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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’re involved in a car accident, you’ll probably walk away with some aches and pains, even if you didn’t suffer any critical injuries. The impact of a collision is damaging to the human body. You may be left with soreness, stiffness, immobility, or twinging pains in your back, neck, or shoulders. These minor but […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tow trucks provide a valuable service to disabled vehicles. When you’re stranded on the side of the road, an approaching tow truck is a welcome sight. Few people stop to think: What happens if a tow truck damages my vehicle?
On April 3, 2014, Voncile and Melvin Hill got in their 2002 Ford Super Duty F-250 Crew Cab pickup truck and headed out to pick up a tractor part they needed for their farm. Driving on Georgia Highway 49 in Sumter County, one of the truck’s tires blew out, causing it to roll over into […]
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.
Leasing a vehicle can be a preferable alternative to buying one for many reasons. Depending on your situation, leasing can make sense in terms of time commitment, convenience, and finances. But if you’re involved in an accident while driving your leased vehicle, you may be unsure what to do next. In many ways, the steps […]
Using a valet service can be convenient and necessary in some situations. While most places with valet services also offer self-parking options, sometimes the only parking at an establishment, or the easiest parking option, is allowing the valet to take your car and park it for you in a secure lot.
Distracted driving is the cause of a significant portion of car accident injuries and fatalities every year. As technology advances, it often seems that there are only more gadgets and features to distract drivers, but augmented reality windshields could change all that. While augmented reality windshields are still a ways from being introduced to the […]
If you’re involved in an accident and believe someone else caused the accident, you most likely assume the other driver’s actions caused the collision. This is often the case in instances of speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. The driver, however, isn’t always at fault. There are instances where the vehicle manufacturer or […]
Car accidents can cause injuries with different severity levels. When you’ve suffered injuries and damages from an auto wreck in Ohio that wasn’t your fault, you’ll need to know what documents will be required to file a car accident claim against the driver or party who was at fault for the collision. Having the proper […]