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June 2014 Archives

Four Common Motorcycle Accident Questions

Motorcycles have grown in popularity, and as a result, injuries and deaths related to motorcycle accidents have increased. In Kentucky, 96 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2012, representing almost nine percent of all fatal accidents in the state, an increase of three percent from 2011. When you are hurt while driving a motorcycle, or when a loved one dies due to injuries sustained in this type of crash, there are four commonly asked questions regarding what rights you may have under the law.

Understanding Search and Seizure Law and Your Rights

In most cases involving a police search the police do not have a warrant. This includes searches of individuals, vehicles, and homes. The reason is simple - a police officer asks for permission to search, and the citizen gives it to them. Surprisingly, people very frequently give consent to search even when they should know contraband will be found. Among other things, this stems from people not knowing their rights. Police are trained to ask for consent in non-threatening ways:

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