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Can we sustain the downward trend in motorcycle fatalities?

According to a report released by a nonprofit organization, fatalities among motorcycle riders decreased slightly in 2017.

Still, in terms of highway deaths overall, motorcycle fatalities are greatly overrepresented. What can we do to ensure a continuing decline in the statistics?

Understanding property division for a smoother divorce

Knowing what to anticipate from the property division process can help divorcing couples reach a property division settlement agreement that is workable for both spouses and best prioritizes their interests. Kentucky is considered an equitable property division state which means that property is divided when couples divorce according to equitable property division rules.

When couples divorce, marital property is generally subject to the property division process. Marital property includes property and assets the couple acquired during the marriage. How property is designated can be complex but important so it is essential to understand. Separate property is another designation for property which is generally not subject to the property division process.

How to challenge a DUI charge

There are a variety of methods for challenging DUI charges which is important for individuals facing DUI charges because of the serious potential penalties and consequences associated with a DUI charge. There can be both criminal penalties and administrative consequences associated with DUI charges which is why accused individuals need to know how to protect themselves.

Individuals who have been accused of drunk driving may have their license suspended, be required to pay a fine, be required to complete community service, be required to attend alcohol counseling and may be sentenced to time in jail. In addition, there are a variety of circumstances that are considered aggravating which may result in in harsher penalties and consequences associated with a DUI charge.

What to expect from the child custody process

Child custody is not a one-size-fits all process which is why the family law system provides resources to help families resolve their child custody concerns in a way that is best for them. That is why families should know how child custody is determined so that parents know what to expect from their process.

Child custody determinations are made based on what is in the best interests of the child. The best interests of the child focuses on what child custody arrangement will foster and encourage the child's overall well-being, happiness, mental health, security and emotional development as they grow. The child's best interest standard is used by the family law court to determine what child custody arrangement is best for the child.

Criminal defense options for accused individuals

Criminal defense options stand between accused individuals and the potential loss of their freedom and future. As a result, it is certainly important for accused individuals to understand their criminal defense rights and options when they are facing the threat of criminal charges.

Part of criminal law includes rights for accused individuals, criminal defense rights and procedures and protections that are put in place to ensure the rights of accused individuals are not violated. One type of criminal defense protection accused individuals enjoy, and are able to exercise when facing criminal charges, includes affirmative defenses. Affirmative defenses refer to defenses that offer an explanation for the actions the accused individual is alleged to have taken.

What are the costs of brain injuries?

Brain injuries are a type of injury that commonly occurs in car accidents. Brain injuries can be costly to treat and can rob victims of the life they used to know. As a result, victims of traumatic brain injuries should know how a personal injury claim can help them with the costs associated with a brain injury.

When a car accident victim has suffered a brain injury, that person may be able to recover compensation from the negligent driver for their physical, financial and emotional damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Depending on the circumstances, victims of brain injuries may also be able to recover damages for lost-earning capacity and future medical care costs.

What types of personal injury damages are available?

After a car or truck accident, victims may wonder what types of personal injury damages may be available to help them with the harm they have suffered in a traumatic accident. Knowing what types of personal injury damages may be available through a personal injury claim can be valuable when victims are wondering what they are going to do after a car accident and what options are available to help them with the harm they have suffered.

Recovering damages for the injuries they have suffered is important for victims of car accidents, truck accidents and other types of traumatic accidents. Fortunately, personal injury claims can help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages and victims of traumatic accidents, such as car accidents, and their families should be aware of this. Victims of car accidents can recover compensation for their medical expenses and future medical care in some circumstances.

How child support amounts are determined

Most parents entering the divorce process will have concerns about child support and how it is determined. The family law process helps divorcing and unmarried couples determine child support so it is helpful for couples to be familiar with the child support process and how it works.

Child support is intended for the care of minor children to ensure that their daily needs are met. Children have a right to financial support from their parents. Knowing how child support is determined in Kentucky may be able to help parents with some of the stress they face and to ensure that a child support order that is fair to the parties is reached. Child support is based on a formula that is included in Kentucky law.

Understanding Kentucky drunk driving charges

Drunk driving charges can have a lasting impact on the lives of accused individuals in Kentucky, resulting in a criminal record and other potential penalties and consequences. In Kentucky it is illegal to operate or be in physical control of a motor vehicle under certain circumstances that accused individuals should be familiar with.

In Kentucky, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol or another substance. It is illegal in Kentucky to drive with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or above and the legal blood alcohol limit varies by the age of the driver. In addition to understanding drunk driving charges, it is also important for accused individuals to understand that they should have a criminal defense strategy to respond to the charges they are facing to protect themselves from the significant penalties associated with drunk driving charges.

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  • United States District Court Western District Of Kentucky
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