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Expecting the unexpected: What drivers need to know about Cape Girardeau car accidents

Every single day, car accidents happen in fractions of seconds. Of course, no one expects to be involved in a collision, and thus many drivers find themselves completely overwhelmed in the aftermath ...
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Missouri car accidents: The costs incurred by injury victims

In addition to being both physically and psychologically traumatic, a car accident that results in personal injury can also be financially devastating. Every year, families here in Columbia and ...
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Missouri lane departure accidents often lead to rollovers, head-on collisions

As Joplin personal injury lawyers, we know that lane departure accidents - which are most often caused by driver error - can have catastrophic consequences. Sometimes these accidents happen when ...
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Understanding your rights: Missouri workers' compensation law & mental injuries

Most Missouri workers' compensation claims stem from workplace accidents that cause physical injuries, or from occupational diseases caused by workplace conditions. However, there is another kind of ...
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Involved in a Missouri auto accident? Tips for injury victims

Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, both physically and mentally. In fact, traffic accidents are a leading cause of cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), ...
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Agressive driving and semi-trucks: A deadly combination for Missouri drivers

At one time or another, we've all gotten impatient while behind the wheel. How motorists react to that feeling of impatience, however, could directly impact their auto accident risks. Safety experts ...
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Warmer temperatures ahead: Look twice for motorcyles on Springfield roads

The weather has been pretty nasty in recent weeks, but local weather forecasts indicate that warmer temperatures are on the way. It won't be long before drivers can expect to see Missouri ...
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More winter weather forecasted for Missouri this weekend: Motorists urged to take precautions

Over the past couple of weeks, Missouri had its first real taste of winter weather this season, which created hazardous driving conditions throughout the state - and the forecast is calling for more ...
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Soft tissue injuries a common consequence of Missouri rear end collisions

Sometimes, injuries sustained during car accidents are immediately apparent following a collision. However, under certain circumstances, victims may not recognize the extent of their injuries right ...
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Avoiding Joplin car accidents: Watch out for these careless and negligent driving behaviors

Under Missouri law, all motorists are required to drive "in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life and limb of any person and ...
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Survivor benefits & Missouri workers' compensation law: Who is eligible?

As Missouri workers' compensation lawyers, we know that the aftermath of a fatal workplace accident can be a confusing and traumatic time for the victim's loved ones. We also know that sometimes ...
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Avoiding car accidents in winter weather: Tips and resources for Missouri drivers

Here in southwest Missouri, we've been dealing with a rather dangerous bout of winter weather this week - and the forecast predicts more sleet, freezing rain and ice from tonight through tomorrow. Of ...
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Common causes of Missouri trucking accidents (and how to avoid them)

It's no secret that semi-truck accidents can be deadly, especially when they involve an average motorist. The sheer size of commercial trucks (10,000 lbs up to 80,000 lbs) increases the magnitude of ...
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Car accidents and brain injuries: Resources for victims & their loved ones

As Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers, we know that brain injuries are a common consequence of auto accidents. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, there are currently at least 5.3 million ...
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Overcorrection and Missouri car accidents: What Columbia drivers need to know

As Columbia car accident lawyers, we know that one frequent cause of auto accidents is driver overcorrection. The term "overcorrection" refers to an instinctive, understandable (and also dangerous) ...
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Defensive driving can help prevent Joplin semi-truck accidents

Research shows that accidents involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles can be extremely dangerous, especially for passenger vehicle occupants, who are more vulnerable to serious, life-threatening ...
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Discussing safe driving with your teen: Tips for Missouri parents

Research shows that parents can be the most important influence on a teen's driving behaviors. Our firm frequently supports Missouri safety campaigns and initiatives that target teens: they are, after ...
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Missouri semi-truck accidents: Common questions answered

Accidents involving commercial trucks or tractor trailers can be especially complex. In many cases, there are several entities involved: often, the truck driver is operating as an employee or ...
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Elderly drivers and car accident risks in Missouri

As baby boomers mature, the population of older drivers is growing larger. In fact, within the last decade, the number of older drivers has increased by more than 20% nationwide: in 2012, according to ...
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Avoiding winter workplace hazards: Tips for Missouri employees

While many of us can opt to stay home when winter weather comes to Missouri, some workers in our state aren't so lucky. Utility workers, emergency responders, highway workers, federal, state and local ...
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Q&A: Missouri personal injury settlements

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that our clients come to us with a number of questions about the settlements they may receive. In this post, we discuss the most common questions we hear ...
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Help keep Joplin roadways safe: Don't drink & drive this holiday season!

The holiday season is here, bringing it with it the promise of celebrations with friends and loved ones. If your holiday plans include alcohol - even in small amounts - we want to urge you to take ...
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Missouri head-on collisions commonly result in serious injury

As Columbia car accident lawyers, we know that all kinds of collisions carry the potential for injury to motor vehicle occupants. However, head-on collisions can be particularly dangerous: in fact, ...
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Travel safe this holiday season: Winter weather tips for Springfield drivers

With the holidays just around the corner - and after our first taste of winter weather over the last few weeks - our personal injury lawyers want to remind you about the importance of safety when ...
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Unsafe truck drivers increase serious injury risks for Missouri motorists

As Missouri truck accident lawyers, we know that auto accidents often happen because of driver-related factors, such as speeding, fatigue, distractedness, and drug or alcohol impairment, just to name ...
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