We have all heard the horror stories of someone badly injured in a car wreck by a person with minimal insurance or none at all. As the victim’s medical bills mount, the negligent party’s state minimum insurance policy is quickly exhausted leaving the victim on the hook for the balance. To avoid this … [Read more...] about UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORISTS
KENTUCKY NO-FAULT LAW (AND WHAT IT MEANS IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED)
Kentucky drivers are required by law to carry car insurance, and to meet the state requirements, drivers must have at least bodily injury liability insurance and property damage insurance. Kentucky law requires these coverage types at the following minimums: $25,000 for bodily injury, per … [Read more...] about KENTUCKY NO-FAULT LAW (AND WHAT IT MEANS IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED)
Can an Owner of Livestock Be Held Liable for Injuries Their Animals Cause on the Farm?
Whether a property owner can be held liable for injuries inflicted by their animals while on their property depends on quite a few factors, including who was injured, (a friend, family member, child, farm worker, or trespassing persons), what animals caused the injury (cow, dog, horse), how the … [Read more...] about Can an Owner of Livestock Be Held Liable for Injuries Their Animals Cause on the Farm?
Defamation, what is it?
Most of us have heard of Defamation or Slander or used the words, but people don’t know legal nuances of what these words mean. There are varying types of defamation and slander that differ from one another. Merriam-Webster defines defamation as “the act of communicating false statements about … [Read more...] about Defamation, what is it?
What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare and Medicaid are two different government programs for healthcare. It is important to understand the difference between them. Here, we will discuss how the program benefits differ, how eligibility for each program is established, and discuss some recent news pertaining to each … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?
Do I really need to run a title search on my property?
The importance of running a title search on any property you buy is best illustrated by way of example. Let’s say “John Doe” and his wife “Jane” are looking to retire and buy a house outside of Louisville with a little land. They come across exactly what they’ve been looking for situated on five … [Read more...] about Do I really need to run a title search on my property?
As we gather together this weekend to enjoy beautiful weather and time with family, we should have a clear understanding of what it means to observe Memorial Day. We here at Skeeters Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey want to take this opportunity to pause, remember, and honor those who have given the … [Read more...] about Memorial Day
Dustin C. Humphrey joins ElderCounsel!
Attorney Dustin C. Humphrey has become a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. Founded by several of the country’s most renowned elder law and special needs planning attorneys, ElderCounsel provides its members with continuing legal … [Read more...] about Dustin C. Humphrey joins ElderCounsel!
Why Have a Real Estate Attorney Handle Your Closing?
Should you have an attorney handle the closing when you purchase a property or refinance property you already own? There are some things you should know before answering this question. First, Kentucky does not require any type of certification, licensing, or training to handle a real estate … [Read more...] about Why Have a Real Estate Attorney Handle Your Closing?