Of those, more than 1 million are specifically trip and fall accident victims, accounting for 12% of all fall-related emergency room trips.

By the end of this article, you might have a different perception of trip and fall accidents, including which types of flooring pose the most danger.

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.

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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.

What Happens to Your Body in a Rear End Collision?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 6:59 pm in Car Accidents.

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Getting into any kind of crash can affect your body. Whether it was a minor fender bender or a high-impact collision, your body could suffer serious injuries that could potentially impact the rest of your life. You should know what kinds of injuries you could suffer after a rear end collision so that you can better understand what kind of effects that type of car accident could have on you.

What Happens When a Parked Truck on a Highway Causes an Accident?

Published on Jan 13, 2022 at 8:17 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Many of us have heard incidents of parked big rig accidents mentioned in local news reports. A small passenger vehicle traveling on the highway fails to see a tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of the road or exit ramp and strikes the much-larger truck—resulting in a serious crash and, many times, fatality. These accidents often occur at night, and frequently under conditions of inclement weather like rain, snow, or fog.

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