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Do you drive when you are exhausted?

Most people understand why driving drunk can risk safety, so they avoid driving after consuming alcohol. However, plenty of people still drive when they are exhausted. Drowsy driving often sounds trivial compared to some other driving behaviors, but it is far from harmless.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation can cause someone to experience some of the same effects as if he or she had consumed alcohol. For example, it can reduce your ability to focus on the road and slow your reactions times.

Can you move your vehicle after you're in a crash?

One common question people often have after crashes is if they should move their vehicles. In some ways, it makes sense to keep the vehicles where they are because any investigation that takes place can see exactly how they hit and where they stopped. The truth is, though, that it might be safer and better for those around you to move the vehicle off the road.

Most police agree that if no one is hurt and a vehicle is able to be moved, you should move it to the side of the road. The priority, though, is to call 911 and make sure you're taking care of anyone who is injured.

Interstate 75 to be part of speeding crackdown through 2020

Living in Florence, you know how fast people can drive, especially on Interstate 75. I-75 is a busy corridor, so it's not a surprise that many people speed through the region. The trouble is that speeding increases the risk of injury in a crash and leads to more collisions.

That's why a crackdown on speeding will start on Oct. 1. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Office of Highway Safety, The Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) have partnered with agencies in Covington, Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Erlanger County to address the speeds that are getting out of hand. The officers will be patrolling the interstate between the Ohio River in Covington down to the I-275 interchange.

Exporting business to Ohio

Business is booming, and you’re looking to expand. You’ve got your eye on Cincinnati, but what does it take to set up shop across state lines?

If you’re looking to cross the river and expand into Ohio's steady economy, you’ll need to file as a foreign corporation. This means your limited liability company primarily resides in Kentucky, but you want to increase your reach and officially set up shop to the north. This registration will give you the rights and responsibilities of operating a business in Ohio.

How can a family get closure after a wrongful death?

A wrongful death is more than difficult for the people who remain. They may be at a loss for how to handle losing a loved one suddenly or in a traumatic way.

In a case where a person is hurt or killed, it's absolutely vital that a family is able to get some kind of closure, whether it is to go through the proper channels to hold the other party responsible financially or to be present at a criminal trial.

Therapy can help after a traumatic incident

Handling a personal injury legally comes with a few steps, like filing a claim, negotiating and accepting or rejecting a settlement. Unlike the legal aspects of a personal injury, handling a personal injury psychologically may be much more difficult.

After a personal injury, you may struggle with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health concerns. On top of your physical recovery, you should remember to take time to recover emotionally.

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There are many different injuries you may suffer from as a result of a car crash. You could have a head injury, back injury, broken bones, torn ligaments or other conditions. In many cases, your injuries will heal. However, in some, you may be left with permanent wounds.

When you have a permanent injury, it means that your life has to adjust. You may not be able to work the same kind of job or could have to go on disability benefits. You may need ongoing medical care, help in the home and other supports.

Get the right business structure to start off right

You've always wanted to open a business, and what better place could there be than the busy area of Florence, Kentucky? You're close to Cincinnati, a major airport, the highway that links multiple states and major tourist areas. If your company is set up correctly and you market yourself well, there's a lot of money to be made in the region.

When you start a business, something that you'll need to decide on is the kind of business structure you'd like to use. Some common business structures include:

  • Partnerships
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Corporations
  • Cooperatives

Avoid dog bites this summer with this information

Dog bites are a threat to your safety in the summer. In fact, they're most common in the summer, because dogs are most likely to be out with their owners at this time of year.

There are dozens of reasons why dog bites are dangerous, ranging from disease to the physical pain and injuries they cause. However, many bites can be avoided if you know what to do to prevent them.

Turning a blind eye to behavioral health providers' negligence

A published issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety has opened the medical community's eyes to the fact that even though behavior health provider negligence is on the rise, it is being severely under-reported. In fact, only about one-third of the events that involve behavioral health patients hospitalized is reported. 

 

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