Drivers Who Are A Danger To Others On The Road
Many drivers obey traffic laws and rules. They fulfill the duties they owe other drivers and users of the highway. However, many do not, and they are a danger to those around them. Sometimes auto accidents occur as a result of someone’s failure to follow the rules and duties as a driver. This failure can result in property damage, lost wages, physical injury and pain and suffering or in the worst of situations death. When this happens often a personal injury case is brought on behalf of the injured person for negligence or wrongful death.
Many drivers don’t understand what duties they owe to others on the road. Below is a list of duties that all drivers owe to one another in Kentucky. Continue reading
Who Is The Bankruptcy Trustee & What Do They Do?
If you have already or are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you may have heard of a bankruptcy trustee. Many people don’t know or understand who a trustee is or what there purpose is in a bankruptcy.
The simplest answer, is a bankruptcy trustee manages your bankruptcy estate. Once you have filed for bankruptcy, the Court assumes control of your debts and property not protected by your Kentucky or Federal exemptions. A trustee is appointed to your case by the Court. The job of the trustee is to see that your creditors are paid as much as possible. This person will thoroughly review your paperwork, particularly the assets you have in your possession and the exemptions you wish to claim. The trustee can challenge any element of your case. Continue reading
Concussions & Car Wrecks
There has been a great deal of media attention lately on concussions and serious brain injuries suffered by professional football players. Many players have endured years of brutal physical contact that may have included constant slaps and hits to the head. However, car accidents account for more head injuries than any other event every year?
While sports injuries are responsible for approximately 20% of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Car accidents cause approximately 28% of such injuries. This is not surprising, with the millions of motor vehicle accidents that occur each year that result in injuries, many of which are head injuries. Many people are not initially aware that they have suffered a concussion after a car wreck, let alone a traumatic brain injury. Continue reading
Mercer County Lawyers at Chamber of Commerce Event
The attorneys of Hurst & Hurst Law attended the chamber event hosted by the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce. The event took place in Harrodsburg, KY at Economic Alliance and the Olde Town Distillery building. The wonderful event had BBQ, tastings, and tours of the distillery and building.
The event was attended by chamber members from neighboring counties, including Boyle, Garrard, and Lincoln. Continue reading
Harrodsburg’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest
Mercer County held it’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest in historic downtown Harrodsburg last weekend. The festival took over main street from Friday through Sunday. And actually blocked off several blocks of downtown to traffic. There was live music throughout the festival. And the party got kicked off with a large concert and celebration Friday night. Continue reading
Child Tax Exemptions For Divorced Families In Kentucky
An issue that most don’t consider as part of a divorce is child tax exemption. That is until April comes around. Divorces addresses child custody, time-sharing, and child support. But what about who gets the right to claim a child as a dependent for tax purposes?
That issue has been addressed by the Kentucky Supreme Court in the case of Adams-Smyrichinsky v. Smyrichinsky. The Kentucky Supreme Court addressed the authority of Kentucky trial courts to award tax exemptions. Continue reading
7th Annual Kentucky State Barbecue Festival
The 7th Annual Kentucky State BBQ Festival took place this year out at the new Wilderness Trace Distillery grounds. In previous years, the festival was held in the beautiful and historic downtown Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky. However, the festival has continued to grow in popularity. And has moved locations to allow for more room to grow. Continue reading
What Is A 341 Meeting Of Creditors In A Bankruptcy
A 341 Meeting of Creditors occurs approximately a month after you file for bankruptcy. At the meeting the trustee will call a first meeting of creditors, which the debtor must attend. This meeting is also referred to as the § 341 meeting, named after the corresponding section of the bankruptcy code.
Creditors rarely attend a Chapter 7 bankruptcy meeting. However, for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, one or two creditors may attend, especially if there is some question regarding the plan. If there are objections they are typically resolved by negotiation between the debtor or the debtor’s counsel and the creditor. If a compromise cannot be reached, a judge will intervene. Continue reading
House Bill 427 – Proposed Changes to Divorce Law
House Bill 427 is a proposed bill change that would affect KRS 403.044 and KRS 403.170. Eastern Kentucky Republican Representative Stan Lee sponsored the bill.
KRS 403.044, current reads as follows: Continue reading
2017 Wilderness Trace Black Tie & Bluegrass Event
Last week, Wilderness Trace Child Development Center hosted their annual Black Tie & Bluegrass event in Danville, KY. Wilderness Trace Child Development Center (WTCDC) provides much needed services to families in the area. The event that took place last weekend was the main local fund raiser for WTCDC. The annual dinner, auction and dance provide support for the center’s early education opportunities for children at Wilderness Trace Child Development Center.
WTCDC serves children from birth through five years of age by providing educational and therapeutic services for children with and without disabilities. The center serves Boyle and the Continue reading