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Chris Rhoads Interviewed By Messenger-Inquirer Newspaper

Synopsis Lee Allen Rhoads started the family law firm of Rhoads & Rhoads in 1939 as Rhoads & Baker, and in 1974, brothers Jerry Rhoads and Tom Rhoads opened the practice in Madisonville spending a great deal of their time representing injured and disabled coal miners. The business today is almost exclusively personal injury law, [...]

By |2019-09-05T14:18:41+00:00September 1st, 2019|Coal Mining, Firm News, Kentucky News|0 Comments

What to Know About Whiplash Injuries Following a Car Accident

Synopsis Painful sprains can happen when a person’s neck, including their discs, ligaments, nerves, and muscles are suddenly twisted, jolted, or “whipped” if the vehicle they are traveling in was hit. This type of sprain, also known as whiplash, is a common soft-tissue injury that often leaves crash victims wondering if pursuing a personal injury [...]

By |2019-08-28T14:40:22+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Tips|0 Comments

What Kentucky Coal Miners Should Know About Black Lung Disease

Synopsis Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly referred to as black lung disease, is an illness caused by inhaling respirable coal mine dust such as silica. Monthly benefits are available to coal miners disabled by black lung disease and financial support is also awarded to survivors and family members. The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is now at risk of being able [...]

Updates to Kentucky Rail Crossings Aimed at Preventing Accidents

Synopsis A motorist is almost 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seven Kentucky counties have received more than a million dollars in railroad improvements with the installation of warning signals, lights, barriers, [...]

By |2019-08-14T19:12:52+00:00August 14th, 2019|Car Accident, Kentucky News|0 Comments

5 Injuries That Could Lead to Social Security Disability

Synopsis Personal injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents can create catastrophic financial, physical, and mental health issues for which most individuals should be compensated. For crash victims who are no longer able to work due to severe and long-lasting psychological and physical injuries, Social Security Disability benefits may be available. There are specific requirements to [...]

Your Surgical Burn Could Have Been Prevented

Synopsis Medical errors remain the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, killing more than 250,000 people in the U.S. every year, according to John Hopkins. Common medical mistakes such as prescription errors, missed or wrong diagnosis and those that occur in surgeries could have been prevented if the necessary safety measures had [...]

Three Mistakes Truck Drivers Make That Cause Accidents

Synopsis Kentucky State Police reported a total of 9,819 truck collisions, 82 of which were fatal, and 1,461 that caused injuries in 2017. Semi-truck haulers and trucking companies may ignore regulations designed to minimize dangerous travel in hopes to cut operational costs and ensure scheduled deliveries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration census of fatal [...]

Six Kentucky Nursing Homes Named for Widespread, Chronic Resident Care Issues

Synopsis More than 400 nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are currently designated as “Special Focus Facilities” by the government and at serious risk of being cut off from Medicare and Medicaid if they fail to make improvements that impact the health and safety of vulnerable residents. An alarming report released by lawmakers concerning the [...]

By |2019-07-30T12:34:35+00:00July 12th, 2019|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

Four Ways to Help Your Teen Driver Avoid Being Distracted

Synopsis The risk for fatal teen crashes increases by 17 percent between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This is known as the "100 Deadliest Days" for young, inexperienced drivers. Kentucky has one of the highest fatal teen crash rates in the nation caused by young drivers who are drinking and driving, speeding and driving distracted. [...]

Rhoads & Rhoads Lawyers Win Several Local Owensboro Awards

Synopsis Rhoads & Rhoads has been chosen as the No. 1 Best Legal Service in Owensboro by the Messenger-Inquirer’s 11th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Two additional awards were given for the firm’s community engagement efforts and also for serving as an excellent place to work. The team of lawyers has been fully engaged with life [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:54:29+00:00June 25th, 2019|Firm News, Kentucky News|0 Comments