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How Does Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Work in KY?

By John H. Ruby |

When someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Kentucky, one of the first things they need to do is file a claim with their auto insurance company. Kentucky is a “no-fault” state, which means that the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) portion of their insurance policy covers injured parties for medical costs, lost… Read More »

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Protecting Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

By John H. Ruby |

There are more than 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, and there are 284 in Kentucky alone. And according to a 2018 Lexington Herald Leader report, 43% of the nursing facilities in Kentucky received ratings of “below average” or “much below average” by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last year…. Read More »

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What is Causing My Neck & Back Pain after a Car Crash?

By John H. Ruby |

Car accidents can be devastating, often resulting in widespread property damage and serious accidents. But even minor accidents can result in less noticeable injuries. Some of the most common examples include internal injuries and injuries to the neck and back. These types of injuries are not always felt right at the accident scene, and… Read More »

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Custody and Moving Out of State: What is the Kentucky Law Regarding Child Relocations?

By John H. Ruby |

During divorce proceedings, various terms and conditions are agreed upon that are entered into the final decree. One of the most important areas that is covered during these proceedings is child custody. Kentucky now has a legal presumption that joint custody and equally shared parenting time is in the best interests of the child…. Read More »

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What is the Time Limit for Filing an Injury Claim in Kentucky?

By John H. Ruby |

For most personal injury cases in KY, the statute of limitations for filing an injury claim is one year. This means you have one year to seek monetary damages through the state’s civil court when you have suffered an injury that was caused by another person or party. In general, the “clock” starts ticking… Read More »

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Do Children Have a Say in a KY Custody Case?

By John H. Ruby |

Like with many other family law issues, the short answer to this question is, “it depends.” Kentucky does allow the courts to consider the child’s opinion when deciding who receives custody, but the state has no predetermined age when the child’s opinion is to be considered. The amount of weight that is given to… Read More »

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What Causes Falling Asleep while Driving?

By John H. Ruby |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowsy driving is responsible for more than 70,000 motor vehicle crashes each year. Hundreds of individuals are killed and tens of thousands are injured in these types of accidents, and they are one of the leading contributors to motor vehicle-related fatalities. Driving while drowsy… Read More »

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Do I Really Need an Estate Planning Lawyer?

By John H. Ruby |

You want to protect your family in case something happens to you. And to accomplish this, you need to have a well thought out estate plan. At the heart of every estate plan is a Last Will and Testament. This is a fundamental document that everyone should have, and from there, there are other… Read More »

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How Distracted Driving Contributes to Motorcycle Accidents

By John H. Ruby |

Motorcycle accident fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. In the 1990s, the number of individuals killed in motorcycle crashes was under 3,000 in any given year. This was bad enough, but then in the first decade of the new millennium, the number of fatalities began to exceed 4,000 annually until 2007,… Read More »

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Can I Modify my Alimony in KY?

By John H. Ruby |

When a couple gets divorced, one spouse is often obligated to pay alimony to the other. Also known as “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance”, alimony is usually awarded in cases when the couple has been married for a number of years and there is a major disparity between the incomes of the two spouses…. Read More »