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Category: Auto Accident

What if I Have an Accident in a Leased Car?

Published on Jan 21, 2022 in Auto Accident.

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 […]

What Happens if a Valet Crashes Your Car?

Published on Jan 17, 2022 in Auto Accident.

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 and Augmented Reality Windshields

Published on Jun 8, 2021 in Auto Accident.

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 […]

Can Passengers Be Liable for Car Accidents?

Published on Mar 16, 2021 in Auto Accident.

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 […]

What Documents Are Needed for a Car Accident Claim?

Published on Jan 12, 2021 in Auto Accident.

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 […]

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 […]

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 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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