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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.

Involved in a crash but don't speak English? Don't worry

Living in Lexington, you probably know how congested the roads can be. New Circle Road is a terror during certain parts of the day, and trying to get across town can take hours if you get caught in traffic. Whether you're trying to get to Versailles Road to the local Spanish clinic or you're heading to Russel Cave Road to go to the Mexican supermercado, the chance of getting into a crash is high.

Most of the trouble with the roads comes from the fact that there is simply a ton of traffic. On top of that, school is out from June through August, meaning that there are many more people on the roads. A vast number of people in Lexington are not from Kentucky, meaning that they are unfamiliar with the roads and may make mistakes, especially since U-turns are legal.

Motor vehicle accidents involving charter buses can be fatal

An individual has passed away and several others have been injured in a tragic car crash in Kentucky. The accident, which took place on a Thursday, involved a charter bus and a smaller motor vehicle. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents occur due to a person's negligence, which is grounds for litigation.

The accident took place early in the morning along Interstate 65 South. According to authorities, the smaller motor vehicle was going north in the highway's southbound lanes. This motor vehicle then collided with the bus.

Motor vehicle accidents might lead to serious injuries

Three people were recently injured in a major collision in Kentucky. The crash, which took place on a Wednesday afternoon, involved three cars. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents occur due to a driver's carelessness, in which case the careless driver may be held accountable for any injuries resulting from the accident.

The recent Kentucky wreck took place at around 12:50 p.m. Witnesses told police that two cars were driving in opposite lanes. However, one of the motor vehicles reportedly entered the other car's lane.

Motor vehicle accidents may happen as a result of speeding

Two people recently lost their lives in a tragic car crash in Kentucky. The accident took place on a Sunday morning. Sometimes, these kinds of motor vehicle accidents occur due to a driver's carelessness, such as speeding, which is grounds for litigation in the Bluegrass State.

The recent motor vehicle crash took place at a little past 4 a.m. According to authorities, a man was driving a car west along Eastern Parkway. In addition, a woman was riding in the car with him.

How does the deportation process work?

People come to the United States from all over the world seeking the American dream. Many come from destitute and squalor or countries plagued with tyranny with the hope of creating better lives for themselves and their families.

But sometimes immigrants are so desperate to come to America they do not go through all the proper channels. Being in the U.S. illegally – either from unlawful entry or from overstaying a visa – could result in an immigrant’s removal through deportation.

Woman claims university caused her to slip and fall

A woman in another state recently claimed that a university's carelessness caused her to suffer injuries. She has therefore decided to file a premises liability lawsuit against the university, seeking damages. Likewise, if a business in Kentucky causes a patron to slip and fall, due to its negligence, for example, this is grounds for litigation.

In the recent out-of-state case, the woman who filed the premises liability lawsuit claimed that she was at a dormitory on the university campus one day. As she was using the stairs located between the building's third and second floors, she reportedly slipped on some type of substance present on the stairs. The woman then allegedly fell down violently.

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