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2020 Ohio Law Changes

Published on Jan 6, 2020 at 11:34 am in Law and Information.

At Thomas Law Offices, we take time to learn about all the new laws being established in the states where we represent personal injury clients. In Ohio, a number of new law changes are happening in 2020. To understand the potential implications of the new laws, we’ll take a look at what’s changing January 1, including plastic bag bans, changes in the costs associated with driving electric cars, the minimum wage increase, and the taxing of certain car-sharing programs.

How Will Illinois Workers Be Better Protected in 2020?

Published on Jan 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm in Law and Information.

As the new year approaches, so do new laws. There are a number of law changes happening for Illinois residents in 2020. As an employee of any size company, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options under employment law. We’ll be looking at the implementation of the Workplace Transparency Act, Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act, and the amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act.

2020 Law Changes Coming to Kentucky

Published on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:57 am in Law and Information.

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As we head into a new decade, law changes are coming to Kentucky. As a resident of the state, it’s important to stay up-to-date on what laws are being added or changed, so you know what your legal rights and responsibilities are. We understand how confusing legal documents can be, and lawmakers don’t always inform the general public of what’s to come in a digestible way. That’s why we’re here to inform you of the changes coming to Kentucky in 2020.

Many of the new laws could impact personal injury claims in the future. The laws we’ll be discussing in this blog revolve around vision testing for driver’s license renewals, ignition interlock licenses for drunk driving offenders, and the possibility of increasing the purchase age for tobacco products.

How Common Are Amusement Park Injuries?

Published on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm in Premises Liability.

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Amusement parks offer days full of entertainment for families and anyone else who enjoys embracing their inner child. Even though you’re focused on having a good time, injuries can happen quickly. Inspections are in place to keep people safe, but that doesn’t always go as planned.

In Two Years, Uber Received Nearly 6,000 Sexual Assault Claims

Published on Dec 13, 2019 at 12:17 pm in Sexual Crimes.

Kidnapping and assaults occurring during Uber trips have become common news stories lately. Based on previous stories, we could only assume the kinds of complaints that Uber was getting, but now, Uber has revealed the severity and volume of its complaints over the past two years.

Uber received 5,981 claims of sexual assault in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018. While there were 2.3 billion Uber trips over those two years, making the number of sexual assaults just a fraction of a percent of total trips, that’s still too many for a service intended to get its customers from point A to point B safely. According to the report, over half of those accused were the drivers during the trip.