Kentucky Injury Lawyers

Who’s Liable for the U.S. Opioid Epidemic?

Published on Oct 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm in Dangerous Drugs.

The opioid epidemic has hurt many people in the U.S. Opioid drugs are highly addictive and many people developed an addiction that lasted past their prescriptions. People may have turned to other forms of drugs to deal with the addiction, where they run the risk of overdosing. Opioids are strong painkillers, which is why so many were prescribed.

Dangerous drugs have been putting the lives of U.S. citizens at risk for years. When people are prescribed opioids, they may not fully understand the risks or they may already have pre-existing conditions that have adverse reactions to the drugs. This can make people extremely sick and develop more health issues. Consider the following opioid statistics:

  • About 21-29 percent of patients misuse the opioids.
  • 19,000 Americans died from overdosing on opioids in 2015.
  • The opioid death rate is higher than motor vehicle accident fatalities.

When Can I Sue a Hospital?

Published on Oct 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm in Medical Malpractice.

You may never expect that you could get injured in a hospital because you’re surrounded by people trained to make you feel better. But mistakes can happen in a hospital. There could be a miscommunication error, a mistake on a patient’s chart, or a doctor could misinterpret a patient’s test. Hospital mistakes can be dangerous and sometimes fatal. If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, a Louisville medical malpractice lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you with your claim.

Medical malpractice can cause devastating injuries that keep you from living your life. Some injuries could possibly have permanent consequences. When you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice. The lawyers at Thomas Law Offices will carefully investigate your case to determine how the malpractice occurred, who is at fault, and how you can proceed.

What’s the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Litigation?

Published on Oct 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm in Law and Information.

If you’re looking to hire a lawyer, you may be wondering what kind of lawyer you need. There isn’t only one type of litigation. Cases can be criminal or civil and it’s important to know the differences between these types so you know what to expect for your litigation process.

If you’ve been a victim of negligence, a Louisville personal injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you with your case and will fight to get you a fair settlement. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case. You’ll speak with an experienced lawyer about the merits of your case and the best course of action for you.

To What Extent Am I Obligated to Avoid Causing a Car Wreck?

Published on Sep 25, 2018 at 1:24 pm in Auto Accident.

When you’re driving, you owe other drivers on the road a duty of care. This means you’ll obey traffic laws, such as adhering to the speed limit, driving cautiously, and always signaling before you turn or switch lanes.

But there may be cases where other cars don’t offer you a duty of care. In these situations, you may have to take evasive action to avoid a collision. If there are other cars around you, a swerve or suddenly slamming on the brakes may cause another car crash. It seems like a no-win situation and may even be more confusing when it’s time to determine fault. In the event of a car crash in Ohio, a reliable Cincinnati car accident lawyer from Thomas Law Offices will be able to help you with your case.

Most Common Car Defects in 2018

Published on Sep 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm in Auto Product Liability.

When you can’t depend on your car, your ability to travel is hindered. You may be taking risks every time you drive your vehicle. If your car has a safety-related defect, you shouldn’t be driving it until the defect is fixed. This could include issues with the car’s wiring, faulty tires, accelerators—anything that would make your car a danger to everyone’s safety on the road.

Defective cars can cause devastating car accidents. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you don’t have to go through it alone. Get in touch with a Cincinatti car accident lawyer from Thomas Law Offices for a free consultation.