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Category: Auto Accident

Car Accident PTSD and How It Can Affect You

Published on Sep 25, 2020 in Auto Accident.

Physical injuries from car accidents are talked about commonly, but what’s not talked about as much is the emotional trauma that victims of car accidents can suffer from long after the bruises and broken bones have healed. Car accidents are traumatic events that can leave emotional injuries, especially when the collision is dangerous enough to […]

Defining the High-Tech Terminology Behind Autonomous Vehicles

Published on Sep 18, 2020 in Auto Accident.

Self-driving cars exist and the way they operate advances every day, which is hard to keep up with, especially when you’re not a tech guru. These self-driving cars, otherwise known as autonomous vehicles, have varying degrees of human intervention while driving. Most still have a person physically behind the wheel, but the car is able […]

How Many Fatal Accidents Can Autonomous Vehicles Really Prevent?

Published on Jul 29, 2020 in Auto Accident.

Autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles identify hazards while driving on a more objective level than humans do. When a person is behind the wheel, an accident may be the result of driver error. Ideally, self-driving vehicles eliminate human error. But according to a recently published study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), although self-driving […]

Lose the Need for Speed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on May 22, 2020 in Auto Accident.

With roads 41 percent clearer nationwide from the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home orders, you’d think that traffic incidents would also drop drastically. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. According to Michael Hanson, the director of the Office of Traffic Safety in Minnesota, there have been “half the traffic and twice as many fatalities” because drivers are abusing […]

Can I Get a DUI If My BAC Is Under .08?

Published on Feb 6, 2020 in Auto Accident.

Many people decide to go out on weekends, whether it’s for dinner and drinks or just going to a bar. They may think they’re feeling okay after a drink or two, but then when they’re behind the wheel find that they shouldn’t be driving. It’s common for people to try to just get home, but […]

Can I Be Compensated for Chronic Pain After a Car Accident?

Published on Dec 5, 2019 in Auto Accident.

A car accident usually leaves you with injuries, some minor and others serious. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported nearly 2 million injuries from car accidents in 2017. About 80,000 of those injuries occurred in Illinois. Some of those accidents result in injuries that cause chronic pain that lasts for a […]

How Often Do Cars Catch on Fire?

Published on Jul 23, 2019 in Auto Accident.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, it’s estimated that 171,500 highway fires occur across the United States every year. Highway vehicle fires account for fires in passenger vehicles, freight road transport vehicles, and agricultural or construction vehicles. Approximately one in eight fires responded to by fire departments is a highway vehicle fire. The majority of […]

Top 5 Traffic Laws Broken by Illinois Drivers

Published on Jul 16, 2019 in Auto Accident.

While many Chicago and Illinois drivers obey traffic laws and are focused on driving safely, there are other drivers who may not prioritize traffic laws and how they keep others safe. When irresponsible drivers break traffic laws, they can potentially harm others in devastating accidents. In these situations, those who were wrongfully injured may look […]

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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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CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection in Hospitals

If the height of the pandemic a few years ago used to make you fear heading to the hospital when in need of urgent medical aid, then the latest reports, like this article published by CBS News, regarding a drug-resistant fungal infection caused by Candida auris plaguing hospitals and nursing homes are unlikely to help […]

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Injured Missourians May Be Eligible for Compensation From Missouri Victims’ Fund

There is good news for victims of negligence who have been unable to obtain the financial award they deserve—injured Missourians may be eligible for compensation from the Missouri Tort Victims’ Compensation Fund. Our team of personal injury attorneys at Thomas Law Offices is currently helping clients obtain compensation through this vital, yet often overlooked, state-funded […]

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What Is Breach of Duty?

In almost every facet of our daily lives, we encounter situations in which one individual owes a duty of care to another. When someone violates their duty of care, it is considered a breach. This breach does not always cause harm, but when it does, the victim may deal with extensive injuries, costly medical bills, […]

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