New Laws Coming to Missouri in 2022
As a resident of Missouri, it’s important to stay up to date on state laws so you know what is happening around you. Laws ensure your safety, and by knowing what law changes will be happening in the coming year, you can ensure you stay safe and keep others safe as well by following those […]
Ohio Law Changes Coming in 2022
Every new year brings with it new laws and amendments that will shape the coming year and the future overall. The start of 2022 is no different. In Ohio, residents will see a few definitive changes early in the year—in January—as well as potential changes later in the year that legislation will debate and decide […]
2022 Kentucky Law Changes
Every new year brings a new start for many Kentuckians, including lawmakers. 2022 will give Kentucky lawmakers new opportunities to change and improve our state’s laws and make living and working in Kentucky better and safer for all residents.
Upcoming 2022 Law Changes in Illinois
As with every new year, the start of January 2022 will bring a handful of new law and amendment changes in Illinois. As an Illinois resident, it’s important to understand these law changes and what implications they may have going forward into the new year. Below, we have compiled a list of just some of […]
What Are the Risks of Someone Borrowing Your Car?
There’s nothing wrong with being selective about who borrows your car. A vehicle is a powerful, expensive machine that kills over a million people every year. Your car is also your property, your responsibility, and, often, your means of access to work, school, food, community, and many other aspects of life. There is certainly risk […]
When Is an Elderly Patient at Risk for a Nursing Home Fall Injury?
After the age of 30, a person’s strength and endurance will decrease by 10% each decade. At least one-third of individuals over 65 and over 40% of people aged 80 and above fall each year. For elderly patients living in nursing homes, falling is a serious risk that leads to injury, disablement, and even death […]
When to See a Neurologist After a Car Accident
Doctors who specialize in disorders and injuries affecting the brain, spinal cord, and surrounding muscles and nerves are referred to as neurologists. For those involved in a car accident, visiting a neurologist may not be something that is initially considered. But too many people ignore the signs that their accident caused nerve damage, a spinal […]
How Climate Change May Affect Our Roads, Highways, and the Frequency of Car Accidents
On October 7, 2021, the White House announced the release of Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans from more than 20 federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, Commerce, Homeland Security, and Transportation. These Climate Adaptation Plans detailed the methods that each agency’s facilities and operations would adopt in order to become increasingly resilient […]
Examining the Rise of Active Duty Military Suicides
For the past two decades, the question has been asked more and more frequently by researchers and the general public alike. Why is the suicide rate so high in the military? The Department of Defense Annual Suicide Report released in September 2021 showed an increase of 41.4% in active duty service member deaths by suicide […]
Chicago Truck Drivers and Substance Abuse
In the United States, we rely on the essential service that long-distance commercial truck drivers provide. But the trucking industry has become plagued with substance abuse and mental health disorders. In this article, we will look at the reasons many truck drivers have turned to drug and alcohol use, the types and consequences of substance […]
What Defines a Commercial Motor Vehicle?
Whether or not a vehicle is considered a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is an important factor in truck accident law, or car accident law when a passenger vehicle is involved. There is an extensive set of federal and state-level rules that govern the owning and operating of commercial vehicles. In this article, we will cover […]
Thomas Law Offices Supports Local Community During “Day of Action”
At Thomas Law Offices, we believe in giving back to our local communities however we can. Strengthening the community and helping those in need is especially crucial during times like this. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone across the nation, but it has especially impacted those who work and serve on the front lines. Frontline […]
Veteran Malpractice: Filing a VA Tort Claim
The idea of a medical malpractice case may be familiar to many of us, but what happens if someone is injured at a VA hospital? As employees of the federal government, those who work at VA hospitals are subject to a different set of rules than those who work at public or private civilian hospitals. […]
What You Need to Know About Business Litigation and Contingency Fees
If your business has ever been involved in a legal matter, you may be surprised to hear the two phrases together: business litigation and contingency fees. Traditionally, it has been more common to associate a contingency fee model with personal injury law involving individual parties rather than businesses. But this is no longer always the […]
Signs of PTSD in Military Service Members
It’s estimated that up to one-third of military service members suffer from PTSD. PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental health condition that can develop following a traumatic event. This usually means an event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury, or abuse. People who have seen combat, witnessed death, or experienced a life-threatening situation […]