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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: I was in auto accident 1/17/2024 and have full coverage insurance will my car insurance cover my medical bills
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Anna Aleksander
answered on Apr 9, 2024

It depends! If you have no fault coverage your medical bills will be paid by your insurance up to the amount of coverage that you purchased (typically $10,000.00). Excess bills will be paid by the party at fault. If you were injured by an uninsured or under insured driver your own policy would pay... View More

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Q: I recently had a vehicle accident and unknowingly has a cancelled plate. I have had insurance with no lapses.

They issued me a court date. What should I expect?

Anna Aleksander
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Anna Aleksander
answered on Mar 30, 2024

Hire a lawyer or go in on your own and provide proof that you fixed the issue.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Accidentally almost caused a accident by pulling out from stop sign and didn’t see a car coming…

They swerved to other lane then stopped no damages will I get in trouble?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 27, 2024

No. No harm , no foul.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Kentucky on
Q: Vehicle was deemed a total loss, but I want to buy back the vehicle. I still owe on the loan.

The total settlement number they gave me would be more than I owe, but the salvage price to keep the vehicle would make the new amount less. I understand that would leave me with the remaining loan balance. Adjuster told me that they won’t release any funds until the loan is paid in full. I was... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 28, 2024

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You'll probably need to go through the figures with them in more detail than is possible here. But the basic principle is that keeping the vehicle will reduce the payment. If a vehicle is old and low value, it... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: I got a citation for no car insurance, will I go to jail as this is my first offense?

I got cited for failure to produce insurance after a fender bender. Will I go to jail if unable to provide insurance on a clean driving record? I'm no longer driving that said car.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 20, 2024

Most likely, no, but you will need to provide proof of insurance to the court on whatever vehicle you are driving.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kentucky on
Q: Missed court for a criminal summons & another court date for assault 4 dom. Can I get them redocketed and avoid arrest

Criminal summons was for a car accident where my ex had cancelled the insurance policy on me shortly after the wreck so that it didn’t count on her insurance and I would get stuck with everything. I was unaware this had happened and I thought I was covered. I missed the court date to it due to no... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 7, 2023

Hire a lawyer to redocket them immediately and recall warrants and you can probably avoid being arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: If my brother is released on the sixty day rule what happens next

He has a 100,000 dollar bond and has not been indited yet it has been 62 days since his last court date

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 6, 2023

He will have to appear if they ever get around to charging him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: My brother has a public defender he is currently in jail been 67 days under a 100,000 dollar cash bond

has not been to grand jury yet what should I do to get him released he has never been in trouble before this situation

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Leland Hulbert
answered on Dec 6, 2023

Being in jail 67 days does not trigger any automatic release. He has to have been in jail more than 60 days from the day his Case left district court and went to the Commonwealth attorneys office for review. If you believe that is happened, I would hire a private attorney to follow motion... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Kentucky on
Q: I left the scene of an unsafe multi car accident and filed a police report online a few hours later

I drove into a multi car accident and another car hit me from behind. I didn’t hit anyone. It was on a very busy interstate, and I felt it was unsafe and no police were on scene yet. I drove to the next exit and assessed the damage, which wasn’t terrible, and called my insurance company. I then... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

Leaving the scene of an accident, even if you did not cause it, can potentially lead to criminal charges and penalties under Kentucky law:

- Kentucky law requires drivers involved in an accident to remain at the scene and provide their contact/insurance information to the other parties...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Since constables don't answer emergency calls do they need further training also can they make arrest at roadchecks?

The office of the constable are doing traffic stops in these smaller counties is that legal?

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answered on Oct 20, 2023

In Kentucky, constables are elected officials who have law enforcement powers, but their duties and responsibilities can vary from county to county. Constables typically have the authority to make arrests and serve civil process, but they may not be responsible for answering emergency calls in the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Me and another vehicle collided he had suspended license. I’m in Ky. Isn’t he at fault automatically?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 2, 2023

He is presumptively at fault bc of the suspended license but that can be rebutted with other competent rbvidrnce that he was not actually at fault.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Can someone file a loss of consortium claim against me in kentucky and take my registered service dog?

The dog is in my name and was expensive and has been registered as a service dog. Would she be considered an asset that the individual suing me could claim?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 2, 2023

You have certain exemptions you can claim to protect your property, including a dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Hello I was involved in a accident in November last year I found out from one of the ladies co worker the lady hl

Has vision problems she told me at the accident she did not see me

What can I do she also said she had green light

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 7, 2023

Assuming she was at fault, hire a personal injury lawyer. That information will be useful to establish liability on her part.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Kentucky on
Q: Someone drove my car without my permission and wrecked causing to $13,000 damage. It's been over a year can I file charg

The car was supposed to be parked, and I didn't know about the wreck at all until later, and I was told that they would take care of it but they didn't and now the insurance companies coming after me for the money took my license. I am now taking the place of a car. I can't even go... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 2, 2023

You need to hire a lawyer and sue everyone civilly and take a warrant for the guy who stole your car.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Car accident, no injuries, car value ~$3,500. Insurance declines claim. Is it even close to economical to hire a lawyer.

Crash at an intersection. Police Report info seems very clear. Says under human factors of the accident for the other driver “failed to yield right of way” and “disregard of traffic signal. Has a statement from a witness saying the other driver pulled into intersection while my son(driving my... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 19, 2023

Yes. It is. You may also have a bad faith claim against the insurance company if they are wrongfully denying coverage.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: What's the statute of limitation on a vehicle accident inwas in a bus wreak as a child and it's now causing severe pain

It was on a school bus

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 9, 2023

Sorry. Disregard prior answer of one year. Two years (from your 18th birthday if it happened when you were a minor).

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: I was in a accident in November and I now find out I have a fractured vertabrae what are my options the accident

The accident states we both had green light.

My next door neighbor seen accident she was on her way to work did not tell officer what happen what do I do

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 19, 2023

Hire a lawyer and file a personal injury cation against the other driver.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: MVA accident, other driver is trying to sue for body injury. Would she be suing me or insurance company?

Recently in a MVA three weeks ago, insurance is under investigation of Who is at fault. My child had minor injuries, treated by EMS on site. Other driver was not injury and it is not reported on police report. Now other driver is claiming she has injuries and is claiming she has lawyered up. If she... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 22, 2023

She would be suing you and your insurance company would then be defending you.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: How do I change lawyers in a personal injury suit?

I was in an accident over a year ago and hired a lawyer the same day. However they haven't done anything at all for me including file any suit and I'd like to fire them and hire a different firm but I'm not sure how that works?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 16, 2023

Simply NOtify the first lawyer inWriting that you are terminating his services and ask him to send the file to the lawyer you are hiring.

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