Can You Sue for an Intentional Dog Attack?

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In Kentucky, if your dog attacks someone and injures them or kills them, you are on the hook for all damages as the owner of the dog. In most of these cases, the homeowner’s insurance for the dog owner will pay those damages. But what if the attack was intentional by the dog owner?

Man Dies after Owner Tells Dog to Attack

In a horrific set of events, a man died after an attack from a pit bull. Police responded to the scene and had to shoot the dog to get him to stop attacking the man.

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Can Kentucky Truckers Sue Their Employer if their Vehicle Overturns?

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Commercial vehicles are dangerous. We drive among them all the time and they pose a significant risk to those around them. But they are also dangerous to the truck drivers as well, and sometimes an accident is caused by a problem with the truck. When this happens, can the employee sue their own company?

Overturned Semi-Truck Hangs off Bridge near Williamsburg

A semi-truck carrying two tank cars full of flammable liquid flipped over on a bridge ending up dangling off the side of the bridge February 3,

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Kentucky Freeway Chain-Reaction Crashes

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Kentucky has roughly 1,200 miles of freeways that mike up the lifelines that connect its cities, town and communities. Unfortunately, these same roads present a high risk of chain-reaction accidents.

While a chain-reaction accident can happen on just about any road, the high speeds of the divided multi-lane freeways are ripe for some of the most dangerous and deadly of these accidents. A chain-reaction is an accident that involves three or more vehicles that is usually started when two vehicles collide setting off other collisions with more vehicles.

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Who Pays for Injuries when a Lime Scooter Rider get hit by a Car?

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Lime scooters hit the streets in both Lexington and Louisville within the last couple of years, and as expected, scooter versus vehicle accidents have risen. When a rider gets injured, there might be a question as to who will pay for the injuries? The driver? The company who made the scooter?

The bottom line is, in any personal injury, the person how is negligent will have to pay for the damages. The problem is, it isn’t always clear who was negligent.

Lime Scooter Rider Struck by Multiple Cars Dies

In an example,

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One Man Confirmed Dead in Lexington’s First Fatal E-Scooter Accident

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Just weeks after the city welcomed 360 new Lime e-scooters, Lexington already has its first e-scooter-related fatality.

According to The Lexington Herald Leader, this tragic accident occurred between Richmond Road and Lakeshore Drive late on November 4, 2019. Allegedly, a young male riding a Lime e-scooter lost control of his vehicle and fell into oncoming traffic.

First responders immediately transported this man to a local hospital. Sadly, doctors soon confirmed the crash victim had died from his injuries.

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How Much Money is a Dog Bite Claim Worth in Kentucky?

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Several factors influence dog bite settlements and verdicts in Kentucky. The general rule is that pursuant to section 258.235(4), of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, Kentucky is a strict liability dog bite state. The statute states as follows: “Any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock or other property, shall be responsible for that damage.” The word “shall in the preceding sentence actually means “might” though. Regardless of the fact that section 258.235 has been characterized as a strict liability statute,

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Lime’s Electric Scooters Arrive in Lexington KY – Are they Dangerous?

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On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Lime dropped 360 electric ride-share scooters around the city. The launch of the program followed an agreement with city leaders who hope the plan will help with the city’s green energy and alternative transportation goals.

Safety was the primary concern of the city council as they also adopted a new ordinance aimed at preventing accidents. These new rules prohibit riding e-scooters on sidewalks, obeying existing traffic laws and only parking in designated e-scooter parking spots.

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Lexington DUI Scooter Accidents

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E-scooters are new to Lexington, and the city is pleased to see them hoping they will advance their long-term plan of pushing green energy and alternatives to traditional four-wheeled transportation. However, there’s an old problem that threatens to dampen the excitement of the e-scooters. Impaired driving has been around since driving began, and mixing drunk drivers and scooters is a recipe for injuries and even death.

Black Eye for New Scooter Program

Lime scooters recently came to Lexington, and in less than a week,

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Man Charged with Murder in Off-Road DUI Crash

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A 17-year-old passenger has died in a Utility Terrain Vehicle crash in Laurel County Kentucky on Sunday, October 27, 2019. According to Laurel County officials, the accident happened of U.S. Highway near London. At an arraignment Monday morning, the judge stated that the man admitted to drinking beer, wine, mixed drinks and whisky prior to the accident.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and awaits further court hearings. It’s not stated how the crash happened and if there were any other vehicles involved.

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Can A Tennessee Family File a Wrongful Death Claim in Kentucky?

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On Sunday, October 20, 2019, a Tennessee woman was killed in a crash in Pike County, Kentucky. The accident happened on US 23 just outside of Pikeville. Two others were severely injured in the accident and were taken to a local hospital.

While it’s not clear who was at fault in this accident, it brings up an issue involving the filing of wrongful death suits. If a family member is killed while in another state, where do you file a wrongful death claim?

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