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Construction worker dies in workplace accident

A West Virginia resident and construction worker Michael Perschitti, 47, lost his life on Friday, January 13 around 11 a.m. at the construction site of the new University of Kentucky Student Center on the Avenue of Champions in Louisville, Kentucky.

Perschitti was involved in an accident at the construction site and died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma following the accident. Perschitti was employed by Lexington-based Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, a press release stated. In a statement issued by UK Police Chief Joe Monroe the same day, he said, “UK Police currently has an open investigation into the incident that appears to have been an accident. We are conducting interviews of individuals who were on the roof with the worker in addition to working with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.”

The Sampson Law Firm knows how painful construction accidents can be for families, especially those who lose a loved one. Our thoughts are with the family of the victim as they recover from their loss.


McCracken County vehicular accident injures four teenagers

McCracken County Sheriff’s Department deputies reported a single-vehicle accident, which occurred around 11:16 p.m. on Friday, November 11 in the 5700 block of Old Mayfield Road, caused injuries to four teenagers.

According to preliminary investigations, 16-year-old Paducah resident Jacoy-ce Hunt was driving along Old Mayfield Road when he lost control of the vehicle by swerving to avoid an animal standing in the middle of the road. The swerve caused the vehicle to hit a culvert before flipping over. Hunt and three other teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 sustained non-life-threatening injuries. They were all taken to Lourdes Hospital to receive medical attention.

A personal injury accident does not cause only emotional and physical trauma, but also forces victims to undergo a painful recovery process involving expensive medical bills as a result. If you were the victim of a personal injury accident due to the negligent actions of other people in Louisville and other areas in Kentucky, get in touch with our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm by calling our offices today at (502) 584-5050 so we can help you file the appropriate lawsuit.


Two killed in Hebron vehicular accident

Two residents of Louisville, Kentucky lost their lives in a vehicular accident in Hebron on Saturday, October 22. The Boone County accident killed 27-year-old Benkat Prashant Kommu and 25-year-old Raja Sakar Reddy Yarmala.

According to preliminary investigations made by police investigators, the driver of the vehicle veered off the roadway, went airborne, and then crashed into a tree. Although Kommu and Yarmala were killed because the vehicle lost control, a third passenger and the vehicle’s driver remained unharmed during the incident. Police investigators are currently conducting further probes into the matter to find out what factors might have contributed to the crash in the first place.

At the Sampson Law Firm, our attorneys handle tragic and fatal cases such as this one far too often. Our thoughts and condolences are with the friends and family of the victims in this accident as they mourn the loss of their loved ones.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones no longer allowed on planes

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will no longer be allowed on modes of air transportation within, from, and to the United States, beginning Saturday, October 15. The change is under the order of the Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration made on October 14.

The ban was made because of reports that units of the Samsung smartphone model have spontaneously combusted and caught fire or exploded. Passengers who try to take their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with them inside airplanes will be subject to fines and criminal prosecution and will have their phones confiscated.

If you sustained physical or emotional trauma during a personal injury accident caused by the negligent actions of an individual in Louisville or other areas of Kentucky, seek financial compensation with the legal assistance of our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm by calling our offices today at (502) 584-5050.


One dead and one hurt in Louisville single-vehicle accident

One individual lost her life and another sustained minor injuries after a single-vehicle accident, which occurred around 11 p.m. last Sunday, October 2. The accident happened as the driver attempted to use the ramp at Gene Snyder heading northbound to merge onto Interstate 64 East in Louisville.

The coroner identified the deceased victim as 28-year-old Jessica Smith, who was driving at the time of the accident. According to preliminary investigations, Smith lost control of the wheel, causing the vehicle to flip over. In the process, Smith and her male passenger were both thrown out of the vehicle. Police officers noted that neither the driver nor the passenger had a seat belt securing them at the time of the incident. They flipped and hit the guardrail on the interstate. Smith’s passenger is receiving treatment at University Hospital.

At the Sampson Law Firm, we see tragic accidents such as this one far too often. Our condolences are with the family of the victim as they mourn the loss of their loved one.


GOP seeks to investigate assertions that NFL tried to influence concussion study

On Thursday, September 15, Republicans in the House of Representatives called for an independent review of claims that the National Football League tried to sway a study showing a link between football and brain disease.

In a statement, the NFL maintained they sought nothing but the truth regarding the study, saying: “The NFL has never wavered in its commitment to advance the science and understanding of concussions and traumatic brain injuries.” Representative Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) started the investigation after sports cable company ESPN reported in December 2015 that the NFL planned to donate $30 million to the NIH [National Institute of Health] for brain research. However, the NFL decided not to go through with the donation after the institute took a $16 million grant from Boston University researcher Robert Stern. The NFL said in its statement on Thursday that its $30 million commitment “was never in doubt.”

Pursuing financial compensation from someone responsible for causing you serious injuries can be taxing. If you need help with the compensation process in Louisville, seek the help of our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm by calling our offices today at (502) 584-5050.


Ex-Murray State University football player Clay Harrison sues NCAA

Murray State University’s  former football player James “Clay” Harrison filed a class action lawsuit against the Ohio Valley Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Thursday, September 1.

According to the lawsuit, Harrison was often knocked unconscious during his playing days at Murray State, which caused him to suffer from multiple head traumas, sudden blackouts, and intense headaches. The University is protected under the law, so it is not named as a defendant. According to Murray State’s news source, The News, 25 other cases have been filed since September 1. Although the cases could take years to resolve, they could permanently alter the face of the game.

Our attorneys at Sampson Law Firm provide legal services to clients in Louisville and other areas of Kentucky, and we handle personal injury accident cases such as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and medical malpractice suits, among others. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to discuss your case and talk about your options.


Jefferson County Public Schools pay $1.75M after student’s legs are broken

Jefferson Public County Schools in Kentucky decided to pay $1.75 million to the family of a 16-year-old boy who sustained two fractured legs after a teaching assistant physically restrained him.

The boy incurred two fractured femurs in November 2014 at the Binet School in Louisville, which caters to children with disabilities. The student in question is autistic, and the injuries he received could have been life-threatening. According to an investigation by the Courier-Journal under open records law, the boy required a blood transfusion because of blood loss due to the injury and was held at the intensive care unit of Kosair Children’s Hospital. JCPS spokeswoman Jennfier Brislin said that even though no lawsuit has been lodged against any party, the JCPS resolved the matter within the past two weeks.

The attorneys at Sampson Law Firm provide legal services to clients in Louisville and focus primarily on personal injury cases. Call our offices at (502) 584-5050 to discuss your legal options and learn how we could help you hold negligent parties responsible.


McCracken County two-vehicle collision injures two women

A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Maxon Road and Cairo Road in McCracken County, Kentucky injured two women around 1:55 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 .

According to preliminary investigations, 60-year-old Dongola, Illinois resident Estelita Wilson was driving north on Maxon Road when she failed to stop at the Cairo Road intersection. The failure to yield caused a collision with another vehicle, driven by 67-year-old Paducah resident Lavanda Elrod, who was driving west on Cairo Road. Wilson and Elrod were taken by ambulance to the emergency rooms at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah and Baptist Health Louisville Emergency Care in Louisville, respectively, for their critical injuries.

The attorneys at Sampson Law Firm handle personal injury accident cases caused by car, truck, and motorcycle accidents in Louisville. Holding another driver accountable for a car accident can help you receive financial and emotional compensation after your wreck. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at (502) 584-5050 to discuss what legal representation we can offer you.


Caitlyn Jenner settles lawsuit with woman in Malibu crash

Sixty-six-year-old former Olympic gold medalist and television personality Caitlyn Jenner has settled a lawsuit filed against her by Jessica Steindorf, a woman who was involved in the February 2015 four-vehicle collision along the Pacific Coastal Highway in Malibu, California, for an undisclosed amount of money.

According to Steindorff, the accident caused her to suffer loss of wages and earning capacity as her injuries prevented her from going to work. Police officials have cleared Jenner of any wrongdoing, stating that Jenner had been driving at a slower rate of speed than the woman who died in the crash, Kim Howe, whose vehicle was allegedly rear-ended by Jenner.

Steindorff’s complaint against Jenner may have reached its conclusion; however, Howe’s stepchildren and another family involved in the accident are still in the process of suing her.

If you had been hurt in a car accident in Lexington, do not hesitate to ask for legal help from our attorneys at Sampson Law Firm when it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit against the people responsible for your suffering. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to learn how we may be able to help you.