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Federal Body Makes Electronic Logs Required for Commercial Drivers

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

After many years of debating the issue, and long after the technology had been developed and tested to facilitate the safety feature, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has updated its laws on commercial truck driving laws to mandate that drivers use electronic logging devices to track their time on the road and… Read More »

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Personal Injury Cases Strengthened with Use of Expert Witnesses

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

If you’ve been hurt in an accident and the responsible party refuses to settle for a reasonable amount, you may be faced with the prospect of going to trial in order to recover what you’re owed. Going to trial means gathering together all your strongest evidence to present to a judge and jury. In… Read More »

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Even When Using Hands-Free Devices, Drivers Are Dangerously Distracted

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

Many drivers have made a transition from using their cell phones while they’re behind the wheel of a car, to using hands-free technology to perform some of the same tasks. Drivers assume that not looking down at a phone or using voice commands will keep them safe from dangerous levels of distraction, but research… Read More »

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The Hottest Gift of 2015 is Hotter than Intended

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

Hoverboards may not actually hover, but they certainly flew off the shelves this past holiday season. The two-wheeled, motorized scooters have been increasing in popularity since last summer and now can be seen almost anywhere. With the increase in sales, however, has come numerous reports of the devices catching fire while they are being… Read More »

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Rear-Facing Car Seats Are Mostly Safe for Infants, But They Could Be Made Safer

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

A study recently reported in the Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention (click to read abstract) looked into the safety of rear-facing car seats in the event of a rear-end collision. While the study authors do not recommend that parents stop using rear-facing seats for infants (and Kentucky law requires them for infants up to… Read More »

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Misdiagnosis – A Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice in Kentucky

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

When you think about medical malpractice, what do you think of? Surgical errors? Being given the wrong medication? Birth injuries? It turns out that the most common type of medical mistake by far is misdiagnosis, which could be either a wrong diagnosis or a delayed diagnosis. The national Institute of Medicine (IOM) has gone… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Recovery in Kentucky

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

When somebody’s negligent, reckless or intentional act results in another’s death, Kentucky law allows for the estate and the family members of the deceased to receive compensation for the expenses and hardships that have been imposed upon them because of this act. An action to recover such compensation is called a Wrongful Death action,… Read More »


Congress Weighs Possible Increase in Tractor-Trailer Carrying Capacity

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

A change is in the air which would increase the weight limit allowed on commercial vehicles traversing the interstate highway system. Currently, federal regulations limit the weight of a tractor-trailer to 80,000 pounds, but the new rule would allow these trucks to weigh as much as 91,000 pounds. Proponents of the measure argue that… Read More »

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Kentucky Car Insurance Law – Mandatory and Optional Coverage

By Davis & Haymond, P.S.C. |

If you drive a car in Kentucky, you must carry certain insurance coverage by law. If you are pulled over and found not to have the required coverage, or if you get into an accident without insurance, then you will most likely be ticketed for flouting the law, and in the case of an… Read More »

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