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  • I got in a car accident with only my permit, but have car insurance, and I was by myself. What will happen?

    I was just driving into town and then going straight home. It was raining pretty heavily all morning, but had stopped prior to driving. I was the first at a double lane to turn left, I was on the inside. There was a truck next to me. The light t...

    Sheila’s Answer

    Make sure you contact the insurer for the car you were in immediately. Get a copy of the police report to see how the officer described the accident and his opinion as to fault. Contact the insurance company for the truck and tell them you have a property damage claim. If you sustained any injury or are sore, seek medical treatment immediately. Also contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Good luck and I hope all goes well for you. I know how scary your first accident can be, and all I can tell you is we've all been through it, and it will all be okay.

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  • I fell on March 2014 But did not turn in the accident till June 14 2014 so do I have till The accident was reported to Farm Bu

    Severe injury to neck shoulder lower back. changed my life completrly

    Sheila’s Answer

    In Kentucky there is one year from the date of the fall to make a claim for a slip and fall. Please meet with an attorney to discuss if you believe you may have a claim

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  • Was wanting to know if I have a case

    A hospital left a sponge in my dads belly and didn't find it till 9 days later which cause a infection that's made my dad's heath really bad

    Sheila’s Answer

    Medical negligence claims are difficult, and you only have a one year statute of limitations. If that has not passed, contact an attorney immediately to discuss the your husband's claim, especially in light of the infection. Good luck

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  • I was intentionally struck with a truck by an irate customer, then he backs up and sticks me a second time.

    I have 3 bulging disks in my neck do to being struck. I was ask by the local police department to take a lie detector test which I did, and passed. What are my options on law suits

    Sheila’s Answer

    If this occurred during the course and scope of your employment, you should immediately notify your employer so that worker's compensation can start paying medical bills and other benefits. As to the driver, if a police report was not prepared, you should go down to the police station and have a civilian report prepared immediately. If it were truly intentional there may be some exceptions under his insurance policy for coverage. Start with worker's comp and the civilian report and get an attorney immediately

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  • I broke my fubla at work was off 8 weeks will i be offered a settlement and do i need a lawyer. I fell on a illegal ramp

    Covered in snow and droped a axle on my leg

    Sheila’s Answer

    I would strongly recommend you obtain a worker's compensation attorney. You may be entitled to wage loss, payment of medical bills, a settlement for permanent impairment, and an additional percentage for safety violations. Make sure you notify your supervisor immediately then contact an attorney. Let me know if you need help.

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  • Finding out I had melanoma was scary enough, after having this surgery, should I sue? It's been on my mind for years.

    November of 2010 I was diagnosed with Melanoma. A spot found on my chest by my family physician was sent to the Mayo Clinic and results came back that it was malignant. I was referred to a dermatologist for a check up and she referred me to a surg...

    Sheila’s Answer

    Unfortunately, if you believe a medical mistake occurred in Kentucky you only have one year to file your claim. That being said, your claim may be forever barred. I'm sorry that I cannot assist you with your claim and wish you the best of luck

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  • I was injured badly in a fall at a lodge while in kenya on a safari.

    after 3 surgeries and a great deal of misery, I have now lost my JOB. I am wanting to hold the lodge responsible for this, since it ALL could have been avoided if they lite the lantern when it had gotten dark,,,,as they had the previous evening. ...

    Sheila’s Answer

    Injuries that occur outside of the U.S. often involve complex legal applications of The Hague convention, etc. I would recommend that you reach out to an attorney who specializes in international law. Good luck!

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  • IN KY IF YOU DONT HAVE AUTO INSURANCE AND ARE HIT BY A DRIVER WHO WAS CLEARLY AT FAULT; WILL THAT DRIVERS INSURANCE HAVE TO PAY?

    I LIVE IN KY. I WAS DRIVING A VEHICLE THAT WAS NOT INSURED. WHILE DRIVING HOME A VEHICLE CROSSED THE YELLOW LINE TO PREVENT HIMSELF FROM REAR ENDING THREE STOPPED VEHICLES. AS HE CROSSED OVER HE CAME IN MY PATH. I WAS NOT ABLE TO STOP AND HIT HIM....

    Sheila’s Answer

    Unfortunately, Kentucky is a no-fault state. What that means is the first $10,000 of medical bills are the responsibility of the car that you were in. If you had no insurance, then the at fault driver is not responsible for the first $10,000 of your medical bills. I'm sorry that you suffered this unfortunate injury. I would strongly recommend that you contact an attorney to help you out with the rest of your claim for pain and suffering and any medical bills over the first $10,000. Good luck

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  • Can hospital drug test without consent?

    Had chest pains and I have a long history of anxiety

    Sheila’s Answer

    As any of the other attorneys have indicated, there would need to be more medical information in order to properly answer this question. I can tell you that if there is a medical emergency and medications or alcohol in your system can affect your emergent treatment, they can do so.

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