Medicare has a right to be reimbursed from your settlement with a third-party (called “subrogation”) in an auto accident that caused your injuries. Medicare’s subrogation rights are very strong under federal law, but they should not prevent you from pursuing your claim against the third-party causing your accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Kentucky and there are multiple parties that were injured, limited insurance by the at fault party may make the resolution of the claim challenging.
Upon a patient's written request, a hospital licensed under KRS Chapter 216B or a health care provider shall provide, without charge to the patient, a copy of the patient's medical record. A copying fee, not to exceed one dollar ($1) per page, may be charged by the health care provider for furnishing a second copy of the patient's medical record upon request either by the patient or the patient's attorney or the patient's authorized representative.
A 42-year-old man was killed on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 when a pickup truck crossed the centerline and struck a tractor trailer and then spinning out of control struck a pickup truck travelling in the opposite direction.
Kentucky law restricts the use of motorcycles on a highway to people who possess a valid driver’s license; use an approved eye-protective devise, use a motorcycle equipped with a rear-view mirror, a permanently attached seat designed to carry a person in a safe manner; and has a footrest (KRS 189.285). Sometimes you will see people riding dirt bikes on the roadways in Kentucky and, generally speaking, dirt bikes do not have the features described above that is required by Kentucky law for use on a roadway.
If we were driving in the mountains, near the sea or next to a cliff, we would be more careful and watch our speed because the steepness of the edge of the roadway grabs our attention.
A single car accident normally means the driver is at fault in the accident. There are some exceptions to this rule. Sometimes there is negligence from an outside party that causes a single car accident such as defective vehicle, negligent repair of a vehicle or creation of a hazard on a roadway.
Can You Make a Claim for Personal Injuries if You Do Not Report Any Injuries at The Scene of The Accident?
The simple answer to this question is Yes. However, the longer you wait to seek medical treatment after a car, truck or motorcycle accident, the weaker the claim becomes.
In Kentucky, we have a statute – KRS 189.515 – that tells us the laws regarding the operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATV). I will highlight a few of the laws below