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With the snowy weather and icy conditions, I figured it was time to discuss some general principles in regard to handling car wrecks and personal injury claims. First, as I have preached before, please make sure all your vehicles have at least $100,000 per person of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on any automobile insurance policies.   I regularly deal with…Read More

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a condition that can be characterized by a variety of symptoms including pain, frequently a burning type of pain, tenderness, swelling of the area or extremity, sweating, flushing, warmth and/or coolness of the area, discoloration, and in some cases shiny skin. How RSD develops is not…Read More

The legal requirement, per Kentucky law, that your car must have insurance coverage.  Anyone who has read one of my blogs or has visited my website, www.AttorneyDesmond.com, has probably heard me preach about having at least $100,000 per of uninsured motorist coverage on both their automobile insurance and their motorcycle insurance.  Nevertheless, it appears there's a Kentucky uninsured driver loophole.…Read More

Think you have the right motorcycle insurance coverage? According to the Kentucky State Police in 2016, they were 1,841 wrecks involving motorcycles.  While this is only a small percentage of the total number of car wrecks in Kentucky in 2016.  I try to give a lot of legal advice about motorcycle accidents as they tend to involve the most serious…Read More

I filed a lawsuit against what appears to be an uninsured driver this weekend.  The Jefferson County Clerk has set it up so I can file a Complaint, the document that starts a lawsuit electronically from my computer.  However, the filing fee for a lawsuit tends to cost me about $198 for each lawsuit filed with the Jefferson Circuit Court. …Read More

One of the leading causes of death among those between the ages of 1 and 54 in the United States is motor vehicle crashes, and one of the most effective ways to reduce injuries and save lives is the use of a seat belt. All 50 states have some form of seat belt law, be it a primary offense in…Read More

It can be a dangerous world on two wheels! Motorcycle accident injuries exhibit interesting patterns.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) studies over 1.2 million people who were treated in emergency rooms across the United States for non-fatal motorcycle related injuries and this is what they found.  Injuries to the legs and feet account for 30% of all non-fatal motorcycle…Read More

The most common injury sustained from blunt trauma to the chest is rib fractures and account for more than half of all thoracic injuries from non-penetrating trauma.  Whereas in the elderly the most common cause of rib fractures is a fall and in youth the most common cause is recreational or athletic activities, in adults, motor vehicle accidents are the…Read More

For the majority of people who are involved in an auto accident, insurance adjusters can be either their best friend or their worst enemy. However, generally dealing with insurance adjusters after a car accident can be an unpleasant experience especially for someone unfamiliar with their insurance policy and the legal verbiage entailed therein.  An insurance adjuster researches your accident and…Read More

What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? After someone goes through a traumatic event or life threatening situation it is not uncommon for that person to experience anxiety, flashbacks of the event, nightmares, increased jumpiness, etc.  This has often been associated with war veterans or persons who have been physically or sexually assaulted, however, it's also possible someone  to experience PTSD…Read More

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