premises liability

Kentucky Premises Liability Claims

Episode 27:  In today’s episode, Jeff Roberts will discuss premises liability.  As a personal injury attorney in Calloway County, he’s handled many of these cases over the years.  In basic terms, premises liability claims can arise when someone is hurt on another person’s or business’ property. What Are Common Causes of Premises Liability Injuries? You may be familiar with an item falling from an overhead shelf and hitting someone in an aisle, for instance at Lowe’s or Home Depot.  This could also include a customer slipping on a wet or …

Injuries resulting in Amputations

Handling Accidents Involving Amputations

Episode 26:  In today’s episode, personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses injuries resulting in a loss of use or an amputation.  This is a difficult topic, but he has over 28 years of experience representing clients who have suffered these due to workplace injuries, trucking collisions, car wrecks and motorcycle accidents. Workplace Injury Resulting in Amputations Factories are full of heavy equipment that can pose a danger to factory workers.  Crush injuries can occur when people are moving that equipment.  Crews working on cranes or other equipment are certainly at …

5 tips for selecting an injury attorney

5 Tips for Selecting an Injury Attorney

Episode 25:  In today’s episode, Calloway County Attorney Jeff Roberts discusses 5 tips for selecting an injury attorney.  These are issues and factors you should think about if you have to hire an attorney to handle your case.  These 5 criteria can be used in selecting an attorney for many other types of legal matters, as well. Once someone graduates from law school and passes the Bar Exam, he/she can practice virtually any type of law.  However, attorneys tend to focus more in specific practice areas, rather than dabbling in …

Injured in an out of state car wreck

Out of State Car Wreck

Episode 24:  Kentucky personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses what happens if you’re in an out of state car wreck while on vacation.  Jeff has been handling injury cases for over 28 years.  He’s helped Kentucky residents who’ve been injured while traveling out of state, as well as those injured in Kentucky who may live in a different state. Am I Still Covered by My Insurance? The short answer is yes.  Kentucky is a mandatory insurance state, so if you live in KY, you have to have insurance on the …

Avoid Workers' Comp Mistakes

Avoid Workers’ Comp Mistakes

Episode 23:  Kentucky workers’ compensation attorney Jeff Roberts offers advice on how to avoid workers’ comp mistakes that can impact your injury claim.  Often people try to help their cases, but actually end up hurting it or creating unnecessary challenges for your attorney. Failing to Report Your Injury This is a threshold defense for the company to deny your Kentucky workers’ compensation claim.  It must be overcome before the injured worker can receive any benefits.  If the defense can successfully prove you failed to report your injury to a supervisor …

social security disability benefits for PTSD

Social Security Disability Benefits

Episode 22:  Jeff Roberts, a personal injury attorney in Murray Kentucky, also handles social security disability claims for his clients.  He’s helped them file for social security disability benefits since 1992, when he first began practicing.  These cases have to do with disability or SSI, not social security retirement issues.   Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit for those who have met the requirements for work history and what has been paid into the system.  These benefits help people when they become disabled.  Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is paid …

Attorney Jeff Roberts Shares Advice if You're Considering Law School

Advice if You’re Considering Law School

Episode 21:  Calloway County attorney Jeff Roberts has been practicing for 27 years.  He’s going to provide his perspective and advice for anyone considering law school and becoming an attorney.  Jeff’s daughter Clarissa, recently graduated from law school, so Jeff’s been able to develop an even newer perspective on the decision.  Law school will definitely teach you how to be a workaholic.  In Jeff’s opinion, the successful attorneys typically work substantially longer than a normal work week.  In fact, practicing law is significantly different than what Jeff thought it would …

Safe Driving Tips to Avoid Tractor Trailer Collisions

Safe Driving Tips Around Tractor Trailers

Episode 20:  Calloway County Injury Attorney Jeff Roberts discusses tractor trailer accidents and safe driving tips to help you drive safely on the roads this summer. As the summer season gets underway, people get excited and look forward to hitting the roads on vacation or quick weekend trips.  As you and your family do so, it’s important to remember the risks associated with driving around tractor trailers.  The size and weight of these large trucks can make it a dangerous situation if people aren’t paying attention. The reaction time of …

Jeff Roberts Goes to the KY Supreme Court

Episode 19:  In late April, Calloway County attorney Jeff Roberts presented an oral argument before the Kentucky Supreme Court.  It’s not his first time; he’s taken cases to the KY Supreme Court multiple times.  In this episode, he’ll give us an inside view into the experience. Arguing before the KY Supreme Court is not what you typically see on TV.  Instead of 1 judge, there are 7 justices.  They can ask questions at any time and you have to be prepared for whatever they ask.  Surprisingly, each attorney is only …

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Episode 18:  Calloway County Attorney (and motorcyclist) Jeff Roberts discusses tips for getting your motorcycle prepared for spring.  He also offers some safety tips for bikers as they get back out on the road.  He’ll also provide some tips for safe driving for non-motorcyclists in their cars. Jeff got his first street bike around the age of 15.  He’s been an avid motorcyclist ever since.  As a personal injury attorney, his experience adds an important perspective.  Motorcycle accidents tend to result in much more serious injuries than car wrecks.  Motorcycle …