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Category: Distracted Driving Accident

How to Minimize the Risks of Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

Published on Jan 10, 2017 in Distracted Driving Accident.

It’s no secret that drunk drivers cause a large percentage of America’s car accidents. According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-related driving accidents in 2014. This accounts for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths for that year. Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested […]

Hands-Free Car Devices Can Increase Distraction

Published on Oct 21, 2014 in Distracted Driving Accident.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is warning drivers to be wary of the new hands-free technologies that work from voice commands. Manufacturers have been marketing “hands-free systems” as desirable safety features – with the idea being they allow drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. And a survey found three out of four drivers […]

Distracted Driving Laws are Mostly Working

Published on Sep 3, 2014 in Distracted Driving Accident.

A new study in the Journal of Public Health shows that state laws banning texting have been successful at reducing deaths. The most effective are primary bans – which allow police officers to cite a person on texting alone. Need for the Laws This is good news, considering the amount of drivers who drive distracted […]

Voice Control Devices Still Distracting

Published on Jun 21, 2013 in Distracted Driving Accident.

New cars today can make phone calls for you and probably even pay your bills all by the sound of your voice. But in a groundbreaking new study, AAA shows hands-free isn’t risk free, and implores auto manufacturers to consider safety before installing new and smarter gadgets. In 2011, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety […]

Study Examines Why Cell Phone Conversations are More Distracting than In-Person Ones

Published on Apr 8, 2013 in Distracted Driving Accident.

As distracted driving accidents involving cell phone use continue to claim lives and cause serious injuries on U.S. roads, many organizations, including the National Safety Council (NSC), have begun researching why cell phones, in particular, seem to increase the risk of accidents.  If talking on a cell phone – whether handheld or hands-free – increases […]

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Published on Sep 5, 2012 in Distracted Driving Accident.

In the month of June 2011, more than 196 billion text messages were sent or received. Many of these were by distracted divers of cars, trucks, or tractor-trailers. All too often, distracted driving is leading to accidents and severe injuries for both the distracted drivers and their victims. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Fighting Technology with Technology: Technological Devices that Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving

Published on Jun 18, 2012 in Distracted Driving Accident.

The nationwide problem of distracted driving has gained attention in recent years from both the public and lawmakers alike, and the dangers of driving distracted are increasingly well documented and studied. Distracted driving is any activity that draws a driver’s attention away from the road, which can include eating, programming a GPS, or texting. According […]

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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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