school bus collisions and injuries

School Bus Collisions and Injuries

Episode 47: Western Kentucky injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses school bus collisions resulting in injuries to the students on board.  No parent wants to receive that phone call.  These cases can be complicated by factors such as sovereign immunity.  However, Jeff explains how these cases are generally handled and who may be held accountable, when negligence is involved. School Bus Collisions Are Generally Handled as Personal Injury Claims Jeff begins by reminding us that a school bus involved in a collision with another vehicle, resulting in injuries, is generally a …

injuries from road hazards

Injuries from Road Hazards

Episode 43: Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses injuries from road hazards and what you can do if you’ve been in an accident because of them.  Jeff also maintains an office in Christian County to better serve clients in that area of Western Kentucky. There are 3 primary types of road hazards that typically cause injuries to drivers.  The first is defective construction.  The second is when the state creates the hazardous condition.  The third occurs when items have fallen off other vehicles and remain in the roadway. Defective …

pre-existing condition

What if I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?

Episode 30:  In today’s episode, Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses the topic of pre-existing conditions and how they could affect your workers’ compensation and/or injury claim.  He’ll provide answers to a very common question, “What if I Have a Pre-Existing Condition?” Pre-Existing Conditions Are Handled Differently Jeff’s law firm focuses on both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, including car wrecks, slip and fall, motorcycle cases and more.  Pre-existing conditions are handled differently, depending upon whether you are filing a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury claim. …

KY Workers' Comp for First Responders

KY Workers’ Comp for First Responders

Episode 29:  In today’s episode, attorney Jeff Roberts discusses Kentucky workers’ comp for first responders.  We often think of factory workers, construction workers and other occupations, but first responders are also covered by workers comp.  Let’s join Jeff for today’s discussion. There are very few types of jobs in Kentucky that are exempt from workers’ compensation.  Even though first responders have inherently dangerous jobs, they deserve the same protection provided by workers’ comp benefits. Police officers and other law enforcement personnel are on the front lines every day.  Their risks …

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 …

What To Do after a Traffic Accident

Episode 3: Jeff Roberts has over 25 years of experience helping clients involved in traffic accidents.  Jeff handles cases all over the Western Kentucky region.  As we emerge from the coronavirus lockdowns, we’re going to want to take advantage of summer driving opportunities.  As more vehicles get on the road, the risk for a collision increases. After an Accident – Check on the condition of you and your passengers.  You may also want to check on the other vehicle.  Immediately call 911 if there are injuries, so first responders can …

Meet Attorney Jeff Roberts

Episode 1:  Calloway County injury attorney Jeff Roberts discusses his background and why he focuses on helping other people.  He handles personal injury cases, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation claims and social security disability claims.  His office is located in Murray, Kentucky. Jeff grew up in Mayfield and went to Murray State University.  He later earned his law degree from Southern Illinois University Law School, in Carbondale.  He returned to Murray to practice with Don Jones, in 1992.  He’s been practicing in the same building ever since.  He became a partner …

Underride Collision with Tractor Trailer

With winter is upon us, it’s time to reconsider our driving habits.  This is especially true if you have young drivers.  The arrival of snow and ice makes any trip more dangerous.  If your trip causes you to share the road with tractor trailers, you should be thinking about stopping distances.  The risk of an underride collision rises the closer you are to the tractor trailer. What’s an Underride Collision? Tractor Trailers pose an inherent risk because the under-side of their trailers are much higher than the bumpers on other …

Liability for a Secondary Crash in Kentucky

As a personal injury attorney in western Kentucky, I’ve handled hundreds of automobile accident cases.  The media tends to focus on wrecks, especially when they involve a tractor trailer accident.  It’s often related to driver error by the trucker who’s rushing to meet a delivery deadline, driving aggressively or who experiences a mechanical failure of some kind.  However, there’s another risk to drivers. Once an automobile collision occurs, the other drivers have to react quickly to sudden stops and evasive lane changes.  If those actions result in another collision, who …