No one plans on becoming involved in an auto accident. Unfortunately, they are a common occurrence here in Chicago. One culprit that’s surprisingly often to blame for car accidents is car clutter. It can be very distracting.
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, […]
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 […]
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.
When you think of crashes, you might fear becoming involved in almost any type. A head-on collision is what motorists worry about the most, though.
Settlement amounts for car accident insurance claims are significantly higher when filed with the help of an attorney, a recent study commissioned by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) revealed. Importantly, this research was conducted by the insurance industry itself. The APCIA called this statistic “a real concern” in the auto insurance industry.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are designed to help those who suffer from sleep apnea breathe more freely through the night. These medical devices are prescribed by doctors and other medical professionals who help patients cope with breathing disorders that inhibit oxygen intake.
As a parent, you put a lot of time, thought, and effort into selecting the best possible daycare for your child. Maybe you went on tours of several locations or dealt with waiting lists before you settled on what you thought was the right daycare provider. Even after all that, you might have still missed […]
On Dec. 16, 2021, 13-month-old Shivani Jishnu became unresponsive in her classroom at Kayfield Academy II preschool on Nelson Miller Parkway in Louisville. She was administered CPR and rushed to the hospital by Emergency Medical Services. Doctors believe that before arriving at Norton Children’s Hospital, she was deprived of oxygen for at least 20 minutes. […]
Consider the following facts: The minimum insurance requirements for interstate trucking companies have not been raised in over 40 years. At the same time, the cost of injuries and fatalities resulting from accidents caused by commercial trucks continues to rise exponentially. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there has been a 72% increase […]
There is a consistently-proven link between staffing issues and poor quality of care for nursing home residents. In the following article, we’ll explore the question: What are Kentucky’s minimum nursing home staffing requirements, and how do they impact our state’s older adult population? After reading, please feel welcome to contact Thomas Law Offices if you […]
America Walks is a nonprofit organization that aims to create “walkable, equitable, connected, and accessible” spaces in all communities across the United States, including in Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri. This organization challenges the notion of a car-centric world by bringing the focus back to individuals who walk either for pleasure or out of necessity. […]
Qui tam lawsuits are a type of whistleblower litigation. The plaintiff, known as a relator, is a private party that pursues legal action on behalf of the government. The relator’s goal in filing a qui tam lawsuit is to recover losses associated with the government being defrauded. Relators who successfully win qui tam lawsuits are […]
Whether you live in Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, or Illinois, each state sets its own rules that drivers must follow. That means that if it’s the law for you to stop so emergency vehicles can pass, yield to the right-of-way of a pedestrian, or go a certain speed limit in an area, then a city or […]
Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hours of Service (HOS) regulations allow truckers to spend 11 consecutive hours driving their 18-wheelers. This time limit gives tractor-trailer operators more than ample time to cover a lot of mileage during a single shift. Truckers can operate their trucks across various types of terrain and temperatures during a […]