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 …

2020 The Year of Lemons and Lemonade

Episode 17:  It goes without saying that 2020 was an interesting year.  In this episode, Calloway County attorney Jeff Roberts takes a look back at 2020 and discusses how it impacted his law practice.  Due to COVID, the courts handled the various cases differently.  In retrospect, 2020 was the year of lemons and lemonade. The Roberts Law Office primarily handles 3 types of cases:  personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security claims.  Personal Injury Cases in Civil Court Many of the courts literally shut down, once the pandemic hit.  This …

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Using Structured Settlements to Protect Settlement Funds

Episode 16:  When clients receive substantial funds from their settlement or lawsuit, one of the options Calloway County Jeff Roberts recommends is a structured settlement to protect the funds.  Jeff interviews Cindy Chanley of Ringler Associates on the benefits provided via structured settlements.  In some cases, the structure can actually increase the amount paid to the client.  Let’s learn more in this podcast episode. What Are Structured Settlements? Many people are unfamiliar with the term structured settlement.  Jeff recommends them because structured settlements can maximize the money for the client …

Impact of Substance Abuse on SSDI Claims

Episode 15: Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses the problems often created by a client’s substance abuse when filing a benefits claim.  Jeff handles social security disability claims, Kentucky personal injury, workers’ compensation claims. When a person is applying for social security disability, a history of substance abuse can be problematic.  This is especially true if the person is currently using illegal substances or abusing prescription medication.  The country is battling opioid addiction.  It has placed a higher focus on substance abuse issues as a whole. Common substance abuse …

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Jeff Wins at Kentucky Supreme Court

Episode 14:  Calloway County personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses his win at the Kentucky Supreme Court, in a workers’ compensation case.  In a recent episode, we covered the fact that Jeff currently has several cases in front of the Kentucky Supreme Court.  This is the first of that group to be decided. The case we’ll talk about today involved Steven Spillman, a former Calloway County sheriff’s deputy who was injured on the job in 2007.  Murray attorney Michael (“Mike”) Pittman originally handled the deputy’s claim.  It was resolved and …

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Accidents Resulting in Paralysis or Amputation

Episode 13:  Calloway County personal injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses handling cases of accidents resulting in paralysis or amputation.  Jeff handles car wrecks, truck wrecks, workers’ compensation and social security disability cases.  Over the past 27 years, a number of them have involved these tragic injuries. Amputations of the lower extremities (toe, foot, leg, etc.) and of the upper extremities (finger, hand arm, etc.) have a bearing on the injured person’s ability to do his/her work.  The type of work a person dies is particularly relevant in determining the “value” …

COVID’s Impact on the Courts

Episode 12:  Attorney Jeff Roberts handles workers’ compensation, social security disability and personal injury cases.  In this episode, he discusses COVID’s impact on the courts. The pandemic has affected many areas of our lives.  In-person activities have been restricted and that obviously impacted the courts.  Many workers’ compensation final hearings were shut down several months ago.  This was about the time most courts shut down to avoid putting people at risk of transmitting the virus. Many of the cases are simply getting pushed back, which significantly delays the resolution of …

KY Construction Accidents

Episode 11:  Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses construction accidents and injuries during today’s podcast episode.  These often qualify for workers’ compensation and possibly social security disability and a sometimes a 3rd party personal injury claim.  He can handle all of it for his clients. Construction accidents happen to home builders, but also bridge builders, roadway and highway construction workers and other commercial contractors.  3rd Party Negligence Claim This situation occurs when a worker is injured by someone other than a co-worker.  For instance, if a driver on the …