Kentucky Injury Lawyers

Assaulted Uber Passengers No Longer Forced into Arbitration

Published on May 22, 2018 at 2:41 pm in Recent Cases.

Three weeks ago, CNN published the results of an investigation which found that at least 103 Uber drivers in the U.S. have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing passengers within the last four years. This is the first time we’ve ever seen an estimate of the total number of sexual assault and abuse cases that have occurred. Uber has kept this information under wraps since the company’s inception.

The investigation comes at the heels of several lawsuits that have been filed against Uber. Several of the latest lawsuits have challenged an agreement written into Uber’s terms of services that riders all must agree to before using the rideshare service. In the original agreement, users had to agree to resolve any sexual violence claims through private arbitration. This agreement kept the claims confidential and hidden—until recent lawsuits were brought to life and CNN launched its investigation.

Old Church Vans Still Placing Lives at Risk

Published on May 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm in Auto Product Liability.

Transportation safety officials at organizations like the NHTSA have known since 2001 that 15-passenger vans are prone to roll over in a crash when loaded with passengers. Officials have delivered safety warnings to carmakers as well as the public. Still, there are many churches and organizations all over Kentucky, in Louisville, and nationwide that depend on these vans and use them on a daily basis to transport passengers—often including children—to where they need to be.

According to a recent investigation launched by Courier Journal, 600 people have been killed in single-vehicle rollovers involving 15-passenger vans since the safety warnings were issued 17 years ago. The most common vans in these accidents are made by Ford, Chrysler, and GM. The 2002 Ford E350 is one of the most well-known accident-causing culprits.

Should I Stay Off Social Media After an Accident?

Published on May 10, 2018 at 2:14 pm in Personal Injury.

You’re probably accustomed to documenting your life on social media accounts. It’s where you talk about your day, upload photos to share an event, or share something interesting you discovered. But what you may not know is that this isn’t the best move if you’re involved in a personal injury case because the defense will use your social media to try and reduce your claim.

A personal injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you with your case. We’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve and advise you on how to protect your claim and not do anything to weaken it.

Fatal Bus Accident Kills Pedestrian During Kentucky Derby Weekend

Published on May 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm in Bus Accident.

Despite the City of Louisville taking efforts to make the journey into the Churchill Downs track on Derby Weekend safer, Miller Transportation was involved in a fatal bus wreck collision on the morning of the Kentucky Oaks Race, May 4th, 2018. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Miller Transportation has been involved in an injury accident on Kentucky Derby weekend. In fact, Thomas Law Offices successfully pursued a claim against Miller Transportation and its bus driver for an auto collision that occurred on Derby Weekend 2015. In that claim, Thomas Law Offices filed a lawsuit against Miller Transportation and secured justice and fair compensation for our client for the injuries she suffered as a result of the negligence of Miller Transportation and its driver.

How Will Driverless Cars Change Car Accident Liability Laws?

Published on May 2, 2018 at 1:03 pm in Auto Accident.

As technology advances, people are always looking how to make tasks easier or safer. Driving is no exception to this rule. Nearly everyone uses a car as their main mode of transportation. Car accidents happen all the time. A car accident claim usually needs to have a person who was at fault so the injured person can get compensation.

So what happens when the cars are driverless? Self-automated cars aren’t so much a hope of the future as they are a reality. While they’re not on every road in the U.S., they’re on their way to becoming more common. But some are worried about how this will affect car accident liability laws.

If you’ve been in a car accident, you can seek legal aid. A Kentucky car accident injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. You could possibly recover for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.