Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Grayson County
“Chris Rhoads was amazing!! Actually, everyone in the office is extremely nice. But from the first time I walked in and met Chris and told him about my disability case, I knew he would fight for me. He really went above and beyond to help me and he made my husband and I feel like family from the get-go. Thanks for everything CHRIS RHOADS!!! I would definitely recommend this office to anyone.”
Living in Grayson County
Grayson County in western Kentucky is one of the largest in the state from a square mileage standpoint, although a population of approximately 26,000 means there is plenty of space to roam or make a home. The Twin Lakes region provides a wonderful environment for raising a family and also draws in people from throughout the region for a variety of activities, from the Honey Festival in Clarkson to the National Fiddlers Contest in Leitchfield. It is a testament to the hard-working nature of Kentuckians that so many national corporations – Campbell Hausfeld, Leggett & Platt, Modern Transmission Development, Plastikon Industries and more – choose to locate manufacturing facilities employing hundreds of Grayson County residents here. Grayson County High School, conveniently located in Leitchfield, sponsors a variety of athletic and extracurricular activities that see students competing locally, statewide and even nationally. Games against local rivals such as Edmonson County HS, Ohio County HS and other area schools draw a large community following.
Driving in Grayson County
Despite its relatively small population, Grayson County roadways stay busy. Half of our working population is employed outside of the county, commuting to jobs in towns such as Owensboro and Elizabethtown. Much of that driving takes place on the Western Kentucky Parkway, bisecting the county from Neafus in the west to the eastern border near Big Clifty en route to Elizabethtown. US 62 runs west to east, passing through Leitchfield and Clarkson on the way to Versailles and eventually Lexington. Running north and south is Kentucky Highway 259, from the Nolin Lake State Park region up through Rough River country. 259 is arguably the most dangerous road in Grayson County, with dozens of the nearly 400 accidents resulting in injuries occurring on the stretch of 259 between the Leitchfield Bypass and the Western Kentucky Parkway. For car accidents involving tractor trailers, the Western Kentucky Parkway saw over a dozen accidents resulting in injury the past two years. During the same time frame, there have been more than a dozen injury accidents involving motorcycles across the county.
When it is a car going up against a tractor trailer or a motorcyclist in any sort of accident, there are major risks for the drivers. Mirroring the rest of the country, Grayson County has seen an increase in the number of injury accidents attributable to distracted driving, accounting for as many as 10% of area incidents the past two years. Rhoads & Rhoads has successfully represented clients who were injured as a result of that sort of vehicular negligence.
Count on Rhoads & Rhoads for Experienced Legal Representation
In addition to vehicle and motorcycle accidents, Rhoads & Rhoads is a group of local personal injury lawyers who represent clients in a variety of personal injury cases involving:
- Product liability – when a defective product impacts a person’s life
- Nursing home abuse – i.e., when appropriate care is not provided for residents
- Wrongful death – sadly, which occurs in a variety of scenarios
- Premises liability – when property owners are responsible for an unsafe environment
- Medical malpractice – when a medical facility does not live up to its required standard of care
- Drug and medicine injuries – when approved drugs or medical devices are found to be unsafe
- Brain injuries – traumatic injury to the brain resulting in disability
- Social Security disability – navigating the arduous process of applying and receiving Social Security disability funds
- Industrial injuries – when the employer is responsible for you job site injury
- Workers’ compensation – when you are hurt at work
A common misconception is that the terms workers’ compensation and industrial injuries are interchangeable. The primary difference between the two is that industrial injuries generally refers to situations where an employer is directly responsible for injury (or death) because of proven neglect or violations of law, whereas workers’ compensation is an insurance plan most employers are required to carry as financial protection for workers in case of injury. Despite improvements in the past few years, the state of Kentucky continues to see incidences of industrial injuries occurring at rates higher than the national average.
In Grayson County, where two of the largest employers are industrial companies, it is important for workers to understand that they can hold employers accountable if negligence on the corporation’s part results in serious injury or death for an individual. Employers such as these often have staff members and a team of lawyers who are there to protect the interests of the enterprise. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be a detriment to the impacted individual and his or her family. If you feel your workplace injury is due to the malfeasance of your employer, you owe it to yourself to reach out to Rhoads & Rhoads personal injury attorneys for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation, so we can help determine if you deserve compensation for your accident case.
Emergency Contact Information for Grayson County and Municipalities
In an emergency, always call 911.
Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center– 270-259-9400
Grayson County Sheriff – 270-259-3024
Leitchfield Police Department – 270-259-3850
Leitchfield Fire Department – 270-259-6376
Caneyville Police Department – 270-879-9701
Caneyville Fire Department – 270-879-4641
Clarkson Fire Department – 270-242-3017
Clarkson Police Department – 270-242-2841
Grayson County, Kentucky Injury Lawyers
A U.S. News & World Report top-rated law firm, Kentucky-based Rhoads & Rhoads law office is dedicated to providing the best possible legal representation to our neighbors in Grayson County. We have handled numerous cases, including injury and automobile cases, in the Grayson circuit and district courts. We will give you the expert guidance you need to win or settle cases of appropriate compensation for injuries sustained in accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles or semi-trucks, industrial; injuries, worker’s compensation and Social Security disability as well as representing families in the event of wrongful death. When faced with all the disruptions that court cases like these bring to your life, the last thing you should worry about is the competence of your attorneys. With many years of experience and a history of successful representation for the people of western Kentucky, Rhoads & Rhoads is the firm you want on your side. Call us at 1-888-709-9329 for a free initial consultation. We don’t charge you until we’ve successfully won or settled your case.