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Kentucky Personal Injury: Car hits and injures 2 bicyclists

Two Kentucky residents required immediate medical attention after being hit by a car while they were riding their bicycles. This incident reportedly occurred on July 9, in Calloway County. Both victims may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims against the driver in order to seek compensation for their losses.

According to a news report, the two bicyclists were traveling northbound on Airport Road when a vehicle came up from behind and tried to pass. The driver -- a 19-year-old female -- failed in her attempt to pass and instead struck one of the cyclists -- a 51-year-old female. The force of impact caused the victim to slam her bike into the other cyclist -- a 58-year-old male. The female victim was transported to an area hospital via ambulance with injuries not considered life-threatening. The male victim also required medical care, but he was able to be driven to the emergency room via automobile.

Highway driving safety tips: Use these this summer

Many people take to the highways during the summer months, as this is often the most efficient and affordable way to reach their vacation destination.

While highway travel can be fast and efficient, it can also be extremely dangerous. This is why you should take caution every time you get behind the wheel.

Kentucky personal injury: The SUV impact

It is impossible to go anywhere in the country, Kentucky included, and not see sport utility vehicles. Some people need them for their family size, others like them for recreation or work, and there are those who just like their design. The SUV craze is not likely to go away anytime soon -- if ever. While there is nothing wrong with that, SUV impact on pedestrian safety is not something that can be ignored. Numerous individuals have suffered personal injury or even the loss of life in auto-pedestrian accidents involving SUVs.

A recent article was released about the SUV impact on pedestrian safety. It notes that pedestrian deaths have increased roughly 46 percent since the year 2009. The authors of this report say that SUV usage is to blame. What is it about SUVs that is contributing to pedestrian deaths?

When reckless drivers cause car accidents

While going about your day, just like any other day, driving your car to work and all of a sudden your vehicle is forced off the road and you land in a ditch. You were hurt, confused and trapped. It turns out, your vehicle was struck by another car whose driver was speeding and weaving between cars. When reckless drivers cause car accidents, according to the state of Kentucky their victims may have legal recourse.

After being freed from your vehicle, you were transported to an area hospital where you spent quite some time receiving treatment and recovering from your injuries. Even though you have since been released, the road to recovery is expected to be a long one with no guarantees that your life will ever return to the normal you were used to. Medical bills are piling up, your cash flow is down from not being able to work and you are physically, financially and emotionally strapped. What can you do?

Kentucky bankruptcy: What is the means test?

If you have decided that bankruptcy may be an option for you then you must also complete a means test.

The means test is not something to stress over. There are no right or wrong answers. The purpose of the means test is simply to look at your personal income and compare it to the state median in order to see if Chapter 7 bankruptcy is an option.

Wondering if Chapter 7 bankruptcy is an option?

Every year, numerous Kentucky residents find themselves in impossible financial situations. The debt has become so overwhelming that they are on the brink of losing everything. When one reaches this point, it may feel like there is no hope for recovery. The truth is, there is always hope. Bankruptcy may help, but how does you know if you qualify?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is also known as liquidation bankruptcy. It is meant for those individuals who truly lack the funds to pay creditors.

Mediation can speed up your pending divorce

Much of the process of legally separating and divorcing in Kentucky is a waiting game, especially if you have minor children. The family law system wants to provide enough time for spouses to cool off and consider the impact of a divorce. While some people do reconcile during those waiting periods, many others still proceed with their divorces.

During that time, your relationship with your spouse can rapidly devolve into something contentious. You may find yourselves unable to agree on even the simplest things. In these situations, it may seem inevitable that you're headed to a drawn-out court battle to determine the terms of child custody and property settlements. However, you should know that there are alternatives to divorce that can help you find workable solutions.

Kentucky car accidents: hurt by an out-of-control driver?

You often read in the news about drivers in Kentucky and elsewhere who lose control of their cars and crash. You never thought you'd be the victim of such an event, yet here you are. Car accidents caused by out-of-control drivers can leave victims suffering in a number of ways. Did you know you may be able to seek compensation for your losses?

It doesn't matter if you were a pedestrian struck by a car, the driver or passenger of another vehicle struck by the out-of-control car, or the passenger in the automobile that went out of control; if you've suffered injuries, you may have legal recourse. According to state laws, negligent drivers may be held accountable. This may leave you wondering what you have to do to seek compensation.

Divorce or separation, which family law move is right for you?

Whether you've been married for years or just a little while, problems arise in a marriage that can cause one or both spouses to consider leaving the other. Those in Kentucky who know for sure that marriage dissolution is the best way to go can certainly go that route. Those couples who are not sure if that is what they really want, or have other reasons to stay married but want space, may want to consider a legal separation. A family law attorney can help with either.

So, which family law move is right for you? It all comes down to what you want. Divorce is final; there is no going back unless you choose to remarry your ex. Legal separation is not final. You can stay separated as long as you want and go back to married life or file for divorce when you feel ready.

Kentucky car accidents: passenger killed in single-vehicle crash

In Kentucky, police are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle crash that left a passenger dead. This event occurred in the Shively area the morning of May 11. The driver of the car did survive the event and, as is true with other car accidents of similar circumstances, the victim's surviving family members may seek compensation for their losses by filing civil claims against this individual.

According to a recent news report, a woman was driving an SUV in the area of the Graston Avenue and Rockford Lane intersection. Something happened to make her lose control of the vehicle, causing her to collide with a utility pole. She and a male passenger had to be rescued from the vehicle. Both were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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