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Most Dangerous Intersections in Owensboro and Kentucky

Synopsis Of the 3,537 roadway fatalities in Kentucky from 2010 through 2014, 450 resulted from collisions at roadway intersections. The most dangerous intersection in Kentucky is in Louisville at 2nd Street and Broadway. As part of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has identified several unsafe intersections across the region, [...]

Forklift Accidents in Kentucky

Synopsis More than 2.8 billion workers will be injured on the job each year, and thousands more die from work-related accidents that could have been prevented with the proper training and work-site protection. Powered industrial trucks, commonly referred to as PITS, forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries to move heavy boxes and shipments [...]

Kentucky Nursing Homes Have a Bedsore Problem

Synopsis Kentucky’s nursing home residents are being left ignored, suffering, and injured at the hands of neglectful administrators who run understaffed facilities. Nearly half of all Kentucky nursing homes carry less than average care scores, under the regulation of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. As the state continues to struggle with caregiving shortages, [...]

By |2019-09-20T15:51:29+00:00September 6th, 2019|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury|0 Comments

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

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

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

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

An Overview of Heat-Related Dangers for Outdoor Kentucky Workers

Synopsis From 1992 through 2017, heat killed 815 workers nationally and injured another 66,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. High temperatures and extreme hot weather can trigger dangerous conditions for workers in outdoor operations, making them sick from exposure and puts them at risk of falling, or mishandling machinery and tools. The U.S. [...]

Kentucky Among Worst Nursing Home Ratings in the Country

Synopsis There are nearly 24,000 residents in certified nursing facilities across Kentucky, 12,500 who rely on U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ranked “below average” homes. The elderly is too often left ignored and suffering at the hands of abusive staff and neglectful facilities as the state continues to struggle with caregiving shortages and [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:46:38+00:00May 14th, 2019|Kentucky News, Nursing Home Abuse, Tips|0 Comments

What You Should Know About Work Zone Car Crashes

Synopsis The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reports many motorists will encounter at least one work zone in their daily commute starting in April thru November, a time when an increase in work zone crashes also occurs. The most common crash between drivers in a highway work zone is a rear-end collision, making whiplash a common related [...]

By |2019-04-11T17:24:35+00:00April 11th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Personal Injury|0 Comments