Wrongful death statutes apply in Kentucky when one person's wrongful action causes another to lose their life. The actions result from recklessness, negligence or an intentional act committed with the intent to harm a victim. Elements necessary to establish wrongful...
To win a premises liability case in the state of Kentucky, you'll have to prove that the other party showed negligence. Simply making a mistake isn't enough; you'll have to prove that their behavior would be unreasonable for most people. This involves using the...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Dec 15, 2020 | Blog, Truck Accidents
Car and truck accidents happen all the time in the United States, and drivers on Kentucky roads need to be aware of hazards. When cars, SUVs and pickup trucks share the road with powerful tractor-trailers, it benefits all drivers to adhere to common-sense safety tips....
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 21, 2020 | Car Accidents
As a motorist, you likely do your best to stay focused on the road and your surroundings. Yet, other motorists may not treat driving with the same level of care that you do. They may think that giving in to the distractions in their presence – like cellphones, in-dash...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 2, 2020 | Uncategorized
Marital problems for business owners often create uncertainty for their business partners and sometimes the entire enterprise. Ideally, entrepreneurs in Kentucky will have addressed the topic of business partner divorce when crafting the agreements that formed the...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Oct 2, 2020 | Car Accidents
Every day, many people suffer injuries on Kentucky roads. While many of these wounds are minor, there are times when car crash victims are left to deal with serious injuries. The treatment protocol will depend on the severity and location of the injury. Car crashes...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Aug 5, 2020 | Uncategorized
When married couples in Kentucky and around the country divorce, one of the most valuable assets in their marital estates is often the funds that have accumulated in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. To divide this money, federal law requires a family court to...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Jul 23, 2020 | Uncategorized
When one is arrested in Kentucky, law enforcement needs probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed in order to apprehend them. Otherwise, it is an illegal search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. Recently, faulty field drug tests have led to...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Jun 11, 2020 | Blog, Car Accidents
Like drivers throughout the United States, Kentucky drivers fall asleep behind the wheel in disturbing numbers, causing a risk for themselves and other motorists on the road. Since there are no laws against drowsy driving, people may be underestimating the danger of...
On behalf of Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C. | Apr 15, 2020 | Blog, Car Accidents
During your commute to and from Frankfort, Kentucky, you probably encounter many drivers in the left-hand lane who are traveling below the speed limit. Such drivers may be fined because they are, in effect, impeding traffic flow. How to behave around a slow driver...
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