Kentucky Injury Lawyers

Kentucky Nursing Home Lobbyists Write Two Restricting Bills

Published on Feb 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Lobbyists from Kentucky’s nursing home industry have helped compose two bills with the goal of placing restrictions on inspections of nursing homes and on personal injury and wrongful death suits filed against facility owners.

The first bill, House Bill 210, would require Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services inspectors to let nursing home management attend interviews with employees. The inspectors will also be barred from revealing information about what they witnessed during the inspection to anyone outside the Cabinet. This was filed by House Majority Leader John Carney and written by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities.

Do I Have Legal Recourse After Driving on a Poorly-Maintained Road?

Published on Feb 7, 2019 at 11:28 am in Auto Accident.

Any time you’re behind the wheel, it’s likely you’re on the lookout for negligent drivers who may be distracted, using their cell phones, or disobeying traffic laws. While it’s crucial to be aware of those individuals to reduce your risk of an accident, sometimes the road conditions can put you in a dangerous situation that’s outside your control.

The state and local governments are responsible for ensuring roadways are safe for travelers. It requires a significant amount of time and money to keep highways and local roads in a state that does not present any hazards. When the roadways are neglected, travelers may encounter unavoidable dangers that cause crashes.

What Rights Do Ohio’s Nursing Home Residents Have?

Published on Jan 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Nursing home residents in Ohio have rights that protect their welfare. Unfortunately, sometimes their residencies don’t adhere to these rights, even though facilities are legally required to adhere to these rights at all times. If you’re in situation where you feel your loved one’s rights are being violated, you may have legal options. First, let’s find out what these resident rights are and what they mean exactly: 

5 Steps for Protecting Your Rights After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Published on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:06 am in Auto Accident.

In the event of a crash, drivers have a responsibility to stop their vehicles, contact the necessary emergency services, and trade contact and insurance information for claim purposes. When a driver leaves the scene of an accident, they are commiting a crime. We call these types of accidents “hit-and-run” crashes.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 across the country. While many of these accidents only resulted in property damage, some resulted in serious injuries and even death. It can be overwhelming dealing with a hit-and-run; however, it’s important to remember there are steps you can take to protect your rights after the accident. Here are 5 steps you can take to protect your rights:

Ohio’s Most Dangerous Roads and Highways

Published on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:43 am in Auto Accident.

Thousands of unsuspecting victims are injured or worse every year in car accidents on Ohio’s roads and highways. Many of these wrecks are a direct result of other drivers’ negligence. As a diligent, responsible driver, it’s important to be aware of the most dangerous roadways in the state. This knowledge will allow you to take extra precautions in the areas where the most accidents, injuries, and deaths occur.

Many of the most dangerous roads are interstates. Accidents on interstates are often attributed to high speeds and distracted driving. This does not mean, however, that accidents do not occur in more rural parts of the state. A crash can happen anywhere at any time. But, based on accident rates compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following ten roads and highways are considered the most dangerous in Ohio: