Kentucky Summer Safety Boating Accidents

Summer Safety – Kentucky Boat Accidents

Boating is a very popular pastime here in Kentucky. This pastime is especially popular during the summer months when thousands of boaters come out to ride. Yet, this hobby can be very dangerous. There are around 60 boating accidents annually in Kentucky. Some of these are fatal accidents. As a matter of fact, per the Kentucky Department of Fish and National Resources, Kentucky boating fatalities are on pace for a five-year high of 14 fatalities. Recently, in Kentucky, a young woman was [...]

Kentucky Pure Comparative Negligence

Pure Comparative Fault in Kentucky

Have you recently been in a car accident here in Kentucky? Are you afraid that you are not entitled to damages because you were partially at fault? This would be true in some states, namely: North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. In these states, even if the injured party (“Plaintiff”) was one percent at fault, he will most likely not be entitled to any damages! Nevertheless, and thankfully, this is not the law in Kentucky. Here in Kentucky, your degree of [...]

Kentucky Boating Laws

Overview of Kentucky’s State Boating Act

Kentucky’s state laws, in conjunction with state regulations, govern the operation of boats in Kentucky. The State Boating Act (Chapter 235 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes) contains the state laws which set standards for boats, equipment on boats, who can drive boats, and governs conduct on boats. The state laws contained in the State Boating Act detail the following: the laws that make up the State Boating Act are administered by the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources as noted in [...]

Scene of Auto Accident

What You Should Do If You Are In An Automobile Accident

What Should I Do At The Scene Of An Automobile Accident? At the scene of an automobile accident, if able, you should do the following things: Check the Health and Safety of Everyone Involved: The most important and urgent task after an accident is to check on those people involved in the accident. Call 911: Even if the wreck is insignificant, you should call the authorities so that they, and you, have a record of the accident. Get Information: Get the names and contact numbers of those at [...]