March 2018 Archives

What causes nursing home patients to fall?

A previous post on this blog talked about how important it is for a nursing home's staff to do what it can to prevent its patients from falling. Because many of these patients are older and frail, what might have caused harmless bruising in a younger, healthier person can be devastating for the victim of a nursing home fall.

Victims of falls at nursing homes can get compensation

One could argue that just about any business in Kentucky has some obligation to keep their guests safe and prevent them from slipping and falling. However, this is especially true for nursing homes, which are facilities that Kentucky families have specifically trusted with the care of their sick or elderly loved ones.

Comparative fault in premises liability cases

As this blog has discussed before, Kentucky homeowners and business owners have an obligation to keep their property safe and secure for their guests and visitors. When they do not do so, and when someone gets hurt as a result, then the property owner may owe the injured victim compensation. This legal concept is called premises liability.

What are punitive damages?

Most of the time, an accident means exactly that – the incident was purely accidental, and although a judge or jury may have found someone at fault, usually that person had no intention of hurting anyone. However, in some cases, an accident resulted from willful or knowledgeable negligence. You and other Kentucky residents who have suffered an injury may find it useful to understand the differences between civil and punitive damages.

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