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Who is at Fault in a Self-Driving Car Accident?

Published on Feb 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm in Auto Accident.

Technology is advancing in ways that are pushing the automotive industry into exciting new possibilities. The main focus is now on self-driving cars. Many car accidents occur due to driver error, so major automobile manufacturers have been working on developing their own self-driving cars and are even testing some of them in cities.

But this doesn’t mean that self-driving cars are 100 percent safe. They can still cause accidents, which is raising another important question when discussing self-driving cars: Who is at fault?

The Importance of Title IX After Larry Nassar’s Trials

Published on Feb 9, 2018 at 1:08 pm in Title IX.

One of our nation’s most horrific cases of sexual assault at a massive level came to light last November when 54-year-old Larry Nassar was convicted of 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and served with more than 150 lawsuits from women claiming he sexually assaulted them under the guise of “medical treatment”. Larry Nassar was a sports physician at Michigan State University, doctor for Team USA, and served as the USA Gymnastics’ national medical coordinator for more than 20 combined years—all the while committing sexual crimes to underage girls.

The most horrifying detail of this case might be the fact that it’s being discovered that multiple university administrators, faculty members, and even a few parents had been notified that the sexual crimes were happening and turned a blind eye. According to an investigative article by ESPN, multiple students reported Nassar after being sexually assaulted and/or manipulated. After all these instances, the reports were buried and ignored. Why? Because Nassar manipulated more than just his students.

How Hit-and-Run Investigations Work

Published on Feb 6, 2018 at 2:40 pm in Auto Accident.

When you’re in a car accident in Kentucky, both parties are supposed to stop and exchange information. Then you can proceed to inform your insurance companies and move on from there. But sometimes, one of the parties involved in a car wreck flees the scene. Leaving the scene of an accident automatically makes the accident a hit-and-run, and has serious consequences.

Hit-and-runs are distressing experiences because it combines a car crash and uncertainty of what to do next because the other party drove away. Your first step is calling the police. But you may start to worry about how you’re going to prove the hit-and-run to your insurance provider. In cases like this, you should contact a Louisville hit-and-run accident lawyer from Thomas Law Offices. We understand that you’re worried about the future and will do everything we can to get you compensation.

Is a Child of a Prescription Opioid-Addicted Mother at Risk?

Published on Feb 1, 2018 at 12:23 pm in Dangerous Drugs.

It’s no secret that opioid painkillers are destroying American lives every day. Our nation’s opioid crisis has been declared a national public health emergency, and more and more cities, counties, and states are filing major lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers every week.

The drugs being targeted by these opioid lawsuits are the ones that get commonly prescribed every day. They’re names we’re all familiar with—oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine, and fentanyl. All are legal and heavily controlled, but still widely available. Some, like fentanyl, are even illegally manufactured and traded.

When most of us think about the consequences of becoming addicted to opioid painkillers, we think about life-altering withdrawal symptoms, dangerous side effects, the inability to get relief from chronic pain, and the possibility of relapse. The risk of relapse, especially, is extremely dangerous when it comes to opioids since it’s estimated that 3 out of 4 heroin users start out using prescription opioids.

Opioid Lawsuits Rise in Number as Federal Judge Urges Quick Settlement

Published on Jan 25, 2018 at 1:29 pm in Dangerous Drugs.

On Tuesday, January 23, New York City joined the U.S. cities and counties that are actively suing the makers of prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin, fentanyl, morphine, hydrocodone, and Percocet that have played a major role in killing thousands of people across the nation. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $500m lawsuit that was filed in state supreme court.

“More New Yorkers have died from opioid overdoses than car crashes and homicides combined in recent years,” De Blasio said. “‘Big pharma’ helped to fuel this epidemic by deceptively peddling these dangerous drugs and hooking millions.” The mayor said that more than 1,000 New York residents alone died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016.