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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Slip and Fall Accidents – What is the Liability of the Retail Business?

By John H. Ruby |

Slips, trips, and falls are common, and tens of thousands of individuals are injured in these types of accidents each year. A lot of slip and fall accidents are minor and cause only a small scrape or bruise. There are many others, however, that result in more serious and catastrophic injuries. Some of the… Read More »

stay on top of your legal case

How to Stay on Top of your Case After you Hire a Lawyer

By John H. Ruby |

If you have a legal matter that needs to be resolved, it often makes sense to hire an attorney. Many issues are too complex and challenging to pursue without a legal professional by your side. Examples of issues you should hire a lawyer for include personal injury lawsuits, divorce and other complicated family law… Read More »

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As a Partner in a Business, What if I want to End the Partnership?

By John H. Ruby |

Business partnerships start out with the best of intentions. Not unlike a marriage, partners go into business with optimism and the belief that they can overcome anything on their way to achieving success. In the beginning, it is easy to overlook the weaknesses of the other partner(s) and assume that they will not get… Read More »

Tactics Used by Insurance Companies During an Injury Case

What is Good Faith?

By John H. Ruby |

In the legal realm, the phrase “good faith” refers to the requirement for parties to act honestly, keep their promises, refrain from making misleading and outright false statements, refrain from taking unfair advantage of the other party (or parties), and refrain from holding others to an impossible standard. Good faith applies to every area… Read More »