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Category Archives: personal injury law

Can My Personal Injury Case be Reopened After it Has Been Settled?

By John H. Ruby |

Personal injury settlements are meant to be absolute. If you and the defendant arrive at a settlement figure, you will likely sign a form that releases them or their insurance company from any future claims arising from the accident. Most insurers and defendants will not proceed with a settlement until the plaintiff has signed… Read More »

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Playground Safety – Negligence on The Summer Playground

By John H. Ruby |

Nothing can bring parents more pleasure than to watch their kids happily run around on a playground, hearing their shrieks of joy while on slides and swing sets? However, as welcoming and appealing as they are, outdoor play areas present a serious risk to children of all age groups. There are various ways in… Read More »

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Burn Injuries – What You Need to Know

By John H. Ruby |

Burn injuries are among the leading causes of unintentional injuries and deaths in the country today. Every year, thousands of people are killed and tens of thousands more are severely injured as a result of burn injuries, many of which are caused as a result of someone’s negligence. Types of Burn Injuries Burn injuries… Read More »

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Are Dog Bites Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

By John H. Ruby |

There is absolutely no doubt that dogs make great pets. The United States has one of the highest dog ownership rates in the world – with over 60 million households owning at least one dog. At the same time, it is critical to remember that dogs descended from wolves and are perfectly capable of… Read More »

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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 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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How Does the Use of a Helmet Impact an Injury Claim after a Motorcycle Accident?

By John H. Ruby |

Motorcycle Helmet Motorcycle riding is one of the most popular activities that is synonymous with the arrival of spring. Tens of thousands of Kentucky motorcyclists will hit the roadways over the coming months, enjoying the sense of freedom and exhilaration that only comes from riding on the open roads and taking in all of… Read More »

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 »

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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 »