What Should You Do If You Have Been In An Auto Accident In Kentucky?
You have just been injured in a car wreck. Not only do you have to deal with the damage to yourself and your vehicle. You have legal issues with a car wreck, and you don’t know what to do to protect yourself. To help you during this confusing and scary time Hurst & Hurst has created a dos and don’t list for auto accident victims. If you have been in a car wreck, contact an experienced car wreck lawyer, the lawyers at Hurst & Hurst can help you after you have been in an accident, call (859) 209-2101.
Here are some of the dos and don’ts after you or someone you love has been in an auto accident.
1) If the accident just occurred, check for any injuries then move away from potential hazards. If anyone has been injured, no matter how slight—call 911.
2) Once police or emergency personal have secured the scene request a copy of the accident report or the report citation number. If you are unable to obtain a report at the scene write down every police department, fire department, emergency medical service, or private ambulance company that responded to the accident. These reports may contain opinions or information proving who was at fault.
3) Document the accident by immediately taking notes of what happened. List as many details as possible, for example; what street you and the other driver were on, what direction and how fast Continue reading
Notice Requirement For Workers’ Compensation Injuries In Kentucky
An employee must give notice of the injury or disease under KRS 342.185 “as soon as practicable” after the injury or disease develops. That is what the notice requirement entails.
Who Can Give Notice Of A Workers’ Comp Injury?
Notice may be given by the employee or someone on his or her behalf.
Why Does Notice Have To Be Given?
Statute Of Limitations For Workers’ Compensation Claims In Kentucky
The Statute of Limitations is what sets the time frame that a person has to bring a legal claim or charge. Check out our other blog posts regarding Statute of Limitation for a more in depth explanation of the Statute of Limitations and what it means to your legal claim.
Workers’ Compensation Law varies from state to state. Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitation in Kentucky is controlled by KRS 342.185. KRS 342.185 sets the Statute of Limitations for a Workers’ Compensation Claim at two (2) years of the date of that injury or the date of the last voluntary 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