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How Soon After an Accident Should You Notify Your Insurer?

Published on May 21, 2024 in Auto Accident.

After an accident, your top priority is to get medical help. When that’s done, what’s the next step? If you are ready to start the claims process, you must notify your insurer. But how soon after an accident should you notify your insurer? You don’t want to wait to initiate a claim in most situations. […]

How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in Illinois

Published on Apr 23, 2024 in Auto Accident.

When you’ve been involved in a car accident in Chicago or anywhere in the Prairie State, you may have spoken with law enforcement at the scene of your collision. In most circumstances, you will receive a motorist report from an officer. That motorist report briefly states the nature and circumstances of the accident, such as […]

Can You Change Lanes in an Intersection in Chicago?

Published on Apr 9, 2024 in Auto Accident.

All drivers should be aware of general safe driving rules, including how to merge or change lanes safely, whether on city streets or major highways. Chicago intersections are often quite busy, with vehicles crossing or making turns, plus the added dangers of pedestrians in crosswalks, so you may think that changing lanes in an intersection […]

Most Common Car Accident Injuries in Chicago

Published on Feb 13, 2024 in Auto Accident.

When listing the most common car accident injuries in Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind that no two collisions are the same. Vehicle wrecks result in a wide range of injuries. While some are minor, having little impact on the victim’s day-to-day, others are catastrophic, impacting every aspect of the survivor’s life. What are […]

How To Find Out If Someone Has Car Insurance

Published on Jan 23, 2024 in Auto Accident, Car Accidents.

If you were involved in a traffic accident in Chicago, you’ll need to know how to find out if someone has car insurance. Illinois drivers are legally required to carry liability auto insurance that meets the minimum state requirements. This is to make sure injured drivers have a means of recovering their losses from the […]

How To File a Car Accident Claim With Farmers Insurance

Published on Jan 18, 2024 in Auto Accident.

Of all the different auto insurance companies motorists have coverage with, Farmers Insurance is up there on the list as one of the more popular insurers Chicago area residents select. Why do motorists purchase this coverage? For one, having insurance is mandatory per Illinois law. Second, they do so because it helps them cover their […]

What Injuries Commonly Cause Death in Car Accidents?

Published on Nov 28, 2023 in Auto Accident.

Car accidents have the potential to cause serious, lasting injuries to drivers and passengers alike. Unfortunately, we know that not every accident victim will survive a crash. Many serious injuries commonly cause death in car accidents, leaving surviving family members to deal with the emotional and financial losses. Whether driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway […]

What To Do if You Have Back Pain After a Car Accident

Published on Nov 3, 2023 in Auto Accident.

Even a seemingly minor car accident has the potential to cause severe, catastrophic, and life-altering injuries. Knowing what steps to take in the immediate aftermath of a collision can be difficult, though, especially if you’re in pain and feeling scared. At Thomas Law Offices, it is our goal to arm our clients with the knowledge […]

What Is an Example of a Minor Accident?

Published on Jul 7, 2023 in Auto Accident.

Becoming involved in a motor vehicle crash in Chicago is never ideal. Matters are made far worse when a motorist, cyclist, or pedestrian gets hurt in the collision, though. While many people assume that a car accident is relatively minor if it only results in dents or dings or other cosmetic damage, that’s not always […]

Who Should Treat My Injuries After an Auto Accident?

Published on Feb 17, 2023 in Auto Accident.

After a car accident, your injuries may be minor—like scrapes or bruises—or much more serious. Severe car accident injuries may even include brain or spinal cord injuries. These more acute and debilitating injuries often require the expertise of a medical specialist, while more moderate to minor injuries may be treated by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) […]

What Causes Most Rear-End Accidents?

Published on Jan 27, 2023 in Auto Accident.

Were you recently involved in a car accident? If so, it likely involved being hit from behind. Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car crash in the United States, and the injuries and damages associated with these types of collisions tend to be severe. We at Thomas Law Offices want everyone to be […]

What Happens When an Unlicensed Driver Causes an Accident?

Published on Dec 2, 2022 in Auto Accident.

State law requires all motorists to have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit in order to drive on Illinois roads. If you were hit by an unlicensed driver, you may have questions about what to do immediately following the crash. What happens when an unlicensed driver causes an accident is, in most cases, very […]

Why Should You Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

Published on Apr 7, 2022 in Auto Accident.

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.

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Tad Thomas

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Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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How Soon After an Accident Should You Notify Your Insurer?

After an accident, your top priority is to get medical help. When that’s done, what’s the next step? If you are ready to start the claims process, you must notify your insurer. But how soon after an accident should you notify your insurer? You don’t want to wait to initiate a claim in most situations. […]

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck at PGA Championship in Louisville; Golfer Scottie Scheffler Arrested

While the 2024 PGA Championship over this past weekend should have been a joyous occasion given how golfer Xander Schauffele won the first major of his career, for many others, it will be remembered instead for the tragic event that happened there. This past Friday, May 17, just before Round 2 of the tournament was […]

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Former Kentucky Swim Coach Lars Jorgensen Sued for Sexual Assault

On April 12, two former University of Kentucky swim and dive team members filed a sexual assault lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Lexington. In the filing, not only was former Kentucky swim coach Lars Jorgensen sued for sexual assault, but another member of the coaching team, Gary Conelly, the university’s athletics director, Mitch Barnhart, […]

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