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Category: Car Accidents

Sciatica Pain After a Car Crash

Published on Apr 30, 2024 in Car Accidents.

After a car accident, many people experience some type of injury. Whether it is a stiff back or more serious head trauma, these injuries often develop minutes or days after a crash. Some of the most painful and frustrating pain stems from trauma suffered to the nerves. Unfortunately, pressure on the sciatic nerve can lead […]

What Is the Best Way to Deal with a Distracted Driver?

Published on Apr 23, 2024 in Car Accidents.

In today’s fast-paced world, distracted driving has become a serious issue and a common danger on our roads. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that distractions, whether texting, eating, or adjusting the radio, can lead to accidents with severe consequences. According to reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than […]

Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most Often in Chicago?

Published on Apr 16, 2024 in Car Accidents.

As someone who lives in or has traveled through Chicago, you likely don’t need any reminding of how congested our city’s roadways are. This heavy traffic often leads to collisions, which cause motorists to suffer serious injuries and lose their lives. While you’re likely aware of where some of our city’s crash-prone roadways are if […]

How To Find Out If Someone Has Car Insurance

Published on Jan 23, 2024 in Auto Accident, Car Accidents.

If you were involved in a traffic accident in Chicago, you’ll need to know how to find out if someone has car insurance. Illinois drivers are legally required to carry liability auto insurance that meets the minimum state requirements. This is to make sure injured drivers have a means of recovering their losses from the […]

Lyft and Uber Vehicle and Driver Requirements

Published on Dec 8, 2023 in Car Accidents.

Unsurprisingly to those of us who live here, the Windy City ranks among the cities with the most rideshare activity in the United States. For several years, the City of Chicago municipal government has been gathering data on every single ride app trip that occurs within city limits. This is done as part of an […]

Ohio Car and Booster Seat Laws

Published on May 12, 2023 in Car Accidents.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic crashes are the leading cause of death and disability for children (aged 0-14) in the United States. But most of these deaths can be prevented. When we put our children in the car, we owe it to them to give them the safest experience possible. […]

How Do Police Investigations of Fatal Car Accidents Work?

Published on May 5, 2023 in Car Accidents.

The unexpected death of a loved one is one of the most profound losses a family can suffer. When that death is the result of a preventable car accident, families have the right to know who caused the collision so that they can hold them accountable for their financial and emotional losses. While a Chicago […]

Kentucky Car and Booster Seat Laws

Published on Mar 17, 2023 in Car Accidents.

Taking a vehicle out for a drive is always dangerous; however, it’s what most of us have to do to go to work, take our kids to school, visit a doctor’s office, pick up groceries, and so forth. One reason why operating a vehicle is so uncomfortable to do for so many is because they […]

What Is Vehophobia?

Published on Mar 3, 2023 in Car Accidents.

Updated on December 28, 2023 For adults living in most parts of the United States, driving is a common and even necessary part of everyday life. Anything that interferes with your ability to drive to school, work, or for errands can make day-to-day life exceptionally difficult. If you have a persistent fear of getting behind […]

Who’s Liable in an Accident Involving a Pothole?

Published on Jan 13, 2023 in Car Accidents.

If you’ve ever been in a pothole accident, you may wonder who’s liable; the answer to that question may surprise you. In Illinois, the law is clear: cities and other authorized entities are responsible for maintaining and repairing the roadways. Unfortunately, liability isn’t so cut and dry. If you were injured from pothole damage here […]

When’s the Best Time To Drive Through Chicago?

Published on Oct 7, 2022 in Car Accidents.

Approximately 2.7 million people call Chicago home, so it probably comes as no surprise that the Windy City is just as well known for its traffic as it is for its striking architecture and soaring skyscrapers. If you are new to the area, will be traveling through, or recently bought a car, you might be […]

Why Is My Steering Wheel Squeaking?

Published on Aug 10, 2022 in Car Accidents.

Most motorists who aren’t well-versed in auto mechanics take their vehicles in to be serviced the moment they show signs of trouble. A select few drivers delay getting their vehicles checked until they start being unreliable or leave them stranded, though. A squeaky steering wheel is one such concern that’s not ideal for putting off […]

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 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.

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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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Second Lawsuit Filed by Thomas Law Offices Against Louisville Apartment Complex for Negligence in Assault Case

Last week, attorney David Barber of Thomas Law Offices filed a second lawsuit against River Breeze Apartments, alleging negligence and failure to ensure tenant safety after residents were attacked and sexually assaulted in Louisville. According to the complaint, the survivor was “brutally attacked, beaten, kidnapped, robbed, and sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a man matching […]

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How Much Does Car Insurance Go Up After an Accident?

Maintaining an automobile insurance policy offers many benefits for car owners. In Illinois, it is also the law. A recent report on ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News found that insurance costs spiked in the last year from $1,806 to $2,310. In addition to those regular increases, your car insurance can also go up after an […]

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Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way?

There are over 2,716,450 people who call the Windy City home, according to the City of Chicago. This is a city that teems with traffic and pedestrians who share miles of streets and roads. The hope is that everyone gets to where they’re going safely. To make that happen, everyone needs to be aware and […]

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