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Category: Trucking Accident

2017’s U.S. Truck Casualties Saw a 16% Increase, But Why?

Published on Oct 23, 2018 in Trucking Accident.

On October 3, 2018, the Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that roadway fatalities were down two percent in 2017; however, that did not indicate an across-the-board trend because the casualties resulting from truck accident went up significantly. DOT released the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) numbers but cautioned against […]

4 Things the Trucking Industry Can Do to Stop Accidents

Published on Sep 6, 2016 in Trucking Accident.

Trucking accidents are some of the most devastating accidents that occur on our highways every day. According to The New York Times, large trucks are disproportionately involved in fatal accidents, causing one-fourth of all traffic accidents which cause fatalities. This is in comparison to a mere 10% of overall non-fatal accidents. Big rigs and 18-wheelers […]

How to Avoid Being in a Truck Accident

Published on Apr 12, 2016 in Trucking Accident.

Driving alongside an 18-wheeler big rig or semi truck can be scary. Not only is the sheer size of a large truck intimidating, but at some point while sharing the road with one, we inevitably stop and think about just how devastating an accident with such a monstrous vehicle would be. Truck accidents can cause […]

Truck Kills Four College Softball Players

Published on Oct 13, 2014 in Trucking Accident.

In a tragic accident recently, a tractor-trailer crossed an Interstate median and crashed into a community college softball team bus, killing four of the players. Sadly, it appears the 18-wheel truck driver didn’t attempt to brake at all or move out of the way before the collision. The accident happened near Davis, Oklahoma, where the […]

Can Safety Technology Make Trucks Safer?

Published on Sep 29, 2014 in Trucking Accident.

Trucking companies are experimenting with new technologies that can help avoid crashes. With the number of trucking injuries – 3,900 fatalities and 100,000 injuries from truck crashes in 2012 – you’d think the federal government would do more to require that companies implement more safety devices. So far, regulations have focused more on restricting the […]

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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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It is comprehensible that an older adult living alone may be a victim of self-neglect. If an elderly individual with diminished capacities does not have family, friends, or neighbors to regularly assist and support them, there is a possibility that they will fall into a dangerous situation of poor hygiene, undernourishment, untaken medications, or failure […]

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Filing a Claim Against a Deceased Defendant

A personal injury claim is a legal means for those injured through another’s wrongdoing to seek justice and recover damages. We know that when a person has been hurt due to another person’s negligence, it is their right to take legal action against the party which caused harm. But what happens if the person who […]

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5 Motorcycle Safety Tips for Chicago Riders

While motorcycles are often seen as conveying a sense of freedom and rebellion, the vehicles are more popular than many people realize. Throughout the country, there are over eight million registered motorcycles. Motorcyclists are required to abide by state laws. If they fail to do so, they increase their risk of getting into an accident, […]

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