July 2011 Archives

Oldham County, Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Kills Robert Tooley Of Louisville

July 22, 2011

Kentucky motorcycle crash: A motorcycle and car accident in Oldham County, Kentucky has resulted in the death of Robert Tooley, Jr., age 42. Mr. Tooley was riding a Suzuki motorcycle shortly after 10:00 p.m. when the accident occurred at the intersection of Ky 146 and Floydsburg Road. Mr. Tooley has been reported to have been wearing all necessary safety gear, including a helmet. The Nissan Maxima that that collided with Mr. Tooley's motorcycle was driven by Laura Lindsey, age 18, of Crestwood, Kentucky. Ms. Lindsey was not injured. The accident is still under investigation. Mr. Tooley's family and his Estate should seek to preserve as much evidence from this accident scene as possible, as they may be able to make a Kentucky wrongful death claim related to this accident.

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Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Kills David Woosley

July 21, 2011

A car and a motorcycle collided last Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky, killing the motorcyclist David Woosley, of Louisville, KY. Woosley's motorcycle was struck by a Saturn on the Watterson Expressway between the Dixie Highway and Cane Run Road exits. The driver of the Saturn, the passenger of Woosley's motorcycle, and Woosley, were all taken to University Hospital, where Woosley died. Kentucky Motorcycle accidents usually result in serious injuries.

The wreck is still under investigation, and could result in multiple different legal claims, including personal injury claims or a wrongful death claim by Woosley's family and Estate. Due to the serious nature of this crash, and a death, it is very important for all those potential claims to be handled by experienced legal teams to prepare the cases for presentation and determination as to fault in this accident.

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Oldham County, Kentucky Auto Accident Kills One Teen & Injures Two Others

July 21, 2011

Johnathan Powell, age 18, of Oldham County, KY, was killed in a single vehicle accident. Powell was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash after the Ford F-250 he was a passenger in hit a guardrail and left the roadway. The driver of the vehicle and another passenger, Clinton Diven, age 18, were thrown from the truck and taken to University Hospital for their injuries. The motor vehicle accident is still under investigation. While the cause of the accident is still unknown, the Powell family and Clinton Diven both will have potential legal claims against the driver of the vehicle for negligence in handling the vehicle, which resulted the death of Powell and the injuries to Diven. Both the Powell family, through the loss of life, and Mr. Diven, through his injuries, will be able to be legally compensated for the damages.

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Kentucky Swimming Pool Attorney: Six Old Girl Drowns In Hotel Swimming Pool

July 20, 2011

970476_poolside_1.jpgSix year old Ron-deja Lynn Stevenson was pronounced dead Tuesday at Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky after being found Saturday at the bottom of the Holiday Inn Lakeview swimming pool. The cause of death has been determined to be complications from a near drowning. The child had been found in the pool by another child around 10:15 p.m. and was rescued from the bottom of the pool by a man whom was informed that the girl was at the bottom of the pool. The child was given CPR at the scene and transported to Clark Memorial Hospital, stabilized, and then transferred to Kosair Hospital for further treatment. The child however never regained consciousness.

Unsupervised swimming pools can be extremely dangerous. Owners of pools have a duty to protect young children from falling in and drowning. This is yet another example of a tragedy that may have been averted by proper supervision.

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Topamax Legal Claims: Serious Birth Defects Involving Children Whose Parents Used Topamax

July 20, 2011

The Ackerson Law Offices are currently interviewing potential clients and working with other law firms protecting the rights of children and their parents affected by a mother's unsuspected use of Topamax while pregnant. These claims are against the pharmaceutical manufacturers who promoted the use of Topamax for uses which were not approved by the Food & Drug Administration. The makers of Topamax promoted the use of the drug for off label uses such as the treatment of migraine headaches.

Use of Topamax by women who were pregnant increased the likelihood that the child would be born with a cleft lip, a cleft palate, or other birth defects. If you are a parent that has a child with a birth defect and Topamax was used by you or the mother during the pregnancy, you should know your and your child's legal rights. You and your child may be entitled to be legally compensated for the birth defects of your child has suffered.

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Louisville, Kentucky Crossover Accident: Barbara Prince Of Alabama Killed

July 20, 2011

Barbara Prince, age 67, of Mobile, Alabama, was killed in a car accident in Louisville, Kentucky. The accident happened in the 9700 block of Dixie Highway, and involved a pickup truck and a car that Prince was a passenger in. This is a crossover style Kentucky auto accident. Barbara Prince was taken from the scene of the accident to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead around 2:43 p.m.

The Prince Family and the estate of Barbara Prince will have a very strong Kentucky wrongful death claim from this accident. The will also be the potential for multiple insurance coverages to apply to insure that the family is properly and legally compensated for their loss. The legal economic damages from this accident will include the medical bills related to the accident, pain and suffering from the point of the car crash through the time of death, and the lifetime of lost earning capacity of Ms. Prince.

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Fatal Kentucky Auto Accident In Taylor County, Kentucky: Barry Barnes Killed

July 12, 2011

A Taylor County, Kentucky car crash has resulted in the death of Barry Barnes, of Bardstown, Kentucky. The Kentucky auto accident occurred Friday afternoon at Finley Ridge Road and U.S. 68. Reports indicate that a truck driving east on U.S. 68 failed to see a vehicle turning in front of him and then went into a skid. The truck crossed the centerline into westbound traffic and had a head-on crash with Mr. Barnes vehicle. Barry Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

The result of this accident is that the Barnes family and the Estate of Barry Barnes will have a Kentucky wrongful death claim against the negligent driver of the truck that hit him. This claim will be a substantial claim due to the loss of life. Due to the legal damages being so high in cases like this, the Barnes family will need to examine as many sources of insurance and monetary recovery as possible to be sure that they receive the fullest extent of justice under the laws of Kentucky.

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Louisville, Kentucky Workplace Violence, LG&E Worker Andre Johnson Shot & Killed By Co-Worker

July 6, 2011

A tragic case of workplace violence occurred Tuesday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky at LG&E. Andre Johnson, age 53, was shot and killed by a co-worker. The co-worker then committed suicide. Initial reports have stated that a conflict had existed between Johnson and his murderer for approximately 1 year. These sort of reports are very disturbing form a legal perspective, in that an employer, such as LG&E, owes a duty to its employees to provide a safe workplace. If LG&E was on notice that Mr. Johnson's co-worker and murderer was a potential danger, then it should have taken action to address this situation. Mr. Johnson's family and his Estate may have legal claims against LG&E related to his death, including a potential negligent supervision and/or negligent retention claim. The question to be examined is was it "foreseeable" by LG&E that Mr. Johnson's killer/co-worker would act violently towards Mr. Johnson.

The family of Andre Johnson and his Estate will have a wrongful death claim against Jeremy, "Billy" Davis' Estate (the co-worker who shot and killed Mr. Johnson). If the facts indicate that LG&E could have or should have done more to prevent this murder in the workplace, then LE&E may also be liable to Mr. Johnson's family and his Estate for the damages stemming from this workplace violence.

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Bullitt County Kentucky Head-on Car Crash Kills Mt. Washington Man

July 5, 2011

A tragic Kentucky auto accident occurred in Bullitt County, Kentucky, which has resulted in the death of 57 year old William Hardesty, of Mt. Washington, Kentucky. This car crash occurred around 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the intersection of Preston Highway and John Harper Highway in Northern Bullitt County. Mr. Hardesty was driving a Ford F-150 truck and struck by a Chrysler 300, driven by a 17 year old. This car wreck is considered a cross over accident.

Mr. Hardesty died at University Hospital from his injuries. While the police are trying to figure out why this accident happened, including examining for the use of drugs or alcohol, there are many factors that the police do not consider in looking for reasons why these types of accidents occur.

In this instance, as with other cases involving car accident deaths, the Ackerson Law Offices usually files a lawsuit immediately in order to force the other driver to disclose what electronic, cell phones, and other devices the driver had in the car or was using at or around the time of the accident. The lawsuit gives the attorneys the opportunity to subpoena cell phone records and other electronic device records before the cell phone companies allow the records to be destroyed or get lost. This is very important, because many cell phone carriers purposely destroy records after a short period of time to avoid the constant potential of have such records subpoenaed. Time is often of the essence in subpoenaing cell phone records. Delays often hinder the ability of the injured or estates of the dead to obtain such records.

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Kentucky Lakes, Rivers & Waterways: Kentucky Boating, Waver Runner, & Jet Ski Accidents

July 2, 2011

1180383_boats_jpg.jpgIts import to remember that over this holiday weekend that Kentucky boat, wave runner, and jet ski accidents may occur due to the increased traffic on Kentucky lakes and rivers. If an injury or accident does occur, it's important to preserve as much evidence of what occurred as possible. If you or a loved one is involved in a Kentucky boat, jet ski, wave runner, or waterway related accident or injury, take photos (even if using cell phone cameras) and get witnesses' names and contact information.

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Ackerson Law Office Settles $1.15 Million Dollar Kentucky Pedestrian/Auto Case

July 1, 2011

Kentucky auto injury attorney Brent T. Ackerson and the Ackerson Law Offices have settled a client's case for $1.15 Million Dollars. This case involved our client being hit by a car while placing warning reflective triangles in the expressway emergency lane, after his truck had broken down. Our client was struck and seriously injured after a young driver allowed his car to venture into the emergency lane.

"The insurance company had been fighting us tooth & nail for sometime now. We were very pleased with this settlement. It will go a long way towards taking care of our client and his family." - Brent Ackerson

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