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Category: Car Accidents

When Should I Use My Hazard Lights?

Published on Jun 24, 2022 in Car Accidents.

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, […]

What Are the Risks of Relying on Vehicle Technology?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 in Car Accidents.

The majority of newly manufactured vehicles come equipped with advanced technology designed to limit the chances of being involved in a car accident. Since its inception, crash avoidance technology has been effective at reducing the number of roadway fatalities and injuries. A Consumer Reports analysis determined that this technology could save as many as 20,500 […]

How Can Dashboard Mounts Affect Visibility?

Published on Jun 3, 2022 in Car Accidents.

The possible contributing causes to a vehicular accident are countless. Even technology intended to improve driver and vehicle performance can be dangerous when used inappropriately. No accessory or device can think for itself—it’s up to the motorist to make sure that all their choices prioritize safe driving over entertainment, ease, laziness, or any other factor. […]

What Injuries Can Result From Slamming on the Brakes?

Published on Apr 21, 2022 in Car Accidents.

No matter how safely you may drive, you will undoubtedly encounter situations in which you will have to take significant evasive maneuvers to avoid a car accident. While avoiding a motor vehicle crash is virtually always preferable to a collision, there are times when the evasive action can also cause harm.

What Are the Risks of Someone Borrowing Your Car?

Published on Dec 17, 2021 in Car Accidents.

There’s nothing wrong with being selective about who borrows your car. A vehicle is a powerful, expensive machine that kills over a million people every year. Your car is also your property, your responsibility, and, often, your means of access to work, school, food, community, and many other aspects of life. There is certainly risk […]

When to See a Neurologist After a Car Accident

Published on Nov 22, 2021 in Car Accidents.

Doctors who specialize in disorders and injuries affecting the brain, spinal cord, and surrounding muscles and nerves are referred to as neurologists. For those involved in a car accident, visiting a neurologist may not be something that is initially considered. But too many people ignore the signs that their accident caused nerve damage, a spinal […]

How Climate Change May Affect Our Roads, Highways, and the Frequency of Car Accidents

Published on Nov 19, 2021 in Car Accidents.

On October 7, 2021, the White House announced the release of Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans from more than 20 federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, Commerce, Homeland Security, and Transportation. These Climate Adaptation Plans detailed the methods that each agency’s facilities and operations would adopt in order to become increasingly resilient […]

Which Intersections in Chicago Are the Most Dangerous?

Published on Aug 25, 2021 in Car Accidents.

When you get behind the wheel, you expect to get to your intended destination safely and timely. However, when negligent drivers are on the road, this doesn’t always happen. Intersections are among the most common spots for accidents, especially in Chicago. But why is that? In this blog, we’ll take a look at why intersections […]

Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Who Pays for Chain Reaction Crashes?

Published on Jul 20, 2021 in Car Accidents.

You’re driving down the road on your way to work in heavy traffic. Everything seems standard for your morning commute until you’re sideswiped by a passing vehicle and subsequently rear-ended by the car behind you when you brake. Emergency responders arrive at the scene, and you’re treated for your injuries and told to follow up […]

To What Extent Are Backup Cameras Improving Vehicle Safety?

Published on Oct 8, 2020 in Car Accidents.

Driver assistance technologies, when used properly, have the potential to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe. As car developers and manufacturers continue to outfit the newest vehicles with the newest safety features, some of the most common focus on forward collisions prevention, lane and side assist, maintaining safe distances, and backing up and parking. In […]

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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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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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