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Many potential clients want to know if we give free consultations. The answer is yes and no. Personal Injury consultations are always free. Call us, email us or simply drop in and we will gladly talk with you about your case. We provide free bankruptcy consultations by phone as well. Unfortunately all other consultations require a fee. Call us today and speak with one of our staff members and they can tell you what if any charge may apply to your case. Either way you can be assured that we will provide you with the best possible legal advice available today.
If there's one question our Danville bankruptcy attorneys hear more than anything else from potential clients, it's: “Will bankruptcy make it impossible for me to get credit? Will my credit be ruined forever?”
These are fair and reasonable questions. The vast majority of us can't make our way in the world without ready access to credit: car loans, credit cards, mortgages. These are things we need to live the life we want to live.…Read Full Post
I am often asked how much it costs to file a bankruptcy. The answer is that it may cost you as little as $78.00 depending on your circumstances. The $78.00 covers the first installment payment for the filing fee in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy if you file in the Eastern District of Kentucky. There are four installment payments of $78.00 that must be paid but only the first is due at the time you file. So it is relatively inexpensive to start a bankruptcy case if you qualify. A Chapter 13 filing, in addition to being inexpensive to start, can also allow you to keep your home or a car even if you are behind on your payments or if you are currently…Read Full Post
As technology has improved so has the reliability of aircraft. Aviation accidents caused by mechanical failure exceeded those caused by human in our not so distant past. Today most aviation accidents are either caused directly by human error or human error is a major factor in the cause of the accident. Commercial aviation, due to the rigorous training regimes of aircrew, have minimized human error which is one reason so few commercial aviation accidents occur today.
Unfortunately this does not hold true in the civil aviation arena. Poor training, insufficient experience and poor judgment account for many of the civil aviation…Read Full Post
Most of my bankruptcy clients will ask me if they have to "file" on all of their debts. What they are really asking is can they keep their car or other secured asset after the bankruptcy is over. The answer is it depends, but most secured assets can be retained if the payments are current and the the client has enough income to keep the asset or purchase it for its fair market value.
Most of my clients are concerned with keeping a car because it provides the means for them to get to work. Without it they may lose their jobs so it is a very important asset for them. The bottom line is that usually they can keep a car as long as those…Read Full Post
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are hurt by avoidable medical errors. This number includes many innocent patients in Danville and throughout Kentucky. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help if you have been hurt by a medical professional's negligence.Read Full Post
Pelvic mesh is a synthetic cloth like material which is widely used to treat various forms of incontinence in women. Women who give birth commonly suffer incontinence due to the birthing process. For many years a product commonly referred to as pelvic mesh has been marketed to these and other incontinence patients through OBGYNs and other urinary specialists. While this product provides short term relief for these conditions it can also cause permanent debilitating injuries. As a result, thousands of women injured by these mesh products have filed lawsuits claiming, among other things, that these products are defective and should not have been…Read Full Post
I represent many clients who don’t understand the importance of maintaining Under Insured Motorist Coverage more widely known by the acronym UIM. If you are injured in an automobile accident which is not your fault and the at fault driver has insufficient liability insurance to pay your for your injuries then what do you do? If you have UIM coverage, your insurance company will pay you the difference not to exceed the limit of your UIM policy. If you don’t have UIM coverage you are simply out of luck.
Kentucky, like many states, has a law which requires vehicle owners to carry a minimum of $25,000.00 in liability insurance. You can purchase a…Read Full Post
You are scheduled for routine surgery on your left leg. The doctor tells you there’s nothing to be worried about and the risk of complications is very small. The nurse administers the anesthesia and you quickly fall asleep.
The next thing you know you’re awake in recovery. Curious you lift up the blanket to see how your left leg looks only to discover your right leg is missing below the knee. You demand to see the doctor who tells you he read the wrong chart but that he is sorry that you no longer have your right leg.
Dealing with the emotional pain of losing your right leg you concentrate on your physical recovery while…Read Full Post
Merriam-Webster defines Bellwether as someone or something that leads others or shows what will happen in the future. Bellwether trials involving American Medical Systems (A.M.S.), manufacturer of transvaginal mesh products, are scheduled to begin in April and should be concluded by late summer early fall of 2014. A bellwether trial is a trial conducted as part of a Multi-District Litigation. The idea behind these trials is to pick a few representative cases out of the larger pool of cases and litigate them for the purpose of providing both the plaintiffs and the defendants a gauge as to the eventual outcome of each individual case in the larger pool, hence the name “Bellwether.”… Read Full Post