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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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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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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: If I have a basketball goal sitting in our grass by the road and someone driving by hits it is it our fault?

When he hit it he diddnt stop at first and the goal was hooked to his van and when he dragged it he also hit our mailbox with it but now he is saying it's our fault for the goal being that close to road and he isn't paying for it

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 2, 2023

No. It is the drivers fault. Report it as a hit and run.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Who is at fault for this car accident?

I was driving this morning before it was light out. I was driving and a person came out of nowhere and turned into my lane. I was going the speed limit, and they had just come onto the road, apparently oblivious that I was on the road, they came into my lane right in front of me. I was unable to... View More

Anna Aleksander
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Anna Aleksander
answered on Dec 8, 2022

Complicated question and it depends on the proof that you have. Where was the impact to the rear or to the side of the vehicle? Do you have witnesses? Is there a police report? It could be the other party's fault such as if they failed to yield, or ensure clear path before changing lanes and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: I was in a accident yesterday and they may total my car my payoff is like 6033.00 the estimate was 4081.

How will I get a vechile

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 13, 2022

First, you need to get several estimates do that you can get the highest value possible to pay off your car and not have a shortfall. Next, if you had any injuries, you need to consult a pi lawyer about your damages. Finally, you may get an injury settlement that will help you get a new car.

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

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: My son was driving his truck (no license) going to town & another vehicle ran stop sign & hit him so hard spun truck roa

Truck in road 3 times & completely damaged the rear driver’s side bed of truck (un-driveable)

Would this still be completely all my son’s fault?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2023

No. Not if the other vehicle ran the stop sign.

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