Kentucky Injury Lawyers

Ask an Attorney: Do I Need a Third-Party Witness?

Published on Jun 13, 2018 at 12:58 pm in Law and Information.

With any personal injury case, it’s the job of you and your attorney to prove to the judge and jury that the accident caused your injuries. A third-party witness may help you prove your case. Knowing whether or not you need a third-party witness can be confusing and frustrating. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to provide you with the information you need to make the decision that’s right for you.

What are the benefits of a third-party witness?

A third-party witness will be a person you do not know. This person would have been present when your accident occurred and would have watched the event unfold. Any additional information they provide, in conjunction with yours, has the potential to help your case. The sooner they present what they saw, the more reliable and detailed the description will be.

Bicycle Right-of-Way Laws in Kentucky

Published on Jun 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm in Bicycle Accident.

People ride bikes all the time, but they may not know where they can ride. Cyclists often share the road with motorists, but not knowing if they have to follow the same rules as the motorists can lead to devastating accidents that result in injuries. Bicycle accident injuries tend to be severe because cyclists have next to nothing protecting them from the impact of a crash. These injuries can require professional medical attention and a long recovery period.

You don’t deserve to deal with this on your own—and you don’t have to. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, a Louisville bicycle accident lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you get compensation that could cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Opioid Manufacturer Knew Its Drug Was Widely Abused

Published on May 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm in Dangerous Drugs.

The opioid crisis has caused many Americans to become addicted to dangerous drugs that alter your brain and can sometimes be fatal. Heavy scrutiny lies with major pharmaceutical companies that pumped numerous small towns across the country full of these dangerous drugs to make a considerable profit. While many pharmaceutical companies have come under fire for being at the root of America’s opioid problem, most have claimed they had no idea of opioid’s addictive qualities.

Now it’s come to light that at least one pharmaceutical company knew about the effects of their opioids. There’s a report from the Justice Department that Purdue Pharma had knowledge about how their drug, OxyContin, was being widely abused from its start in 1996, kept the information quiet, and continued to sell their drug as a “safer” opioid.

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.