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What You Should and Should Not Do After a Kentucky Truck Accident

Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident is highly stressful. Once you ensure the immediate safety and health of yourself and other involved parties, there’s still a lot to navigate as you determine what happened and how to proceed. If you or a family member has been in a truck accident in Kentucky, read [...]

By |2021-09-24T15:18:35+00:00September 8th, 2021|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Semi-Truck Accident|0 Comments

What Car Accident Injuries Can Cause Back And Neck Pain?

Key Points of This Article: Car crashes can cause severe neck and back injuries throughout the structures in and surrounding the cervical spine, neck, and in extreme cases, trauma to the brain. Minor to severe neck, shoulder, head, and back pain can present moments or even days after being involved in a crash. Therefore, you [...]

Was An Overloaded Truck The Cause of Your Kentucky Car Accident?

Key Points of This Article: In 2019, approximately 90% of all fatal crashes involving large trucks in Kentucky occurred in rural areas or Interstate highways, similar to those found in Boone, Daviess, and Clark counties. Trucking companies sometimes ignore regulations designed to minimize dangerous travel and push aside safety to ensure on-time deliveries. Semi-truck operators [...]

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 [...]

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