When a commercial vehicle is on the road, it's supposed to be driven by someone who has the knowledge to do so safely. The driver normally has to have a commercial driver's license (CDL) and to be educated in how to drive the particular vehicle that is in use. Many...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 31, 2019 | Wrongful Death
The death of a loved one can be an overwhelming event for the members of a family in Kentucky. While in some situations the relatives and friends of a dying individual may have time to say their goodbyes and make their peace with their loss, in other instances life...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 24, 2019 | Animal Bites
Dogs can make great pets when they are well-trained and cared for by loving owners. However, even the friendliest dogs can bite when they are startled, scared or otherwise put in stressful situations. Kentucky residents can take some important steps to reduce their...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 17, 2019 | Car Accidents
Victims of car accidents can suffer a multitude of injuries that can leave them sore, unable to work or even fighting for their lives. When car accidents happen, victims should know that they may have legal options. One option that a victim may have after a motor...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 10, 2019 | Premises Liability
Lawsuits based on the injuries that Kentucky residents suffer on other people's property fall under the legal concept of "premises liability." If property owners fail to keep their land or any improvements on it in reasonably safe conditions, then they may be held...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 9, 2019 | Uncategorized
There are many things we do each day that are much more dangerous than we realize, particularly driving and riding in modern vehicles. A car accident can happen at any time, and almost all car accidents can leave victims with significant injuries that don't cause pain...
Large trucks are an important part of keeping Kentucky stores and retail centers full of consumer products. When shipments of goods arrive on sea vessels, by plane or by train, they are often loaded onto large delivery trucks so that they can be taken to stores and...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Sep 26, 2019 | Animal Bites
Kentucky residents often love their pet dogs for the companionship and loyalty that they give to their masters. While most dogs will live their entire lives without ever inflicting harm on their owners or other humans, some will demonstrate dangerous propensities that...
Motorcycles are a great way to get around Frankfort, but individuals who are involved in vehicle accidents while on them can suffer serious and even life-threatening harm. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers of larger vehicles who simply do not pay...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Sep 12, 2019 | Premises Liability
A neighbor can install features such as a pool, equipment or other things that make their home an inescapable designation for children. Without taking reasonable precautions, however, these can become an attractive nuisance that causes injury and grounds for a...
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