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Tad Thomas and David Barber Discuss Negligent Security on WAVE Listens Live!

Published on Dec 1, 2022 at 3:32 pm in News.

Last week, Thomas Law Offices was invited back to join John Ramsey on WAVE 3 News during his Listens Live! segment which airs weekdays in Louisville. In previous segments, Tad Thomas discussed nursing home negligence as well as sexual assault cases. During last week’s segment, David Barber joined Tad to discuss a recent premises liability case the firm resolved.

Premises liability is a broad legal category that multiple types of personal injury cases belong to, including ones that most people are familiar with like slip and fall accidents as well as more complex cases such as those involving serious injuries and deaths that occur at businesses, including injuries and trauma related to crime. David Barber discussed a recent case he resolved where he obtained $19 million for a client as well as a Kentucky bar and restaurant law that applied in the resolution of the case.

Venues in Kentucky that serve alcohol have a duty to protect their patrons from security issues, including violent crime. These duties can include hiring security personnel and installing cameras and proper lighting in addition to providing employee training. When that duty is failed and someone is hurt, the venue owner(s) may be able to be held accountable for negligent security. In these types of cases, as with this particular case, it’s sometimes possible to file a civil lawsuit against the venue owner in addition to any criminal charges that may already be in place. Doing so helps ensure the venue makes the necessary improvements.

Tad and David additionally briefly discussed tips for businesses planning for holiday parties and those who own venues and bars and are looking to beef up their security measures to help protect patrons.

You can watch the full interview in the video below:

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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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