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Law Changes Kentucky Residents Should Know About for 2021

Published on Nov 24, 2020 at 3:21 pm in News.

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Each year, new laws and amendments to current laws are introduced and implemented. As 2021 is approaching, there are some laws that Kentucky residents should be aware of. The new year will bring law changes to how the election process works in the state, how the 2021 session will start, and also upcoming bills that lawmakers are trying to pass.

When you’re up to date on the laws in Kentucky, you have more understanding of how the state works, what your rights are, and this can help you make sure your right are protected. When 2021 arrives, be sure to look out for these new laws.

The Burden of Proof and How It Applies to Car Accident Claims

Published on Nov 12, 2020 at 7:24 pm in Car Accidents.

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If you’ve been involved in a car accident and have been unable to reach a full and fair settlement agreement with the insurance company, your lawyer can help you file a personal injury lawsuit. When doing so, it’s important to understand how the process works and what you’ll need to do to prove you case and receive the compensation you need to recover.

With a car accident claim, the burden of proof is what is required to prove you are owed the compensation you’re seeking. The concept isn’t always easy to comprehend, especially depending on the type of accident you were involved in, which is why it’s beneficial to work with an experienced law firm when you file your claim.

What Are the Potential Damages in a Serious Truck Accident?

Published on Nov 5, 2020 at 7:20 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Large trucks colliding with other trucks or regular-sized vehicles can create serious injuries and damages to all vehicles involved, but especially the smaller vehicles. Large trucks can weigh up to 30 times more than passenger cars, which is what makes truck accidents so serious. Additionally, when trucks collide with regular-sized vehicles, 67 percent of fatalities are occupants of passenger vehicles and only 16 percent of fatalities are the occupants of trucks.

When you’ve been in a serious truck accident in Lexington that wasn’t your fault and are looking to recover the cost of the damages done to you and your property, you’ll want an experienced lawyer from Golden Law Office on your side. We’ll fight for you to get the full and fair compensation that you deserve from the collision.

Who’s Liable When a Tree Falls on My Car While Driving?

Published on Oct 29, 2020 at 4:13 pm in Car Accidents.

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While driving through Kentucky, especially our rural roads, you could encounter falling trees on the road. If there is severe weather that blows down a tree, or any other reason that a tree falls onto your car while you’re on the road, you’ll likely want to know if anyone is responsible for that tree and the damage done to you or your car so you can recover the cost of the damages done.

Finding liability for an accident where a tree falls on your car can be complex and hard to determine, which is why you could use the help of a car accident lawyer from Golden Law Office. Our experienced team will look into all aspects of the accident so you can rest assured knowing that your claim will be strong and hold the correct party accountable.

What Are My Options When a Lawsuit Is Dismissed?

Published on Oct 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm in Legal Information.

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If you’re planning on filing a lawsuit for a personal injury, your lawyer will advise you on how the case is likely to proceed. Most lawsuits go through a complaint, motions, answers, discovery, and a trial. At any point during that process, there is the potential for a settlement to be reached. If, however, that doesn’t happen and the case proceeds to trial, a judge or jury will make an official determination.

Sometimes, the defendant may try to convince the court to dismiss your claim. This can be done with or without prejudice. With prejudice means you cannot refile your claim, while without prejudice means you will have the opportunity to file at a later date. There’s also the possibility the court could dismiss your claim on its own volition. Either way, you’ll want to have an idea of what your options are in the event your lawsuit is dismissed.

Who Can Administer Medication in a Nursing Home?

Published on Sep 24, 2020 at 7:19 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When your loved one is in a nursing home, you expect them to receive the best care possible. Included in that care are different staff members who are able to do different tasks for your loved one. But not every staff member can do everything for your loved one. Some actions require a higher level of training or certification, like administering medication.

If your loved one doesn’t get their medication on time or by the correct staff member, they could be experiencing nursing home abuse. Nobody deserves to be mistreated, especially older people who require specific care. A lawyer from Golden Law Office will fight for your loved one to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve.

When Can an Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center Be Sued?

Published on Sep 24, 2020 at 7:10 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Whether you’re going to the emergency room or an urgent care center for medical treatment, you expect the medical professionals to provide you with care to help you feel better. When someone caring for you acts negligently, your health can suffer. If this has happened to you, there are options for your future. An emergency room or urgent care center can be sued for harming you. Golden Law Office can help you with your claim.

How to Report Neglect at a Daycare Center

Published on Sep 17, 2020 at 7:55 pm in Personal Injury.

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When you can’t watch your child because you have work or other commitments, it’s likely you’ll choose to send your child to daycare. It can be hard to find the right facility to trust with the care of your child even though there are regulations to ensure proper care. Daycare centers in Kentucky fall under legislation that requires them to be safe for children and treated properly.

Unfortunately, not all facilities follow those rules and regulations. In 2018, 50 children were found to be abused or neglected in Kentucky daycare facilities. While that might sound like a small number compared to the over 30,000 children in daycare in our state, even one instance of abuse or neglect is too many.

Determining the Safest Nursing Homes in Kentucky

Published on Sep 17, 2020 at 7:44 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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When it comes time for your loved one to enter into a nursing home, determining the safest facility for them in Kentucky can be a challenge. With nearly 300 facilities in the state, you may feel overwhelmed when researching locations. Fortunately, there are a number of resources available to families that can help you make the right decision for your loved one.

In order to come to a confident decision regarding your family member’s nursing home, let’s take a look at what the facilities are like in Kentucky, what happens when a facility is cited for abuse or neglect and where you can find that information, and how to ultimately decide which facility is safest.

How to Prove Your Injuries Were Caused During a Car Accident

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 6:27 pm in Car Accidents.

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When you’re in a car accident that was the fault of someone else that caused you to sustain injuries, and you are interested in filing a car accident claim, you’ll want to be able to prove that the accident was the direct cause of your injuries. A car accident lawyer from Golden Law Office in Kentucky can help you with your claim. We’ll fully investigate what happened in the accident and compile all of your documents that prove your injuries were caused by the crash.

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