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How Safe Is Your Loved One’s Skilled Nursing Facility?

Published on May 23, 2019 at 2:27 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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Choosing a skilled nursing facility for your loved one can be a difficult decision. It’s likely there are a number of facilities nearby to choose from, and determining which one is safest isn’t always an easy task. You want the best for your loved one, and they deserve to live in a facility that provides them access to the physical, mental, emotional, and social resources they need to live a high-quality life.

If you’re looking to find the safest option for your family member, there are state and federal resources you can turn to. In addition to that, there are things you can look out for when you visit establishments for the first time and when you return to see your loved one.

Brake Violations a Major Risk for Most Commercial Trucks

Published on May 9, 2019 at 2:17 pm in Truck Accidents.

Truck accidents often occur because of negligence. After an accident, it’s common to immediately think that the truck driver was the one to blame. They may have been driving while distracted, fatigued, or were disobeying the rules of the road. However, the truck driver isn’t always the one at fault. The trucking company could have acted negligently. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a truck, an injury lawyer from Golden Law Office can represent you and get you the compensation you deserve.

We understand how nerve-wracking it can be to go up against a large trucking company. We won’t be intimidated and will do everything we can to get you a favorable settlement. Trucking companies need to know that their responsibility to keep their vehicles safe is something they need to take seriously.

How Do Police Investigate Commercial Truck Accidents?

Published on Apr 25, 2019 at 2:05 pm in Truck Accidents.

While there are similarities between investigating an accident between two passenger vehicles and a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck, the latter is generally more complex. This is because there are more factors to consider, like the trucking company and the federal trucking regulations. If you’ve been in a tractor-trailer accident, you’ll benefit from understanding how the police investigate the incident and how you can use that information to support your truck accident injury claim.

The Dangers of Severe Tire Blowouts

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm in Car Accidents.

As a driver, you’re responsible for safety while on the road. This applies to more than practicing safe driving behaviors like keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. You’re also supposed to make sure your car is safe to drive. One of the main components drivers need to pay attention to is their tires. When they’re neglected, tires can blow out and accidents can happen, which can cause terrible injuries. If a driver caused an accident because of a tire blowout that resulted in injuring you, there are legal steps you can take to financially recover. Golden Law Office has experienced Lexington car accident lawyers who will stand by your side and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Yearly car inspections are probably when people hear about the conditions of their tires. But perhaps if they knew what led to blowouts, they’d be able to identify problem without waiting a long time for a mechanic to find it. Let’s take a brief look at how tire blowouts happen.

What Can Be Done to Make Driving Commercial Trucks Safer?

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 2:50 pm in Truck Accidents.

Every day, products and services are hauled across the country. While the trucking industry is a benefit to the nation’s economy, the vehicles themselves can create deadly situations. When tractor-trailers compete with cars, SUVs, pickups, and motorcycles for space on the road, it’s possible for those in smaller vehicles to get seriously hurt. Thousands of individuals are fatally injured every year in truck accidents.

The majority of big rig crashes are entirely preventable because most are the result of human error. There are steps that truckers and trucking companies can take to reduce the number of crashes. But hesitation is likely because many of the steps involve time and monetary investments; however, our lawyers understand that your loved one’s lives are worth more.

Does a Shortage of Truckers Mean More Truck Accidents?

Published on Mar 14, 2019 at 4:04 pm in Truck Accidents.

The trucking industry is one of the largest in the country and delivers millions of goods and services all across the United States. While the benefits of the industry are substantial, accidents involving truck drivers and smaller passenger vehicles claim thousands of lives every year. Many of the wrecks are attributed to driver error or company neglect.

Experts are estimating severe trucker shortages in the upcoming decade. This could potentially raise the number of truck accidents and put more lives at stake. In order to understand why collision rates could increase, it’s important to understand why the shortage is happening in the first place.

How Often Do Poor Road Conditions Cause Accidents?

Published on Feb 28, 2019 at 2:41 pm in Car Accidents.

Responsible drivers know to be on the lookout for dangerous situations; however, it can be difficult to anticipate the possibility of an accident when the danger is underneath your tires. There are millions of motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States, and a significant number of those are the result of poor road conditions due to insufficient or improper maintenance.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 4,436 of the 14,116 bridges in Kentucky, which is 31.4 percent, are structurally deficient or structurally obsolete. It’s also been calculated that 34 percent of the roads in the state are in poor or mediocre condition. As a result, $543 million is spent every year by drivers who are making repairs to their cars because of the roads that need to be fixed. That $185 per person.

How Do Mandatory Reporting Laws Work in Kentucky?

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 Office, 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.

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