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  • Need advise

    Am under doctors care have a nit from my doctor saying under medical condition im to have my dog so i need to know with the letter my landlord cant evect me

    Sheila’s Answer

    There are lawyers who specialize in landlord tenant you can contact. Also most cities have an ombudsman or other facilitator who can resolve landlord tenant disputes. Good luck

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  • Is it medical malpractice for the hospital to not put a temporary tube in place until a specialist could see the patient?

    Last Monday my wife was in the ICU at our local hospital. While in there her feeding tube that was connected to her intestines came out. Our local hospital did nothing and let the hole close up. 3 days later she was transported to Louisville to se...

    Sheila’s Answer

    Medical negligence cases are extremely complex and each one requires careful review. None of us can tell you whether there was a medical mistake without first reviewing all the medical records and then having an expert review the case. What I can tell you is that in Kentucky you only have one year from the date of the negligence or when it reasonably should have been discovered to file a lawsuit or be forever barred. For that reason, I would strongly recommend that you contact an attorney immediately. I'm so sorry for all you have been through.

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  • What is a good amount for a settlement in this situation.

    I was in a car accident. I was rear ended and had to go to the hospital and went to my family doctor the next day for my back. I then went to the chiro for the next 3 months. Also I live in the state of Kentucky. I was told at one time that I shou...

    Sheila’s Answer

    Every case is different, so there is really no way to evaluate the value of a case until after you have completed treatment. Even then, the value is largely dependent on the force of the impact, the extent of disability, and even the insurer adjusting the claim. I would strongly recommend that you get an attorney to help you navigate these difficult waters. Good luck

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  • What questions should she ask her lawyer if she feels the amount offered is low as they are settling out of court?

    My girlfriend's daughter was involved in a car accident in KY. The driver was negligent and reckless. He was actually trying to kill himself and my gf's daughter. As a result she has multiple medical issues. She retained a lawyer and they are ...

    Sheila’s Answer

    Unfortunately many people often have only 25,000 in insurance coverage. If that is the case, you should discuss with your attorney the availability of underinsured motorist coverage, a type of coverage that may have been available for the car she was riding in or may be available if she had cars in her household that had underinsured coverage. You should also ask your attorney whether he has done an assets check on the at fault party to determine whether he has any hidden assets. If the defendant has no assets and there is no underinsured coverage, $25,000 may be the most that is recoverable. I would recommend that you make sure you have plenty of underinsured coverage for future claims by discussing it with insurance agent. I wish you the best of luck

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  • Please advise me on what legal the procedures and best person to take care of all of it.

    I was given a overdose by hospital recovery room personnel , Put on life support and spent 2 weeks in intensive care. I need Help with the legal proceedings because of my loss of memory & concentration also (worries)

    Sheila’s Answer

    In Kentucky there is a one year statute of limitations to file a claim, so I would strongly recommend you contact a medical negligence attorney immediately. They can talk to you about the issues and the process, and hopefully lead you in the right direction. Good luck!

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  • I was brutally assaulted by a police officer while my teenage son was being harassed by another police officer.

    I suffer from permanent damage to my right arm including loss of movement. I had surgery due my arm injury I had 22 staples in my right arm, and was tased by the police. I had a lawyer who told me he could not help me unless he had pressure from...

    Sheila’s Answer

    If you or your son have been assaulted by an officer, you need to get a civil trial attorney to review your case and see if he/she can help. You only have one year from the date of the assault to make a claim for such damages in civil court in Kentucky. I wish you the best of luck.

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  • Do you suggest getting a lawyer or is this something we can work directly with the insurance companies on?

    My wife was in a car accident. It was the other driver's fault. She was taken to the ER and had a concussion with some bleeding from concussion and was released about 12 hours later after they ran 3 CT scans and bleeding was stable. She has sin...

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    Anytime you or a loved one is involved in a motor vehicle collision, and have sustained injury, I would strongly recommend you hire an attorney. Folks don't appreciate how complicated the laws in Kentucky can be regarding payment of medical bills, reimbursement of liens from your settlement, and a multiplicity of other hidden issues. As a Christian myself, I firmly believe you owe a duty to yourself and your family to make sure the most can be done to protect yourselves and make sure there are no long term injuries. Insurance companies want to get their claims resolved quickly, which is understandable. However, that is not always what is best for the injured party. Call an attorney and let them help you navigate these difficult waters. Good luck and I hope your wife has a speedy recovery.

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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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