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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.

You may not remember your car crash

Every time you drive or ride in a car, you have some risk of sustaining a serious injury in an automobile collision. If you want to pursue compensation for your injuries and property damage, you likely need to remember how the crash unfolded. Unfortunately, because of a variety of factors, you may not be able to recall what happened. 

Your brain and body have some mechanisms for dealing with stressful situations. While extra adrenaline may help keep you safe, it may also make remembering your accident difficult. Even worse, if you sustain a brain injury, you may never remember your collision. If you are in a car crash, here are three types of memory loss you may experience: 

Distracted driving basics in Kentucky and why it is so dangerous

Distracted driving is dangerous and can cause serious harm on the roadways. It is important for drivers to be familiar with what distracted driving includes so they can avoid it and for victims to be familiar with what they can do to protect themselves when they have been harmed by a careless distracted driver.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that most car accidents driver distraction is the leading cause of the car accident. During 2014 in Kentucky, there were a total of 53,500 car accidents caused by distracted driving that resulted in 14,000 injuries to car accident victims and 169 fatalities. A personal injury claim for damages or wrongful death claim can help injured car accident victims and surviving family members of loved ones killed by a distracted driver.

What is the timeline for a divorce?

Couples who have made the decision to divorce can benefit from understanding what the divorce process looks like and what to expect from it. It is likely that divorcing couples have a variety of important questions they need answers to related to the divorce process and it should be a priority for them to get answers to those questions.

Understanding the divorce process can help ease some of the anxieties and concerns divorcing spouses may commonly face when they have decided to divorce. The divorce process typically begins when one of the spouses files a divorce petition which includes how they would like property division, child support and child custody to be handled. The divorce petition, or complaint, must then be filed and served on the other spouse.

How the family law process helps parents with child custody

Child custody decisions are one of the most important types of decisions the family law system makes. The process of making child custody determinations is guided by what is in the best interests of the child and it is important for divorcing parents and parents concerned about child custody to understand that the family law system provides a variety of resources to help them through their child custody process and concerns.

Whenever child custody decisions can be made with as little acrimony as possible, it is best for the children and the family overall. Family law resources work to help facilitate that outcome. Child custody decisions are made based on what is in the best interests of the child. The court takes a look at the child's relationship to their school a community; the wishes of the child; and if there is any child abuse or neglect involved when evaluating factors that influence child custody determinations.

The importance of preparing a defense to a DUI charge

Getting a Kentucky DUI can be a frightening experience that can result in serious penalties and consequences for the accused individual. As a result, it is essential for individuals accused of DUI to be familiar with the different options they can use to defend against drunk driving charges.

Drunk driving defenses help accused individuals take on the accusations, allegations and charges they are facing. There are different criminal defense options for accused individuals to consider but it is also important to keep in mind that accused individuals always have criminal defense rights that protect them from unlawful traffic stops, unlawful searches and seizures and afford them other important rights and protections as well.

Teen driver-involved crashes spike during “100 Deadliest Days”

Each year when school lets out for the summer, you can expect to see an influx of teenage drivers on Kentucky’s roadways. You can also plan on seeing a notable increase in the number of teen driver-involved crashes taking place across the state. Teenagers typically lack the driving experience that older drivers have, which can make them more prone to causing car wrecks. Many teenagers also take unnecessary risks while driving, making them even more of a potential danger to others.

Per AAA, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has become such a dangerous time to be on the road that it has become known as summer’s “100 Deadliest Days.” Just how dangerous is it to share the road with teenage drivers during summer’s 100 Deadliest Days, and is there anything you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones?

  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association 1871 Lex Ordo Justicia
  • United States District Court Western District Of Kentucky
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