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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

What to Know About Riding a Motorcycle in Kentucky

Synopsis State-by-state rider trends identified by GHSA suggests motorcyclist fatalities in the United States decreased by 5.6 percent in 2017, a difference of 296 lives from the year prior. As with a majority of states, Kentucky also reported a decline in motorcyclist fatalities from 90 deaths in 2017 to a comparable 113 in 2016. Male [...]

Top 10 Most Common Workplace Injuries of 2018

Synopsis Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. More than 2.8 billion workers are injured on the job each year and thousands more die from work-related accidents that could have been prevented by proper trainings and protections. The top 10 most frequently cited [...]

Nationwide Rise in Pedestrian Accidents a Worrying Trend

Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck at Owensboro Intersection The Owensboro Police Department recently released news that the pedestrian who was struck by a Volkswagen passenger car at the intersection of West 2nd Street at Frayser Avenue on Feb. 22 has passed away from her related accident injuries. The 48-year-old victim was from Owensboro and the [...]

Kentucky Highways Continue Positive Trend

Highway Fatalities Decline in Kentucky For Second Straight Year While highway fatalities are up nationwide, Kentucky once again saw a decline for the second year, according to a preliminary report from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) released on Feb. 1, 2019. The first glance type of report shows 722 highway fatalities in 2018 across [...]

By |2019-03-05T02:10:34+00:00March 4th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Safety, Tips|0 Comments

6 Safe Driving Behaviors to Prevent a Winter Car Accident

What Drivers Need to Know About Winter Intersection Accidents Lexington police say an early morning head-on collision crash at the intersection of Alumni Drive and New Circle Road sent four people to the University of Kentucky Hospital, one person with life-threatening injuries. A report published by WTVQ on February 14th, says a woman was driving [...]

3 Towing Tips To Prevent Accidents

Unhooked Trailer Triggered Head-On Crash, Caused Serious Injuries to 3 Kentucky Children Kentucky State Police recently reported a head-on collision involving an unhitched trailer which put three young girls, all under the age of 10, into the hospital with severe injuries. The accident occurred near the 7000 block of Cemetery Road in Bowling Green and [...]