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Remember that there is criminal law and civil law. Criminal law means the State can assert fines against you and possible make you serve jail time. Civil law means that you, the injured victim, have the right to recover money damages from the party that was negligent if their negligence injured you.  Yes, that is an oversimplification but accurate for…Read More

Someone posted a great question on a message-board I belong to.  Essentially, the person felt that they had a slam dunk case against their own uninsured motorist coverage.  For this reason, they questioned whether they should keep their personal injury attorney or fire him and save the contingency fee. I loved the question because it brings up so many areas…Read More

It is not surprising that personal injury lawyers have a less than perfect reputation. Every time you turn a television on, you see television commercials promising “big checks” or ”making the other guy pay.”  However, those ridiculous slogans are not really what personal injury law is all about. The legal system only allows you to recover money for the damages…Read More

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

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