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Don't underestimate the emotional impact of a car accident

If you have recently been involved in a car accident in the state of Kentucky, it is likely that you took a long time to recover emotionally from the accident. You may have been nervous about getting back in a car, and you may have had flashbacks of the incident. You may still feel that you have not recovered emotionally from the event, and if this is the case it is a good idea to speak to a medical professional.

It is very common for car accident victims to suffer from conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD symptoms include anxiousness and depression, as well as having trouble sleeping, seeing flashbacks of the traumatic event and having feelings of panic when experiencing things relating to the event.

Effects The Jones Act has on workers’ compensation

Anyone from Kentucky knows the value rivers still have on industry. No matter how far technology comes, there will always be a beauty in how simple and effective it is to load freight onto a sturdy boat and send it down the river. A healthy crew and trustworthy vessel are two things that have kept the American way of life humming along for centuries.

No matter how strong a crew is, when a river worker is injured on the job, they need to take time to recover. Thanks to The Jones Act this isn’t nearly as difficult as it once was. Now the hardworking men and women that work the river are due most of the same benefits as the people who work on land.

The Presumption Of Joint Custody

Going into a child custody case can be stressful. Each parent wants to protect their relationship with their child and worries that they may not get a fair share of parenting time. Some may even fear that they will be cut out of their child's life completely. Now, thanks to House Bill 528, which took effect on July 14th of this year, parents can have a bit more peace of mind as they prepare for a child custody case.

Drunk Driving Is A Serious Threat In Paducah

While drunk driving continues to be a serious threat nationwide, a recent study shows that drivers in Paducah may need to be extra careful to watch for drunk drivers.

An article from Insurify lists the U.S. cities with the greatest number of drivers who have been arrested for DUI. Paducah came in number one out of all the cities in the eastern United States and thirteenth overall throughout the country. 

The Importance Of Medical Care After A Car Wreck

After a car wreck, getting medical care is crucial. This may seem obvious, but in these days of high medical bills and health insurance issues, people often forego trips to the doctor's office or hospital because they simply do not think they can afford it. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious medical problems going undiagnosed and getting worse over time.

Deer accident turns out to be pedestrian hit-and-run

Jasmine Rupcke, a Mayfield resident, called the state police on the evening of December 17th to say she had hit a deer on U.S. 45 North. The police now say she actually hit pedestrian Amanda Czerwien as she walked home from work. The Graves County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 6 pm about a person lying in the road. They found Czerwien, who they pronounced dead at the scene. When the state police got Rupcke’s call, they started putting together the pieces of a hit-and-run.


Preparing for a divorce in Kentucky

If you foresee a divorce on the horizon, it is important that you do not sit and wait for the inevitable. By planning for a divorce before taking action, you will be able to prepare yourself emotionally and financially. This can minimize the toll that the process will take on your life.

Much of the logistical preparations involve getting organized and gaining a clear picture of your and your spouse's finances. However, in addition to this, there are also emotional repercussions for which you should also prepare. You may consider the relationship that you would like to have with your spouse post-divorce, especially if you will be co-parenting your children.

What child custody options are available in Kentucky?

Many people have a basic understanding of what child custody is, but the different options for child custody can be confusing. However, it is important to understand what these options are, along with some of the benefits and drawbacks for each, so you are better able to advocate for the best interests of your child.

Physical versus legal custody

How the Jones Act can help you in an injury claim

If you work in the maritime industry and you become injured while working on a ship, you will not be able to file for workers' compensation as many other workers can. This is because workers' compensation law is only applicable to those who work on land. Therefore, you should make sure to understand the other laws that are in place to protect you financially.

The Jones Act is in place in the maritime industry, and it may help you gain compensation for the injuries that you suffered. However, you will have to show that negligence was present and that this negligence was the cause of your injury.

Exploring the most common types of personal injury accidents

Personal injury accidents happen every minute of every day. They happen all over Paducah, Kentucky, and the rest of the state. Personal injury accidents can lead to severe injuries and even death. They can cost victims thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, debt and even more health and medical problems. Let's explore the most common types of personal injury accidents in today's post.

The most common type of personal injury accident is the car accident. Car accidents occur all over Paducah and some of them lead to fatalities among other serious injuries. You could wind up paralyzed or even disabled following a car, truck, motorcycle or SUV accident.

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