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Can Parents be Held Liable for a Car Accident Caused by Their Teenage Child?

By John H. Ruby |

Under Kentucky law, parents may be held jointly and severally liable for damage caused by a teenage motorist’s negligence when they sign the documents for their driver’s license application or when they provide them with an automobile to operate. Kentucky courts recognize “the family purpose doctrine,” which allows parents to be held accountable for… Read More »

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What Percentage of Personal Injury Cases Go to Trial?

By John H. Ruby |

Every year, thousands of vehicle accidents, slips and falls, and other personal injuries occur in the United States. In case you have been hurt in such personal injury accidents, you may want to file a personal injury claim.  It is important to consider three factors before making your decision. First, was there negligence or… Read More »

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What is The Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

By John H. Ruby |

The terms “will” and “trust” are commonly used in the context of estate planning, but not everyone understands the differences between the two. Both are effective tools that can be used separately, or they can be used together to develop a more comprehensive estate plan that will be in keeping with your final wishes…. Read More »

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Is My Spouse Entitled to Half My Business During a Kentucky Divorce?

By John H. Ruby |

Kentucky law addresses the division of property during a divorce in a manner that is supposed to be fair and equitable. Appraisal and distribution of business assets and debts in a Kentucky divorce can be slightly intricate since the courts aim for a fair allocation, even if it is not strictly equal. Division of… Read More »

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Are You Required to Provide a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

By John H. Ruby |

It can be hard to know who is on your side after any type of accident. For instance, an insurance claims adjuster may seem to want to help you. The adjuster may be friendly, accommodating, and reasonable. But in reality, claims adjusters have one main objective – to settle your claim for as little… Read More »

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Delayed Injuries from a Car Accident

By John H. Ruby |

Any vehicle accident is a traumatic event. When an automobile hits (or is hit by) something, there is a certain amount of force involved. Many who are involved in a car crash that seems minor do not notice injury symptoms immediately. This occurs for various reasons. It is crucial to understand the importance of… Read More »

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Coping with The Physical and Emotional Impact of a Personal Injury

By John H. Ruby |

Vehicle accidents and truck collisions can potentially result in a wide range of complicated symptoms and injuries. Immediate medical care is vital after an accident. It is equally essential to receive the best type of treatment for your specific injuries following your accident. The failure to do so may result in severe consequences to… Read More »

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Liability for Ridesharing Accidents: What You Need to Know

By John H. Ruby |

The popularity of ridesharing services, such as Lyft and Uber, has grown rapidly in recent years. These services offer a convenient travel alternative for tourists, students, commuters, those residing in the suburbs, and larger urban centers throughout Kentucky. The process of insurance coverage and accident claims can be significantly more complicated in a ridesharing… Read More »

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Is a Personal Injury Settlement Part of Marital Property in a Divorce?

By John H. Ruby |

Divorce case proceedings are often complex. This complexity increases even more when it is intertwined with a personal injury claim. If you are in the middle of a divorce but also expect a personal injury settlement award, you may be understandably concerned about your ex-partner’s entitlement to your settlement amount. It is natural to… Read More »

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Who Is At Fault For a Multi-Car Pileup?

By John H. Ruby |

When more than one passenger vehicle, motorcycle, or truck is involved in a crash, it is known as a multiple car accident, commonly called a multi-car pileup. It really doesn’t matter whether there is a three-car accident, a four-car accident, or more automobiles involved in the crash. It is still a multi-vehicle accident. There… Read More »