Your delayed pain injury may be deadly

Whether you suffer an injury in a car accident or in some other way, you may not always feel it, at least not at first. This is very common after any sort of traumatic experience, because your body is often flooded with a rush of adrenaline, and because the injury is not yet infected or worsened. However, once the injury does cause pain, it is usually much worse and may cause serious health complications or even death.

After you experience a car accident, or slip and fall, it is always wise to seek out a full medical examination from a professional medical care provider. This small effort to care for yourself may not only save your life, it can also serve as a strong basis for a personal injury claim in the future if you do identify an injury.

How will a divorce affect one's life?

It can be hard for Kentucky residents to come to terms with the fact that their marriage is coming to an end, and they will need to go through the divorce legal process. But, as our readers likely know, the common refrain is that about half of all marriages in America end in a divorce, so it is a fairly common experience. But, how will a divorce affect one's life?

A recent article tackled this issue, noting some of the hard-learned lessons that can occur in the divorce process. For starters, many people will - rightfully - focus on the issues that will need to be addressed in the divorce itself: property division, child support, alimony and child custody, among other issues. However, it is important not to lose focus of the end-goal, which is getting through the divorce and being free of the marriage. But, it can take some time to recover in post-divorce life, both mentally and financially.

The right approach to a child custody dispute

Kentucky residents who are going through a divorce may face many thorny issues, but perhaps, none more so than the issue of child custody. Parents are obviously, and rightly, passionate about how the divorce will impact their children and their ability to spend time with their children post-divorce. Many parents are ready to fight until the bitter end. However, with the right approach, a child custody dispute could be resolved in the best interests of all parties involved.

First, it is important to realize that a family law court can and will take many different factors into account when deciding the issue of child custody. Decisions need to be made about who will have the primary decision-making power when it comes to issues, such as religion, schooling and healthcare, or if the parties will share this power equally. The court may also need to decide if the children with live primarily with one parent over the other, and thereby grant the "non-custodial" parent a parenting schedule.

Could a birth injury be caused by medical malpractice?

An incident involving medical malpractice can be devastating for any Kentucky resident, but just think of how shocking and depressing it can be for a young family welcoming a baby. Many people probably do not think of birth injuries when they think of medical malpractice, but can these incidents fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice too?

In short, the answer is, "yes." Many birth injuries are entirely preventable, with the right care. Some pregnant women experience health problems related to the pregnancy, which may affect the baby during the gestation period. If these health problems go undetected or untreated due to the negligence of the woman's doctor, any resultant problems for the baby may lead to a valid medical malpractice claim.

Know what will actually happen in a divorce

Divorce is one of the areas of the law that many people are acquainted with, unlike many other areas of legal practice. The common refrain is that almost half of all marriages in America end in a divorce, so many people have personal experience with the divorce process or know someone who has been through a divorce. But, no matter how common divorce is, it is important to understand what actually happens in a divorce.

First, our readers should realize that every divorce case is different. Different family situations lead to different divorce preferences, which leads to different end results. However, there are some common themes in most divorces cases. For instance, every divorce will need to address the concept of property division, in which the couple divides their assets and debts between themselves for life after the divorce.

SUV slams into restaurant in Kentucky, injures several people

Not many people expect anything dramatic to happen when they go to a restaurant for a meal, but several people in a Denny's restaurant in Louisville got quite the surprise when an SUV slammed into the building, crashing through and injuring 10 people. An investigation into this incident is ongoing.

According to reports, the incident occurred on May 8 in the evening hours just before midnight. When the SUV slammed into the restaurant, it reportedly went about 10 feet deep into the building. The driver of the SUV was among the 10 people who were injured in this car crash. Fortunately, all of the individuals who were injured -- the driver, customers and Denny's employees -- are expected to survive. However, several of the injured victims required medical treatment and were transported to a hospital for care.

After divorce, these co-parenting tips can help

As you go through a divorce, you'll want to do whatever it takes to provide your child or children with a safe and comfortable environment. While this is a lot for you to take in at once, it's important that your child is always in the best possible situation.

After divorce, you may find it difficult to get things in order in regard to co-parenting. Even with a parenting agreement in place, it's safe to assume you'll face some challenges every now and again.

Know your options after a car accident

Any Kentucky resident who has ever been in a car accident knows how jarring the experience can be, even in simple "fender-benders" that don't involve significant damage to the vehicles or injuries for the people involved. Now, imagine being in a truly catastrophic car accident. The anxiety, medical issues and insurance discussions can make things even more complicated.

Car accident victims in serious crashes have the immediate concern of getting the medical treatment they need in order to put themselves on the path toward full recovery. But, in the worst-case scenarios, victims may suffer permanent disabling injuries that will alter their lives forever. Every crash is different, and the medical treatment that the victims will need can vary greatly. The one constant, however, is that medical bills tend to pile up.

What do you need to know about medical malpractice?

When Kentucky residents go to the doctor, they expect to receive the best treatment. However, the unfortunate reality is that this isn't always the case. Sometimes, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals make mistakes. And sometimes those mistakes have dire consequences. So, what do our readers need to know about medical malpractice?

Well, for starters, it is important to understand that the doctor-patient relationship creates a duty owed by the doctor to the patient. The medical professional's duty is to provide the correct and competent treatment that the patient requires. If this duty is breached, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be a valid option.

The basics of divorce in Kentucky

Society has become fairly comfortable with the fact that many marriages will eventually end in a divorce. The reasons for a divorce can be as varied as a person can imagine: infidelity; domestic abuse; financial problems; disagreements about children; or even just as simple as no longer "getting along" with a spouse. In Kentucky, like all other states, it is state law that dictates the divorce process.

Anyone who is thinking about filing for divorce in Kentucky should have at least a basic grasp of the law that will be in play during the divorce process. For starters, in order to pursue a divorce filing in a Kentucky court, at least one of the spouses involved in the case must be a resident of Kentucky. Or, if one or both of the spouses is a member of the military, then one of the spouses must have been stationed in Kentucky for at least 180 days.

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