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A Basic Guide to Dog Bite Laws in Kentucky

Published on Nov 28, 2017 in Dog Bite.

Dog bites can be scary and severe. In 2016, there were 31 U.S. fatalities from dog bites. Over $600 million of homeowners insurance liability claim dollars went to dog bites or dog-related injuries. When a sudden attack happens, you will most likely need medical treatment. If bills start to pile up, you’ll probably think about […]

Things You May Not Know About Kentucky Dog Bite Lawsuits

Published on Jan 31, 2017 in Dog Bite.

Kentucky is a state that takes cases involving dog bites very seriously.  Dog owners are expected to take full responsibility for their dog at all times.  Kentucky is a strict liability state which is favorable for anyone who is attacked or injured in any way by a dog.  The owner or keeper of the dog […]

Understanding Kentucky’s Dog Bite Law

Published on Feb 4, 2013 in Dog Bite.

Kentucky is one of several U.S. states that uses a “strict liability” law for dog bites. In strict-liability states, owners of dogs that bite another person are liable for those injuries, even if the owner had no idea the dog would act aggressively. Kentucky’s strict-liability dog bite law, KRS 258.235(4), states that “Any owner whose […]

Recent Study Shows Increase in Dog Bite Liability Payouts in 2011

Published on May 29, 2012 in Dog Bite.

According to a new study, dog bites cost insurance companies an estimated $479 million in 2011, which accounts for a large chunk of payouts under homeowners’ liability policies. A news report from MSNBC.com reveals that while the study did show a slight decline in the number of dog bite claims, the price per case has […]

10-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack in Louisville

Published on Mar 22, 2012 in Dog Bite.

A 10-year-old girl is recovering from severe injuries at a Louisville hospital following a recent Kentucky dog attack, according to WLKY.com. Metro Animal Services (MAS) was called around 7 p.m. on a Sunday evening to the neighborhood of the young child and when the respondents arrived the girl was reportedly bloodied and bitten with wounds […]

Dog Bite Prevention Tips for Kentucky Residents

Published on Jan 11, 2012 in Dog Bite.

Though a dog bite may not be the first thing one thinks about in regards to suffering a personal injury, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, showing that it is a serious problem. Of all dog attack victims, approximately one […]

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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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