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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 [...]

Chris Rhoads Recognized as A Top Personal Injury Attorney for Client Satisfaction

Key Points of This Article: Rhoads & Rhoads partner and attorney Chris Rhoads has been recognized as a 2020 Member of American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for his exceptional performance in client satisfaction. The firm is very proud of Chris’s leadership as both a kind yet aggressive personal injury attorney who is knowledgeable and [...]

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 [...]

2019 Review of Deadly Semi-Truck Crashes in Kentucky

Key Points of This Article According to Kentucky State Police’s most recent Traffic Collision Facts Report, nearly 10,000 semi-trailer trucks are involved in collisions across the Bluegrass each year. The devastating injuries or loss of a loved one due to a semi-truck accident creates many family stressors, including overwhelming financial burdens. In 2019, several crashes involving [...]

By |2019-12-11T15:28:09+00:00December 4th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Semi-Truck Accident|0 Comments

Three Mistakes Truck Drivers Make That Cause Accidents

Synopsis Kentucky State Police reported a total of 9,819 truck collisions, 82 of which were fatal, and 1,461 that caused injuries in 2017. Semi-truck haulers and trucking companies may ignore regulations designed to minimize dangerous travel in hopes to cut operational costs and ensure scheduled deliveries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration census of fatal [...]

10 Tips for Driving Around Semi-Trucks This Winter

Injury and Fatal Truck Crashes Increase in Kentucky In Kentucky, a truck is defined as a vehicle with a registered weight of 10,000 pounds or more. Most drivers may recognize these vehicles as tractor-trailers, big-rigs, and semi-truck haulers. An alarming review of the Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report (2012-2017) trend analysis shows a steady increase [...]

Kentucky Highway Ranks in Top 10 Worst Traffic Congestion

Kentucky Highway Earns No. 10 Slot for Worst Traffic Congestion The annual Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List has been released from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), ranking one Kentucky highway in the top ten percent for having the worst bottleneck induced traffic congestion in 2017. The Institute used GPS data to conclude that the [...]

By |2020-10-30T17:16:11+00:00February 6th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Semi-Truck Accident|0 Comments

10 Tips to Avoid Accidents Around Trucks & Buses

How To Avoid An Accident With A Large Truck or Bus Big trucks and buses have many operating limitations such as large blind spots, long stopping distances, and limited maneuverability. These limitations make it essential for other vehicles to put an extra special focus on safety when sharing the road with them. The team at Rhoads & Rhoads, [...]

By |2020-02-06T16:26:23+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Auto Accidents, Semi-Truck Accident, Tips|0 Comments

Semi-Truck Crash on 65 Reveals Dangers of Construction Zones

Chain-Reaction Crash At I-65 Construction Zone Kills Four Reports of a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles says that six people were killed recently on a busy Kentucky Interstate. The crash involved two vehicles and two tractor-trailers amongst a pile up of construction zone traffic on Interstate 65 near Bowling Green. The highway currently narrows from [...]

By |2020-02-13T13:58:45+00:00July 24th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Semi-Truck Accident|0 Comments

Electronic Logging Coming to Trucking Industry in 2017

High-Tech Tracking Will Protect Truckers & Public on America's Highways/Interstates The American economy depends on truckers. Semis carry goods to all corners of the country, fueling businesses large and small in Kentucky and elsewhere. But big rigs also represent danger. The average passenger car doesn't stand a chance against a massive 18-wheeler, and injuries suffered [...]

By |2017-01-22T17:43:37+00:00January 13th, 2017|Semi-Truck Accident|0 Comments