Kentucky Personal Injury Resources
The following links and resources were compiled by the attorneys at the Hatfield Law Firm in Murray for the benefit of people seeking information about traffic safety, dealing with serious injury, and the laws surrounding car, truck and motorcycles accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice and Kentucky workers’ compensation. We hope these links help you find the information you are looking for. To speak with an attorney regarding a possible personal injury claim or lawsuit, call 270-759-3954 for a no-cost consultation with one of our attorneys.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – This department manages roads and highways throughout the commonwealth. Find information here on highway safety and child passenger safety. For up-to-date information on traffic and road conditions, visit 511.
Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing – Here you can request a motor vehicle record or learn about mandatory insurance in Kentucky. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding driver’s licenses, vehicle title and registration, and insurance requirements can be found here as well.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – If you have been injured in a truck accident in Kentucky, you may want to check out the FMCSA website. This agency is responsible for truck safety nationwide and publishes regulations for truckers and trucking companies regarding hours of service of drivers, required inspections and other safety issues. You can also check out a trucking company’s accident history and safety records by using the Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) database.
Distraction.gov – This website run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the official website in the U.S. for texting while driving and other types of distracted driving. Find current research as well as facts and statistics regarding auto accidents caused by distracted driving. A rundown of Kentucky cell phone and texting bans can be found here as well.
American Motorcyclist Association – The AMA lobbies for the interests of motorcyclists at the local, state and federal government levels. You can find a rundown of Kentucky motorcycle laws here. For information on rider safety courses near you and other motorcycle safety information, visit the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
Nursing home abuse and neglect – This page from the National Center on Elder Abuse Administration on Aging provides hotlines, helpful websites and an overview of Kentucky law on nursing home abuse.
Department of Workers’ Claims – If you have an open worker’s comp claim, you can retrieve records from the DWC here. If you have an upcoming hearing, you can get directions to the office or find the location of your hearing, and learn about the Kentucky workers’ compensation appeals process.
Brain Trauma Foundation, Brain Injury Association of America – These groups provide support to persons living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their friends and families. General information about the latest in treating and managing brain injuries can be found at websites like the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Determined2Heal, and the Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure – These organizations provide support for persons living with spinal cord injury such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, and provide information and support to friends, family and caregivers. General information on the topic can be found at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc or the Mayo Clinic.