Kentucky Injury Lawyers

The Hidden Dangers of Whiplash Injuries

Published on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:55 pm in Auto Accident.

Whiplash injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained by drivers and passengers involved in car accidents on Kentucky roadways.  Whiplash injuries are painful and debilitating and require as much as six months or more to recover.  Making them even more dangerous is the fact that whiplash injuries often do not display any initial symptoms until days or weeks after the accident occurs.

What is a Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash is a type of soft-tissue injury that occurs when a driver or passenger’s head moves forward or backward in a rapid and violent motion, like the cracking of a whip.  This sudden and forceful movement causes damage to the ligaments, tendons, and surrounding tissues of the neck and spine.  Whiplash injuries occur upon vehicle impact, and are most often seen in rear-end and head-on collisions.

The Penalties for Leaving a Hit-and-Run Crash Scene in Kentucky

Published on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm in Auto Accident.

Leaving the scene of a car accident in Kentucky is a serious offense.  Kentucky traffic laws require that any person involved in any crash must remain at the scene to offer aid to people who are injured and to share their vehicle registration number and contact information.  Depending on the severity of the accident, the penalties for leaving a hit-and-run crash scene in Kentucky range from paying a potentially hefty fine to spending time behind bars.

Hit-and-run accidents occur when a driver is involved in an accident with a pedestrian, another car, or a fixed object, and leaves the scene without identifying themselves or rendering aid to anyone who may need help.  The violation is committed when the driver leaves the scene, regardless of whether or not they caused the accident.

Congratulations to AAJ’s New Parliamentarian: Tad Thomas!

Published on Jul 25, 2017 at 5:03 pm in News.

 

These past few months have been a whirlwind at Thomas Law Offices. We’ve been busy with our clients and the various trials our team is handling, of course, but we’ve also been busy doing our best to support Tad Thomas and his endeavors of becoming this year’s Parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Tad made the decision to run for office to help ensure the AAJ stays close to its legal fellowship-fueled roots while taking the organization to new heights technologically and strategically. By announcing his candidacy for Parliamentarian, he hoped the position would enable him to give back to the AAJ community he’s come to call home.

We’re proud to deliver the news straight from Boston today: Tad Thomas is the new AAJ Parliamentarian! He won this year’s officer election which took part at the AAJ’s 2017 Annual Convention. We couldn’t be any prouder or happier for Tad.

Products Marketed to Women Have a History of Being Dangerous

Published on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm in Product Liability.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ), a leading legal organization that focuses on enhancing the practice of law and advocating the civil justice system, recently published a report called From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women which brought to light many of the medical products that have negatively affected women over the past century. The article brings attention to heavily marketed female products such as talcum powder and vaginal mesh.

AAJ argues that corporations have a history of exploiting women in order to gain profit for their unsafe medical products. Some companies allegedly knew about the medical devices being harmful to women, however, they did not mention it to the public. Women were left suffering from dangerous drugs and devices until many lawsuits, over decades, brought justice to the major issue. The government has acted to curtail all medical products being marketed to women by implementing stricter FDA regulations before any medical product can enter the market.

The Thomas Law Offices Legal Team Recognized as Super Lawyers for 2018

Published on Jul 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm in News.

Last year, Thomas Law Offices did Louisville’s legal community proud by claiming multiple spots in one of the most prestigious legal evaluations operated by Super Lawyers, an organization that helps recognize the most esteemed attorneys nationwide. Tad Thomas was recognized as a Super Lawyer for the year 2017 while Lindsay Cordes was named a Rising Star Super Lawyer.

This year, we’re happy to announce that once again, our team has been recognized as one of the top legal teams in Louisville, Kentucky. Tad Thomas was recognized as a Super Lawyer and named one of the city’s top personal injury and product liability/mass torts attorneys for 2018. This is the seventh year running that he has retained his status as Super Lawyer.