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Category: Auto Product Liability

Old Church Vans Still Placing Lives at Risk

Published on May 15, 2018 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 […]

Defective Takata Airbag Named Responsible for Death

Published on Nov 8, 2016 in Auto Product Liability.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded on Thursday, October 20th that a recent car crash in Riverside County, California was fatal due to yet another defective airbag deployment.  Takata airbags, the Japanese brand of airbag installed in nearly every major brand of vehicle on the road, has been named the cause of death in […]

Government Announces Settlement with Volkswagen Will Be the Largest in U.S. History

Published on Jun 30, 2016 in Auto Product Liability.

The U.S government announced a settlement with Volkswagen on Tuesday regarding the automakers massive emissions scandal first revealed in September 2015. The $14.7 billion settlement is the largest automotive industry settlement agreement ever made and will be used to compensate owners for the reduction in their car value and buyback or repair the faulty vehicles. […]

Automatic Braking Will Be a Standard Safety Feature in All Cars by 2022

Published on Mar 21, 2016 in Auto Product Liability.

Automakers have agreed to make automatic braking a standard feature in most cars and light trucks by the year 2022.  Transportation officials announced that the voluntary agreement made by 20 automakers is directly designed to save lives and prevent injuries.  Mark Rosekind, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, says that an agreement […]

General Motors to Pay $900 Million Settlement for Faulty Ignition Switch Charges

Published on Sep 26, 2015 in Auto Product Liability.

General Motors has reached a 900-million-dollar settlement with the U.S. Justice Department settling charges that the company failed to obey federal laws requiring prompt disclosure of safety problems.  The company manufactured faulty ignition switches that were linked to more than 120 deaths, numerous injuries, and massive recalls of affected vehicles.  The ignition switch defect caused […]

GM Bailout may Nullify Some Crash Victims’ Claims

Published on Jun 12, 2014 in Auto Product Liability.

Recent news that heads rolled at General Motors may reassure some that the company is taking responsibility for becoming aware of defective devices in its vehicles but not taking steps to cure the problem before more people died. Now, lawsuits over the faulty ignition switches are bringing to light a fact many consumers are probably […]

NHTSA Changes Vehicle Recall Notice Requirements

Published on Aug 19, 2013 in Auto Product Liability.

Vehicle recalls deal with hidden defects in a vehicle’s manufacture, design, or labels. A recall warns car owners of a hidden defect and gives vital information on how to get the problem fixed so as to avoid dangerous situations that can cause serious injuries. Because recalls play such a vital role in driver safety, many […]

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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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Amtrak Train Derailment Causes Multiple Injuries and Casualties

An Amtrak train carrying 275 passengers derailed in Missouri on Monday, June 27, 2022. The passenger train was on a journey from Los Angeles to Chicago and was also carrying 12 crew members when it was hit by a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. Uncontrolled crossings do not have any warning lights or motion […]

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When Should I Use My Hazard Lights?

Warning other drivers of a potential emergency is not easy. Although you give your full attention to driving, that focus usually does not extend to inside of other people’s motor vehicles. You cannot ascertain whether there is an emergency by communicating either through facial expressions or words with another driver in a different vehicle.  Instead, […]

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What Are Telltale Signs of Malnutrition in Nursing Home Residents?

No one wants to send their elderly or incapacitated loved one away to live in a nursing home. Most family members would find a way to take care of their loved ones themselves at home if they thought they could give them the adequate care they needed. That’s not feasible for many families, though.   Why […]

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