What To Do With Social Media If Involved In A Case

What Should I Do If I Have Social Media Accounts And A Legal Case In Kentucky?

It is best to assume that all of your social media accounts will be reviewed as a result of your case.  Posts on social are not confidential and can come into all types of legal actions, including family law (like divorce or custody actions), criminal defense, and personal injury (like auto accidents and wrongful death) cases.   Therefore, recommend you complete the following steps so your case isn’t negatively affected by social media and/or the internet: Continue reading

Can Social Media Hurt My Case?

Can Social Media Posts Hurt My Case In Kentucky?

The answer is very simply, yes. Social media posts can negatively affect basically all times of litigation, including personal injury cases, like auto accidents or wrongful death claims; criminal defense cases; and family law cases, like divorce or custody disputes.

The information you post online is not confidential or protected.  That information can be used in your case against you OR by another person suing you.  As time progresses it becomes more likely that information WILL be used against you.

As more people use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, legal opponents often review your accounts for evidence to use against you in your case. Or to support their own case. If you think about it, it makes sense. Today people disclose tons of personal and even intimate information online. And that information can be used against you in your case. If you know you have a legal dispute ongoing, the best advice is to stop posting anything on social media until your lawyer tells you otherwise.  Also make sure your privacy setting are on the highest possible setting.  Continue reading

Footing The Bill

Who Actually Pays for Injuries Sustained in an Auto Accident?

In most cases the compensation for a driver injured in an auto accident is actually going to be paid by an insurance company.  Insurance law comprises an entire semester long course in most law schools and can be very confusing, but the most important thing to know about insurance in Kentucky is the state minimum car insurance standard.

Kentucky Minimum Auto Insurance Coverage Requirements

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Statute Of Limitations In KY

What Is The Statute Of Limitations In Legal Disputes In Kentucky

I.E. What The Heck Is The Statute Of Limitation And What Does It Do

The Statute of Limitations (SOL) is the time period in which a legal claim can be brought.  SOL applies to both criminal and civil actions.  The purpose behind SOL is to prevent fraudulent or stale (old) claims from being brought into court after too much time has passed.  If a great deal of time has passed then evidence may have been lost or become confused from the passage of time, loss of memory, death or disappearance of witnesses,

SOLs are enacted by the legislature.  The statute can either extend or reduce the time limits, Continue reading