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Social Security Process

To help you understand your rights in Social Security claims, we have prepared a pamphlet to ensure you understand the process. We are making it available to everyone who may be interested, free of ...
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REDUCED FEE ARRANGEMENT

ASK ABOUT OUR REDUCED FEE ARRANGEMENT We believe every injured person should have access to competent, efficient and effective legal representation. To help those who have been injured, we offer a ...
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Did You Know? Divorce Separation Times

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that the Commonwealth of Kentucky requires certain separation times before a divorce can be granted? If you have children, you cannot get divorced until 60 days after the ...
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Did You Know? Minor Settlements

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that anytime a minor is to receive a sum of money above $10,000 due to personal injury, that money must be placed in an interest bearing blocked trust account until the ...
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Did You Know? DUI Enhancement

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that if you are found guilty of a second offense DUI within 10 years of your first DUI you are subject to enhanced penalties? Previously, the “look-back” period ...
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Did You Know? Underinsured Motorist Insurance

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that the Commonwealth of Kentucky requires every driver on the road to carry liability insurance? This insurance pays for any damage that may be caused by the insured driver ...
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Did You Know? Social Security Claims Process

DID YOU KNOW? When adults apply for Social Security, it is generally for Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) or Social Security Disability (“SSD”). SSI is need based, and SSD ...
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Did You Know? Social Security Backpay

DID YOU KNOW? A question we often get from Social Security clients is, “If I’m awarded, how much will I draw each month and how much back pay will I get?” When you file for Social ...
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Did You Know? Social Security Benefits

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that there are two social security programs available for benefits? There are Title 16 benefits, also known as Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits and ...
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Did You Know? Joint Property

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that property which is held jointly with right of survivorship will defeat a will if the deed to the property and will conflict? We receive calls about this all the time and ...
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Did You Know? Kirk Law Firm

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that Kirk Law Firm was formed in 1971. For over 45 years, we have operated a number of offices throughout Eastern Kentucky. Currently, we have offices in Ashland, Louisa, ...
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Lawsuit Filed Against Hosptial After Leg Amputation

Attorneys from our Paintsville office have filed a lawsuit against Highlands Regional Medical Center in the Johnson Circuit Court for a local man who lost his leg after being treated at an After Hours ...
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Did You Know? How Insurance Works

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that in every injury claim we handle, the negligent party's insurance pays the settlement on their behalf. So, when you hear that someone in a wreck, fall or other ...
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Fatal Teen Car Accident Ends in a 7-Figure Settlement

On March 21, 2014, four teenage boys—Jacob Blankenship, DeQuavius Weaver, Josh Harbold, and Dendreck Holmes—were involved in a fatal car accident in Anderson County. The four Christian ...
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1997 Dog-Attack Case Filed

PAINTSVILLE—Sheila Crouse was three years old back on November 27, 1997, when she was, she has alleged in a lawsuit filed last week in the Johnson Circuit Court, “attacked” by a ...
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Louisa Judge Sets Aside Jury's $1.2 Million Verdict

LOUISA – In what is believed to be a case of first instance, Lawrence Circuit Judge, John David Preston, has vacated a jury verdict of $1,183,638 in the matter of the death of a newborn at Three ...
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Dollarhide And Super-America Settle

PAINTSVILLE—Charles Dollarhide, a 28-year-old resident of Van Lear, says he was getting “more and more nervous” about his after-midnight job at Super-America convenience store on ...
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Louisa Plaza Case Is Settled With Kirk

LOUISA – Darla and Wilbur Kirk, residents of Lovely, Kentucky, have reached an out-of-court settlement with owners of the Louisa Plaza regarding alleged injuries to Darla Kirk from a fall which, ...
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Coal truck crash suit settled; Lawrence trial is cancelled

LOUISA—A January trial for alleged “serious bodily injuries” set in the Lawrence Circuit Court last week was cancelled because the parties reached a settlement agreement, according ...
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John Harmon "Not Guilty," Johnson Jury says; "Justice was done," John Kirk says

PAINTSVILLE—After the smoke had cleared from a two-day heat of battle in which the Commonwealth presented a variety of witnesses in an effort to convict Martin County Magistrate, John Harmon, of ...
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Hall sues for 'serious injuries'; says large truck 'hit and ran'

LOUISA – Cody Hall, a Louisa resident, has filed a civil action in the Lawrence Circuit Court alleging that Jeremy Jude, operating a truck for B.J.A. Trucking of Huntington, West Virginia, ...
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Case against Schlumberger for injuries alleged from Inez car crash is settled

INEZ – A settlement has been reached in the Martin Circuit Court case filed by Zachary Todd of Inez who alleged injuries in a vehicle accident that occurred on June 4, 2008 at the intersection ...
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Jury awards Kirk $725,000 for firing

PRESTONSBURG – A wrongful firing suit against Clayton Mobile Homes ended Monday when a Floyd County jury awarded $725,000 to former Luv Home lot manager Michael Kirk. “CMH devastated ...
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Kirk Firm to open newest office at Louisa

LOUISA – Kirk Law Firm – with its central office at Paintsville and with other offices from Ashland to Pikeville, from Inez to Lexington – will open its newest office on October 1 at ...
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US 23 Truck Crash That Injured 3 Members Of Fitch Family Settled

CATLETTSBURG—Kirl Fitch was returning to his Inez home after a doctor visit on December 19, 2011, when the vehicle in which he, his wife, Kathleen, and their daughter, Wanda Kirk, were traveling ...
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