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How To Use Kentucky Roundabouts & Avoid Intersection Accidents

Key Points of This Article: Where roundabouts have been installed, motor vehicle crashes have declined by about 40%, and those involving injuries have been reduced by about 80%, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Modern roundabouts throughout Kentucky have been shown to increase traffic capacity through intersections by 30 – 50% while reducing congestion and [...]

Kentucky Flood Waters and Dangerous Drivers

Key Points of This Article: Never underestimate the force rain and melting snow, the threat of flash flooding, and river flooding can have on safe travel. Flash floods are the No. 1 cause of storm-related deaths in Kentucky and can be an added problem behind irresponsible driving and rain-related accidents. Drivers should avoid any flooded [...]

Hurt In a Truck Accident? Kentucky Lawyers Who Can Help.

Key Points of This Article: A boost in online shopping demand now requires 70% of all U.S. products to reach their destination by freight delivery trucks or large semi-trucks, weighing more than 10,000 pounds. Truck drivers who deliver freight often work long shifts and are under a demanding schedule, making fatigue, speed, and distraction common [...]

How To Prevent Halloween-Related Injuries in 2020

Key Points of This Article: Many Kentucky communities have decided Halloween trick-or-treating is still a go in 2020 for those who feel comfortable participating. Children are more than twice as likely to be injured in a pedestrian accident on Halloween than on any other day or night throughout the year. The riskiest time for young [...]

Even with Less Traffic, Kentuckians Must Practice Safe Driving

Key Points of This Article: With fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding and a rise in related crashes, says an alert by The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Traffic safety officials nationwide, including here in Kentucky, are pleading with [...]

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 [...]

What You Need to Know About Electric Scooter Accident Risks

Key Points of This Article: In Western Kentucky, electric stand-up scooters are becoming a more common form of micro-transportation and a way for college students to commute to and from campus. Scooter drivers are exposed, with no metal frame to protect them in the case of a collision like they would have when riding in [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

A Look Back on Some of Our Top Blogs of 2018

Top Personal Injury Advice and Accident Prevention Tips of 2018 Our team has been busy welcoming in the New Year! But not before we had the chance to reflect back on what our blog readers and friends via our social communities had to say about the most helpful information and tips we have been sharing [...]