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Chicago Truck Drivers and Substance Abuse

Published on Nov 4, 2021 in Trucking Accident.

In the United States, we rely on the essential service that long-distance commercial truck drivers provide. But the trucking industry has become plagued with substance abuse and mental health disorders. In this article, we will look at the reasons many truck drivers have turned to drug and alcohol use, the types and consequences of substance […]

What Defines a Commercial Motor Vehicle?

Published on Oct 28, 2021 in Truck Accidents.

Whether or not a vehicle is considered a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is an important factor in truck accident law, or car accident law when a passenger vehicle is involved. There is an extensive set of federal and state-level rules that govern the owning and operating of commercial vehicles. In this article, we will cover […]

Thomas Law Offices Supports Local Community During “Day of Action”

Published on Oct 26, 2021 in News.

At Thomas Law Offices, we believe in giving back to our local communities however we can. Strengthening the community and helping those in need is especially crucial during times like this. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone across the nation, but it has especially impacted those who work and serve on the front lines. Frontline […]

Veteran Malpractice: Filing a VA Tort Claim

Published on Oct 22, 2021 in Veterans.

The idea of a medical malpractice case may be familiar to many of us, but what happens if someone is injured at a VA hospital? As employees of the federal government, those who work at VA hospitals are subject to a different set of rules than those who work at public or private civilian hospitals. […]

Signs of PTSD in Military Service Members

Published on Oct 8, 2021 in Veterans.

It’s estimated that up to one-third of military service members suffer from PTSD. PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental health condition that can develop following a traumatic event. This usually means an event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury, or abuse. People who have seen combat, witnessed death, or experienced a life-threatening situation […]

AAA Conducts Study Examining Travel Before and During COVID-19

Published on Oct 1, 2021 in Auto Accident.

In 2021, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s New American Driving Survey revealed shifts in driving, traveling, and commuting patterns in the United States. The statistics gathered between July 2019 and December 2020 cannot be analyzed without consideration of COVID-19’s unignorable impact on the numbers—numbers showing marked differences from previous years’ findings.

Amtrak Derailment in Montana Leaves 3 Dead, 50 Injured

Published on Sep 27, 2021 in Train Accident.

On Saturday, September 25th, at least three people passed away and 50 others were injured after an Amtrak train derailed near Joplin, Montana. Roughly 141 passengers and crew members were on board the Empire Builder train when the derailment occurred. The train consisted of two locomotives and 10 cars and was headed west. Immediately following […]

How Law Enforcement Agencies Handle Nursing Home Abuse Allegations in Chicago

Published on Sep 23, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse.

Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, The Illinois Department on Aging (DOA) Adult Protective Services (APS) received 20,800 reports of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation. Older adult abuse is a serious problem facing our Chicago neighbors who reside in nursing homes. Loved ones of abuse victims can contact a nursing home abuse lawyer […]

The Winner of the Thomas Law Offices Fall 2021 Scholarship

Published on Sep 21, 2021 in News.

At Thomas Law Offices, we’re proud to take part in an annual scholarship campaign aimed to help students chase their dreams and build a brighter future. The Fall 2021 submission period recently came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the overwhelming amount of applications we received. The quality of the essays we […]

Nursing Home Residents and Self-Neglect: Who Is Responsible?

Published on Sep 17, 2021 in Nursing Home Abuse.

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 […]

Filing a Claim Against a Deceased Defendant

Published on Sep 10, 2021 in Personal Injury.

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 […]

5 Motorcycle Safety Tips for Chicago Riders

Published on Aug 31, 2021 in Motorcycle Accident.

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, […]

Which Intersections in Chicago Are the Most Dangerous?

Published on Aug 25, 2021 in Car Accidents.

When you get behind the wheel, you expect to get to your intended destination safely and timely. However, when negligent drivers are on the road, this doesn’t always happen. Intersections are among the most common spots for accidents, especially in Chicago. But why is that? In this blog, we’ll take a look at why intersections […]

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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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Two Nurses Arrested in Ohio for Nursing Home Resident Neglect

In April 2022, Sunrise Manor nursing home’s director of nursing and assistant nursing director were arrested for allegations of patient neglect. Christina Drake and Jennie Elliott are being investigated following a criminal complaint filed in regard to an incident that occurred in April 2020. The two nursing staff members are facing multiple first-degree misdemeanor charges, […]

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What Injuries Do Unattended Children Most Commonly Suffer?

It is a tragedy when a child is killed or injured in an accident that could have been prevented. Most of the time, it only takes one attentive adult to stop these tragic incidents from happening. The personal injury lawyers at Thomas Law Offices look at what injuries unattended children most commonly suffer and⁠—more importantly—how […]

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What Injuries Can Result From Slamming on the Brakes?

No matter how safely you may drive, you will undoubtedly encounter situations in which you will have to take significant evasive maneuvers to avoid a car accident. While avoiding a motor vehicle crash is virtually always preferable to a collision, there are times when the evasive action can also cause harm.

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