What To Do After A Boating Accident

What to do After a Boating Accident in Kentucky

Boating can be a relaxing experience, an exciting adventure, or a way to access a great fishing spot, depending on your goal. However, a boating accident can turn a beautiful day or evening on the water into a nightmare that can impact you and your family for months or even years. If you are involved in a boat accident, whether it is your fault or not, it is essential that you consult with an experienced injury attorney to look out for your best interests every step of the way. Boat [...]

Boating Safety in Kentucky 2019

Boater Safety Tips for Summer 2019 in Kentucky

The 2019 summer season is fast approaching in Kentucky and thousands of licensed boaters will soon be on the state’s many waterways. With so many lakes, rivers, tributaries, and streams here, boaters have plenty of options to choose from when launching their boats this summer season. If you are considering getting a boating license, or already have one, it is important to know the following boater safety tips for summer so you are ready for what is to come and hopefully can avoid being [...]

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 [...]