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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.

Why Are Product Liability Lawsuits Complex?

Published on Sep 13, 2018 at 6:41 pm in Product Liability.

Every year in the United States, thousands of individuals file product liability lawsuits. Many of these lawsuits are directed towards toy or automobile manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. While these lawsuits are common in the legal world, they can be incredibly complex. Our Lexington product liability lawyers understand these complexities and are here to fight for you.

What is a product liability lawsuit?          

A product liability lawsuit seeks to hold product manufacturers responsible in the event that their products cause harm when used as intended.

When manufacturers disregard or refuse to address these issues, product liability can come into effect.

A product liability lawsuit can be filed for any product that is for sale to consumers, medical institutions, and businesses. Some of the most products include defective electronics, toys, vehicles, or medical equipment.

What You Need to Know About the Recent Valsartan Recall

Published on Aug 24, 2018 at 6:48 pm in Product Liability.

Golden Law Office is now accepting cases related to the valsartan recall. If you or a loved one has taken medication with this ingredient and suffered from the possible side effects, whether short-term or long-term, contact our valsartan recall lawyer today to find out about your legal rights.

Valsartan is a generic antihypertensive drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The brand name is known as Diovan. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently recalled several drugs containing valsartan when an impurity was detected in a research setting.

The impurity, N-nitrosdimethylamine (NDMA), is considered a possible human carcinogen, based on laboratory testing. The current assumption is the NDMA’s presence was brought about when the manufacturing process was changed.

Is Neglect in a Nursing Home Considered Elderly Abuse?

Published on Aug 23, 2018 at 6:49 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Trusting the care of your loved one to a nursing home can be a harrowing decision. There may come a time, however, where there are no other options. If this is the case, it’s best to understand the ins and outs of how the facility runs, and to recognize that neglect and abuse can happen – regardless of how the facility appears to function.

Kentucky’s Required Nursing Home Standards

Under the Kentucky Nursing Home Reform Act, nursing homes must provide the following care to all residents:

  • Help residents maintain their highest possible level of mental and physical wellbeing
  • Aid residents in maintaining good personal and oral hygiene
  • Make sure that all residents are able to eat, bathe, walk, toilet, and communicate effectively – unless medically impossible
  • Ensure all residents understand the care they receive and are able to make informed decisions

Why Are Overloaded Semi Trucks Dangerous?

Published on Aug 9, 2018 at 5:45 pm in Truck Accidents.

Semi-trucks account for some of the largest vehicles on the road at any given time. They’re heavier, longer, and wider than passenger vehicles. In an attempt to prevent catastrophic accidents with these types of vehicles, there are a variety of regulations and law established at the state and federal level; however, that does not mean truckers and trucking companies always abide by them.

When a tractor-trailer is overloaded, it significantly increases the chance of a variety of risks that can lead to the severe injury or death of innocent motorists. As a driver, it’s important to recognize the risks an overloaded semi poses, so you can remain vigilant on the road.

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