Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Who Pays for Chain Reaction Crashes?
You’re driving down the road on your way to work in heavy traffic. Everything seems standard for your morning commute until you’re sideswiped by a passing vehicle and subsequently rear-ended by the car behind you when you brake. Emergency responders arrive at the scene, and you’re treated for your injuries and told to follow up […]
5 Questions to Ask During a Free Case Consultation
If you’ve been injured in an accident and are looking to pursue compensation from the at-fault party, you may not know where to turn. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers can help accident victims file a strong claim that proves a monetary award is owed.
How to Stay Safe Around Pools This Summer
As we’re now just past the Fourth of July holiday weekend, summer is in full swing. With the 2021 heatwave affecting most of the continental U.S., pool owners all around the country are taking full advantage of their backyard oases to beat the heat. Those without pools looking to take a dip in the water […]
How a Lien Can Affect Your Personal Injury Settlement
If you’ve been injured in an accident, whether it was a car crash, a fall on someone’s property, or an instance of medical malpractice, you have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your losses. The claims process is complex. Along with the standard considerations, you may also need to […]
Fraternity Hazing: A Brief History
While there are advantages to joining a fraternity, initiation games and other hazing trials can put students at risk of serious injury or worse. Throughout the United States and beyond, there is an extensive history of hazing that comes into play when current students are injured or killed.
Refinery and Plant Explosions: Causes and Consequences
One of the worst refinery explosions in recent history claimed the lives of 15 people and injured 170 others in 2005. BP’s Texas City Refinery explosion was caused by several actions resulting in vaporization ignited by a truck. In the end, the plant owners were accused of failings in equipment, risk management, and the general […]
Mike Campbell Named 2021 Missouri & Kansas Rising Star
Thomas Law Offices is proud to announce that Mike Campbell has been named a 2021 Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in Missouri and Kansas.
Distracted Driving and Augmented Reality Windshields
Distracted driving is the cause of a significant portion of car accident injuries and fatalities every year. As technology advances, it often seems that there are only more gadgets and features to distract drivers, but augmented reality windshields could change all that. While augmented reality windshields are still a ways from being introduced to the […]
Product Liability and Packaging Issues
When you make a purchase, whether you’re buying a toy for your child, a kitchen appliance, a gardening tool, or something else, you expect it to work, and you expect it to be safe to use. Dangerous products can cause serious injuries, and negligent manufacturers, distributors, and sellers should be held accountable for losses. While […]
What Is Maritime Law?
If you’ve been injured on a boat while you were working and someone else is to blame, you may have grounds for a legal claim. Maritime laws can be complex and difficult to understand, so it’s important to work with an experienced boat accident lawyer to ensure you pursue the strongest claim possible.
Former Nursing Assistant Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Veterans
A former nursing assistant at a West Virginia hospital has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of injecting seven elderly veterans with fatal doses of insulin. The deaths occurred during overnight shifts at the hospital in 2017 and 2018.
Legal Options for Family Members of Airplane Crash Victims
While airplane crashes are rare, they do happen. When an airline disaster occurs, the federal government steps in to determine the cause of the accident and provide support services to victims and survivors. If you lost a loved one in an airplane crash, you may be able to take legal action against the allegedly negligent […]
Alternatives to Elmiron for Interstitial Cystitis
If you’ve been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and are taking Elmiron, it’s important to understand the risks of doing so, as well as what your options are in the event you want to stop taking the medication for your pain management.
New York Nursing Homes to See 5% Profit Cap in 2022
Under a new budget established by Governor Andrea Cuomo’s office, all nursing home operators in New York will be required to return all profits in excess of five percent to the state beginning in January 2022.
End-of-Life Care and Your Rights in Illinois
As someone nears the end of their life—whether it be sudden or an expected decline, decisions will need to be made about allowable medical care, the person’s estate, and what their wishes are in terms of funeral services. While it’s normal for family members not to want to have those discussions, it’s imperative to have […]