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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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11:25 22 Aug 20
Dale and Justin are very good and professional and have your best interest in mind, we had another power house lawyer but they didn't even come close to the kindness an true concern Justin"the pitbull" Peterson showed me an my family he did exactly what he said he was going to do...wow I'd hate to think what would've happen to my family if I hadn't had golden law in my corner I know it would've been bad and a lot worse for my family's interest....thank God for this law firm they are truly one of the best
00:21 20 Jul 20
My lawyer Bryan Daley and Justin Peterson worked on my automobile injury case which they both did an excellent job handling all of the medical liens to get me the most money possible and I would like to thank them both for all of their hard work. I would recommend them to anyone that is in need of a legal counsel.
14:56 10 Mar 20
I hired Dale Golden to represent my son when he broke his ankle in a slip and fall. We had incredible opposition and yet Dale was able to anticipate and plan for contingencies that I hadn't even thought about - His experience as a civil defense attorney proved invaluable. He guided us and kept us very informed through the entire process. We were very pleased with our result and my son will graduate from college debt free! As a former insurance claim adjuster, I would highly recommend Golden Law Office!
17:50 30 Aug 19
there very good
07:59 26 Aug 19
Drew meadows went above and beyond on my case and I could not be more pleased. He was professional, kept me updated, and was so pleasant. He even called to see if I needed anything. I will never use another firm as long as I live. He was able to settle our case at a sum that was much more than expected. My mother is currently fighting an fmla case and I absolutely won’t hear of her seeing anyone else. They’re truly the very best.
01:02 02 Jul 19
I could not have had an easier process with my case. I contacted the office, came in gave my side of what happened and from there they took over. I only had to give testimony and signatures. Very impressed with all the people that I was interacting with. I would highly recommend to anyone!
Kimberly Neace Bryant
18:02 13 Jun 19
I highly recommend, and just can’t say enough about Golden Law Office! I would give this Law firm six stars if I could! Justin Peterson, Dale Golden, and their staff do all they can to make sure their clients come first, and will fight to get the highest amount their clients deserve when representing them. I have been working with them for over two years, and they have went out of their way to make sure I understand every step in the process of getting me compensated for a injury I sustained at a motel. The owner, their attorney, and the insurance company did everything they could to get out of compensation for the injury I sustained, but Justin Peterson, just worked harder to win the case. Justin Peterson has told me since the day we met how sorry he is that this happened to me, and any time I had a question or problem, he, and the staff have been available to take my call, and if not, have returned my calls in a timely manor. Dale Golden even stood in for me, because of an illness at the mediation hearing. That, and everything this Law Office has done on my behalf has really meant the world to me, and you won’t find a better law firm to represent you in my opinion. Thank you Golden Law Office!!!
22:28 17 May 19
Excellent! Having never needed an attorney before, I found the legal system incredibly intimidating and overwhelming. James Yoder provided excellent representation; he stayed in constant communication, took time to patiently explain each step of the process, and answered every question I had. His diligence took so much stress off my plate. I cannot recommend Golden Law Office enough - Ask for James!
00:07 26 Feb 19
I was very pleased with Golden Law office. I had never been involved in litigation before and with all of the ridiculous law firm commercials you never know what you may get. Thankfully Golden Law office was none of those. Professionalism was exhibited during all phases of my case. I truly appreciate their work, and customer service ethic.
14:59 17 Dec 18
They helped me with a nursing home case on behalf of my mother. I am very pleased with the representation I received from Golden Law and would recommend calling them
14:47 17 Dec 18
Golden Law Office represented me for a slip and fall accident. I was very pleased with their representation and results.
14:01 23 Nov 18
I highly recommend this firm to handle nursing home abuse and neglect.
04:23 11 Aug 18
They have to be one of the best law office in the hole United States they call you back asap when you leave voice mail they are never to buzzy to talk or listen to you. I would not have no ohter law office working for me they are the best and they will fight hard for you I promise if you need a really good law office this is it.
19:34 05 Jul 18
I hired Golden Law Office for the wrongful death of a friend. I was very happy with their representation.
18:27 14 Jun 18
I was very pleased with the service and results Golden Law Office provided me during a difficult time.
20:38 11 Jun 18
Golden Law Office was extremely responsive. I would highly recommend using Golden Law Office.
18:29 01 Jun 18
Golden law office was always responsive and helped me obtain an excellent result.
15:44 04 Apr 18
i had a wonderful experience with golden law office. they were knowledgeable, efficient and professional from start to finish. i am very pleased and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
15:30 19 Mar 18
Golden Law Office represented and helped me after I was injured by a drunk driver. They were responsive to all my calls and I received a fantastic settlement from the insurance company. I highly recommend Golden Law Office.
15:14 19 Mar 18
Golden Law Office represented me after I was injured by medical malpractice. We were able to settle just weeks before trial. They did an amazing job. I was blessed to find Golden Law Office.
15:09 19 Mar 18
I was very happy with Golden Law Office. I would recommend them to anyone who is hurt in an accident.
15:02 19 Mar 18
I hired Golden Law Office to represent me when my wife was killed in a car accident. While it was a devastating time, Golden Law Office helped me obtain a fair result from the insurance company. I would recommend Golden Law Office to others.