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Why hire a lawyer to handle your Kentucky immigration case?

The United States does not make it easy for people who want to come here from other countries. Those who want to work in the United States need to obtain special visas to do so, while those who want to live here permanently must go through a more complex immigration process.

Even those who have the support of an employer and who can pass a background check may find themselves struggling to complete the steps necessary to secure a visa or other documentation for work in the United States.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents often involve failure to yield

Two people's lives were recently cut short in a tragic left-turn crash involving two automobiles in Kentucky. In addition, five other people suffered injuries in the wreck. These types of motor vehicle accidents can easily occur as a result of a driver's carelessness, which is grounds for litigation.

The recent Kentucky crash occurred on a Saturday. According to police, a minivan was trying to make a left turn across a street to enter a driveway. However, during the turn attempt, the van crashed into an oncoming sport utility vehicle.

Wrong-way motor vehicle accidents may claim lives

Three people recently lost their lives in a tragic wrong-way car accident along Interstate 75 in Kentucky. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents happen due to a person's carelessness, which is grounds for civil litigation. For instance, in this accident situation, a woman was arrested for causing the three deaths, and therefore, she may face claims in civil court in addition to facing charges in criminal court.

The recent accident happened when police were chasing the woman, 42, who then decided to go the wrong way along the interstate. The woman was apparently going more than 90 miles per hour. She allegedly ended up striking two cars on the roadway.

Woman awarded $600K after mini-mart causes her to slip and fall

A jury in a different state recently awarded a woman $600,000 following an injury-causing accident at a small market. The jury determined that the market caused the woman to slip and fall by not removing ice from a sidewalk outside of the shop. Likewise, people in Kentucky who are injured as a result of a company's negligence have the right to seek to hold them accountable in civil court.

In the recent case, the woman asserted that she purchased lottery tickets at the market and then went outside. She said that is when she slipped and fell on ice that had accumulated on the sidewalk. However, the market's attorneys argued that there actually was no rain on the sidewalk when the alleged incident happened. In addition, the market's employees had no knowledge of the presence of ice on the sidewalk.

Woman awarded $1.47M after office causes her to slip and fall

A woman in another state was recently awarded over $1.47 million after suffering injuries at a dental office back in 2014. Specifically, the dental office caused her to slip and fall due to its failure to maintain safe property conditions. Likewise, individuals in Kentucky who suffer injuries on business properties due to the owners' negligence have the right to seek monetary damages in court.

In the recent out-of-state case, the woman was working with a dentist one day and suddenly stepped into water that was leaking from the office's sprinkler system. The woman then slipped and fell in the water. The fall caused the 55-year-old woman to suffer injuries to her back, which required several surgeries. However, the surgeries ended up not fixing the woman's problem.

Next steps after getting involved in a car accident

The car accident happens without warning. You never see the other vehicle as the driver runs the red light. All you know is that they hit the back of your car as it spins out of control in the intersection. You hear your passengers yelling in the back seat. Then the car comes to a stop in the rising dust on the side of a Kentucky road.

Now what? You have never been in a serious crash before. What should you do?

Nursing home accidents may lead to damage awards

Nursing homes in Kentucky are responsible for making sure that their residents are properly cared for. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. Fortunately, if you or other individuals experience nursing home accidents due to the staff's negligence, you have the right to take legal action.

Negligence in this setting can come in a variety of forms. For instance, some patients may develop decubitus ulcers, more commonly known as bedsores. In addition, it is not uncommon for nursing home residents to suddenly develop unexplained injuries or infections, as well as suffer harm in slip-and-fall accidents.

Kentucky ranks high for fatal teen motor vehicle accidents

Research shows that teens in the state of Kentucky have a 140% greater chance of dying in car crashes compared with other teenagers in the United States. In fact, the state is ranked worst nationwide for fatal motor vehicle accidents involving teen drivers. These drivers include motorists age 19 and under.

According to researchers, Kentucky recorded a total of 128 fatalities involving teen drivers between 2013 and 2017. Researchers pointed out that teenagers in Kentucky have a 16% greater chance of passing away in car collisions than motorists in Mississippi. Mississippi thus ranks No. 2 when it comes to the deadliest states for teen drivers.

Motor vehicle accidents may stem from failure to slow down

A couple recently lost their lives in a tragic car crash in Kentucky. In addition, two other individuals suffered injuries in the collision. Motor vehicle accidents often occur due to the carelessness of a motorist behind the wheel -- for example, a driver's failure to slow down when necessary -- which may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim in civil court.

The accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. According to Kentucky authorities, a sports utility vehicle was followed by two cars. The drivers of the SUV and the first car reduced their speeds when the SUV turned to enter a driveway. However, the second car ended up crashing into the first car.

Steak N Shake accused of causing woman to slip and fall

A woman in a state neighboring Kentucky recently claimed that she suffered permanent and severe injuries at a Steak N Shake restaurant due to the eatery's carelessness. Specifically, the restaurant reportedly caused the woman to slip and fall after stepping in a puddle. She has thus decided to file a premises liability lawsuit against the restaurant.

The woman claimed that the accident happened while she and her husband were being taken to a table at the restaurant. The alleged fall caused the woman to injure her back, neck, shoulder, arm and wrist. In addition, the fall is said to have aggravated a medical condition she was dealing with prior to the accident.

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