An Amtrak train carrying 275 passengers derailed in Missouri on Monday, June 27, 2022. The passenger train was on a journey from Los Angeles to Chicago and was also carrying 12 crew members when it was hit by a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. Uncontrolled crossings do not have any warning lights or motion […]
Warning other drivers of a potential emergency is not easy. Although you give your full attention to driving, that focus usually does not extend to inside of other people’s motor vehicles. You cannot ascertain whether there is an emergency by communicating either through facial expressions or words with another driver in a different vehicle. Instead, […]
No one wants to send their elderly or incapacitated loved one away to live in a nursing home. Most family members would find a way to take care of their loved ones themselves at home if they thought they could give them the adequate care they needed. That’s not feasible for many families, though. Why […]
Anyone who enjoys a lovely day of rain must find Louisville, KY a wonderful place to call home. While the average annual rainfall in the United States is only 38 inches, Louisville enjoys about 46 inches of rain every year. All that rain is not without hazards, though. Heavy rainfall can make it difficult for […]
An increasing number of veteran truckers are retiring, leaving many fleet companies needing to recruit newer, less experienced truckers to fill their spots. Many of those tractor-trailer operators with newly minted commercial driver’s licenses have undergone training on operating these big trucks. However, they aren’t familiar with some of the common practices truckers learn to […]
A new report commissioned by the Southern Baptist Convention reveals a long history of sexual abuse coverups by the denomination’s own leaders. After multiple reports of abuse and assault, Southern Baptist Convention delegates made the decision last summer to appoint a third-party entity, Guidepost Solutions, to examine the conduct of organization leaders from the year […]
On May 24, 2022, The Adult Survivors Act, New York Senate Bill S66A, was signed into law by New York Governor Kathy Hochul. The Adult Survivors Act opens a one-year time period for adults (18 years of age and older) to file a civil lawsuit against a perpetrator of sexual abuse or assault—regardless of statutes […]
The majority of newly manufactured vehicles come equipped with advanced technology designed to limit the chances of being involved in a car accident. Since its inception, crash avoidance technology has been effective at reducing the number of roadway fatalities and injuries. A Consumer Reports analysis determined that this technology could save as many as 20,500 […]
The possible contributing causes to a vehicular accident are countless. Even technology intended to improve driver and vehicle performance can be dangerous when used inappropriately. No accessory or device can think for itself—it’s up to the motorist to make sure that all their choices prioritize safe driving over entertainment, ease, laziness, or any other factor. […]
No one plans on becoming involved in an auto accident. Unfortunately, they are a common occurrence here in Chicago. One culprit that’s surprisingly often to blame for car accidents is car clutter. It can be very distracting.
In April 2022, Sunrise Manor nursing home’s director of nursing and assistant nursing director were arrested for allegations of patient neglect. Christina Drake and Jennie Elliott are being investigated following a criminal complaint filed in regard to an incident that occurred in April 2020. The two nursing staff members are facing multiple first-degree misdemeanor charges, […]
It is a tragedy when a child is killed or injured in an accident that could have been prevented. Most of the time, it only takes one attentive adult to stop these tragic incidents from happening. The personal injury lawyers at Thomas Law Offices look at what injuries unattended children most commonly suffer and—more importantly—how […]
No matter how safely you may drive, you will undoubtedly encounter situations in which you will have to take significant evasive maneuvers to avoid a car accident. While avoiding a motor vehicle crash is virtually always preferable to a collision, there are times when the evasive action can also cause harm.
When you think of crashes, you might fear becoming involved in almost any type. A head-on collision is what motorists worry about the most, though.
Settlement amounts for car accident insurance claims are significantly higher when filed with the help of an attorney, a recent study commissioned by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) revealed. Importantly, this research was conducted by the insurance industry itself. The APCIA called this statistic “a real concern” in the auto insurance industry.