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Motorcycle Accidents

I was Injured in a Motorcycle Accident, do I Need to Retain an Attorney

By John H. Ruby |

Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise in recent years. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that just under 5,200 individuals were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2017, accounting for approximately 14% of all motor vehicle-related deaths that year. Just a couple decades earlier in the late 1990s, there were less than… Read More »

traumatic brain injury

Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury

By John H. Ruby |

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects millions of Americans each year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that there are approximately 2.8 million TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States annually, with over 837,000 of them being among children. The CDC goes on to say that an average of 155… Read More »

nursing home abuse attorney

Three Commonly Missed Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

By John H. Ruby |

There are millions of American seniors living in nursing facilities. As the population ages and life expectancy increases, the number of individuals that will be in need of long-term care is expected to grow exponentially for the foreseeable future. Higher patient loads and staffing shortages have put a major strain on many nursing homes… Read More »

probate attorney

How Does Probate Work in the State of Kentucky?

By John H. Ruby |

When someone dies, their estate often has to go through probate. Probate is the process by which an estate is settled under the supervision of the court. If there is a will, the executor/personal representative is nominated in the will to represent the affairs of the estate. If there is no will, a personal… Read More »

stay on top of your legal case

Negotiating a Full and Fair Settlement in a Personal Injury Case

By John H. Ruby |

When someone is injured in an auto accident or suffers another type of personal injury that another party was responsible for, it is not always easy to recover the full and fair compensation they deserve. Typically, you will be dealing with the other party’s insurance adjuster. Although in some cases, you might be dealing… Read More »

Tactics Used by Insurance Companies During an Injury Case

Tactics used by Insurance Companies during an Injury Case

By John H. Ruby |

If you’ve been injured in an accident or suffered any other type of personal injury in which another party was responsible, you deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. Unfortunately, it is very rare that a responsible party will freely admit fault and write you a check to cover the damages. For one… Read More »

Slip and Fall - John H. Ruby & Associates

I was Hurt on Someone Else’s Property, what are My Options?

By John H. Ruby |

Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common accidents that happen to individuals. These types of accidents can happen just about anywhere, and oftentimes they occur when you are visiting a friend or neighbor, or when you are at a public establishment such as a restaurant or retail store. Most slip and… Read More »

Finances in a Second Marriage

Finances in Your Second Marriage

By John H. Ruby |

When a couple gets married, finances are always a potentially complex and contentious issue. Even in a first marriage, spouses often have trouble deciding whether to keep their finances separate or combine them. And if they decide to combine them, who controls what areas of the household finances? Financial considerations of a divorce can… Read More »

Children and Shared Custody - John H. Ruby & Associates

How the New Kentucky Shared Parenting Law May Impact Child Custody Cases

By John H. Ruby |

Last June, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law House Bill 528. This bill creates the presumption that joint custody and equally-shared parenting time is in the best interests of the child when both parents are determined to be fit caregivers. This means that shared parenting (i.e., 50/50 parenting) is now the starting point… Read More »

Trusts - Do I need one? Contact John H. Ruby & Associates

What is a Trust and do I Need One?

By John H. Ruby |

A trust is a legal arrangement that involves three parties: Grantor/Settler: The person who sets up the trust. Trustee: The person who has control over the trust. Beneficiary: The person (or persons) who are designated to receive the assets within a trust when specified conditions are met. When a trust is created, assets are… Read More »