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How often is nursing home abuse or neglect reported?

For many individuals in Kentucky and elsewhere, they are tasked with making decisions for an aging loved one. Whether this is all spelled out in a health care plan or it is decided when the time comes, putting an elderly family member in a nursing home is anything but easy. However, taking this step is often necessary. Often times, these facilities are equipped with everything one needs and the care required. However, this unfortunately isn't always the case. Something negligence and abuse can occur at a nursing home.

Truck inspections for hours of service violations

Whether its early morning, midday, evening or night, motorists are likely to share the road with large commercial trucks. Whether a driver just started their shift, has been driving for hours or just took a break, it is difficult to discern if a driver is alert, drowsy or fatigued. Additionally, motorist traveling near a semi-truck or a tractor-trailer truck does not know if the truck driver sharing the road with them is in compliance with federal trucking regulations.

3 things you should know about wrongful death cases

There is nothing more painful than the unexpected loss of a loved one. This pain becomes greater if your loved one was also a primary provider for your household. In addition to the emotional trauma of the loss, you must confront the stress of replacing the income and maintaining your life without the support you grew accustomed to. This is obviously a difficult situation to find yourself in.

Kentucky law enforcement cracks down on texting while driving

Hitting the road for long and small trips is common for Kentucky residents. Whether they are heading to a family gathering, a party at a friend's house or road tripping for a vacation, traffic tends to increase on the roadways in Kentucky and elsewhere. Thus, law enforcement is on the lookout for individuals that may be violating laws that could lead car accidents. One major concern on the roads is distracted driving, as it is considered to be just as or even more dangerous than drunk driving.

What is nursing home negligence?

As we age and near our elderly years, it is likely clear that someone at some point will have to care for us if we no longer can. While we would hope for our family to be the one to step in and care for us, the reality is that this is often far too much of a task for our loved ones. Therefore, the again population will consider their options at nursing home facilities. While nursing home can provide the necessary care one requires, the facility might fail to meet the needs of a resident, even causing them some serious harm.

Helping you initiate a civil action following a car crash

When we travel by an accident site, we often wonder what happened. While we cannot gain much information by taking a simple glimpse, it is often clear when an accident is severe, involving damages to the vehicles involved and causing injuries to occupants. Although some crashes are minor, involving minimal property damage and no injuries, the fact is that many automobile crashes occurring in Kentucky and elsewhere involve serious and even fatal injuries.

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