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March 2017 Archives

Calculating child support in Kentucky

When parents choose to terminate their marriage, the aftermath can have a dramatic effect on children involved in the divorce. In addition to undergoing major emotional changes as children may be required to transition to another home and adjust to a new environment, there are financial changes as well. In an attempt to reduce the financial gap that often occurs when parents’ divorce, the non-custodial parent may be ordered to pay child support.

What is truck driver fatigue?

Accidents involving a semi or another type of large truck happen for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes, a collision occurs because a truck driver was driving too fast, while others are caused by alcohol or drug use. Having said that, truck driver fatigue is a major problem in the trucking industry and it is important for everyone on the road to understand the risks that come with driving while dangerously tired in Richmond, and cities across the entire state of Kentucky.

Staying alive when they imbibe

Remember when Sundays were known for going to church and taking leisurely family drives along scenic Kentucky roads? Perhaps you're too young to recall those days, but you get the idea. Now, it often feels more like your life is at stake just getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The days of lower speed limits and cautious, courteous drivers seem obsolete. Nowadays there are often menaces on the road who disregard traffic regulations or pay more attention to texting than driving.

How are accident scenes reconstructed?

If you have been in a car accident in Kentucky, the accident may be reconstructed by law enforcement, independent companies or insurance company representative. Reconstructing the accident enables authorities to get an idea of how the accident occurred and who was at fault. According to John Desch Associates Inc., this will usually be done after the accident has been investigated because the investigation reports are used to help with the reconstruction process.

Hallmarks of a federal crime

It is sometimes difficult to understand the differences between a federal crime and a crime that would be handled by the state of Kentucky. They do overlap, but there are distinct aspects that make federal crimes different. At Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold, we want you to understand these differences, so if you are charged with a federal crime, you know what you are up against.

What is repetitive stress injury?

Repetitive stress injury is pain or discomfort caused by excessive movement in the same position without sufficient breaks.  According to HealthDay, this phenomenon affects almost 2 million workers each year, and it is the cause of almost one third of all missed work days. Whether you do manual labor or work in front of a computer, you may be at risk for RSI. Therefore, you should understand the causes of this injury as well as how to prevent it. RSI could have a variety of symptoms:

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