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Who is responsible for sidewalk accidents?

As colder weather begins trickling into Kentucky, it is common for thoughts to turn to snow and ice. This is something you cannot prevent. When it gets slick outside, you may worry about the walkways immediately around your home and the paths you use to get to your vehicles. However, you also should keep any sidewalks in front of your home in mind as well.

Getting your life back on track

It is natural to expect certain things when living in a civilized society. Courtesy, stability and, of course, a certain level of safety are just a few of the basic requirements you might have. At Hensley Law Office, we expect the same things — and we believe our work in securing monetary damages for our clients helps promote this type of safer society. 

What are the first steps to take after a motor vehicle accident?

After a car accident on a Kentucky roadway, you will probably experience a lot of emotions such as fear, anger or disbelief. Between the emotional shock and any physical injury you may sustain in the accident, it may be difficult to think straight and remember the steps to take immediately following an accident.

What injuries are common after a fall?

Falls cause many serious injuries every year in Kentucky. While they are often more common in older adults who have trouble with stability and balance, they can happen to anyone. All it takes it one second for you to fall and end up with a serious medical situation. Falls can lead to many injuries due to the impact of your body on the ground.

Why slow drivers can be dangerous

When we think of dangerous driving, we usually imagine motorists who speed past the posted speed limit. While it is true fast driving is reckless driving, Kentucky motorists can also be dangerous if they drive too slowly. A slow motorist runs the risk of a collision if another driver approaching from behind cannot stop in time. Slow drivers also disrupt the flow of traffic as frustrated motorists try to pass by.

What does it mean to assume the risk?

If you have been hurt on another person’s property and you feel that the property owner should have done more to make the property safer or to provide fair warning, the owner might counter that you “assumed the risk” by crossing onto the property or engaging in whatever activity that caused the injury. Kentucky injury victims should be careful not to be tricked into assuming guilt for an injury that is not their fault.

How can I tell if I am too drowsy to drive?

There are many reasons why drivers stay on the road for too long. Some people are trying to reach a vacation spot in another state, while commercial truck drivers may be ferrying a load across long distances. Regardless, people who drive for an extended period of time without rest could experience drowsiness. Fatigued drivers can suffer impaired ability to safely navigate Kentucky roads and put themselves and other people at risk.

Why older people are more prone to falling

As an aging resident of Kentucky, you may have begun noticing that you may not be as mobile as you once were, or that you are less steady on your feet than you were in your younger years. This is not at all uncommon, because as you age, you may develop a series of age-related risk factors that make you more likely to fall down and suffer a severe injury as a result. At Hensley Law Office, we recognize that seniors face numerous risks that make them more likely to suffer a slip-and-fall accident, and we have helped many seniors who suffered injury because of another’s negligence attempt to hold the negligent parties responsible.

A person’s personality can change due to personal injury

People who suffer injuries to the head may experience aftereffects beyond just physical problems. A person who survives a brain trauma can undergo personality changes, sometimes to the point where the injury victim seems to be a different person than before the injury occured. Such changes can be long-lasting and should be taken into account as a Kentucky injury victim seeks counseling and rehabilitation.

Preserving your rights after a parking lot accident

Many Kentucky motorists are familiar with how to handle accidents on the road. But what if you get into an accident in a parking lot? Unlike public streets, parking lots are private property. Some people may not know what to do in the event of a parking lot accident and could forfeit valuable rights if they are not careful.

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