Kentucky Injury Lawyers

MGM Resorts International Denies Liability for October Shooting

Published on Jul 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm in News.

Last October, a mass shooting took place at a concert in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock, the shooter, killed 58 people and injured more than 850. MGM Resorts International owns the property where the shooting happened: Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue. Several lawsuits were filed against the company after the shooting stating that MGM Resorts could have and should have done more to protect its victims from the assault.

Now, MGM Resorts International has responded by filing a lawsuit claiming that the company isn’t liable for the injuries and deaths that occurred. “No MGM Party attempted to commit, knowingly participated in, aided, abetted, committed, or participated in any conspiracy to commit any act of terrorism,” the lawsuit states. MGM maintains that they followed all the necessary safety precautions for the event. It was approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

Larry Nassar’s Sex Abuse of Gymnasts Went on for Decades Despite Title IX’s Protections

Published on Jul 17, 2018 at 11:54 am in Title IX.

In the recent, highly publicized sexual assault case that stunned the nation, former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar was found guilty of abusing dozens of young female athletes and sentenced to 175 years in prison. This, however, was not the first time Nassar was formally accused of sexual assault. In 2014, a Title IX investigation against Nassar at Michigan State University found “no evidence of misconduct,” allowing Nassar to continue working for the school and subjecting young women to inappropriate sexual behavior disguised as proper medical treatment.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools and requires universities to investigate all cases of student sexual assault and harassment. In her Title IX case, former MSU student Amanda Thomashow described Nassar massaging her breasts and vaginal area during medical examinations. The accusation was handled by Kristine Moore, the university’s Title IX coordinator and full time employee. Moore is now MSU’s Assistant General Counsel and is responsible for protecting the school from legal liability.

5 Ways Your Attorney Can Deliver Peace of Mind

Published on Jul 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm in Personal Injury.

When you’ve been injured because of someone’s negligence, you may want to settle the matter as soon as possible. But this may not leave you with the best settlement for your future. Having a personal injury lawyer at your side will give you peace of mind that someone is looking out for your best interests. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, a Louisville personal injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you with your claim.

Knowledge in Their Field

Personal injury cases have specific laws that dictate how you should pursue your claim that you may not know about, but your lawyer will. This could be from the state’s statute of limitations, what you need to prove your side of the story, and how to get a favorable outcome. An experienced lawyer who has successfully won cases like yours before will improve your chances of getting the compensation you need.

What Property Damage Can I Recover in a Car Accident?

Published on Jul 3, 2018 at 2:46 pm in Auto Accident.

In the state of Kentucky, you can recover the difference between what your car was worth immediately before the accident and what it is worth immediately after the accident. Insurance companies use estimated repair costs and the Blue Book value of your car to make their decision.

If the estimated repair costs are more than 75% of your car’s Blue Book value, they will likely total your car and pay you the Blue Book value of your car immediately before the accident. In most cases the insurance company will send an adjuster to estimate what it will cost to repair your vehicle.

Your insurance company will then issue you a check for repairs or a check for the Blue Book value amount if they choose to total your vehicle instead. If you receive a check for repairs, you may use the mechanic shop of your choice.

How Long Does Whiplash Last?

Published on Jun 27, 2018 at 11:49 am in Auto Accident.

Many people involved in automobile accidents will suffer from whiplash. If you’re experiencing this injury, or know someone who is, it can be frustrating – especially if recovery is progressing slowly. It’s important to know that whiplash can be treated, and if treated properly it can go away.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when the soft tissues in the neck are damaged by a sudden, violent jolt. This occurs most frequently with auto accidents, especially rear-end collisions. In the event of a car accident, the body may be jolted forward, while the head stays in one place. That motion causes the whiplash. Whiplash can also be the result of sport injuries, work injuries, or falls.

Whiplash symptoms vary and normally take 24 to 48 hours to become noticeable after an accident. Depending on the severity of the accident, the pain may start immediately. The most common symptoms whiplash sufferers will experience is stiffness in the neck or upper back pain.