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Are Property Homeowners Liable for Fallen Tree Limbs?

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 6:05 pm in Premises Liability.

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As the fall season approaches in Kentucky, more serious weather could come with it. Severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and other types of dangerous weather hits the hardest in the fall, and with that weather can come property damage. Forceful winds from these storms can bring down tree limbs, and when that causes property damage, who is liable?

Can You Sue If You Fall on Private Property?

Published on May 28, 2020 at 6:37 pm in Slip and Fall.

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A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere at any time. These accidents can cause serious injuries that affect the rest of your life. In that case, you probably want to be compensated for your injuries and the costs from this unexpected situation that wasn’t your fault. If you were on private property when you fell, you might be wondering if you can still sue.

The short answer is yes, you can sue if you fall on private property. After a fall on private property, the blame usually falls on a sole person, like a property manager. This is different from a fall on public property, where you would likely have to sue a large entity, like the government.

Even though the case might be more straightforward than a fall on public property, there are still elements that you have to prove in order to have a successful claim. A Lexington slip and fall lawyer can help you through the claims process and determine your best course of legal action. Let’s look at when you can sue after a fall on private property and the problems you might face in your case.

When Can a Broken Bone Be a Sign of a More Serious Injury?

Published on May 14, 2020 at 6:09 pm in Personal Injury.

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A broken bone is an injury that causes pain and requires plenty of attention on its own. When there is a more serious injury that either caused or was caused by the bone fracture, though, there can be even more pain and recovery time to handle. Since there are over one million bone fractures every year in our country, it’s important for you to know what else the break could mean.

At Golden Law Office, we understand that a broken bone can cause more problems than just pain. Unexpected medical bills, lost wages, and the emotional toll can put a strain on your life and relationships just as much as the physical pain. Our experienced lawyers in Lexington are prepared to fight for you and help you get back to your normal life.

How Doctor Bias Can Lead to Permanent Harm

Published on Apr 30, 2020 at 6:14 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When we go to the doctor, we expect to be treated for our ailments regardless of who we are. It’s in the medical oath that doctors are unbiased about who they care for. So when doctors are biased, not only is it physically harmful to the patient, but it can also take an emotional toll on them.

In Lexington, our population is full of people from different races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds who all deserve to receive the same level of medical care. At Golden Law Office, we believe that every patient deserves the best care. If you received medical treatment that was subpar and caused you harm, a medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can help you recover compensation for the damages that you endured from improper care.

What to Do If You’ve Been Injured in an Out-of-State Car Accident

Published on Apr 16, 2020 at 6:46 pm in Car Accidents.

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Car accidents can come out of nowhere and completely change your life. Not only do you have to deal with the physical and emotional pain from any injuries you get from the collision, but you also have to worry about the financial side of things, like medical bills, mechanic costs, and lost wages from missing work. When the auto wreck was not in your home state, though, you can have even more difficulty dealing with the effects and navigating your next steps.

If you’re from Kentucky and have questions about your out-of-state car accident, then you’ll want to talk to the car accident attorneys at Golden Law Office because we have ample experience. We can help you navigate your claim process, but first let’s look at the steps you should take immediately after your car accident when it’s out-of-state.

How Long Should Children Be in Rear-Facing Car Seats?

Published on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:02 pm in Car Accidents.

Baby in car seat

As a parent, you always want to do what is best for your child. You might think that as long as your child is in a car seat, they’re safe, but that’s not necessarily the truth. While 325 children under 5 were saved by car seats in 2017, depending on your child’s age and size, different types of car seats could be safer than others, like rear-facing car seats.

Though it might sound more dangerous for your baby’s car seat to face backwards in the car, it actually is safer for them in the event of a collision. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that rear-facing car seats are safer for very young and small children because it keeps them in a more stationary position and keeps their head from falling forward since their neck muscles aren’t strong enough to hold up their heads that are larger than their bodies, which can cause injury or even death if they obstruct their breathing.

As recommended by the AAP, children should be in rear-facing car seats until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the car seat. The toddler may reach 2 years old and be big enough to transition into a front-facing car seat, but if they have not reached the height and weight requirements, they should remain in a rear-facing seat. These recommendations are great guidelines, but you should also go by state laws for car seats.

How Often Do Surgical Instruments Get Left Inside Patients?

Published on Mar 12, 2020 at 4:13 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Undergoing a surgery of any kind is bound to be stressful, but if everything goes as planned you’ll recover and be able to return to your everyday tasks. Unfortunately, recovery is often upended when surgeons act negligently. One of the more common acts of negligence we see involves surgical instruments getting left inside patients. When this happens, it’s possible additional procedures will be needed to remove the equipment, which can significantly lengthen the recovery process and increase medical bills.

What Age Group is Involved in the Most Car Accidents?

Published on Mar 6, 2020 at 4:08 pm in Car Accidents.

Auto wrecks are not exclusive experiences to just one age group—they can happen to anybody at any time on the road. But data shows that some age groups are more prone to getting into accidents than others. According to the AAA Foundation, drivers under 17 are involved in the most crashes each year, and their crash rate is almost double those of ages 18 to 19, and almost five times the crash rate of adults in the 30 to 39, 40 to 49, and 50 to 59 age groups.

Young drivers don’t have the experience that older drivers have behind the wheel, and it can lead to more collisions when they drive. They might take greater risks because they’ve never been in that particular driving scenario before and panic, speed because they think they need to get somewhere quickly rather than safely, or follow another car too closely because they don’t realize how much room they need to leave to stop in an emergency.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Out-of-Court Settlements

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 6:10 pm in Legal Information.

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When you’ve been injured because of the negligent actions of others, you can file a personal injury claim. With this action, you’re standing up for your rights to compensation and will hold the person accountable for their negligence. While you may think this automatically means your case will go to court, there are a few steps before that phase. It’s possible you may settle your case out of court.

This situation has a few advantages and disadvantages. However, when you’re pursuing legal action, you should always have representation on your side. A personal injury lawyer from Golden Law Office will explain your options to you so you can decide on how to proceed that best fits your interests.

Before making a decision, you should have the information about out-of-court settlements and how they may be beneficial and when you may want to consider other options.

How Much Does Insurance Go Up After an Accident?

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm in Car Accidents.

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Kentucky car insurance rates are already high. In 2019, they were reported to be 43.7% higher than the national average cost of insurance. But when you get into a car accident, your insurance rates will go up. So the already high rates will raise even higher.

Your insurance coverage is based on how well you drive. It makes sense that companies will charge you more after you get charged for driving poorly, like after a DUI or an at-fault car accident, because they will have to pay out more based on your bad driving. If you have concerns about how much your rate will go up after a wreck, keep reading to find out the average increase rate.

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