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Can a Personal Injury Case Ever Be Reopened?

Published on Aug 6, 2019 at 3:48 pm in Personal Injury.

In most situations, a personal injury case cannot be reopened once a settlement has been reached. If the personal injury case went to trial, however, the way the case was closed determines whether or not it can be reopened. If a judge closes a case without prejudice, it can be reopened. But most personal injury cases do not go to trial. The majority are settled outside of court through negotiations. Understanding how settlements work will affect your ability to reopen a case.

Signing a Release of Liability

A Release of Liability Form is a legal document between two parties. The Releasor, typically the injured party, is the person promising not to sue after the agreement has been signed. The other party, the Releasee, is the at-fault person or entity. Other names for this document include Conditional and Unconditional Waiver Form, General Waiver, Legal Release, Waiver of Liability Agreement, and Liability Waiver Form.

The Winner of the Thomas Law Offices Fall 2019 Scholarship

Published on Aug 2, 2019 at 5:40 pm 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 2019 submission period just came to a close, and we were truly humbled by the overwhelming amount of applications we received. We received over 700 applications! 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 Amy Loper of Oregon!

Amy will be attending Denver Seminary, and is entering the Master of Divinity program.
This was the essay topic:

“Explain a time that you were truly grateful for someone else’s help and how it impacts you today.”

Congratulating Tad Thomas, the New Secretary of the American Association for Justice

Published on Jul 31, 2019 at 11:27 am in News.

At Thomas Law Offices, we take pride in all of the ways we’re able to assist our local communities and help clients who are in need of quality legal representation. We’re also proud of every effort we take to fight for a fair and effective trial jury system. We believe that every American has a right to hold another person, group, or corporation liable in cases of wrongdoings or negligence– no matter the size of a corporation’s bank accounts. The civil justice system gives Americans this right.

Tad Thomas has served at the forefront of one of the leading organizations in the nation that supports the civil justice system for many years. This organization is none other than the American Association for Justice (AAJ). AAJ works hard to strengthen the civil justice system and protect the rights of injured victims who can hold responsible parties accountable via trial by jury to enact improvements and safeguard other potential victims at local, statewide, and federal levels.

BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Published on Jul 30, 2019 at 10:29 am in Product Liability.

In July 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration requested Allergan, a pharmaceutical company, voluntarily recall BIOCELL textured breast implants. This request was issued after findings that link the implants to a rare cancer, breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). If you’ve been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and have breast implants, making the proactive decision to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible could lead to compensation to aid in your recovery.

How Often Do Cars Catch on Fire?

Published on Jul 23, 2019 at 9:59 am in Auto Accident.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, it’s estimated that 171,500 highway fires occur across the United States every year. Highway vehicle fires account for fires in passenger vehicles, freight road transport vehicles, and agricultural or construction vehicles.

Approximately one in eight fires responded to by fire departments is a highway vehicle fire. The majority of those fires, which originated from the engine, running gear, or wheel area, occur in passenger vehicles. As a result, 345 deaths, 1,300 injuries, and $1.1 billion in property loss happens annually.