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Tips for dealing with a ride share accident

Do you use Uber or Lyft or any other ride-share company? If so, you likely use the service because you either don't have a vehicle or need someone to be a designated driver for a night out on the town in Louisville. Either way, do you know what to do if you are involved in an accident as a ride-share passenger? Let's take a look at this topic in today's post.

First things first, remain at the scene. Many people think that because they are passengers in the vehicle they can simply walk away, hail a cab or call another ride share to complete their trip. The police are going to want to speak with you since you are considered a witness to the crash.

Who is liable for slip-and-fall injuries?

While the United States may be mostly thawing out from its inundation by wintry weather, winter may not be through having its way with us yet here in Kentucky. We could have weeks of nasty weather up ahead -- and a lot of slip-and-fall accidents on icy walks.

Who is responsible for weather-related falls?

Dangerous kids' toys from the past

Parents, have your kids' holiday toys already started breaking or otherwise falling apart? It often seems like nothing is built to last — or even withstand normal childhood usage.

But before you begin to wax nostalgic about the well-built toys of yesteryear, consider some of the dangerous toys that were foisted onto kids in past generations.

How safe is my church bus?

It's tragic to see on the news another deadly accident involving a church bus. But there is no denying that there have been some horrific accidents involving church members riding a bus to and from day outings and longer trips.

If you are a person of faith who belongs to a church with its own bus for members, it's a good idea to make sure that the bus and its operator are safe to drive. This can be difficult to ascertain sometimes because church buses fall into a kind of regulatory gray area.

Was stress a factor in your nurse's negligence?

There are some working in the medical field who thrive in the fast-paced, stressful environment. But constantly working long hours under varying levels of stress can have a cumulative effect on health care workers.

In fact, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine published findings from a 2007 research study. They discovered that nearly a quarter of nurses working in intensive care units (ICU), along with 14 percent of non-ICU nurses, exhibited symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Get the most out of your insurance coverage in a claim

People purchase insurance hoping never to have to file a claim. But as many Louisville residents have come to realize, stuff happens.

When it happens to you, it pays to be a "belt-and-suspenders" consumer when it comes to insurance coverage. That means that you are in control of the recovery you will receive after an incident or accident with injury. But you have to lay the groundwork first.

Claims can arise from slip-and-fall injuries

Suppose you took your car in for an oil change. You sat in the waiting area and read old magazines for a few minutes while the mechanics swapped out your oil filter and replaced the oil. When they called your name, you stood and walked up to the desk to pay the cashier.

But you never made it because you slipped down in a patch of oil that had dripped onto the waiting room floor. You wrenched your knee — badly. This did not go as planned.

Failing to diagnose stroke leads to severe damage

Emergency room physicians must have the abilities to quickly and accurately diagnose their critically ill patients. In the case of cerebral vascular accidents (CVA), more commonly known as strokes, this is even more vital. There is a "golden hour" after the onset of a stroke where treatment rendered is much more effective in limiting future damage. Miss it, and the outcome may not be optimum.

Consider the below hypothetical case in another state and a response from an expert witness:

How does Kentucky fare on drunk driving deaths?

As we head into the last days of 2018 — and one of the biggest drunk driving nights of the year — it's a good time to review some sobering statistics. As it turns out, Kentucky is definitely in the top half of states with the highest rate of impaired driving fatalities.

Fortunately, by coming in at number 13, Kentucky is spared from being in the top 10. But that shouldn't leave anyone complacent about the dangers inherent in drunk or drugged driving.

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