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What You Need to Know About Electric Scooter Accident Risks

By |2020-04-13T19:14:08+00:00April 13th, 2020|Electric Scooter Accidents, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury|

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 [...]

Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim Rejected?

By |2020-02-27T19:33:00+00:00February 25th, 2020|Long-Term Disability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, workers compensation|

Key Points of This Article: Long-term disability insurance pays a portion of your income if you’re disabled through illness or injury, or an accident, and find yourself out of work for an extended time. This type of plan is not workers’ compensation, which is a benefit used after being injured on the job, and it’s not short-term [...]

Personal Injury Accident Trends To Watch For In 2020

By |2020-02-13T13:55:42+00:00February 4th, 2020|Black Lung Disease, Construction Site Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motorcycle, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury|

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, [...]

High School Football Players At Risk Of Serious Brain Injuries

By |2020-02-27T18:57:39+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Brain Injury, Medical Issues|

Key Points Individuals who have had one concussion are more likely to have repeated head injuries that may be mild or severe and result in long-term degenerative brain diseases such as CTE. Researchers believe that repetitive head trauma is likely the cause of CTE in football players and injuries have been documented to start in child [...]

Keep Your Kids Safe From Car Accident Injuries

By |2020-02-13T13:48:55+00:00September 24th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Safety|

Synopsis The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that every 30 seconds, one child under the age of 13 will be involved in a crash. In 2017, over one-third of adolescent children killed in passenger vehicles were not restrained in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts. Injuries and deaths related [...]

25 Things You Need to Know About Social Security Disability 

By |2019-09-20T16:10:05+00:00September 15th, 2019|Social Security Disability, Tips|

Synopsis Kentuckians may apply to receive Social Security benefits after they have been diagnosed with a disabling condition that affects their ability to work and has lasted or is expected to continue, at least one year or result in death. In Kentucky, Disability Determination Services makes disability determinations for both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and [...]

5 Injuries That Could Lead to Social Security Disability

By |2019-08-14T18:49:26+00:00August 7th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Brain Injury, Medical Issues, Social Security Disability|

Synopsis Personal injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents can create catastrophic financial, physical, and mental health issues for which most individuals should be compensated. For crash victims who are no longer able to work due to severe and long-lasting psychological and physical injuries, Social Security Disability benefits may be available. There are specific requirements to [...]

Back Pain and Social Security Disability in Kentucky

By |2019-07-11T13:43:04+00:00June 15th, 2019|Insurance, Medical Issues, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability|

Synopsis Serious back injuries can trigger spine-related pain and suffering that persists for a life-time. Back surgery and other treatments can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000 depending on procedural complications or the surprise onset of other related conditions. If an injured person has reached a certain working status through the Social Security Administration, there [...]

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

By |2020-02-06T17:06:27+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Personal Injury, Safety, Tips, Wrongful Death|

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 [...]

What to Know About Riding a Motorcycle in Kentucky

By |2019-04-04T14:29:31+00:00April 4th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Kentucky News, Motorcycle, Personal Injury|

Synopsis State-by-state rider trends identified by GHSA suggests motorcyclist fatalities in the United States decreased by 5.6 percent in 2017, a difference of 296 lives from the year prior. As with a majority of states, Kentucky also reported a decline in motorcyclist fatalities from 90 deaths in 2017 to a comparable 113 in 2016. Male [...]