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Category: Trucking Accident

Preventing Truck Driver Fatigue: Six Tips

Published on Sep 25, 2013 in Trucking Accident.

Fatigue is a major cause of truck accidents, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Many experienced Kentucky truck accident attorneys have helped clients who suffered injuries as a result of fatigue-triggered truck accidents. The FMCSA offers several tips for truck drivers who need to stay alert on the road.

HOS Changes on Fatigue Caught Up in Court

Published on Aug 28, 2013 in Trucking Accident.

Accidents caused by truck driver fatigue have caused both the trucking industry and the federal government to consider how the problem might be reduced. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) attempt to solve the problem with changes in regulation has been tied up in court due to challenges by the industry. As reported by […]

Proposed Federal Program Will Screen Truck Drivers for Safety

Published on Jul 4, 2013 in Trucking Accident.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces many federal rules governing commercial truck and bus safety, and experienced Kentucky truck accident attorneys tend to listen closely when the agency proposes a new safety program as it did recently with its Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) program. The Safety Fitness Determination program is intended to help […]

Monitoring Tools for Truck Driving Fatigue

Published on Jul 3, 2013 in Trucking Accident.

Federal laws require commercial carriers to monitor the number of hours their truckers drive to ensure they are getting the required amount of rest. Companies take a variety of routes to log hours driven; but new technologies are emerging that can look for symptoms of fatigue in real-time. Technologies can be used inside the truck […]

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Kentucky Truck Accident Case

Published on Apr 23, 2013 in Trucking Accident.

Attorney Tad Thomas and fellow lawyer Ron Hillerich recently filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of four people who lost their lives in a March 2013 tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 65 north of Sonora, according to a recent article in the Courier-Journal. In the crash, a tractor-trailer rear-ended the family’s vehicle, claiming the lives […]

Distracted Driving Suspected in Kentucky Tractor-Trailer Crash

Published on Mar 4, 2013 in Trucking Accident.

Three adults and three young children were killed on I-65 near Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Saturday when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. According to Fox News, the Kentucky State Police are investigating whether distracted driving may have played a part in the accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 15 […]

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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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