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Who is to Blame for all the Texting While Driving Accidents?

Synopsis The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drivers who text message are the highest percentage of those involved in fatal distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving was responsible for 2,994 fatal crashes in 2017 and countless accident-related injuries which impacted not only the victims, but also families and friends. In Kentucky, the law bans texting [...]

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 [...]

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

On-the-Job Dangers To Miners Prevalent in Kentucky

First Kentucky Coal Miner Death for 2019 Reported in Bell County Rhoads & Rhoads is a law firm with a devoted history protecting the rights of Kentucky coal workers and their families. In 1974, Jerry Rhoads started the law firm in Madisonville with the majority of the practice focusing on representing the United Mine Workers’ [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:55:27+00:00January 29th, 2019|Coal Mining, Kentucky News, Safety, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Three Ways to Prevent a Holiday Fall Accident

Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls This Holiday Season It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you need to take an unexpected visit to the local emergency room due to a slip, trip, or fall at home. The holidays are actually the most pronounced time for preventable accidents around the home. In fact, the [...]

By |2018-12-18T13:26:51+00:00December 15th, 2018|Personal Injury, Safety, Slip and Fall, Tips|0 Comments

10 Dangerous Kentucky Winter Driving Behaviors

10 Bad Habits Kentucky Drivers Should Avoid This Winter Cold weather storms are making their way across the Bluegrass and that has already caused numerous travel disruptions and motor vehicle accidents which will continue to happen throughout the winter months. Ice and sleet filled mixes often plague the state this time of year when warmer temperatures [...]

By |2018-11-28T13:55:07+00:00November 27th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety, Tips, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Travel – Accident Prevention Tips

Motor Vehicle Accident Rates Skyrocket Over Thanksgiving Holiday Hundreds of families are getting ready to make their holiday trek across the Bluegrass for their annual Turkey Day celebrations. Across the U.S., 43,400,000 travelers will plan to venture 50 miles or more on average with a majority, 90 percent, of travelers will get to their Thanksgiving destination via [...]

By |2018-11-20T16:00:36+00:00November 20th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Personal Injury, Safety, Tips|0 Comments

When Do I Need to Stop While Driving Around School Buses?

Indiana School Bus Tragedy Should Serve as Reminder for Kentucky Drivers to Know When to Stop Beyond horrific emotions erupt when reviewing accident reports coming from sister state Indiana involving a driver who missed the stop arm warning and blinking lights of a school bus and caused the deaths of three school-aged children who were [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:54:10+00:00November 18th, 2018|Bus Accident, Safety, Tips, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Extra Driving Vigilance Required During High Deer Crossing Months

Kentucky Driver Killed as Heavy Deer Crossing Season Begins Herds of deer are making their move this month and already the cause of a traffic fatality in Ohio County. Kentucky State Police report a 37-year-old man was killed in a weekend crash after he tried to avoid hitting a deer but instead lost control of [...]

Driving Tips for Avoiding a Collision with A Train

Train Crash A Reminder of Railroad Crossing Risks A train traveling 40 minutes north of Owensboro recently collided with a 64-year-old woman on CR 600 W, near Huntingburg just beyond the Kentucky/Indiana border. The afternoon crash happened at a crossing with functioning signals at the time of the impact and the accident remains under investigation. [...]