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
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
Elements Of A Negligence Claim In Kentucky
Personal injury cases are often brought before the court as negligence claims. These claims can be confusing and scare for a person who has recently suffered a personal injury, such as a car wreck or slip and fall. That is why we have broken down the elements of a negligence claim below.
When a negligence claim is brought, the person who brings the suit (known as the Plaintiff) must show that the person being sued (known as the Defendant) was negligent. There are several different elements of a negligence claim. To prove negligence on the part of the Defendant the Plaintiff must show all of the following elements:
- That the Defendant owed a duty to the Plaintiff.
All people owe a duty to everyone else to be reasonably careful. In car accident cases, the law requires drivers to be careful when encountering anyone they meet on the road. This can include: passengers, persons in other vehicles, and pedestrians. Continue reading
Hurst & Hurst Attended Personal Injury Lawyer Training
The attorneys of Hurst & Hurst Law attended personal injury lawyer training in Nashville, TN. The Kentucky Justice Association, hosted the continuing legal education seminar in TN. The Kentucky Justice Association is a professional organization devoted to protecting plaintiff’s right to trial. As well as helping provide better legal representation to Kentucky.
The training was part of the KJA’s annual convention, which took place in lovely Nashville, TN. The event’s location allowed lawyers from all across the State to strengthen relationships. And take in some of the wonderful sights Nashville has to offer. Continue reading
Car Accidents With Pedestrians In KY
Car accidents with pedestrians are particularly dangerous. A pedestrian hit by a vehicle traveling at 30 mph or faster will likely result in serious physical injuries and/or fatalities. In addition, though, a pedestrian hit by a vehicle only going 10 mph can still be severely injured.
As a driver it is important if you are involved in a car accident with pedestrians to remain calm and focus on the following:
• Be Safe – get injured people to a place of safety
• Get medical assistance – provide medical assistance if you are qualified to do so, such as CPR. Contact the police and medical providers.
• Get insurance involved – notify the auto insurance providers, for both the driver and the pedestrian.
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
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