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The Dangerous Trend in Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

Key Points of This Article: The number of pedestrians and cyclists who have been killed by motor vehicles has continued to quickly rise in recent years. In 2019, pedestrian deaths reached the highest level in nearly three decades, according to new estimates by the Governors Highway Safety Association. A cyclist or pedestrian’s chances of dying increase [...]

How To Help Your Teen Become A Better Driver

Key Points of This Article: The risk for fatal teen crashes increases by 17% during the summer months for young, inexperienced drivers. Nationwide, seven people died each day in teen-related summertime crashes from 2008 to 2018. Parents remain the best line of defense to keep everyone safe behind the wheel by educating teens on the [...]

Side-Impact Crash Accident Concerns May Align with Faulted Car Seats

Key Points of This Article: Depending on their age, most motor vehicle accident injuries among U.S. children can be prevented with the proper use of a safely made and responsibly marketed car seat or booster seat. Evenflo created and marketed the “Big Kid” Booster Seat in 2012 for children who had outgrown a forward-facing seat [...]

Chris Rhoads Recognized as A Top Personal Injury Attorney for Client Satisfaction

Key Points of This Article: Rhoads & Rhoads partner and attorney Chris Rhoads has been recognized as a 2020 Member of American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for his exceptional performance in client satisfaction. The firm is very proud of Chris’s leadership as both a kind yet aggressive personal injury attorney who is knowledgeable and [...]

5 Steps To Winning Your Car Accident Case

Key Points of This Article: More than 160,000 traffic collisions are caused by speeding, driving while impaired, distracted driving, and reckless driving in Kentucky each year. Being injured in a car accident can impact an individual’s ability to work, take care of their family, and pay bills. Concern and distress often set in for accident [...]

Kentucky Semi-Truck Crashes Ranked By County

There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S., many of whom will work 70 hours in an 8-day work week before getting a day off. Approximately 90% of all fatal crashes involving large trucks occur in rural areas or Interstate highways, similar to those found in Boone, Daviess, and Clark counties. Semi-truck haulers and [...]

2019 Review of Deadly Semi-Truck Crashes in Kentucky

Key Points of This Article According to Kentucky State Police’s most recent Traffic Collision Facts Report, nearly 10,000 semi-trailer trucks are involved in collisions across the Bluegrass each year. The devastating injuries or loss of a loved one due to a semi-truck accident creates many family stressors, including overwhelming financial burdens. In 2019, several crashes involving [...]

By |2019-12-11T15:28:09+00:00December 4th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Semi-Truck Accident|0 Comments

Kentucky Drivers Can Help Reduce These 3 Holiday Driving Dangers

Key Points of This Article: More than 100 million Americans are expected to travel during the 2019 holiday season with nearly 55 million motorists hitting the road during Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Holiday season crashes too often occur because the driver is distracted, drunk or too tired to operate their car, motorcycle or truck. The most [...]

By |2019-12-11T15:28:25+00:00November 20th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Car Accident|0 Comments

Minimize Your Seasonal Car Accident Risk

Key Points of This Article Highway Loss Data Institute reports show that Kentucky is one of the top five states with the highest November accident claim frequencies related to collisions with deer. When a driver hits a deer, their vehicle can quickly lose control and hit a tree, or worse, swerve into oncoming traffic and [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:51:30+00:00November 7th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

Sleepy Drivers: As Dangerous As Drunk Drivers

Key Points of This Article American drivers are getting behind the wheel while feeling tired or fatigued too often. The NHTSA reports 4,111 fatalities in motor vehicle crashes involving drowsy driving between 2013 and 2017. Exhausted truck drivers pose an extreme risk to motorists on the road due to their demanding drive schedules and general disregard [...]

By |2020-02-13T14:00:03+00:00October 16th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Drinking and Driving|0 Comments