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15 Ways to Prep for Winter Travel in Kentucky

Key Points of This Article On average, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports nearly 6,000 people are killed, and over 445,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year. Western Kentucky drivers are bracing for cooler weather and freezing temps that can produce slick rain, blinding fog, and unexpected slippery road conditions caused by [...]

Car Accident Evidence Can Include Witness Statements

Key Points of This Article: After a car accident occurs, it’s imperative to collect all the evidence available so that car accident victims can receive the compensation they deserve. A witness statement can be a powerful form of evidence that includes any facts that may help determine the cause of an auto accident, who was [...]

Motorcycle Fatalities Peak During The Summer Months

Key Points of This Article: Similar to U.S. averages, the majority of fatal motorcycle accidents in Kentucky happen in June, July, and August. Motorcyclists are much more likely than passenger car occupants to die or become injured in a crash and represent 14% of road fatalities, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Motorcycle drivers are more vulnerable to [...]

Kentucky Work Zone Crash Injuries & Accident Risks

Key Points of This Article: Road work equipment and workers, distracted driving, speeding drivers, and narrow and barrel-lined highway lanes are all known to cause an increase in traffic accidents each summer. Kentucky motorists should cautiously drive within the posted and reduced speed limits, and maintain a safe following distance to avoid the most common [...]

Kentucky Counties Where Motorcycle Accidents Occur Most Often

Key Points of This Article: There are an estimated 122,360 motorcycles registered in Kentucky each year. According to Kentucky State Police, motorcyclists represent nearly 8% of the state’s fatal accidents. Jefferson, Fayette, Boone, Hardin, Warren, Kenton, and Daviess Counties have some of the highest numbers of motorcycle accidents in Kentucky. The top contributing factors for [...]

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 [...]

Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim Rejected?

Key Points of This Article: Long-term disability insurance pays a portion of your income if you’re disabled through illness or injury, or an accident, and find yourself out of work for an extended time. This type of plan is not workers’ compensation, which is a benefit used after being injured on the job, and it’s not short-term [...]

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 [...]

Personal Injury Accident Trends To Watch For In 2020

Rhoads & Rhoads is one of the largest personal injury firms in Western Kentucky with an earned reputation for being aggressive injury attorneys who get results. Personal injury attorneys handle all types of injury and disability cases including motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, disability and more. Statistical research, [...]

Keep Your Kids Safe From Car Accident Injuries

Synopsis The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that every 30 seconds, one child under the age of 13 will be involved in a crash. In 2017, over one-third of adolescent children killed in passenger vehicles were not restrained in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts. Injuries and deaths related [...]