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How Often Are the Elderly Overmedicated in Nursing Homes?

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 11:48 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

How Often Are the Elderly Overmedicated in Nursing Homes?

How often are the elderly overmedicated in nursing homes? It’s a question that people are asking, and for good reason. Kentucky nursing home patients are often overmedicated to control them and make their lives easier for the staff.

Overmedication is a form of abuse, and it’s important to know what to do if you suspect your loved one is suffering from overmedication or chemical restraint in their Lexington, KY nursing home.

Steps To Take After You Suspect Wrongful Death

Published on Nov 18, 2022 at 11:43 am in Wrongful Death.

Steps To Take After You Suspect Wrongful Death

The preventable death of someone close to you is an immeasurably painful event. Whether the loss was due to a motor vehicle accident, a fall in a nursing home, or an accident on someone else’s dangerous property, many families find it difficult to move beyond grief to consider how justice can be obtained for a loved one. Below, we offer advice on what steps to take after you suspect wrongful death.

The personal injury Law Office of Todd W. Burris is located in Lexington, KY and represents families of wrongful death victims throughout the state. We provide free consultations to those searching for answers after the tragic loss of a loved one. Scheduling a case evaluation at our office gives you the opportunity to sit down with a qualified Kentucky wrongful death attorney and learn more about your legal options. There is never a fee or obligation associated with this meeting. Please contact our law firm to schedule a consultation if you have questions.

How To Improve Nursing Homes in Kentucky

Published on Oct 14, 2022 at 11:39 am in Nursing Home Abuse.
How To Improve Nursing Homes in Kentucky

The elderly, chronically ill, and disabled are among some of the most vulnerable populations in the United States. When nursing homes fail to provide adequate care to their residents, the resulting harm can be life-altering and may prevent victims from living their final years as comfortably as possible.

How Often Are Truck Accidents Fatal?

Published on Sep 30, 2022 at 12:03 pm in Truck Accident.
How Often Are Truck Accidents Fatal?

One of motorists’ biggest fears in sharing the road with tractor-trailers is being struck by them. One of the reasons this scares them is because the sheer size difference between a passenger car and an 18-wheeler is significant. A semi-truck can also weigh significantly more than a car. On top of all that, truckers spend long amounts of time on the road, which may lead to fatigue, resulting in driver errors. 

Below we’re going to discuss how many tractor-trailer crashes occur annually and how often truck accidents are fatal. We’ll also detail what can be done to prevent these crashes and what options you have if a truck accident claimed the life of your loved one here in Lexington, KY. 

Proving an Accident Was Caused by a Drowsy Driver

Published on Sep 23, 2022 at 12:50 pm in Car Accident.
Proving an Accident Was Caused by a Drowsy Driver

It’s no secret that drowsy driving is dangerous. Drivers who get behind the wheel when they’re too tired to drive safely cause auto accidents every day. But proving an accident was caused by a drowsy driver isn’t always as simple as it may seem.

At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we’ve been handling motor vehicle accidents for many years. We’ll provide a rundown of some of the types of evidence we look for to prove an accident was caused by a drowsy driver.

The Difference Between Civil and Criminal Liability

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 11:00 am in Personal Injury.
The Difference Between Civil and Criminal Liability

Consequences for an action that leads to an injury or property damage can range between civil and criminal. At the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we sometimes meet with clients who are curious about the difference between civil and criminal liability.

While these two forms of liability sometimes overlap in personal injury cases, it is important to have a strong understanding of what they are and how they differ. We’ll explore the meanings of civil and criminal liability below as well as highlight their differences, but we understand that not every question can be addressed in a single article. If you still have questions after reading the following, or if we failed to touch on your specific concern, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss this matter.

How Many Children Die in Car Accidents Yearly?

Published on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:57 am in Car Accident.
How Many Children Die in Car Accidents Yearly?

One of a parent’s worst fears is anytime their child takes a ride in a vehicle, whether it’s with them or someone else. This bothers them because they know how often auto accidents happen here in Lexington and throughout Kentucky. They worry about their child becoming entangled in a car crash themselves.

National statistics show that parents have a reason to fear every time their child takes a ride in a motor vehicle. The latest data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 1,053 children died in car accidents in 2019. While that number marked a 13% decrease in child traffic fatalities compared to 2010, what’s most sobering is that many, if not all, of these accidents that claimed kids’ lives prematurely, were completely preventable.

Is Kentucky a No-Fault State for Accidents?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 1:25 pm in Car Accident.
Is Kentucky a No-Fault State for Accidents?

For many people, life after a serious car accident will never be the same. If you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you are now dealing with the physical, financial, and emotional aftermath, you deserve help. You should not have to bear the burden of the recovery process and all that it entails on your own.

Compensation for things like medical bills and lost wages can go a long way in facilitating the best possible recovery for your situation. However, at the Law Office of Todd W. Burris, we often meet with clients who are confused about how to get compensation when Kentucky is a choice no-fault state. Here is some valuable information to know about Kentucky’s no-fault laws:

What Are Your Transportation Options After a Car Accident?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 at 1:22 pm in Car Accident.
What Are Your Transportation Options After a Car Accident?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision, the first priority is your personal safety and the safety of others. In the few seconds and moments following a car crash, you will be preoccupied with the things you need to do immediately after a car accident:

  • Checking yourself for signs of injuries
  • Checking on passengers, other motorists, and any involved pedestrians
  • Getting out of the way of traffic and to a place of safety
  • Calling for emergency medical services
  • Working with law enforcement to fill out a police report
  • Exchanging information with the other involved motorist
  • Taking photos of the accident scene
  • Notifying your insurance company of the accident
  • Contacting your car accident lawyer

When Is Your Tire Tread Depth Too Low?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 at 11:09 am in Car Accident.
When Is Your Tire Tread Depth Too Low?

A good set of tires can be the difference between driving safely and risking an accident every time you hit the road.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook when your tires are in need of replacement or repair, especially since there aren’t many clear signs that your tread depth is low, and your tires need attention. To help you avoid an accident in the future, keep an eye out for these signs that your tire tread depth is low, and you need new tires.

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