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Self-investigating your hit and run

Being the victim of a hit-and-run is going to be difficult; there is no getting around that. Between police reports, doctors and insurance claims, your time and patience are going to be tested. The moment the accident happens, however, if you are able you have the unique opportunity to be your own detective.

You are probably not going to be Sherlock Holmes, but you have eyes and ears and the ability to determine cause and effect, so you will be the first resource the police use in tracking down the person who hit you. Think how great it could be to know that the one little detail you noticed right at the time of your accident cracked the case wide open.

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit?

When most people are involved in a car accident, one of their first thoughts is whether they were at fault in causing it. Ultimately, determining fault in a car accident is at the heart of a personal injury claim, and so it's natural that people worry about it in the immediate aftermath of the accident.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms That You Should Know

Get informed about the most common traumatic brain injury symptoms so that you know what to look for.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious medical condition, with more than 2.8 million incidents annually in the United States alone. When a loved one suffers from TBI, you need to connect with a TBI lawyer in Kentucky to help you wade through the medical and legal processes that accompany such an injury.

Should You See a Personal Injury Lawyer if Your Child Was Injured?

If your child was injured by the negligence of another person, they may have a claim to recover compensation.  

Just like an adult, a child has a right to compensation if they have been injured.  They may not have a lost wages claim, but they would be able to recover compensation for damages such as: (1) past and future medical expenses; (2) the impairment to earn money in the future; and (3) past, present & future pain and suffering.

The Top 3 Things You Need in Order to Qualify for Workers' Comp

Workers' compensation benefits provide payments to employees who have suffered work-related illnesses and injuries. However, not every Kentucky worker is eligible for workers' compensation. To make a claim, you generally need to meet the following conditions:

5 Smart Solutions for Motorcycle Safety (and What to Do if You Have an Accident)

Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, but dangerous. Because of their smaller profile, motorcycles are harder to see than other vehicles. When accidents do occur, the consequences can be far more serious. Follow these tips to stay safe on your motorcycle.

This Is How We Will Defend You in a DUI Case

While every case is unique, there are some steps that need to be taken in any DUI case.

First, the person charged - wrongly or rightly - needs to tell their attorney what happened the day they were charged. There are cases where things need to be done very quickly, such as subpoenaing surveillance video from the scene of a DUI arrest.

Construction Workers Are at the Highest Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries

The dangerous nature of construction zones makes construction workers particularly vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries on the job. If you or a loved one was has suffered a traumatic brain injury on a construction site, you have legal options to get the compensation you deserve.  According to the Brain Injury Association of America, one out of every 60 people in the U.S. lives with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI is a brain injury caused by some sort of external trauma.

7 Personal Injury Terms That Every Person Should Know

For non-attorneys, trying to make sense out of legal terms can be a challenge. If you were injured in an accident in Kentucky, understanding some common terms used in personal injury lawsuits can help take some of the mystery out of the process. Our attorneys see these terms every day, but you may not be familiar with them. Here are seven of the top personal injury terms everyone should know:

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