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Thomas Law Offices Representing Bouma Family for 2016 Combs-Hehl Bridge Crash

Published on May 17, 2017 at 12:43 pm in Press Release.

LOUISVILLE, KY, May 11, 2017 — Thomas Law Offices is representing the Bouma family of Michigan in a wrongful death claim against Travis Harmon of Ohio, a commercial truck driver who slammed into David Bouma’s vehicle on March 15, 2016 on the Combs-Hehl bridge in Ohio. The force of the collision sent Bouma’s Pontiac Grand Prix hurtling into the Ohio River below. The car remained submerged for almost two weeks before crews could pull it out of the water and identify David Bouma’s body.

The accident happened on Interstate 275 East on the Combs-Hehl Bridge. Travis Harmon was driving a tractor-trailer operating as a tow truck. Harmon was traveling in the highway’s center lane attempting to avoid two different collisions. While braking, he hit a car which disabled his semi’s steering capability. The police investigative report stated that he no longer had “any control of his vehicle.” Seconds later, the tractor-trailer rear-ended David Bouma’s vehicle and sent it flying over the bridge.

David Bouma of Milford, Ohio, was a 32-year-old software developer. His friends, family members, and co-workers were devastated by his loss—and more even so by the fact that his vehicle and body were unable to be identified for more than a week and a half. Bouma’s car was unable to be recovered due to the Ohio River’s swift currents.

Over a dozen vehicles were involved in the initial collision that resulted in Bouma’s death. No other victims sustained serious injury. It was estimated that Bouma’s vehicle hurtled into the Ohio River at a speed of roughly 44 miles per hour.

Thomas Law Offices, a personal injury law firm in Louisville, KY, is representing David Bouma’s family in a wrongful death claim for the devastating loss they have experienced as well as the pain and suffering caused during the crash and after the crash when the police could not retrieve Bouma’s vehicle for almost two weeks.

About Thomas Law Offices:

Thomas Law Offices, located in Louisville, KY, first opened in 2011 when owner Tad Thomas envisioned a private practice where the needs of victims and their family members always came first. The lawyers and staff members at Thomas Law Offices pride themselves on treating every case as though it were their own. They give back to the community by volunteering to improve education and senior care as well as defend the right to trial by jury.

The firm focuses on serious personal injury cases involving defective product liability, defective drug/medical devices, nursing home neglect/abuse, and automobile accidents. By focusing on these specific areas, Tad Thomas and his staff feel they can devote as much attention as possible to those who are truly in need.

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Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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