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What Happens if a Dog Bites Someone on Your Property?

Published on Feb 27, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

In this article, we’ll look at what happens if a dog bites someone on your property in Missouri. Key Takeaways: Missouri law makes dog owners responsible for the damages caused if their dog bites someone. There are a few situations in which an owner may not be liable—most notably if the victim was trespassing or […]

Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Published on Feb 20, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

  Many individuals would never consider getting on a motorcycle to ride up and down Chicago area roadways, interstates included, because of the inherent dangers it poses. However, according to the Illinois Secretary of State, there are at least 315,000 licensed motorcycles that have the potential to ride up and down Illinois roads daily. Given […]

Most Common Car Accident Injuries in Chicago

Published on Feb 13, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

When listing the most common car accident injuries in Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind that no two collisions are the same. Vehicle wrecks result in a wide range of injuries. While some are minor, having little impact on the victim’s day-to-day, others are catastrophic, impacting every aspect of the survivor’s life. What are […]

If Someone Gets Hurt While Working on Your Property Are You Liable?

Published on Feb 6, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

Every property owner in the state of Illinois has a duty of care to maintain safe premises that are free from hazardous and dangerous conditions. But what happens when someone is hurt? As a property owner, if someone gets hurt while working on your property, are you liable? And what legal rights do injured victims […]

Nursing Home Employee Arrested After Woman Freezes to Death

Published on Jan 30, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

A 58-year-old East Lansing, Michigan, assisted living facility employee is facing vulnerable adult abuse charges, a second-degree felony that carries with it a potential 4-year prison sentence after an 82-year-old resident died under their care last year. The defendant, who, according to her attorney, has worked at this facility for years and has at least […]

Chicago Nursing Home Resident Charged With Beating Fellow Resident to Death

Published on Jan 30, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

A 71-year-old male nursing home resident was arrested on Nov. 17 and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a person 60 years of age or older after beating a fellow resident to death on Nov. 17. The reported incident occurred on the sixth floor at the Salem Village Nursing and Rehabilitation facility, located […]

How To Find Out If Someone Has Car Insurance

Published on Jan 23, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

If you were involved in a traffic accident in Chicago, you’ll need to know how to find out if someone has car insurance. Illinois drivers are legally required to carry liability auto insurance that meets the minimum state requirements. This is to make sure injured drivers have a means of recovering their losses from the […]

How To File a Car Accident Claim With Farmers Insurance

Published on Jan 18, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

Of all the different auto insurance companies motorists have coverage with, Farmers Insurance is up there on the list as one of the more popular insurers Chicago area residents select. Why do motorists purchase this coverage? For one, having insurance is mandatory per Illinois law. Second, they do so because it helps them cover their […]

What’s the Difference Between Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault?

Published on Jan 9, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

Sexual violence is a silent epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “one in 4 women and about 1 in 26 men have experienced completed or attempted rape.” While exact figures vary due to gaps in reporting and different approaches to data collection, one thing is clear—survivors of sexual violence deserve […]

What Is a Subrogation Claim?

Published on Jan 9, 2024 by Thomas Law Offices.

Some individuals who never use their health insurance or have auto accidents, for example, may think that having such coverage is a waste. Others who incur big medical bills or have costly crashes may view insurance companies as altruistic or generous, considering how small of a monthly premium they pay compared to the costs of […]

Is the Stomach Paralysis Ozempic and Mounjaro Are Causing Permanent?

Published on Dec 18, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

If you take the diabetes or weight loss drugs Mounjaro or Ozempic, then you might be aware of recent news stories in which thousands of patients prescribed the injectables are suing the medications’ manufacturers. They allege the pharmaceutical companies that produce these drugs failed to warn them about the potential for causing or worsening stomach […]

Lyft and Uber Vehicle and Driver Requirements

Published on Dec 8, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Unsurprisingly to those of us who live here, the Windy City ranks among the cities with the most rideshare activity in the United States. For several years, the City of Chicago municipal government has been gathering data on every single ride app trip that occurs within city limits. This is done as part of an […]

Popcorn Lung: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Published on Dec 8, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

When many individuals think of adverse events that can befall workers on the job, they envision physical injuries such as broken bones that stem from slips and falls, for example. There is other harm a worker can suffer in their workplace, though, and that’s an occupational disease. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety […]

What Injuries Commonly Cause Death in Car Accidents?

Published on Nov 28, 2023 by Thomas Law Offices.

Car accidents have the potential to cause serious, lasting injuries to drivers and passengers alike. Unfortunately, we know that not every accident victim will survive a crash. Many serious injuries commonly cause death in car accidents, leaving surviving family members to deal with the emotional and financial losses. Whether driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway […]

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Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

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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How Soon After an Accident Should You Notify Your Insurer?

After an accident, your top priority is to get medical help. When that’s done, what’s the next step? If you are ready to start the claims process, you must notify your insurer. But how soon after an accident should you notify your insurer? You don’t want to wait to initiate a claim in most situations. […]

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Pedestrian Fatally Struck at PGA Championship in Louisville; Golfer Scottie Scheffler Arrested

While the 2024 PGA Championship over this past weekend should have been a joyous occasion given how golfer Xander Schauffele won the first major of his career, for many others, it will be remembered instead for the tragic event that happened there. This past Friday, May 17, just before Round 2 of the tournament was […]

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Former Kentucky Swim Coach Lars Jorgensen Sued for Sexual Assault

On April 12, two former University of Kentucky swim and dive team members filed a sexual assault lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Lexington. In the filing, not only was former Kentucky swim coach Lars Jorgensen sued for sexual assault, but another member of the coaching team, Gary Conelly, the university’s athletics director, Mitch Barnhart, […]

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