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Ask an Attorney: Do I Need a Third-Party Witness?

Published on Jun 13, 2018 at 12:58 pm in Law and Information.

With any personal injury case, it’s the job of you and your attorney to prove to the judge and jury that the accident caused your injuries. A third-party witness may help you prove your case. Knowing whether or not you need a third-party witness can be confusing and frustrating. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to provide you with the information you need to make the decision that’s right for you.

What are the benefits of a third-party witness?

A third-party witness will be a person you do not know. This person would have been present when your accident occurred and would have watched the event unfold. Any additional information they provide, in conjunction with yours, has the potential to help your case. The sooner they present what they saw, the more reliable and detailed the description will be.

2018 Kentucky Law Changes

Published on Apr 25, 2018 at 5:35 pm in Law and Information.

Though 2018 is only a portion of the way through, there have been a few significant law changes we’ve seen in the state of Kentucky that will impact many residents. Many of these were decided upon during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 regular session and will begin to take effect in July 2018.

Here are some of the largest law changes and new bills we’ve seen pass in Kentucky during the first quarter of 2018 along with brief summaries of each change:

Pension Reform Bill:

In late March, Kentucky Republicans passed a controversial pension reform bill that affects teachers and other educators. It will force future Kentucky state teachers to receive pension benefits that are part of a hybrid cash balance plan with features of both a traditional pension plan and a 401k-style savings plan.

Protect Your Constitutional Rights By Stopping the H.R. 1215 Bill

Published on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm in Law and Information.

H.R. 1215 is referred to as the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” however, it is a blatant attempt to eliminate your constitutional rights. The bill preempts state medical malpractice law and products liability laws by overturning the decisions of state legislatures and state courts. H.R. 1215 would cap non-economic damages, meaning that the absolute most a victim of hospital negligence or medical malpractice could receive would be $250,000 no matter how severe their injuries.

According to the American Association for Justice (AAJ), “By imposing a strict federal regime that caps damages in any “health care lawsuit,” HR 1215 directly overturns the decisions of locally-elected officials not to cap damages for victims of medical negligence, nursing home abuse, or defective medical products.” Therefore, this bill is unconstitutional and violates the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which leaves these decisions to the states.

Protecting Your Law Firm Against Ransomware Attacks

Published on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:38 pm in Law and Information.

Saturday, May 13th, the world’s largest cyberattack took place, locking thousands of people in 150 different countries out of their computers. This type of attack is known as ransomware, which is defined by CNN Tech as “…a virus that locks people out of their computer files until they pay a ransom to the hackers”. These types of hackers target major companies, government offices, hospitals and corporations, completely freezing their networks until they are forced to pay a ransom.

Ransomware attacks are a major reminder of the importance of cyber security. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, cybercrime costs the global economy over $400 billion per year. The issue of cyber security should be a priority to further prevent criminals from paralyzing networks.

The Issue of Privacy in Civil Cases and Why It Matters

Published on May 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm in Law and Information.

The Issue of Privacy in Civil Cases and Why It Matters

During personal injury cases and other civil matters, the issue of privacy plays an integral role. When a claim is filed, depending on the nature of the case, it may be subject to media attention and garner coverage from local news channels and newspapers. This can cause the plaintiff and their loved ones to receive potentially unwanted attention from strangers. Whether that attention is perceived as good or bad depends on a few factors.

In some cases, media attention can help a grieving or suffering family find solace for circumstances that were not their fault. In other cases, media attention can help drive attention towards a law or policy that needs to be changed or a company or corporation that may potentially harm other victims if action is not taken. During claims like these, it can be beneficial for media to share the details of a lawsuit as well as the victim’s or plaintiff’s identity.