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Stopping Teens from Using Their Phones While Driving

Published on Aug 29, 2017 at 2:39 pm in Auto Accident.

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the Unites States.  With dependency on smartphones increasing daily, the number of teens killed or injured in distracted driving car accidents has risen each year.  A recent survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety said that 94 percent of teens recognize the dangers of texting while driving, yet 35 percent admitted to doing so.

What Can Parents Do to Protect Their Teenage Driver?

It is important for parents to discuss this topic with their teenage drivers.  Teens who understand the consequences of texting and driving and the danger it presents to themselves and to others are less likely to do it.  Modeling responsible driving is also important.  If children see their parents using their phone behind the wheel, they are less likely to take them seriously when it is time to discuss how dangerous it really is.

The Winner of the Thomas Law Offices Fall 2017 Scholarship

Published on Aug 22, 2017 at 1:08 pm in News.

At Thomas Law Offices, we’re proud to take part in a biannual scholarship campaign aimed to help students chase their dreams and build a brighter future. The Fall 2017 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the overwhelming amount of applications we received. The quality of the essays we received was outstanding. Thank you to everyone who applied!

We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.

Congratulations to Stephanie Javarauckas!

Stephanie will be attending the University of Connecticut’s School of Law this fall.

Our essay topic for this period was on drunk driving and how, as individuals, we can take efforts to decrease the amount of drunk driving accidents that occur every year. Stephanie’s essay was extremely well-crafted and offered unique, actionable solutions.

The Hidden Dangers of Whiplash Injuries

Published on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:55 pm in Auto Accident.

Whiplash injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained by drivers and passengers involved in car accidents on Kentucky roadways.  Whiplash injuries are painful and debilitating and require as much as six months or more to recover.  Making them even more dangerous is the fact that whiplash injuries often do not display any initial symptoms until days or weeks after the accident occurs.

What is a Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash is a type of soft-tissue injury that occurs when a driver or passenger’s head moves forward or backward in a rapid and violent motion, like the cracking of a whip.  This sudden and forceful movement causes damage to the ligaments, tendons, and surrounding tissues of the neck and spine.  Whiplash injuries occur upon vehicle impact, and are most often seen in rear-end and head-on collisions.

The Penalties for Leaving a Hit-and-Run Crash Scene in Kentucky

Published on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm in Auto Accident.

Leaving the scene of a car accident in Kentucky is a serious offense.  Kentucky traffic laws require that any person involved in any crash must remain at the scene to offer aid to people who are injured and to share their vehicle registration number and contact information.  Depending on the severity of the accident, the penalties for leaving a hit-and-run crash scene in Kentucky range from paying a potentially hefty fine to spending time behind bars.

Hit-and-run accidents occur when a driver is involved in an accident with a pedestrian, another car, or a fixed object, and leaves the scene without identifying themselves or rendering aid to anyone who may need help.  The violation is committed when the driver leaves the scene, regardless of whether or not they caused the accident.

Congratulations to AAJ’s New Parliamentarian: Tad Thomas!

Published on Jul 25, 2017 at 5:03 pm in News.

 

These past few months have been a whirlwind at Thomas Law Offices. We’ve been busy with our clients and the various trials our team is handling, of course, but we’ve also been busy doing our best to support Tad Thomas and his endeavors of becoming this year’s Parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Tad made the decision to run for office to help ensure the AAJ stays close to its legal fellowship-fueled roots while taking the organization to new heights technologically and strategically. By announcing his candidacy for Parliamentarian, he hoped the position would enable him to give back to the AAJ community he’s come to call home.

We’re proud to deliver the news straight from Boston today: Tad Thomas is the new AAJ Parliamentarian! He won this year’s officer election which took part at the AAJ’s 2017 Annual Convention. We couldn’t be any prouder or happier for Tad.