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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

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

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 [...]