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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.

What to Do if You See an Unsafe Trucker

Published on Jul 24, 2018 at 6:50 pm in Truck Accidents.

Thousands of wrongful injuries and deaths occur each year because of negligent truck drivers. These accidents, with the proper precautions taken, could have been avoided. If you think you see an unsafe driver on the road, you have the legal right to report their driver.

Causes of Unsafe Truck Driving in Kentucky

Distracted Driving. While Kentucky law allows talking on cellphones while driving, they do not allow texting, instant messaging, or emailing. Other forms of distracted driving include eating, drinking, reaching for fallen objects, and adjusting a vehicle’s internal controls.

Driving Under the Influence. In Kentucky, commercial vehicle drivers are not allowed to exceed a blood alcohol content of 0.04 percent. If you see a truck driver drifting, nearly striking other cars or objects, driving without headlights at night, or erratically braking, that driver may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Protect Yourself by Avoiding These Crucial Truck Blind Spots

Published on Jul 12, 2018 at 4:14 pm in Truck Accidents.

Some of the deadliest auto accidents involve a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle. As you might imagine, the truck normally fairs better than the car. While you already know it’s important to remain focused on the road in front of you at all times, it’s important to recognize that just because you can see a truck doesn’t mean it can see you.

Kentucky Truck Accident Statistics

If you’re a resident of Kentucky and frequently hear about truck accidents, you may be wondering what the facts really are. These statistics come from the Kentucky Transportation Center’s Analysis of Traffic Crash Data.

  • In Kentucky, a truck is a vehicle with a registered weight of 10,000 pounds or more.
  • Counties with the highest truck accident rates contained an interstate highway or had a large number of coal trucks on the road.
  • From 2012 to 2016 there was a 13 percent increase in truck accidents in Kentucky.
  • In 2016, there were 9,380 truck crashes in Kentucky.
  • On average, 61 percent of truck collisions involved impact at the front of the truck, 21 occurred in the rear, 11 percent happened on the left side, and 7 percent happened on the right side.

Clopidogrel Recalled for Product Mislabeling

Published on Jul 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Product Liability.

When there is an issue with a product that endangers the consumers, the product will be recalled. This year, a drug called Clopidogrel was voluntarily recalled by International Laboratories, LLC in January because it was mislabeled, which could lead consumers to take the wrong drug or wrong dose. While the product had the label “Clopidogrel Tablets USP 75 mg,” there’s a chance the product contains Simvastatin Tablets USP 10 mg.

Claims against drug companies can be difficult for someone to handle on their own. When your health is concerned, you want to make sure someone is acting in your best interests. A Lexington product liability lawyer from Golden Law Office can help you protect your rights.

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